As the third round of peace talks between the Duterte government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) begin in Rome, Italy on January 19-25, the youth group Anakbayan again called for the immediate release of all political prisoners. Hundreds of youth and students marched with other sectors to Mendiola today to forward […]

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While welcoming the P1,000 Social Security System (SSS) pension hike, youth group Anakbayan is criticizing the Duterte regime’s imposition of a 1.5 percent increase in Social Security System (SSS) active members’ contribution and the partial approval of the original P2,000 pension hike proposal.

“Kung tutuusin napakaliit na halaga ng P2,000 pero kahit ito ay hindi […]

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Young workers and youth groups led by Anakbayan today threw paintbombs at the main office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros, Manila to condemn its betrayal of Duterte’s promise to end contractualization.

“Matapos ang anim na buwan, hindi pa rin natutupad ang pangako ni Duterte na ibasura ang kontraktwalisasyon. Sa halip […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today held a picket protest in front of the Department of Justice to reiterate its call for the immediate release of all 430 plus political prisoners. The group scored the Duterte regime for backtracking on its promise to free a substantial number of […]

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Youth groups led by Anakbayan today marched to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) main office on the first day of enrolment at the University of the Philippines to call for the immediate and full implementation of the new free tuition policy in state universities and colleges (SUCs).

“Congress’ allotment of at least P8.3 billion […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today slammed plans to impose new taxes on petroleum products and other commodities, warning of massive protests if the anti-poor measure is implemented.

A tax package recently submitted by the Department of Finance to Congress for approval aims to increase existing tax rates and levy new ones to finance Duterte’s infrastructure projects.

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Various youth groups led by Anakbayan today held a protest action, the first for the New Year, in front of the Social Security System (SSS) Main office in Quezon City to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte’s motion to veto a congressional measure giving a P2,000 pension hike.

“Change has come, they say, and yet Duterte and […]

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Youth group Anakbayan strongly condemns the Duterte regime for failing to fulfill its promises to free the unjustly imprisoned political detainees in time for Christmas or before the New Year.

“Tapos na ang pasko at bagong taon, ngunit di pa rin natupad ni Duterte ang pangako ng kanyang gobyernong palayain ang mga bilanggong pulitikal,” said […]

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As Anakbayan joins the Filipino youth and people in welcoming the allocation of P8.3 billion for free tuition in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the 2017 national budget, the youth group also warned against “Christmas Scrooges” out to block the implementation of free education in the country.

“Ito ay isang maagang pamasko para […]

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Calls for junking of Oplan Bayanihan, freedom for all political prisoners

Youth group Anakbayan joins hundreds of “Lakbayan ng Visayas” delegates in a protest action in front of the Department of National Defense (DND) Headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo to call for the junking of the counterinsurgency campaign Oplan Bayanihan and press the release for […]

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“General Eduardo Año is a fascist Palparan protégé and was involved in extrajudicial killings and human rights violations in his stint as Army Chief under former President Noynoy Aquino,” said Anakbayan National Chairperson Vencer Crisostomo.

The youth group Anakbayan strongly condemned Año’s appointment as new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, saying […]

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Following the Philippine National Police issuing of a “terror alert level 3” notice today, youth group Anakbayan warns the Duterte regime from using the threats posed by terrorist groups to impose a crackdown on political dissent and threaten the declaration of Martial Law.

“We warn Duterte against using the threat of terrorism to repress political […]

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