Workers to Noy: Inauguration speech must address wage hike

Workers led by militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno gathered near the residence of Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Times Street to call on the president-elect to immediately address workers’ demand for a legislated P125 across-the-board wage hike nationwide. The group brought huge yellow ribbons bearing the calls "P125 wage increase" and "Prosecute Gloria Arroyo" to register their demands to the country's new leader. Read More »

Groups march, hold “protest parade” on June 12

Militant groups today marched in Manila to commemorate the 112th declaration of Philippine Independence. The protest marches came on the same day President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo presided over a grand parade showcasing her achievements for the last nine years, with the theme “Kalayaan: Tagumpay ng Bayan”.

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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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UP student councils tag Noynoy as Arroyo’s heir

Noynoy is out to continue Arroyo legacy of corruption, failed policies

The student councils of the University of the Philippines (UP) belonging to the Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP (KASAMA SA UP) will expose Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as the “official heir of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.”

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Punish AFP men involved in partisan politics! – Bayan Muna

Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City --- Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said, “our filing of complaints with the Office of the Ombudsman regarding threats and harassment inflicted on Makabayan volunteers primarily aim to stop election-related attacks and smear campaigns against us. If perpetrators are sanctioned, their kind will likely back down. The Ombudsman is our first recourse now but Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit ought to take the initiative to reprimand his men for partisan political campaigns."

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