There are now only four opposition senators in the opposition, prompting fears that the previously opposed legislations including charter change, the worst of all proposed charter changes according to senatorial bet Neri Colmenares, may soon be resurrected. By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Amid protests questioning the integrity and results of the elections, the Commissions…
“Duterte has brought about the conditions favorable for the rise of the legal mass protest movement as well as of the more potent armed revolutionary mass movement.”
When Bayan Muna members and Kontra Daya volunteers asked the police handing out the newspapers, the police said, “Wala kami alam d’yan, media yan. Basta pinamimigay lang namin.” (We don’t know anything about that, it’s media (sic). We just distribute these.)
The labor groups such as the TUCP and the KMU, FFW and other groups that arose from differences in the labor movement are uniting on issues like fighting contractualization and voting for senatoriables who support it.
“Our collective power and feminist solidarity are our hope and answer to fight patriarchy, fundamentalisms, capitalism and militarism. And that’s why we are calling for a Women’s Global Strike on International Women’s Day next year!”
“We have the worst hunger, unemployment, killings and when we protest and organize we are called ‘criminals.’”
For KMU and allies, this year’s May 1 celebrations has for theme “Celebrate the 50th year of working-class leadership in the people’s national democratic struggle. Lead the people’s fight against fascism and neoliberal policies of the US-Duterte regime.”
“For 39 years, national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) has been at the forefront of Filipino workers’ struggle for living wages, regular jobs and democratic rights.”
Labor Day 2019 is turning also into a major campaign day for Senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported a 6.5 magnitude earthquake with Eastern Samar as the epicenter at 1:37 PM today, April 23. The latest earthquake was felt in Catbalogan City, Leyte and Tacloban City, which bore the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and the other typhoons and crop infestations that followed.…
“If the government doesn’t want us to give services to victims of human rights violations, that is no justification to open us to attacks.”