Monthly Archives: May 2010

Foreign Monitors Shocked by ‘Chaos, Fraud’


A group of international observers who monitored the May 10 elections presented its findings and recommendations to the Philippine government in a meeting with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, co-chairperson of the Congressional committee on automated polls, May 18.

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Bayan statement on the May 10 Elections

The upcoming polls present a chance to get rid of the much despised US-backed regime of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. From the onset, the mood of the people was clearly anti-Arroyo. This was evident in the plummeting approval ratings of the president. The ratings reached a historic low in April 2010, just a month before the polls.

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Message of Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
1 May 2010

On this glorious day of the international proletariat, we, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, join the workers and peoples of the world in celebrating their struggles, sacrifices and victories. It is of the greatest importance to raise the banner of proletarian unity and struggle against exploitation and oppression by imperialism and all reaction. Once again, we renew our resolve to dismantle the monopoly capitalist system and replace it with a just, democratic and peaceful new world in which socialism prevails.

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Fil-Ams Call to Boycott Remittances Should Philippine Elections Fail, Be Postponed

Filipino-Americans under the umbrella group BAYAN USA are calling for a one-day boycott of remittances from the US to the Philippines on Monday, May 10th should the scheduled national elections in the country not push through due to a postponement or technical failure. The alliance called for heightened vigilance to ensure clean, honest, fair, and peaceful elections to take place as scheduled next week and expressed zero-tolerance for a possible holdover scenario of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that would result in an indefinite extension of the current presidential term. 

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