Luisita farmers vow to continue struggle for land, justice and peace

Despite harassments and murders against their ranks, the farmers of Hacienda Luisita till the soil and raise their crops as part of their struggle to reclaim the land that has been decided to be theirs all along. Read more

Protest greets Kerry visit

PROGRESSIVE groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) took to the streets of Manila last July 27 to protest United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the Philippines.

Kerry is in the Philippines to dialogue with president Rodrigo Duterte on Philippine international relations, specifically on its ongoing dispute with China over the South China Sea.

The activists, however, said that Kerry’s visit is an attempt to make Duterte dependent on the US as his predecessors. Read more

Progressives express outrage over SC EDCA ruling

PROGRESSIVE organizations held a rally in front of the United States Embassy in Manila last July 26 to protest the final Supreme Court ruling declaring the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the US and the Philippines legal.

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan’s Renato Reyes said that EDCA is an unjust agreement that is only advantageous to the US. Read more

Senior citizens hold rally vs Aquino’s veto of SSS pension increase

Thousands of senior citizens and Social Security System pensioners held a rally at Quezon Memorial Circle last January 30 to call for an override of the presidential veto of the P2,000 monthly pension increase.

They collectively condemned President Aquino as disrespectful of old people who rely on their pensions for their daily needs.

Bayan calls for Aquino’s prosecution for Mamasapano bloodbath

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and its allied organization called for the prosecution of President Benigno Aquino and former chief of police Alan Purisima for the many deaths in Mamasapano a year ago.

Bayan chairperson Carol Araullo said that while many facts are being covered up regarding the incident, it could never be denied that Aquino and Purisima are liable for the bloodbath.

President Aquino may only be charged after he steps down from office on July this year. The Philippine Senate is set on reopening its investigation on the Mamasapano incident very soon.