Tags: Bayan Muna

BY BULATLAT Posted 5:30 p.m., March 19, 2007 Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo is back in Manila. He is again detained at the Manila Police District (MPD) along United Nations Avenue in Manila. As early as 11:30 a.m., Bayan Muna third nominee and general counsel Neri Colmenares said the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Leyte…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Posted 4:21 p.m., March 21, 2007 Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) secretary-general Renato Reyes Jr. had one question as he spoke late this morning before a rally of hundreds near the Manila Police District (MPD) in Manila. “Martial law na ba?” (Is it now Martial Law?) Reyes cried…

Extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, political persecution, baseless accusations, and arbitrary arrest and detention have no place in a democracy. These are contradictory to it. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Norberto Gonzales, Raul Gonzalez, and the AFP cannot claim to be defending democracy, for they are a curse to it. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat The May 2007 elections are…

BY BULATLAT (UPDATED) Posted 7:10 p.m. March 16, 2007 Rep. Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna Party (People First) was arrested this afternoon, March 16, after filing a petition before the Supreme Court for certiorari, and for immediate and unconditional release or protective custody with the House of Representatives or any religious institution. The warrant of…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Posted 4:23 p.m. March 15, 2007 “We don’t want them dead.” This is what the wives of four political activists accused of murder said when asked in a press conference earlier this afternoon whether they would advise their husbands to surface at this time. “All extrajudicial killings started with fabricated…

As human rights advocates here commemorated the second death anniversary of Romy Sanchez, they also condemned the passage amid wide opposition of the Human Security Act of 2007 also known as the Anti-Terrorism Law. Sanchez is the first activist killed in Northern Luzon under the Arroyo administration. BY KIM QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat…

How are we to believe de facto president Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she proclaims that the new anti-terrorism bill, euphemistically named the Human Security Act, will be used against supposed bombers and not protesters? On the contrary, such fascist legislation will certainly give further license to the Arroyo regime-sanctioned death squads responsible for the political…

Philippine elections have always been tainted with fraud, marred by violence, dominated by political dynasties, and characterized by broken promises of politicians. It has never resulted in the betterment of the lives of majority of the Filipino people. But the way things are shaping up, this may be the worst elections yet. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS…

Notwithstanding efforts of the Arroyo administration to bar the top party-list group from winning in the upcoming polls, Bayan Muna (People First) received a Special Mayor’s Award during the Queen City’s 70th Charter Day celebration last week. BY KAREN S. PAPELLERO Bulatlat CEBU CITY– Notwithstanding efforts of the Arroyo administration to bar the top party-list…