CenPEG noted that President Aquino’s biggest backers saw their wealth increase three to four times as large as when his presidency started.
Month: July 2014
People’s organizations in Manila, Bicol region, Bacolod City and Davao City hold protest actions during President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), July 28. Photos by Dee Ayroso | Fred Dabu | Anne Ednalyn Dela Cruz | Loi Manalansan | Ronalyn V. Olea | Marya Salamat | Anne Marxze D. Umil (MANILA)…
Netizens use the social media to share their quick reactions to President Benigno S. Aquino III’s fifth State of the Nation Address, July 28.
Dr. Ma. Luisa Garcia, 46, and Rosita Labarez, 57, president and vice-president of the Controlled Economic Zone Federation, Inc. (Cezfed), were leading residents of Barangay Holy Spirit to protest the impending bidding of the 13-hectare residential area, in front of the Sandiganbayan, when they were arrested.
“Aquino needs only to look at his own backyard, at the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, to know that things have not changed.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan
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“The president is overtly asking Congress to legislate his version of the DAP story, in effect urging the Legislature to join forces with the Executive Branch in defying the third branch of government.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com The annual state of the nation address is a must read for all citizens who are eager to know the president’s self-rated accomplishment report and priority programs. It is also relevant for what it fails to mention or what the president refuses to acknowledge. It is both a historical document…
By DEE AYROSO
“Why are they depriving people of their lands?” – Mayeth Corpuz, an Agta, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre (SKSM)
Sona ng Bayan participants marched carrying colorful protest emblems: headgears with calls to jail corrupt politicians, including President Aquino, T-shirts with angry and witty messages against corruption, streamers and banners of various sizes and colors and materials, and partial and full effigies mostly of President Benigno Aquino III.
President Aquino’ seven deadly sins, according to the Promotion of Church People’s Response, are widespread poverty, rising unemployment, sham land reform, increase in prices of staple goods and services, unabated killings and human rights violations, corruption and the government’s continued subservience to US interests through the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement