Press Statement
July 31, 2012

Statement on the death of San Beda Law student Marc Andrei Marcos

The national youth group Anakbayan, extends its deepest sympathies to the family, classmates, and friends of Marc Andrei Marcos, a first year law student of San Beda College who died of hazing injuries yesterday.

It is […]

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The youth group Anakbayan lambasted President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III today for the latter’s statement in which he said his ‘tirade’ in a media organization’s event last Friday was directed against the entire Philippine press and not just a single journalist.

In two media events last Friday, hosted by the TV network ABS-CBN and the […]

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We, students, young workers, professionals, farmers, women, children of OFWs and migrants, other youths, and concerned Filipinos in general, call on all justice-loving Filipinos to join our Online Day of Action to Jail Gloria Arroyo on July 29, 2012.

If you support the cause for justice and want to see Gloria Arroyo behind bars, you […]

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“The only thing we’re surprised with is that the survey ratings weren’t lower”

This was the reaction of Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of the youth group Anakbayan, to the latest SWS survey which showed President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III’s public satisfaction rating at an all-time low of 44%.

The youth leader said that the huge […]

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The youth group Anakbayan defended Filipino journalists and media practitioners today from President Noynoy Aquino’s accusations of a ‘negative media’ last Friday, saying the president ‘is missing the point’.

“From our point of view, the media has been generally generous to the Aquino administration up to now. We believe this is due to the idea […]

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Press Statement
July 25, 2012

Hold Aquino accountable if GMA gets out on bail – Anakbayan

Vencer Crisostomo
Anakbayan National Chairperson

President Noynoy Aquino should be held accountable if former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is allowed out on bail. The Aquino government has failed to file strong cases of plunder and human rights violations […]

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“If there is an ‘industry of criticism’ against the current administration, it must be because there is supply and demand: a supply of lies and half-truths from them, and a demand from the Filipino people for truth”

This was how Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of Anakbayan, summed up today the third State of the Nation […]

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Sa ikatlong SONA niya, sinabi ni Noynoy na mayroong ‘industriya ng kritisismo’ laban sa kanyang rehimen.

Kung totoo ito, ito ang tanging lokal na industriya na lumago sa ilalim ng kanyang pamumuno. At wala siyang ibang dapat sisihin kundi ang sarili nya: sapagka’t tulad ng bawat industriya at empresa, ito ay usapin ng ‘supply and […]

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A day before President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III’s third State of the Nation Address, the youth group Anakbayan gave the current administration a ‘failing grade’ regarding the protection of the environment and natural patrimony from destructive mining companies.

Executive Order 79, which was passed earlier this month, perfectly reflects the Aquino administration’s propensity for deception […]

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The seemingly chronic problems of the Philippine education system have worsened under the first two years of President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, with the newly-implemented K+12 program serving as ‘the tip of the iceberg’, according to the youth group Anakbayan.

Shortages despite nominal budget increases

Despite administration boasts of increases in the basic education budget, […]

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The youth group Anakbayan is mulling the filing of criminal charges vs. officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) regarding the latter’s illegal plan to block Monday’s ‘SONA ng Bayan’ (State of the Nation Address of the People) rally by militant groups.

Despite a permit which has been ‘deemed granted’ by the Quezon City Hall, […]

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After coming under fire recently from international human rights groups due to its continued tolerance of extra-judicial killings of activists, the Aquino administration is again being criticized, this time by the youth group Anakbayan, for military abuses and harassment vs. youths and students.

In the first quarter of the year alone, an average of one […]

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