Press Release
February 29, 2012

CHEd tuition guidelines ‘flawed’, ‘useless’ in stopping tuition hikes – youth group

Youth group Anakbayan today expressed their dismay over the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHEd) “continuing failure” to stop annual tuition and other fee hikes.

Anakbayan also criticized the new tuition and other fee guidelines which CHEd […]

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Press Release
February 28, 2012

Protests greet US envoy in Manila

Hundreds of members of youth group Anakbayan together with BAYAN and Gabriela held a lightning rally outside the Manila Peninsula Hotel today to protest the visit of United States (US) secretary for trade Demetrius Marantis.

Marantis is in the country in light of […]

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Youth group ANAKBAYAN today called on Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chairperson Patricia Licuanan to resign from her post amidst looming tuition hikes set again this year.

According to Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of ANAKBAYAN, CHEd under Licuanan has failed to fulfil its duty to regulate school fees and stop annual tuition hikes, causing an […]

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Isang pahayag ng Anakbayan hinggil sa mga darating na student council elections

Nananawagan ang Anakbayan, kasama ang 20,000 kasapi na mga kabataang manggagawa, magsasaka, maralita, estudyante, propesyunal, at migrante, para sa kritikal na paglahok sa darating na student council elections sa mga paaralan sa buong bansa.

May halaga rin ang mga student councils sa mga […]

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On the San Beda hazing incident

On February 23, 2012 By

The national youth group Anakbayan, along with its 20 thousand members nationwide, extends its deepest sympathies to the family, classmates, and friends of Marvin Reglos, the Law freshman from San Beda College who died due to hazing injuries over the weekend. We call on all concerned parties to swiftly and decisively act to bring to […]

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Today, on the event of the arraignment of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the national youth group Anakbayan reminds the public to ‘re-focus’ on what the impeachment trial against Chief Justice Renato Corona should really is about: bringing former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to justice.

For the past few weeks, the public have become increasingly distrustful of […]

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The youth group Anakbayan is calling on President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III to stop his ‘unhealthy obsession’ with the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, and give attention to student demands for a freeze of university tuition and other fees this year.

The group made the call for a ‘tuition moratorium’ today, alongside campus […]

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Young peasants from Hacienda Luisita, along with their student supporters, called on the Supreme Court today to ‘defy’ the ‘Aquino vendetta’ against the said Court, and to uphold their previous decision regarding the disputed estate of the Cojuganco-Aquino clan.

This was the call of members of Anakbayan from Luisita, as well as several universities […]

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Young workers belonging to the youth group Anakbayan joined a rally today in front of the Dept. of Labor and Employment (DOLE) main office, as they protested against the continuing and widespread practice of contractualization

According to Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of Anakbayan, youths are among the most affected by the prevalence of contractualization in […]

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“Like fighting fire with a water gun”

This was how Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of the youth group Anakbayan, described the Aquino administration’s announcement of a P1,200 ‘reload’ of the Pantawid Pasada program.

The announcement was made in anticipation of P1.00-P0.45 per liter oil price hike this week, the 7th in 8th week this year.

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The attack vs. University of the Philippines (UP) student leader Lordei Hina cannot be simply considered a case of an ordinary crime. After careful evaluation of the circumstances – with consideration to the cases of harassment and “psy-ops” (psychological warfare operations) done against progressives in the past few weeks — we have reason to believe […]

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The youth group Anakbayan has declared it is unimpressed with President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino’s public statements on the impeachment trial, comparing it to a ‘fart’.

“Mabaho, maingay, pero ultimately, walang silbi. Parang si Noynoy at yung mga pinagsasabi nya tungkol sa impeachment” said Vencer Crisostomo, the group’s national chairperson.

According to him, many youths are […]

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