As the Filipino people commemorates the 13th anniversary of the bloody Hacienda Luisita massacre which saw the killing of seven farmers and wounding of hundreds more by police and military upon the orders of the big landlord Cojuangco-Aquino clan, Anakbayan joins continuing calls for justice for its victims and the implementation of a genuine land […]

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s upholding of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) of 1951 in a bilateral meeting with US president Donald Trump only further reaffirms Duterte’s puppetry to US imperialism.

From actual policies upholding unequal agreements like EDCA and the MDT up to symbolic gestures like singing upon the […]

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Youth group Anakbayan lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte’s idea of launching a “revolutionary government” on Sunday, saying that the president’s pipedream type of government is nothing but a full-fledged dictatorship.

Duterte has earlier said that he will declare a “revolutionary government” once “destabilization efforts” against his administration becomes chaotic. “I will not hesitate […]

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A great man once said: History repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. With the recent formation of the Citizen National Guard (CNG), the aforementioned line again rings alarm.

Who can forget how national hero Jose Rizal portrayed the wanton violence, inhumanity, and decrepit corruption of the Spanish-era Guardia Civil in his books? Now, […]

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Massive protests will greet US President Donald Trump’s visit to the Philippines this Novemeber. Trump, the head of the US imperialist power, is not welcome in the Philippines.

President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed himself a puppet of the US in his praise for the US as a “friend” and a “security ally,” reversing earlier promises […]

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Students set rallies against ‘campus repression’

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) President Emmanuel De Guzman is clutching at straws, resorting to lies and Duterte-style doublespeak to cover up the systematic and coordinated blitzkrieg attack on student rights in the nation’s biggest state university.

1) De Guzman claimed they did not remove student regent Karl […]

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The so-called “olive branch” and offers of a “constructive dialogue” to protesters is hypocritical and meant only to divert attention from the Duterte regime’s continuing fascist attacks against human rights and anti-people neoliberal policies.

The change of tune from sabotaging anti-tyranny the victorious 30,000-strong September 21 Luneta Park rally and threatening to use this as […]

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Anakbayan strongly opposes the Duterte regime’s compressed workweek employment scheme that essentially abolishes the eight-hour workday and extends it to over 10-12 hours without added compensation for workers, thereby increasing profits while minimizing labor costs.

The compressed workweek railroaded into passage by Duterte’s supermajority in the House of Representatives is an anti-worker flexible labor scheme […]

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Today’s shameful episode in Congress, that saw a pro-Duterte majority defund the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) by mockingly providing a token P1,000 as its entire 2018 budget, is part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s scheme to eliminate all opposition to extrajudicial killings and consolidate his fascist dictatorship.

A total of 119 Representatives voted for the […]

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Obillo Bay-ao, a 19-year old Lumad student of the Salugpongan Community Center, died 9:00 PM yesterday, September 5, in Davao City Regional Hospital. Obillo Bay-ao was shot at around 2:30 PM yesterday by a member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

Anakbayan expresses grief and extreme rage at […]

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In response to the latest hogwash statement made by dictator wannabe Rodrigo Duterte that the brutal murder of young innocent victims Kian Loyd and Carl Angelo will not be the last, we say the war on drugs is in fact a fascist war against the poor and the youth.

Duterte said in his latest response […]

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We condemn the US-Duterte regime’s plan to harass the Lumad bakwit camp in University of the Philippines Diliman.

According to reports, an inter-agency meeting convened by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Malacanang, National Commission on Indigienous Peoples (NCIP) and Department of Justice (DOJ) held a few days ago mapped out a plan to […]

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