Press Release

The disqualification charge vs Bayan Muna and other progressive party-lists is clearly a desperate attempt by Akbayan and Malacanang to deflect public criticism against them amidst calls for them to stop bastardizing the party-list system.

Porket hindi masagot ang mga kaso laban sa kanila, gaganti na lang at gagamitin ang pwesto para i-harrass […]

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Youth group Anakbayan said they are “overwhelmed but no longer surprised” re reports that Akbayan had more than P100 million in campaign funds during the 2010 elections.

A report by RG Cruz cited official COMELEC documents showing election contributions and expenditures filed by Akbayan to COMELEC. A total of P112,183,000 in contributions were reported from […]

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In the face of a ‘word war’ between President Noynoy Aquino and militant 2013 Senate bet Teddy Casiño, the youth group Anakbayan offered to host public debates between the two, with universities and colleges as venues.

The two engaged in a ‘word war’ since Monday, after Aquino was questioned by members of New Zealand media […]

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Press Release
October 25, 2012

The youth group Anakbayan today assailed the government of President Noynoy Aquino for the impending increases in rates of public utilities and government services.

Anakbayan called the Aquino administration “insensitive, oppressive and anti-poor” amidst recent news of “back-to-back” increases in government transaction rates, train fares, toll and electricity […]

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The youth group Anakbayan hailed the filing of another formal disqualification petition against Akbayan Partylist today, calling it the latest in a ‘snowballing of calls’ for the Aquino administration-backed partylist group.

The petition was filed by Kontra Daya, an election watchdog group, and signed by several private citizens.

Vencer Crisostomo, the national chairperson of […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today called on the government and authorities to stop the “harassment” being done to Esperlita Garcia, an anti-mining activist arrested last week.

Perlie, president of the Gonzaga Alliance for Environmental Protection and Preservation, was arrested on the basis of a libel suit filed by Gonzaga, Cagayan mayor Carlito Penetescoste Jr. The libel […]

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ANAKBAYAN SPECIAL FEATURE

In 2007, Akbayan joined progressive partylist groups in calling for the disqualification of partylist groups created, funded, and backed by the Palace. It claimed that such ‘Palace fronts’ “makes a mockery of the law and the reasons for which the system was created in the first place.”

But in […]

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The youth group Anakbayan slammed the arrest of an anti-mining activist in Cagayan province last Friday, the first ever under the Cybercrime Law despite a 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO), as ‘a preview of e-Martial Law’.

Esperlita Garcia, president of the Gonzaga Alliance for Environmental Protection and Preservation, was arrested on the basis of a […]

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The youth group Anakbayan today decried the growing number of murdered indigenous peoples resisting destructive mining operations, with the latest being last Thursday’s ‘South Cotabato Massacre’.

“There can be no denying it this time: the military, as the Aquino regime’s appointed bodyguard for foreign mining firms, has the blood of innocents on their barbaric hands” […]

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Anakbayan: “Anomalous” MRT-7 project to evict peasant, urban poor communities

Anakbayan called on the government to stop the MRT-7 project, saying it will cause massive displacement of urban poor and peasant communities.

The youth group today joined the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Anakpawis in a protest against MRT-7. It is part of a series […]

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Anakbayan calls on Aquino to immediately sign Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law; surface ‘desaparacidos’

Youth group Anakbayan today called on President Benigno Aquino III to immediately sign into law the Anti-Enforced Disappearances Law of 2012 criminalizing enforced disappearances committed by state forces.

Anakbayan members are among those “disappeared” — abducted by suspected state forces, secretly detained […]

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The youth group Anakbayan raised alarm over a recent spate of abuses committed against activists and civilians by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, while a highly-criticized partylist group has begun accusing progressive organizations of being ‘communist fronts’.

“The rights of activists and even innocent bystanders are being wantonly disregarded under the Aquino administration. One […]

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