The Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang (CARMMA) received a helping hand from popular 1970s mecha Voltes V. At a gathering yesterday at the Araneta Center, “Voltes V” slashed and stabbed a photo of Senator and vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos dressed as the cartoon show’s evil Prince Zardoz. CARMMA members distributed leaflets […]
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Volunteers of the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang (CARMMA) sought the help of popular 70s mecha, or Japanese cartoon giant robot, Voltes V in convincing pedestrians not to vote for Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr as vice president on Monday’s national elections. CARMMA members distributed leaflets in Cubao, Quezon City this afternoon listing […]
Eighty-three year old peasant Julia Mallari of Tarlac recalls her family’s painful experience under Martial Law. She urges “millenials” listen to actual experiences of the people’s sufferings under Martial Law before believing stories about the so-called good governance of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Election watchdog Kontra Daya accused the Commission on Elections of failing to address issues that may lead to massive fraud in the May 9 elections. In a press conference in Quezon City, the group enumerated issues that “pose great danger to the security and accuracy of the counting of…votes.” “It has opened avenues for cheating […]
Thousands of workers and their supporters overpowered phalanxes of Philippine National Police personnel to reach Roxas Boulevard in front of the United States Consulate on May 1. Wanting to close their Labor Day activities by holding a rally in front of the consulate to denounce increased US military presence in the Philippines, the protesters used […]
Kilusang Mayo Uno led the biggest gathering commemorating International Labor Day in Manila yesterday. From five converging points around the city, thousands of workers marched to Mendiola to denounce the Benigno Aquino government for its “atrocious record” in attacking workers’ economic well-being and political rights. To dramatize their condemnation of the outgoing administration, the workers […]
(Photos by Amel Sabangan) The group “Artists for Kidapawan” performed around downtown Manila last April 30 to dramatize their support for the victims of the violent dispersal of protesting farmers in North Cotabato four weeks ago. The artists performed dances and tableaux at Plaza Miranda, Recto, Bustillos, Morayta and España. In preparation for Labor Day […]
(By AMEL SABANGAN) As big Philippine business deny they practice contractualization, tens of thousands of workers march today, International Labor Day, to expose the ugly reality. Kilusang Mayo Uno said that only 10 percent of the local labor force are unionized because employers and the government implemented contractualization to try to kill unionism and further exploit Philippine […]
Streetwise Elections — the ultimate con game Whoever figuratively likened Philippine elections to a circus decades ago could not have imagined how literally true the metaphor has become these days. Aside from the carnival atmosphere and blaring jingles, there are the candidates trying all sorts of tricks to dazzle and convince us of their worth, […]
By AMEL SABANGAN. It has been a constant refrain by the Aquino government, that many of those who oppose its policies are branded as communist rebels. It does not matter if they are human rights defenders, indigenous peoples’ educators, or starved farmers. They often end up in jail, hospitals or, worst, dead in the government’s […]