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Reacting to a top police official’s proposal to restore the reward system for the arrest or killing of suspected leaders of the underground Left, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said Oct. 14 that the government’s revival of its “bounty system” only exposed government’s “complete disinterest in pursuing peace negotiations.” CPP spokesperson Gregorio “Ka…

After deliberating on the impeachment complaint, is it possible that the House of Representatives will now discuss an issue as local as the plight of striking workers at the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMCo)? Progressive lawmakers hope so. BY ABIGAIL BENGWAYAN Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — Party-list groups Bayan Muna (BM, or People First), Gabriela…

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced Sept. 1 the “September terrorist attack” scenario being raised by National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales saying it’s “part of Malacañang script to justify the suppression of mass protests and prevent the possibility of an anti-Arroyo uprising in the wake of the killing of the impeachment process by…

The Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) and other Filipino migrant organizations Aug. 30 sent a petition to Taiwan’s Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) on the Aug. 2 beatings of four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by security guards of Formosa Plastics Group, one of the biggest factories in the island. Aside from the beatings, the…

The women’s alliance Gabriela this week condemned the rape of a 15-year-old girl from Bohol, central Philippines allegedly by a Scout Ranger based in Riverside, Bilar town, same province. Martina Visaya, Gabriela-Bohol chair, said government troops were involved in several rape cases in the province, citing the 15-year-old high school student from Carmen town as…

By John Roberts wsws 5 January 2005 Bulatlat.com There are growing signs that the Indonesian military (TNI) is exploiting the current catastrophe in northern Sumatra to crush the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and establish its unchallenged control over the resource-rich province of Aceh. So far the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that…