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LARAWAN: Kandila ng pagmamahal para kay Mary Jane Veloso

Candle Lighting and Vigil for Mary Jane Veloso
Indonesian Embassy
Makati City, Philippines
April 28, 2015
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LARAWAN: Walang kapaguran ang paghihintay at pag-asam: Save Mary Jane Veloso! Stop the Execution!

Nagmartsa kaninang hapon sa pangunguna ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) ang mga progresibong organisasyon mula Ayala Avenue patungong Embahada ng Indonesia. Bakas sa kanilang mukha ang lungkot at galit habang isinisigaw ang kanilang mariing pagtutol sa ginawang pagkulong ng limang taon at paghatol ng kamatayan ngayong araw kay Mary Jane Veloso ng pamahalaang Indonesia. Si Mary Jane, isang OFW ay nahatulan ng kamatayan dahil diumano sa droga. Malaki ang pananalig ng mga abogado at pamilya ni Mary jane na siya ay isang biktima at hindi kriminal.
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Makati City, Philippines
April 28, 2015

LARAWAN: Save Mary Jane Veloso

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LARAWAN: Grand Celebration of the 42nd Anniversary of the NDFP

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrated its 42nd Anniversary with a grand celebration at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City today.
It was attended by NDFP Negotiating Panel Chairperson Luis Jalandoni, Panel Member Connie Ledesma, several consultants and hundreds of members, allies and friends.
The NDFP highlighted the growth of its membership to 18 allied organizations in speeches by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Mindanao Spokesperson Jorge ‘Ka Oris’ Madlos, Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria and its detained consultants.
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Cultural presentations further enlivened the program with songs and dances.
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The NDFP is the umbrella organization of underground and revolutionary organizations waging a national democratic revolution in the Philippines in the last 46 years.
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Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines
April 25, 2015

LARAWAN: Louie Jalandoni REVOLUTIONARY, An Illustrated Biography

“Louie Jalandoni REVOLUTIONARY, An Illustrated Biography” was launched at the University of the Philippines in yesterday. Penned by multi-awarded journalist and author Ina Alleco Silverio the book was illustrated by accomplished artists based in the Philippines and abroad.

National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, UP College of Mass Communications Dean Rolando Tolentino and UP College of Fine Arts Prof. Lisa Ito presented their critiques of the book at the launch. It was attended by hundreds of Jalandoni’s comrades, friends and family.

Jalandoni is the chairperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Negotiating Panel with the Government of the Philippines since 1992. He and his wife Connie Ledesma were present at the event.

Here are photos of yesterday’s book launch.

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Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines
April 25, 2015

Celebrating NDF@42

Highlights of the the 42nd anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) celebrated at the U.P. Bahay ng Alumni on April 25, 2015. NDFP international representatives Louie Jalandoni and Coni Ledesma led the event signifying the growing local and global mass support for the Philippine revolutionary movement.

Launch of Louie Jalandoni’s illustrated bio

Snippets from the book launching of “Louie Jalandoni: Revolutionary” (An Illustrated Biography) with reviews made by Dean Roland Tolentino, National Artist Dr. Bien Lumbera, and Fine Arts Prof. Lisa Ito. Written by Ina Alleco Roldan Silverio, Art Direction by Renan Ortiz with illustrations and graphics from Fernando Argosino, Neil Doloricon, Bobert Elyas, Mervin Malonzo, Enrico Maniago, and Max Santiago. Published by the International Network of Philippine Studies, The Netherlands, 2015.

LARAWAN: NDFP 42nd Anniversary

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Revolutionary organizations call for Aquino’s ouster and intensification of people’s war

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Around a thousand members of all revolutionary organizations allied to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) marched along EDSA in Cubao, Quezon City in celebration of its 42nd founding anniversary this April 24, 2015 and calls for the people to bring down the US-Aquino regime and intensification of the armed revolution. The lightning rally started at two points, one near the Cubao-LRT station in Aurora while the other group started to march from Farmers-MRT station, converged and held a program at Cubao’s intersection.

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Led by the Communist Party of the Philippines, NDFP’s allied organizations are the New People’s Army, Revolutionary Council of the Trade Unions, Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid, Katipunan ng mga Samahang Manggagawa, Kabataang Makabayan, Makabayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan, Makabayang Kawaning Pilipino, Christians for National Liberation, Katipunan ng mga Gurong Makabayan, Artista at Manunulat para sa Sambayanan, Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan, Liga ng Agham para sa Bayan, COMPATRIOTS, Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan, Moro Resistance and Liberation Organization and the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front.

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Quezon City, Philippines
April 24, 2015

 

 

US intervention in Venezuela and Ph denounced

Local affiliates of the Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Phils) led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) picket the US embassy in Manila to denounce the intensifying US intervention in Venezuela and the on-going US-Ph Balikatan military exercises. They demanded the repeal of Obama’s March 9 Executive Order vilifying Venezuela as a security threat to the US while, in the Philippines, protesters called for the junking of the US-Ph Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The protest is part of the Global Solidarity Campaign with Venezuela.

An attack on the rights of journalists and press freedom – AlterMidya

AlterMidya statement on libel vs Bicol Today correspondent.

 

The obsolete, repressive law on libel is one of the instruments of oppressors to attack the freedom of speech and expression and press freedom. Since 1986, more than 180 journalists have been killed and more still suffer from oppressive libel charges.

Just recently in the Bicol region, libel again was used as a tool of corrupt officials to kill the voice of the masses craving for genuine truth and accountability.

On April 15, Wednesday, Bicol Today’s correspondent Elmer James Bandol was arrested, for the eighth time for libel charges since 1979, in his residence in Daraga, Albay based on a warrant of arrest filed four years ago without considering the motion filed by his legal counsel.

The case filed by former General Manager Eduardo Margallo of Masbate Electrical Cooperative (Maselco) against Bandol was based on his article “314 million pesos losses of Masbate power coop traced to mismanagement – NEA” published by BicolToday.com on December 14, 2011.

In Bandol’s 36 years as a veteran local journalist, he served the masses through Bicol Today for more than four years through exposing corruption by local government officials. He had 11 charges of libel but were eventually dismissed because his stories really mirror the truth.

AlterMidya as the People’s Alternative Media Network supports its active member Bicol Today in fighting for the rights of Bandol, as well as for press freedom and for the decriminalization of libel in the country.

A journalist must not be jailed for exposing the truth. He or she should not suffer from being deprived of his right to perform his duty to the Filipino people.

Bandol was harassed and denied due process. The Masbate prosecutor’s office has recommended the filing of libel charges against him even without preliminary investigation. Bandol filed a motion for reconsideration but it was denied by the prosecution. Bandol is currently under the custody of the Masbate City PNP with a bail amounting to P10,000.

AlterMidya stands by Bicol Today’s position that online libel, which was filed against Bandol, as defined by the Cyber Crime Law, still did not exist as the libel complaint was filed
during the period when the Cyber Crime bill was still under deliberation by Congress.

By law, online articles could not be defined legally as a ”publication” since the existing libel law then was limited to printed publication and broadcast media. Bandol’s case also highlights the need to intensify the fight against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and for the decriminalization of libel.

We are calling on all media groups to express their support for Bandol and the fight for press freedom. Together with the Filipino people, journalists should stand for their rights and demand an end to impunity in killings and attacks against press freedom and the right to free expression.
(Photos from BicolToday.com)

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