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The militant youth group ANAKBAYAN today condemned the harassment and detention of three University of the Philippines students in Cebu, calling it ‘the height of irony’ as the detention happened on the very eve of the International Day of the Disappeared.

The three were part of an 11-youth contingent which visited a peasant community in […]

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What is the Blog Action Day?

Blog Action Day (or BAD) is a cyberspace-wide event where bloggers show their support for a certain cause and issue by, what else, blogging about it. We want the BAD to have hundreds, and even thousands of Filipino netizens talking about the issue of budget cuts to social services: […]

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Anakbayan chapters across the United States strongly condemn the violent dispersal of the August 25 anti-budget cut protest in front of the House of Representatives in the Philippines. We support the filing of charges against the Quezon City Police District and the Security Office of the House of Representatives who committed acts of brutality […]

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In response to calls by some lawmakers for Filipinos to use the Internet to express their opposition to seemingly endless oil price hikes in the country, the youth group ANAKBAYAN has revived their online campaign regarding the said issue.

Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of ANAKBAYAN, concurred with the statement of partylist congressman Rodel Batocabe that […]

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Dispersal remniscient  of Gloria Arroyo days

Instead of being fazed by Thursday’s violent dispersal of the anti-budget cut rally in Congress, the youth group ANAKBAYAN and its fellow anti-budget cut organizations are gearing for bigger protests until next month.

In response to the slashed funding of social services in the proposed 2012 national […]

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Long before ‘Language, Learning, Identity, Privilege’ was written, the current education system has produced millions of James Sorianos. Characterized by ANAKBAYAN as ‘colonial, commercialized, and fascistic’, it is complementary and part of the ‘semi-colonial and semi-feudal’ order of Philippine society today.

It is ‘colonial’ because it is tailored to serve the interests of foreign capitalists […]

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Various youth, student, teacher, health worker, migrant, and urban poor groups under the KILOS NA LABAN SA BUDGET CUTS alliance condemned the brutal dispersal of their rally today in front of the House of Representatives.

According to Vencer Crisostomo of the youth organization Anakbayan, the protest of around a thousand youths, students, teachers, health workers, […]

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The youth group ANAKBAYAN held a protest today at the House of Representatives against President Noynoy Aquino’s stated desire to ‘buy everyhing’ for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) while various social services are facing budget cuts and deficits in next year’s national budget.

Members of the group piled-up dilapidated chairs and other school […]

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SPREAD THE WORD! Anakbayan’s official statement/analysis on the mid-2011 National Situation can now be downloaded by right-clicking this link and selecting ‘Save as…’.

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“Last year, millions of Filipinos were shamed when the Aquino government’s handling of the Manila hostage crisis led to eight deaths. Today, millions of Filipinos are suffering as Noynoy Aquino allows the ‘Big 3’ to continue holding us hostage with their overpricing of petroleum products”

This was the reaction of Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of […]

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