The two-hour play emphasized the historic role of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM) in continuing the unfinished Philippine revolution against foreign and feudal domination in the country. The lessons from the decades-long uprising waged by KM were creatively portrayed through the play. It laid down the different levels of contradictions faced by youth activists in their eagerness to offer their lives for the revolution.
Youth to Duterte: ‘Give up your slot’
“Duterte has created all the conditions that make it imperative and befitting for the youth to put down their books and march to the streets.”
Youth groups hit Roque for underestimating mass movement
“Duterte and his parrot, Roque, have had it all wrong. From the start, they have done nothing but ridicule the mass movement. This is why they will not succeed – no matter how much brute force they use against the people.”
Activists tell Duterte: ‘Change lies in the youth’
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Youth groups decry rising harassment of student activists
Two female leaders of Anakbayan were targeted in the latest cases of harassment against activists.
Progressive youths to fight for ‘free public education at all levels’
Will the increased education budget equate to free college for all? Youth groups vow to make it so.
Progressives condemn intensified pre-Apec harassment on leaders
“We call on the people to remain steadfast amid the escalating state repression in time for the Apec.”
Students score Ched for skyrocketing tuition, other fees
The average tuition in the National Capital Region (NCR) ranges from P20,600 ($472) to P36,650 ($841) for 21 units. The rates of increase are 3.5 to 10 percent in tuition and 300-percent in miscellaneous fees.
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Groups ask Comelec not to give ‘Malacañang-backed’ partylist groups special treatment
By MARYA SALAMAT
“They are not marginalized. Are they marginalized when their leaders hold positions in the government? There they are – so near to those in power and you’ll say that they are marginalized and unrepresented? Unrepresented voice of the marginalized? Even if you don’t know how to think you will easily see that.” – Henrietta de Villa, chairwoman of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting
Akbayan: Representing the over-represented, deceiving the marginalized
By ANTON DULCE http://radulce.wordpress.com/ MANILA — 2007: Akbayan, a partylist group which claims to be ‘leftist’, calls for the disqualification of around 14 partylist groups, Citing their organizational and financial links with the administration of then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said “We must stop the rabid bastardization of the party-list system being…
Youth slam CHR chair for forgetting lessons of martial law
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com