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A question of sincerity

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Peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and organizations waging revolutionary struggles once again hit the headlines after military and police elements arrested Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria, two senior leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Days after the arrest, the GPH signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) [...]

Rights groups slam trumped-up charges vs activists, peace consultants

Macky Macaspac

Human rights groups picketed the Manila Regional Trial Court to call for the junking of murder charges against former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and some peace consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), including Randall Echanis, Rafael Baylosis, Vicente Ladlad, and the recently arrested Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria. The clarificatory [...]

‘Gang of Five’ ng gobyernong Aquino, pinapapanagot sa mga biktima ng Yolanda

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“Salamat sa administrasyong Aquino sa pagtugon sa pangangailangan ng mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda.” Ito ang pakutyang #AprilFools Day na mensahe ng mga biktima ng Yolanda sa ilalim ng People Surge. Kasabay nito, anunsiyo ng grupo ang buong-linggong protesta para panagutin ang administrasyon sa “kriminal na kapabayaan” umano nito sa kanilang mga biktima, maglilimang buwan [...]

Pulong para sa pagsasapribado ng Orthopedic Center, ipinrotesta

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Sinalubong ng protesta ang pulong ng pamunuan ng Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) at Megawide World Citi Consortium para umano pag-usapan ang nakaambang pagsasapribado nito. Pinangunahan ng National Orthopedic Hospital Workers’ Union-Alliance of Health Workers (NOHWU-AHW) ang nasabing pagkilos sa loob ng bakuran ng POC kasama ang mga pasyente at mga mamamayan na sumusuporta laban sa [...]

THROWBACK | Revolutionaries in enemy hands

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What happens after Philippine military and police forces arrest a leader of what it claims to be the biggest security threat to its existence? A “tactical interrogation” ensues, said Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine defense secretary. He said this after Benito Tiamzon, alleged by the military to be the chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines [...]

Cha-cha at pagbenta ng soberanya

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Sa paspasang pag-apruba ng Kamara sa resolusyon kaugnay ng charter change o Cha-cha noong unang linggo ng Marso, hindi ikinaila ng mga nagsusulong nito na “probisyong pang-ekonomiya” lamang ang gagalawin ng Kongreso. Hayagang pangmamaliit sa soberanya ng bansa ang ipinangangalandakan ng mga promotor ng Cha-cha. Pinakatampok kasi sa isinusulong nito ang 100% pagmamay-ari ng dayuhang [...]

Arrests, extra-judicial killing of activists intensify

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Human rights group Karapatan condemned the recent arrest of a pregnant daughter of the late Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) spokesman Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal–the latest in a series of arrests and killings of supposed revolutionary leaders and sympathizers across the country. Andrea Rosal, nine months pregnant, was arrested by elements of the National [...]

Nang Piniling Magsulat ng Migrante sa Malaking Mansanas

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“To write is already to choose.” Hindi ako nag-CEGP (College Editors Guild of the Philippines), pero madalas ko itong naririnig at nababasa noon sa mga kaibigan at kakilalang nagsusulat sa mga pahayagan noong nasa kolehiyo. At dahil mahilig din naman magsulat, at dahil nakapagsulat din naman ng ilang akda noong nasa konseho ng mga mag-aaral sa [...]

Larawan | Kasunduan para sa pagbase ng militar ng US sa PH, ipinrotesta ng progresibong mga grupo

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Sinugod ng progresibong mga grupo sa ilalim ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) ang himpilan ng Department of National Defense sa Kampo Aguinaldo, Quezon City para iprotesta ang ika-pitong round ng mga negosasyon para sa “Enhanced Defense Cooperation” sa pagitan ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas at US. Para sa Bayan, lantarang paglabag sa soberanya ng Pilipinas ang naturang kasunduan

Arrest of Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria, violates immunity pact, says NDFP

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The chief peace negotiator of the revolutionary umbrella group National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) decried the arrest of alleged Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Chair Benito Tiamzon, his wife and alleged CPP Secretary-General Wilma Austria, and five others in Brgy. Zaragosa, Aluginsan, Cebu as a violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and [...]

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