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“Ang panawagan ng Engineering Student Council, kung tayo ay natatakot, dapat mas matakot ang mga dapat managot!” —Ralph Baguinon, Engineering Student Council, University of the Philippines-Diliman

ESCALATING REVOLUTION: One Billion Rising in UP Diliman

Students, faculty and staff of the University of the Philippines in Diliman held its One Billion Rising 2016 event last February 12.

Themed “Escalating Revolution” this year’s commemoration marks the fourth straight year the university held its own program as its contribution to the global campaign against violence against women.

One Billion Rising was started by playwright Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues) to call attention to reports that one billion women have been victimized by rape and other forms of abuse worldwide.

Women’s group Gabriela said that one woman or child is raped every 53 minutes and one woman is battered every 20 minutes in the Philippines.

The country is also one of the origins of trafficked women, Gabriela said.

The main One Billion Rising 2016 event will be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Sunday, February 14.

UP opens arms to Lumad Struggle

The Manilakbayan 2015 from Mindanao arrives at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to press against state terror attacks on Lumad schools, communities and people. UP Chancellor Dr. Michael Tan and CONTEND Chair Prof. Gerry Lanuza receive the Lumads with open arms. Music provided by Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino (Kontra-GaPi) led by Prof. Edru Abraham. The campaign #StopLumadKillings is supported by the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP).

LARAWAN: Students hold ‘blackout’ campus walkouts against Mamasapano ‘yellow-washing’

Thousands of students walked out of classes today to call for the resignation of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III over the Mamasapano offensive a day after the Board of Inquiry released their report on the bloody operations.

The students also condemned the “unlimited” tuition hikes under the Aquino government. They called for justice for Rosana Sanfuego and Kristel Tejada, students who took their lives after they were unable to pay for tuition and campus fees.

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University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman walkout

The students opposed the “yellow-washing” of the Mamasapano investigations and condemned the Aquino government’s efforts to “cover-up and hide the truth from the public.”

In UP, campus administrators including UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan and several college deans took part in the protests.

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UP Diliman walkout

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UP Diliman

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Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Manila walkout

Campus walkouts started at 10am and “blackout” marches in campuses were held in the afternoon.

​Students from the University of the East, Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, National Teachers College and many others also held campus “Blackout Protests for Justice.” Similar youth protests were also held in Baguio, Pampanga, Laguna, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.

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Univeristy of Sto Tomas (UST) walkout

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Monumento, Caloocan City

 

“The BOI report further exposes BS Aquino as a liar and a traitor. That American soldiers were seen in the command posts confirms that they were running the show. Aquino betrayed the nation and sacrificed the lives of Filipinos in the altar of US terror war. Buking na buking na po kayo ng taumbayan, Mr. PNoychio,” said Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of Anakbayan.

Crisostomo meanwhile said the BOI report may have already been doctored when it was not released immediately to “yellow-wash” President Aquino’s role. He also said the refusal to continue the hearings in the lower house, the termination of the Senate hearings and the suspension order on Makati Mayor Junjun Binay are part of efforts to “misdirect and deceive.”

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University of the Philippines (UP) Manila walkout

 

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UP Manila

 

“Aquino is entangled in his own web of lies. His desperate efforts anger the Filipino people further. Today we walkout against BS; no more lies, no more injustice, no more impunity,” he said.

Videos of the UP Diliman walkout can be viewed in the Anakbayan facebook page by clicking the following links:

(Photos and videos are from Anakbayan National Office)