Esperidion Cabaltera, president of the MWLU-II-NAFLU-KMU, ascribed their victory to the “unified resoluteness and courage of the workers” who, he said, have long been experiencing injustices in Musahamat.
Day: April 16, 2016
Cordilleran leader decries harassment
“It is clearly a handiwork of the military.”
North says ‘No to Bongbong’
As Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. brings his vice-presidential campaign to Baguio City, the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (Carmma) reminded the people of the North to never forget martial law, and to say No to Bongbong Marcos. Political prisoners during martial law and members of progressive people’s organisations hang streamers on…
Political opportunism and the specter of the yellow Left
Coopted already by the reactionary state, the yellow Left has already forgotten how a people’s movement can thrive by relying on the sincere affections and collective struggle of the masses. It mimicked the oppressors’ cynical view of resistance movements and grassroots organizing.
Lee Kuan Yew on Marcos and the politics of the elite
“Only in the Philippines could a leader like Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return and engage in politics…” The quotation is from Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s prime minister…
Whitewashing the Kidapawan massacre
Last week’s killing, wounding and illegal arrest of drought-stricken farmers who barricaded the Davao-Cotabato highway to dramatize their demands has brought to national attention the harsh realities in the country’s rural areas. It highlighted the desperate straits of the majority of rural folk especially the peasantry. Poor farmers including indigenous people eke out a living…
Detained Cotabato farmers freed on bail
All 76 detained Cotabato farmers have been released April 16.
Marcos’ long shadow
He’s been dead all these years, although the debate over where to finally bury his remains is yet to end. But Ferdinand Marcos, who installed himself as this country’s first, and so far only, fascist, though “constitutional,” dictator in 1972 by placing the entire country under martial law, still casts a long shadow over Philippine…
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA
TV5 union says management blind, deaf to workers’ demands
“Just when the company is doing better, the management wants to short change the employees.”
UP professors support Cotabato farmers’ call for food, justice
“They were even maligned by the local government who told them, ‘mga patay gutom kayo hindi nyo alam kung pano pagtrabahuan ang mga ito. Dapat rice for work,’” (You starving to death people; you didn’t even work for this. We should have asked you to work in exchange for this rice.)