Youth group Anakbayan today expressed strong opposition to President Duterte’s threat to push for compulsory military enlistment for all civilians if mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is not revived under his term.

“We strongly oppose Duterte’s false choice between reviving mandatory ROTC and imposing compulsory military conscription. This will only instill the armed forces’ […]

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The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) recently released by the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) exposes the Free Tuition Policy (FTP) for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) to be nothing more than the nationwide implementation of the University of the Philippines’ socialized tuition system (STS), said youth group […]

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Tagum City, Davao del Norte – The national democratic youth group Anakbayan today calls on the Filipino people to support Mindanao land reform beneficiaries who, armed with a Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) order, are set to take over the Lorenzo Lapanday agricultural plantation today.

We strongly condemns Lapanday for its brazen defiance of the […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today hailed the resumption of the peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Duterte government in spite of efforts by peace spoilers in the military establishment to derail the talks.

Anakbayan urged for the forging of a comprehensive agreement on socio-economic reforms (CASER) in order to […]

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Students, faculty, and academic employees led by Anakbayan and the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND-UP) today noontime rocked the University of the Philippines Board of Regents (BOR) with protests at the administration building Quezon Hall against what they called neoliberal “reforms” of the university’s General Education program.

“The reduction […]

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Anakbayan congratulates the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) for its militant occupation campaign that compelled President Duterte to announce the giving of 6,000 idle public housing units to the urban poor group.

From threatening the use of force to evict the occupants, Duterte was forced by Kadamay’s unwavering collective action to […]

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Youth and student groups led by Anakbayan joined farmers from as far as Mindanao who travelled in a caravan to the national capital to protest the spate of political killings of farmers and peasant leaders amidst the Duterte regime’s “all-out war” against the revolutionary movement. They condemned the deceptive Oplan Kapayapaan counterinsurgency campaign now being […]

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The national democratic youth group Anakbayan salutes the masses of Filipino urban poor who, under the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay), occupied over 6,000 abandoned vacant housing units in 6 relocation sites in Bulacan since March 8, 2017, International Working Women’s Day.

The Duterte government’s backing off from the forced eviction of the occupied households […]

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Anakbayan, the national democratic mass organization of the Filipino youth, strongly condemns the reduction of the General Education (GE) program in University of the Philippines (UP) as a manifestation of intensifying neoliberal attacks on education. Last March 20, 2017, UP Diliman followed the rest of the UP system in adopting “reforms” in the university’s GE […]

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Youth group Anakbayan condemns the shooting dead of peasant leader Pedro Pendagay of the Golden Valley Banana Planters Association in Compostela Valley early in the morning today, March 23.

According to the Tanggol Magsasaka human rights network, Pendagay was shot dead inside his house in Barangay Anitapan, Mabini in Compostela Valley. He is the 43rd […]

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“The public should be vigilant against Duterte’s Martial Law threats. We should not take them lightly. The president’s repeated threats of imposing military rule show that his authoritarian ambitions are serious,” said Anakbayan National Chairperson Vencer Crisostomo.

This is the response of the progressive youth group Anakbayan to Duterte’s latest Martial Law threat in a […]

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