Day: July 15, 2010

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis When Fernando Baldomero a Bayan Muna member in Kalibo, Aklan and Jose Daguio a radio broadcaster from Tabuk, Kalinga were killed, we said this should serve as wake up call for Pres. Benigno Aquino III to address other serious problems besetting the country as well, especially the impunity in killings.…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Related story: For FQS Veterans, Activism Is in Their Hearts MANILA — Fresh from their highly acclaimed movie Dukot, multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan and Palanca awardee Bonifacio Ilagan team up again to pay tribute to the historic series of protest actions in ’70s and relive the untold struggles, intrigues,…

The cold-blooded assassination of Bayan Muna Aklan coordinator and Lezo town councilor Fernando Baldomero last Monday is forcing the hand of President Benigno Aquino to not only denounce extra-judicial killings (EJKs) and promise to go after their perpetrators but to deal with its obvious link with the government’s counterinsurgency program called Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL).

Cardeno’s unexplained death while working for the US troops in February and the death of the Philippine Army officer a month later have renewed calls among militant groups to junk the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the US and the Philippines.