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BY BULATLAT Leaders of two progressive organizations went to Geneva, Switzerland to raise ‘Philippine government’s violations to human rights and economic, social and cultural rights’ before the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors…

Twenty-seven leaders and members of people’s organizations in Southern Tagalog, including a labor lawyer, were charged with arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion. The activists said this is but part of the ‘legal offensive’ of Malacañang, which is meant to derail the people’s movement in the region. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN…

BY BULATLAT The umbrella organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance) slammed Mrs.Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and U.S. President George W. Bush for ‘passing the burden to the people in times of crisis.’ Renato Reyes Jr., Bayan secretary general said it was no surprise why Arroyo supports the $700 billion bailout plan of the Bush administration for…

BY BULATLAT The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance) challenged Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to put into writing that she would not seek to extend her term beyond 2010. The challenge came after a United States think-tank revealed a study that charter change to extend the president’s term remains an option of the…

Apart from the issues of custody arising from the Subic Rape case, Bayan said that it also plans to question the “duration and scope of the seemingly permanent presence of US troops in Mindanao.” Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 31, September 7-13, 2008 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance), through its lawyers, would…

BY Bulatlat.com August 29, 2008 – 2:15 p.m. DAVAO CITY – Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) staged a protest action in this city against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s proposed charter change. In a statement, Makpil Camacho, Bayan-Southern Mindanao Region (SMR) deputy secretary general, said, “The US is using the marionette Arroyo regime to amend the constitution…

Various religious formations, people’s organizations and artist groups organized a cultural event dubbed as the “Truth Festival” which aimed to “expose the liability of Arroyo government” in the worsening economic condition of the country and the armed conflict in Mindanao. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) and its member organizations aired out their respective grievances and demands…

The impending implementation of the National ID System after a Supreme Court ruling upholding its constitutionality will be a major setback for civil liberties according Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato M. Reyes, Jr, one of the petitioners in the Supreme Court case. “In a time when civil liberties are already bludgeoned by so…