Entries by Kodao Productions

STATEMENT: Nothing justifies the murder of journalists!

It is appalling that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte should justify the murder of journalists in the country by playing the corruption card. In his press conference in Davao City Tuesday, Mr. Duterte issued the broad assertion that “most journalists killed are corrupt.” “Just because you’re a journalist doesn’t mean you’re exempted from assassination if you’re a […]

Appointed DAR secretary Mariano sings for land distribution

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s appointed Department of Agrarian Reform secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano sings Asin’s “Gising na Kaibigan” at the 15th anniversary celebration of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)-Philippines Chapter. Unknown to people outside of the progressive movement, Mariano loves to sing progressive songs and play the guitar.  

Joma to use Philippine passport in planned visit to homeland

JOSE MARIA SISON will use a Philippine passport if his planned return to the Philippines happens under the incoming Rodrigo Duterte government. Sison said he intends to visit the Philippines as an act of goodwill in July or August if Duterte has already released the more than 500 political prisoners and that the formal talks between the […]

Bayan Muna celebrates 6th straight electoral victory

Bayan Muna held a thanksgiving party last May 27 at the Quezon Memorial Circle for its supporters and volunteers to celebrate another victory in the party list elections this year. Bayan Muna won a single seat for the upcoming 17th Congress, marking the sixth straight time it sent representatives to the legislature.

Health workers press opposition to Fabella “transfer”

Medical professionals held another protest rally last May 26 against the so-called transfer of the Fabella Memorial Hospital from its current location to the Department of Health compound later this year. Alliance of Health Workers members expressed fears that the hospital may go the way of other public hospitals that ask for payment for every […]

Progressives upbeat on Duterte-NDFP peace talks

This is a contributed video of some of the highlights of the Philippine celebration of the 15th anniversary of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) and the launching of Prof. Jose Ma. Sison’s latest book “Building People’s Power” held on May 28, 2016. The event was upbeat on the prospects of peace talks with […]

NDFP to Aquino: Ask Deles, Llamas

THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT OF THE PHILIPPINES (NDFP) dared President Benigno Aquino III to ask his peace adviser Teresita Deles and political adviser Ronald Llamas why he did not receive reports on the informal talks between his government and the revolutionary group. Asked to respond to a Philippine Daily Inquirer article published today that quoted […]

Marcos not real soldier and hero, victims say

Martial Law victims hope that president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to allow the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is not an effort to mend the late dictator’s reputation. Bonifacio Ilagan, vice-chairperson of the human rights group Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), said the Libingan […]

Carol Pagaduan Araullo’s STREETWISE: Duterte and the Left

The right is always the party sector associated with the interests of the upper or dominant classes, the left the sector expressive of the lower economic or social classes, and the center that of the middle classes. Historically this criterion seems acceptable. The conservative right has defended entrenched prerogatives, privileges and powers; the left has […]