Youth groups ready for big SONA mobilization for justice, peace, and people’s rights

In a press conference held today, youth group Anakbayan strongly condemned the extension of Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao by a “rubberstamp” Congress in yesterday’s special joint session that also saw the arrest of Kabataan 8 protesters who held a lightning rally […]

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A lightning protest was held today during the Congress special joint session for the extension of martial law in Mindanao by school teachers from Mindanao Lumad community school ALCADEV in Lianga, Surigao del Sur and leaders of youth groups led by Anakbayan and League of Filipino Students.

The young protesters interrupted the speech of Defense […]

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Youth groups led by Anakbayan today joins other sectors in a protest outside of Congress in time for a special joint session requested by President Rodrigo Duterte for the extension of martial law in Mindanao up to the end of the year in December 31, 2017.

“If he thinks after inciting the killing of 12,000 […]

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Youth group Anakbayan today condemned in the strongest terms the Duterte government’s cutting of the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

“Ultimately Duterte’s martial law, worsening human rights abuses, and lack of willingness to tackle genuine socio-economic and political reforms that led to the impasse in the negotiations,” said […]

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Youth group Anakbayan in a statement said that yesterday’s meeting by Bayan leaders with President Rodrigo Duterte to present the people’s demands only further exposed his administration’s direct accountability and hand in pushing for policies that are anti-people, fascist, and subservient to foreign powers like the US and China.

“What change is Duterte talking about? The […]

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Youth group Anakbayan is calling for massive protests during President Rodrigo Duterte’s July 22 special joint session with Congress for the extension of martial law in Mindanao up to the end of the year on December 31.

“Martial law has only led to a massive humanitarian crisis in Marawi and human rights abuses across Mindanao. […]

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The Duterte administration’s “build build build” Dutertenomics of spurring economic activity through massive infrastructure projects makes it no different from the Aquino and Marcos regimes, the youth group Anakbayan said in a response to a Department of Budget and Management (DBM) statement made last Friday.

“DBM’s claim that Dutertenomics will never result in a debt […]

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Youth group Anakbayan in a statement today lauds the students of the University of the Philippines for pushing the university administration to stop tuition and other fees collection in UP Diliman.

“This tactical victory is […]

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University of the Philippines Diliman students today once again walked out of their midterm classes a day before the deadline for submission for students wishing to apply to the university’s selective implementation of the Duterte government’s Free Tuition Policy (FTP).

Anakbayan and other progressive youth groups led state scholars in marching to the administration building […]

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Proposals by Duterte allies to extend martial law and admission by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that the communist-led New People’s Army (NPA) is one of its targets only exposes the fascist bent of the measure’s architects, said youth group Anakbayan.

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who leads a pro-Duterte majority in Congress, has […]

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Thirteen remote communities of around 2,050 Lumads evacuated their homes yesterday after a military bomber plane was sighted flying over Lianga and San Miguel in Surigao del Sur and the entrance of armed men in uniform in their communities as part of the ongoing operations military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in […]

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Hundreds of students of the University of the Philippines Diliman walked out of their midterm classes today to protest the continuing collection of tuition and other fees despite the Duterte government’s additional P8.3 billion funding to provide free tuition for state universities and colleges (SUCs).

“Our demand is to have free education now. Most UP […]

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