Anakbayan, the militant organization of the Filipino youth, joins the workers and other sectors in commemorating International Labor Day, which has also been dubbed all across the Philippines as a ‘Workers’ and Peoples’ Day of Outrage’.

There is truly reason to be outraged: President Noynoy Aquino and the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is […]

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“Unlike Noynoy, hindi kumakain ng mga salita ang mga manggagawa at ang kanilang mga pamilya (workers and their families don’t eat words)”

This was the response of Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of the youth group Anakbayan, to non-wage benefits announced by the government in lieu of a P125 across-the-board nationwide wage hike clamored for by […]

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Led by the militant group Anakbayan, young artists and other youths went on a literal ‘Sound Blast’ concert today in Quezon City to reiterate their demand for a significant wage hike.

After holding a short noise barrage and program at the Philcoa, the youths trooped to the concert area inside the nearby Sitio […]

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To express their condemnation of the violent Laperal demolition yesterday, urban poor residents of Quezon City, led by the youth group Anakbayan, held a noise barrage and makeshift concert today. They expressed their support for those affected by the demolition, whom they said are the latest victims of what they called ‘Noynoy’s war against the […]

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Calling it a part of ‘Noynoy Aquino’s undeclared war against the Filipino poor’, a militant organization of young workers, professionals, and students condemned yesterday’s violent demolition against the residents of the Laperal Compound in Makati City. The youth group Anakbayan further denounced the Aquino gov’t for ‘aggravating’ the living conditions of many urban poor in […]

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Anakbayan, the nationalist and democratic organization of Filipino youths, vehemently opposes all proposals for a return of U.S troops to their former bases and military facilities in the country.

The combined century-long presence of U.S troops in our country, from the Filipino-American War to the Visiting Forces Agreement today, has been marked by a long […]

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“Good news for workers? Noynoy said there will be for May One. The bad news? His own labor secretary has no idea what he’s talking about”

This was the response of Anakbayan national chairperson Vencer Crisostomo to claims by the Palace yesterday that ‘good news’ await workers and other consumers come International Labor Day on […]

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For ignoring the challenge by workers’ groups to engage in a public debate regarding the proposed P125 wage increase, youth group Anakbayan dubbed President Noynoy Aquino a ‘chicken’

“Noynoy is chickening out of any real discussion regarding the merits of the P125 wage hike in the face of a deluge of facts supporting the case […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today slammed Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson and Akbayan leader Etta Rosales for what the former called a ‘cover-up’ of yet another case of abduction and torturing of an activist at the hands of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

In a ruling which was only made public last April 19, […]

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Youth group Anakbayan welcomed the statement of a Quezon City lawmaker on the recent spate of fires which have hit urban poor communities across Metro Manila, saying it supported the group’s charge that the blazes were deliberately set.

In a recent statement, Q.C 2nd district representative Winston Castelo observed that the fires started from […]

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Youth group Anakbayan joined urban poor activists today in a reenactment of the ‘Stations of the Cross’ which portrayed issues affecting ordinary Filipinos such as the 13th oil price hike this year, while comparing President Noynoy Aquino and Energy Secretary Rene Almendras to ‘Pontius Pilate’ for the former’s continued foot-dragging on many proposed measures […]

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1. Sobra nang pahirap at pambubusabos!

Inutil ang gubyernong Aquino sa pagpigil sa sunod-sunod na pagtataas ng presyo ng bilihin. Nitong taon lamang, higit 13 beses na nagtaas ang presyo ng langis na nagdulot ng pagtaas ng pamasahe at presyo ng iba’t-ibang bilihin tulad ng bigas, karne, isda, gulay, gatas, at iba pa. Kumpara […]

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