Statements

Fight the US-Aquino military bases agreement

We are calling on the Filipino youth and people to fight the US-Aquino military agreement which will permit the US to officially set-up military bases in the country. The “Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation,” previously the “Framework Agreement on Increased Rotational Presence” between the US and the Aquino government, will allow the US military to...

Anakbayan unimpressed with ERC ruling, says Palace trying to salvage P5.33 power hike and EPIRA

The Filipino people deserve a round of applause for the junking of the MERALCO P4.15/kwh power rate hike. After Malacañang and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) defended the increase as ‘correct’ last December and January, and even insisted that they are powerless to stop the increase, they have now made a total turn-around. However, the...

ROTC is institutionalized violence, fascism in campus

In a letter published by the Phil. Daily Inquirer dated March 7, 2014, a certain Mr. Sol tried to defend the continued existence of the obsolete, undemocratic ROTC program. Mr. Sol is missing the point. Violence in the ROTC is the rule, not the exception. Just last month, a PUP female student and ROTC cadet...

Anakbayan member, his brother and his father murdered by soldiers in Abra

We condemn the murder of Freddie ‘Fermin’ Ligiw, an Anakbayan member in Abra, his father Licuben and his brother Edie by members of the Phil. Army 41st Infantry Battalion last March 2. The three were gagged, tied-up, killed, and then buried in a shallow grave where they were discovered. Fermin was supposed to give a...

On the railroading of the academic calendar shift in UP

We condemn the railroading today of the academic calendar shift in the University of the Philippines. The manner with which it was passed, without consulting the students of the various UP campuses, clashes with UP’s supposedly democratic traditions. But even worse, the calendar shift will open a floodgate of anti-national and anti-development ‘reforms’ in the...

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