“The people are expecting, hoping for genuine change, but what is clear is that they could only achieve that through their strong mass movement.”
Month: June 2016
“Aquino opened almost 730,000 hectares of ancestral land for mining, monocrop plantations, economic zones, military camps and US bases.”
Youth protesters say former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III must pay for the abuses and injustice under his regime.
Progressive groups from different regions marched to Mendiola to present their demands to President Rodrigo Duterte, today, June 30. They called for the resumption of peace talks to finally put an to the problems plaguing the Filipino people.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The country has a new president in Rodrigo Roa Duterte. His induction as the 16th president of the Philippines had none of the pomp of previous presidential inaugurations. According to the Malacañang website, seven presidents were inaugurated at the Quirino Grandstand, three at the Legislative building in Manila, three in…
MANILA – In the eve of Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration as the 16th president of the Philippines on June 30, multiple activist groups from Luzon staged a mobilization and cultural night in front of the Philippine Post Office at the Liwasang Bonifacio here. Progressive groups such as Kilusang Mayo Uno, Pamalakaya, Anakbayan, Migrante and Kadamay held…
Known for his sharp memory, Ka Paeng admitted that he deliberately memorized the facts and figures about agrarian reform programs of all the administrations.
“Change is not served on the table. In reality, we should fight for genuine change.”
The World Bank report noted that around three-quarters of all jobs and two-thirds of urban jobs in the Philippines are informal. Among wage workers, 6 out of 10 are hired informally, it said. “Informal wage workers lack employment contracts and social insurance, and are not protected against unfair dismissal.”
“We welcome Duterte’s vow to stop contractualization. We have yet to see him keep his promise.”
The lightning protest at this year’s UP graduation commemorated the 10th year of disappearance of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño.