By MARYA SALAMAT
Deceptions and misnomers cover the arrival, stay and conduct of US troops in the Philippines, as noted by progressive and patriotic groups who questioned, too, the very pretexts being used to expand US military presence in the country and in the region.
Groups slam sellout to US by Aquino Govt
Soldiers maul protesters of US-RP military exercises
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com See Also: Soldiers maul protesters of US-RP military exercises Euphemisms increase with US military expansion MANILA — ‘Hypocrite,’ ‘shameless,’ ‘treacherous,’ ‘puppet.’ These are just some of the descriptions hurled at Philippine president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III this week by patriotic Filipino leaders. Holding two Lakbayan (protest caravans), one in Luzon and…
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Members of progressive youth groups Anakbayan and Gabriela Youth were assaulted in Maguindanao by unidentified military elements on Friday, April 13, during their protest at Camp Siongco where the 6th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is based. The youth groups’ protest was part of the…
A toddler plays with his ball under huge ball-like architectural installations at a commercial center. (Quezon City)
Youth group protest against unemployment (Photo by Anne Marxze D. Umil)