Colleagues of Bayan’s Lutgardo “Boyette” Jurcales Jr. and Dutch lay missionary Otto De Vries said the two have dedicated their lives serving the marginalized and the poor. One has been charged with fabricated charges, while the other is being kicked out of the country.
“The arrest warrant is the legal cover for the potential commission of other human rights violations and irregularities such as the planting of firearms and explosives to justify additional non-bailable charges. Such was the experience of other activists such as Rey Casambre, Maoj Maga, Alexander Reyes and many others.”
“We condemn in strongest possible terms the high-handed manner by which the Philippine National Police tramples the sovereign people’s rights to assembly, our right to protest, and our right to seek redress of grievances.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – A priest, a lawyer, members of the community media and activists were arrested…
On November 10, Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign by a coup. Since then, progressive organizations worldwide have launched an international campaign to expose the violence against the indigenous people in Bolivia. Bayan emphasized the connections between the struggle of the national minority in the Philippnes and Bolivia.
“We call on the people to remain steadfast amid the escalating state repression in time for the Apec.”
An activist dressed as beauty queen “Megan Yan” – a spoof character of Miss World winner Megan Young – stole the show.
“Unlike the traditional fiesta, where hospitality, generosity, and goodwill are encouraged among the whole community, Aquino’s banquet is depicted [in the effigy] as a lavishly sumptuous feast for a small circle of guests as the people wait for crumbs falling from the table.”
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Aside from the Philippine Orthopedic Center, more Public-Private Partnerships are lined up by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, the multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) warned as the US-Philippine Society began a series of meetings in the country on Jan. 23. In a statement, Bayan…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The challenge is for us to truly see, closely analyze and scrutinize the current situation in the Philippines, the state of human rights, the corruption of those in power and the poverty of the Filipino people. We remember martial law and the sacrifices fighting it entailed… Forty-years after, we affirm it’s greatest lesson: to serve the people in all ways possible.” – Dr. Carol Pagaduan-Araullo, Bayan
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) in Southern Mindanao Region is not sending off fireworks anytime soon to welcome the advent of public-private partnership schemes in Davao City. On August 24, the City Council of Davao approved an ordinance allowing PPP projects and programs between the city and…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The budget continues to prop up defective policies imposed by foreign creditors such as privatization while allocating huge resources for CCT dole-outs to conceal the harsh social impact of such programs and automatically setting aside a significant portion for debt servicing.” – Bayan