#ForwardMarch gathers thousands in Luneta vs Pork Barrel

Thousands of Filipinos gathered in Luneta on September 13 to continue the fight against corruption in government. Religious groups,students from different schools and universities, members of people’s organizations, individuals, young and old prayed, sang and raged against the Aquino government’s refusal to abolish the pork barrel system in all its forms in the event organized…

Filipinos troop back to EDSA vs corruption

Churches, groups, individuals and people’s organizations gathered at EDSA Shrine for a prayer vigil against the pork barrel system. The event followed the Million People March in various cities in the Philippines and abroad to end corruption in government. Police earlier tried to block progressive groups under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance) from…

Groups hold People’s SONA

Protesters from various sectors and regions held their own State of the Nation Address, dubbing it as the Sona ng Bayan (People’s SONA) in Commonwealth Avenue as a response to President Aquino’s annual SONA. Led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), protesters condemned the worsening economic conditions in the three years of the Aquino regime.

Comprehensive Agrarian Reform and the Hacienda Luisita Struggle

Farmer-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita march from Tarlac to Manila to press for the immediate distribution of Hacienda Luisita land, as ordered by the Supreme Court. This video shows the hardships the farmworkers undergo to attain justice, despite the nearly insurmountable odds ranged against them by those who control the vast landholding—the family of President Benigno Aquino—who, according to the farmers, use legalities and the government’s coercive forces to delay and eventually keep Hacienda Luisita under their control. But the farmworkers are not to be denied. Aside from pressing their right to land, they have already started tilling the land they say belongs to them by law and by moral right.

Farmers call for genuine land reform 25 years after CARP implementation

25 years after the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program,farmers campout in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to protest the continued massive landlessness among poor Filipino farmers under what they call the “longest, most repressive land reform program in the Philippines.”