Youth group Anakbayan strongly condemns the mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida USA at 2AM early morning last Sunday. A gunman named Omar Mateen who was armed with an AR-15-type semi-automatic rifle and a pistol opened fire at the crowd at the Pulse nightclub, killing at least 49 people and seriously injuring 53 […]

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Anakbayan expresses its utmost condemnation over the Department of Education’s self-congratulatory statement over what it dubs as the “best school opening thus far.”

Outgoing DepEd Sec. Armin Luistro is seemingly intent in glossing over the fact that the first year of implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) program under the K-12 curriculum is mired […]

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As Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets ready to take Malacañang in the wake of his victory in the May 2016 polls, Anakbayan calls on the next president of the Republic of the Philippines to heed the Filipino people’s clamour for genuine change.

Duterte’s victory is a clear rejection of the anti-poor and anti-people program, […]

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A day before the May 9 polls, youth group Anakbayan today challenged President BS Aquino to sign a draft proclamation declaring non-interference of the Office of the President in the conduct of the 2016 elections. Anakbayan said this would dispel fears of the Aquino administration using government resources and public funds to commit massive fraud […]

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We harbor no illusions that any fundamental change can come from the May 9 national polls. While presenting itself as a democratic process, the elections in fact remains a contest between representatives of different factions of the ruling landlord-comprador classes.

The elections are offered as the hallmark of democracy by giving us a semblance of […]

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­Statement of youth leaders in solidarity mission

We, youth leaders from the national youth organizations Anakbayan and Kabataan Partylist travelled to Spottswood United Methodist Church (UMC) in Kidapawan in a solidarity mission a day after the bloody dispersal of farmers which led to the deaths of at least 2 farmers and the wounding of dozens […]

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At least three farmers were killed on April 1 when fully armed police forces shot at thousands of protesting farmers demanding the Aquino government to give immediate relief from the prolonged droughts that ravaged their farmlands since last year.

The police brutally assaulted unarmed farmers and lumad indigenous peoples who have been barricading the […]

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Anakbayan condemns in no uncertain terms the cyberbullying and death threats against Stephen Villena, a student from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), who was falsely accused of “raising his voice” when he asked Mayor Rodrigo Duterte about his budgetary priorities if he is elected president.

Villena and other young Filipinos always welcome […]

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The lead of presidential candidate Grace Poe in the latest presidential survey could be seen as due to people’s rejection of the corrupt and anti-people “daang matuwid” and the desire to make President Benigno S Aquino III accountable for his crimes.

Despite the continuing disqualification cases against her, Poe has managed to benefit from the […]

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EDCA, absurd, not mutually beneficial – Anakbayan

Students lead by Anakbayan and Kabataan Partylist conducted noise barrages and campus assemblies today to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement’s (EDCA) constitutionality.

“We are here to take a stand against the re-establishment of U.S. military bases on Philippine soil and to uphold […]

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We strongly condemn the United States government for its refusal to surrender US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton to Philippine authorities in spite of his conviction for the gruesome killing of Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude. We likewise denounce the Aquino government for its complicity in Pemberton’s evasion of accountability for his crimes.

The Olongapo […]

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We express our firm solidarity with the French people in the wake of the November 13 terror attacks in Paris that killed over one hundred fifty people and wounded hundreds more with the use of bombs and Kalashnikov rifles.

On the same day, a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq killed at least eighteen people and […]

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