Press Statement February 1, 2011 Anakbayan, the militant group of young Filipino workers, professionals, and students expressed today its support to the Egyptian youth and people in their movement to oust the U.S-backed Mubarak regime. Today, as millions are set to march to the Egyptian capital of Cairo alongside a nationwide general strike to push…
Month: February 2011
MANILA — Member organizations of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan staged a protest action at Plaza Ferguson near the United States embassy today, February 1, to express their “steadfast solidarity with the Egyptian peoples’ struggle” against the “US-backed regime” of Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Gregorio B. Dantes Jr. / bulatlat.com)
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The only way to ensure that Filipinos are safe in Egypt is for President Aquino to support the call of the international community to oust Mubarak,” said Garry Martinez of Migrante.
Imagine the quandary he’s in: His own mother was catapulted to the presidency via Edsa 1, the culmination of two decades of struggle of the Filipino people against the abuses of the Marcos dictatorship. He should at the least salute the Egyptian people for their courage and unity in fighting the Mubarak dictatorship.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Pamalakaya, the fisherfolk group, is seeking the UN Special Rapporteur on Food to intervene in what it says is the continuing destruction of marine resources in the Philippines under President Aquino’s public-private partnership program. The group says these projects not only damage the environment but affect as well the livelihood of communities.
Media workers of an independent audio-visual group decried the harassment by the local police during the violent demolition of an urban-poor community in San Juan, Metro Manila.