Youth group Anakbayan today warned president-elect Rodrigo Duterte that allowing the K-12 program to continue is like tolerating crime, saying the additional two years of schooling is a further financial burden to poor families and only serves as milking cow for profiteering private school owners.

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Student groups led by Anakbayan kicked-off campus protests against the K-12 program today noontime in front of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Sta. Mesa campus gate.

This is the opening salvo of protests against the outgoing Aquino regime’s K-12 program leading to an “Occupy” campout at the Department of Education (DepEd) head office […]

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Asks Filipinos not to vote for LP bet accused of plundering PhilHealth funds

Youth group Anakbayan along with PhilHealth members today called on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to disqualify Liberal Party senatorial bet Risa Hontiveros for using government funds for her campaign and “plundering” PhilHealth funds.

In a statement, Anakbayan national chairperson Vencer Crisostomo […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today called on opposition parties and candidates, and the Filipino people to unite and thwart the ruling administration’s plan to “hijack” the elections through “massive electronic fraud.”

“The Aquino administration, knowing fully well that he will be made accountable for his various crimes against the people once he steps out of office, […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today condemned Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala for claiming that the farmers of Kidapawan are not experiencing hunger, saying he is only inventing tales to escape accountability and justify the bloody dispersal which led to at least 3 confirmed deaths and hundreds wounded. “This is too much! First, they want to pin the […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today slammed the local oil companies for hiking oil prices this week, saying the increase will further weigh down on the already hard-up Filipino people. Just the other day, oil prices were increased by P1.60 per liter while diesel prices were likewise raised by P1.25 per liter.

“The recent oil price hike […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today warned Presidential race frontrunner Grace Poe against full-blown liberalization or the opening up of the economy which it says is harmful to her professed aim of promoting national industrialization and national development.

This came after Senator Poe, in a business forum in Manila on Wednesday, said she will push for the […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today joins students and faculty groups, parent-teachers associations, and other sectors in slamming the Supreme Court’s dismissal of several petitions seeking to stop the immediate implementation of the K-12 Law or Republic Act 10533.

Anakbayan is one the petitioners for the abolition of the Noynoy Aquino administration’s K-12 program which incorporates two […]

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Responding to the harassment by Duterte supporters of a University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) student for simply asking Duterte a critical question during a forum, youth group Anakbayan said that there is nothing wrong with questioning a candidate’s budgetary priorities.

The youth group assailed Duterte supporters for bullying the UPLB student, saying it […]

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Thousands of students walked out of their classes and marched to Mendiola today to commemorate the tragic death of University of the Philippines student Kristel Tejada three years ago and decry the highly commercialized education under the Aquino administration.

“Education has become so expensive under Aquino that many students become dropouts or are pushed to […]

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As the graduation season kicks off this month of March, youth group Anakbayan denounced the Aquino administration’s continuing anti-worker and anti-youth policy of contractualization which the group says will hit new graduates the most.

“This March, many students will happily receive their diplomas. But they will soon find out the struggle isn’t over as they face unemployment, bad […]

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In response to the denials of the Department of Education (DepEd) of any hand in the publication of a textbook glorifying the Marcos dictatorship, youth group Anakbayan today said that DepEd and the Aquino administration’s K-12 program in fact further whitewashes martial law.

“DepEd emphasizes that the historical revisionist textbook was published before the K-12 […]

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