Tags: Bayan

By RONALYN V. OLEA
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines refers to the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement of Social and Economic Reforms as “the meat” of the peace talks as it aims to address the root causes of the armed conflict.

Sidebar: Government too slow in releasing political prisoners – NDFP consultant

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Philippine chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS) led a program in Quezon City to remind the public of the devastation that can be wrought by nuclear power plants. The action was part of the Global Day…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – On May 1 labor groups in the country plan to hold mass actions in various locations as they press the government to swiftly legislate a P125 across-the-board wage increase. In the days leading to that, they announced activities in workers communities, inviting support and participation of workers, women, youth…


President Benigno S. Aquino III spearheaded the unveiling of the Cardinal Sin Statue as part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Edsa People Power I. Earlier, the Yes Pinoy Foundation organized the formation of a human mosaic composed of 1,600 students from Rizal High School in Pasig City. Amid the festive celebrations sponsored by the Aquino administration, various progressive groups marked the 25th year since Edsa People Power I with protests actions, criticizing all post-Edsa I regimes for failing to deliver on the promise of change. (Photos by Gregorio B. Dantes Jr. and Anne Marxze D. Umil / bulatlat.com)

News Release February 24, 2011 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today marched along EDSA from Cubao to Ortigas to mark the 25th anniversary of the people power uprising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. The rally also proceeded to the Department of Transportation and Communication office in Ortigas where the Light Rail Transit Authority was…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Fr. Joe Dizon of Pagbabago said the recent exposé on corruption in the military is another test for the current administration. “This is a golden opportunity to show that he (President Aquino) is serious (in fighting corruption).”

Sidebar: Cash Handouts in the Philippine Military

News Release February 5, 2011 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today reiterated its opposition to the MRT/LRT fare hike as it criticized the Aquino government for its plans to reduce subsidies for train commuters. Bayan is participating in the two-day public consultations on the fare hike held at the LRT2 depot in Santoan, Pasig.…