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LARAWAN: SONA ng Bayan 2016: 40 libo nagmartsa sa Batasan

SONA ng Bayan 2016: 40 libo nagmartsa patungong Batasan

Tinatayang hindi bababa sa 40 libo ang nagmartsa mula sa iba’t ibang sektor at progresibong organisasyon sa pangunguna ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) mula sa Commonwealth Avenue patungong Batasan Road kaninang umaga. Ipinakita ng BAYAN ang kanilang pagsuporta sa mga maka-mamamayang programa ng bagong administrasyong Duterte sa kanyang unang SONA sa araw na ito. Naglakbayan ang mga delegasyon mula sa Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Bicol, Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon at Northern Luzon patungong Maynila bitbit ang “agenda ng mamamayan” para kay Pangulong Duterte.

Commonwealth Avenue to Batasan Road, Quezon City
July 25, 2016

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Youth, sectoral groups form human chain for peace

YOUTH and sectoral groups formed a “human chain” at Mendiola, Manila last Friday to support the resumption of the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

The human chain is part of the metro-wide action led by Kapayapaan, a group of advocates who call for a just and lasting peace, in anticipation of the formal negotiations in Oslo, Norway presumably on August 20 to 27. Read more

Duterte approves new ‘inclusive’ peace roadmap

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the new “inclusive roadmap to peace,” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said in a press conference, Tuesday.

“There will be inclusivity in Duterte’s roadmap to peace,” Dureza said.

He explained that the approved “inclusive roadmap” will go over the engagements with the Bangsamoro factions, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the closure of arguments with other rebel groups. Read more

Duterte asks Robredo to lead HUDCC

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte asked Vice President Leonor Robredo to head the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, making her a member of his Cabinet.

Robredo accepted the appointment, made through a phone call while Duterte was in a press conference in Malacañan Palace last Friday.

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No contradiction in safe conduct pass for NDFP consultants–Bello

MANILA—The government’s chief negotiator does not see contradictions between earlier announced plans to release National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultants and President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent statement that he will only issue them safe conduct passes.

In his speech at the Philippine Air Force anniversary celebrations last July 5, Duterte said he “…is not ready to release everybody” but will only issue safe conduct passes for NDFP consultants Jose Maria Sison, Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria and NDFP panel chairperson Luis Jalandoni.

In May, NDFP spokesperson and peace panel member Fidel Agcaoili announced that Duterte told him he plans on issuing a general amnesty order for all political prisoners, numbering more than 500. Read more

Peasant leader Mariano becomes agrarian reform secretary

FORMER Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas chairperson Rafael Mariano formally became the Rodrigo Duterte government’s agrarian reform secretary at the turn over ceremony at the department’s central office yesterday.

In his speech, “Ka Paeng” said his administration’s central program would be the free distribution of land to farmers.

He also said his office would be open to all farmers. Read more

Duterte invites activists to Malacañan after inauguration

PROGRESSIVE groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) marched to Mendiola on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration.

Unlike so many times in the past they were not blocked by the police.  This time, the police officers assisted them and managed the flow of vehicular traffic to allow an unimpeded march by the activists. Read more

Groups bring ‘People’s Agenda’ to Duterte’s inauguration

PROGRESSIVE groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan marched to Mendiola from two points in Manila to present their 15-point ‘People’s Agenda’ at President Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration.

With the marchers were their fellow activists from several regions in the Philippines.

Watch the highlights of their program before Duterte personally met their representatives to receive a copy of the agenda. # (Video by Divine Miranda)

Progressives present 15-pt people’s agenda to Duterte gov’t

Progressive groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan presented a 15-point people’s agenda to the incoming Rodrigo Duterte government in a National People’s Summit at the University of the Philippines today.

More than a thousand delegates from all regions of the country attended the summit.

Watch highlights of the event in this video.

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Adyenda ng bayan para sa administrasyong Duterte, inilatag na

INIHAPAG ng mga sektoral na grupo ang kani-kanilang adyenda isang araw bago ang pag-upo ni Rodrigo Duterte bilang bagong pangulo ng Pilipinas.

Dinaluhan ng mahigit isang libong katao mula sa iba’t ibang rehiyon ng bansa ang National People’s Summit sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas kaninang umaga upang hamunin ang administrasyong Duterte na magpatupad ng mga makabayang programa at patakaran.

Labinlimang puntong adyenda ang ihinapag ng mga nagsidalo para sa pagpapaunlad ng ekonomiya, patakarang panlipunan, mabuting pamamahala, pangmatagalang kapayapaan at karapatang pantao, at patakarang panlabas at soberanya. Read more