Youth group Anakbayan called on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) today to include AKBAYAN in its list of partylist groups for disqualification in the 2013 polls.

Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of Anakbayan called AKBAYAN President Noynoy Aquino’s “favorite partylist” and said it is neither marginalized nor underrepresented.

“If the partylist system is a […]

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Youth group Anakbayan stormed the Department of the Interior and Local Government, in an indignation rally to protest yesterday’s violent demolition in a Makati City community.

“The government, especially the new DILG leadership, should prove that it serves the people and not few business interests,” Anakbayan chairperson VencerCrisostomo said.

The youth group slammed newly-installed DILG […]

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On the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, the youth group Anakbayan said that the dictatorship is ‘continuing in essence’ under the administration of President Benigno ‘Noynoy Aquino III.

“There is no change, except in name: from Martial Law to Oplan Bayanihan, from cronies to ‘KKK’” said Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of Anakbayan.

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The Aquino administration yet again takes fire from a militant youth group due to a record rate of underemployment, and the unchanged percent of unemployed.

The rate of underemployment rose from 19% in July 2011 to 22% this July. On the other hand, the rate of unemployment was virtually unchanged from 7.1% last year to […]

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The youth group Anakbayan dared the Commission on Human Rights today to investigate and expel members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who have been conducting operations in public schools across the country.

As early as last July, Anakbayan chapters in the provinces of Benguet, Cebu, and Isabela have reported forums being conducted […]

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The youth group Anakbayan today assailed the recent passing of the ‘Anti-Cybercrime Law’, or Republic Act 10175, as ‘a paranoid measure by an onion-skinned administration’.

“It is yet another step backward for basic democratic rights such as the freedom of speech. While there has been widespread clamor to ‘decriminalize’ libel, the Aquino administration instead extended […]

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The youth group held an open dialogue with University of the Philippines President Alfredo Pascual, to discuss local campus issues especially those policies regarding education.

“Education is a right, it shouldn’t be commercialized but shouldrather be accessible to all,” Anakbayan Chair Vencer Crisostomo said.

“What happens is that even state universities and colleges are being […]

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Anakbayan today called on youth and students, especially those studying law, to “follow the example of Atty Romeo Capulong and defend the people’s welfare.” Atty. Capulong passed away due to illness Sunday afternoon at the Manila Medical Doctors Hospital.

Capulong, 77, has been a staunch defender of human rights and won many cases in behalf […]

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After a barrage of criticism from both young and veteran activists over her ‘go to the library instead’ comment, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) head Etta Rosales claimed on her Twitter account that she was misquoted.

In a TV interview last Sunday, Rosales said that this week’s ‘weeklong protests for the right to education’ would […]

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“Naka-upo lang sa pwesto, nagka-amnesia na (She got amnesia just by getting into power)”. This was the reaction of Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of the youth group Anakbayan, to Commission on Human Rights (CHR) head Etta Rosales telling students to ‘go to the library’ instead of joining this week’s daily strikes by youth and student […]

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Press Release
September 13, 2012

Martial Law at 40
Nationwide protests for education, human rights set

Youth and student groups nationwide will launch “strikes, walk-outs, big marches” in campuses, workplaces and communities next week as the nation commemorates the 40th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. 

In a unity statement signed […]

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