“We are confident that this junking will set a precedent, and show that we are innocent of all the trumped-up charges, slander, and redtagging propaganda levelled at us by Duterte and his fascist cohorts.”
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The National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL), counsel for Anakbayan, lambasted the NTF-ELCAC “for capitalizing on a familial conflict and turning it into a witch-hunt for members of Anakbayan and the Kabataan Partylist, which are legitimate organizations advancing the Filipino youth’s aspirations for national democracy.”
Despite relentless harassment and vilification by the military and police throughout the campaign period up to election day last May 13, the progressive parties obtained a total of 2,236,155 votes which qualify them for six seats in the 18th Congress.
“We should continue to oppose these forms of suppression on people’s rights, as well as efforts of Duterte and his ilk to establish a full-blown dictatorship.”
“This puts into question whether the five nominees of Duterte Youth are honest nominees from the start or just dummies put in place by their masters.”
Aside from the free public education, included in their agenda are decent jobs for the youth and the people; improved healthcare and other social services; clean and affordable energy, water and utilities; increased awareness and focus on mental health; better telecommunications and internet; good governance and youth empowerment; promotion of democratic rights in and out of campuses; gender equality and end to discrimination and environmental preservation and climate action.
“Our diligent study of history and our present experiences have proven that martial law has done no good to the youth or to the Filipino people in general.”
“It’s high time the people get to have a voice in the Senate.”
“As CHED has confessed, it limits free education beneficiaries so as to prevent exodus from private schools and to ensure enrollees and profits for private schools.”
A policeman pointed his rifle at me. I could not do anything then they started hitting me and pointed a big knife at me. Then they brought me to a corner and began choking me.
On Sunday night, May 20, Filipino women also launched the #BabaeAko campaign, highlighting how women are willing to fight against the President’s misogynistic behavior.