Bayan happy with Duterte’s foreign relations and peace talks policies

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Secretary-General Renato Reyes cites two important achievements in the first 100 days of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s administration — asserting Philippine sovereignty against US domination and resuming peace talks to address the roots of the armed conflict.

Reyes however added that Duterte’s anti-drug campaign needs socio-economic reforms and not killings. Read more

Activists mark Duterte government’s first 100 days

Progressive organizations trooped to Mendiola Bridge in downtown Manila to mark the first 100 days of the Rodrigo Duterte last October 8, Saturday.

The activists said they aim to express support to pro-people programs of the new government while registering their opposition to anti-people policies. Read more

Progressives welcome Duterte decision to stop US-RP war games

Progressive groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) held a rally in front of the United States Embassy in Manila last October 4 to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to stop the joint US-Philippines military exercises and patrol over some portions of the South China Sea.

Duterte announced after his return from his recent Vietnam trip that he will no longer allow the joint exercises and patrol after the next one scheduled later this month. Read more