“Crispin Beltran was a patriot who detested foreign troops in Philippine soil, while Aquino is a US puppet who opened up the entire country to US troops. Beltran was a champion of workers’ rights who labored to build unions in the country; Aquino is a capitalist stooge who is presiding over the widespread busting of unions in the country.” – Elmer Labog, KMU
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“If Ka Bel were alive today, he would be here with us fighting the union-busting drive of many capitalists in collusion with the DOLE and the Aquino government. We are giving him the highest tribute in continuing the struggle for workers’ rights, to which he devoted his life.”
Defend Ilocos Against Mining Plunder (Defend Ilocos) criticized the national government for its incompetence in putting an end to magnetite mining in the region.
‘I continue to admire his acts for meaningful change.’ – Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Ejercito
“The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples has for a long time failed to protect indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being and instead worsens the violations of indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights. It is for this reason that our organizations are now calling for the dismantling of the NCIP.”
“If my baby were still alive, I would not mind even if I just had a little time with her. I know that once I am free, I would be with her. Three hours is not enough for our last time together.” – Andrea Rosal
“Instead of respecting the agreements it signed with the NDFP, this government is instead preoccupied in emasculating each one.” – Roy Erecre, NDFP consultant, political prisoner
Ni MARK ANGELES Bulatlat.com ayaw pang mag-sing and dance ni leila d. give her space daw then let’s wait and see inii-scrub pa ang members ng liberal party sa listahan ng mga kumubra ng talent fee samantala, itong tukmol na bs ay sarreh nang sarreh at si mar ay laging nagpuputok ang butse reminder lang…
“The regime could afford to give proper medical care to high profile detainees like Arroyo and Napoles, why did they not give proper medical care to Andrea and baby Diona Rosal?” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan
They were promised teaching jobs in the US and were made to pay thousands of dollars; some ended in the US without jobs and had to beg for food; most of them are here and are heavily indebted.