MANILA — The youth showed their strength on Feb. 23 as they flooded the streets with calls denouncing the “anti-people policies of the President Duterte administration.” Dubbed as National Protest for Rights, Freedom, and Democracy, youth and students from different universities and colleges nationwide walked out from their classes carrying calls to defend press freedom,…
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“Duterte has created all the conditions that make it imperative and befitting for the youth to put down their books and march to the streets.”
“Let’s remember the historical significance of the FQS and tightly hold on to its lesson that there is no other way to preserve our rights but to unite and fight against all forms of fascism and dictatorship.”
“Martial law was imposed amid the worsening poverty of workers, peasants and the people.”
By BULATLAT MANILA — “Our hope lies in the idealism and activism of the youth.” This is the response of progressive youth group Anakbayan in President Duterte’s statement that the Leftists youths are laying down their lives for “ideologies that don’t have anything to contribute.” Duterte made the statement during his speech in Pampanga this…
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective When Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago questioned Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno about the absence of any allocation for free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs), the response was that it would cost P100 billion and the government could not afford it. But Secretary Diokno also added: “College education benefits…
Marjohara Tucay of Kabataan Partylist was seriously injured in a car accident on Jan. 31 in Suralah, South Cotabato province.
“At a more fundamental level, the passage of this bill will also result in the reversal of decades of attacks on the right of every Filipino to education.”
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“There is a need for us to express alarm, since this oppressive policy – which has already been the subject of congressional debates in the past – remains largely in place.”