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It seems that the Aquino government would rather let the Filipino people suffer than lean on oil companies to “moderate their greed.” It is more scared of facing the wrath of the IMF-WB than the Filipino people. Perhaps, it is banking on its popularity and relying on its apologists-allies who are already in government but still stake their claim to being part of civil society. (By Benjie Oliveros / bulatlat.com)

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Contrary to the festive celebration being sponsored by the Aquino government, various cause-oriented groups marked the 25th anniversary of People Power I uprising with a protest against price increases. Members of people’s organizations under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) marched along Epifanio delos…

Press Release February 24, 2011 As prominent personalities take spotlights in today’s commemoration of EDSA I, Anakpawis Partylist gave the full tribute to the masses and unsung heroes who are yet to reap the fruits of their struggle 25 years ago. “We owe the democracy we enjoy now to no one but our collective participation.…

PRESS RELEASE February 24, 2011 Students of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, led by the militant youth group Anakbayan, wore black today to mourn what they called ‘the death of the real spirit of EDSA’ a day before the 25th anniversary of the first People Power uprising. According to the protesting students, the official rites…

Media Release 24 February 2011 Multi-sectoral alliance Koalisyon ng Progresibong Manggagawa at Mamamayan (KPMM), together with Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES) Network and other progressive organizations gathered today to protest the impending MRT-LRT fare hike, in time for the anniversary of Edsa People Power 1. KPMM is an alliance of public and private sector workers…

Press Release 22 February 2011 “People power might just hit you in the face.” This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno’s warning to Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III should he push through with the implementation of the MRT-LRT fare hike. Workers, together with other sectors, have already registered their opposition to the increase in public…

Press Statement February 6, 2011 We welcome the announcement made by LRTA administrator Rafael Rodriguez that they will not push through with the planned fare hike on March 1. The deferment was announced yesterday at the public consultations held at the LRTA depot in Santolan, Pasig. The deferment is the result of the active participation…


Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-National Capital Region held a protest action against LRT-MRT fare increase outside LRT Recto Station Friday. After the public consultation on Friday, progressive youth groups held a protest action outside LRT2 Santolan station, calling on the Aquino administration to withdraw the proposed fare hikes. (Photos by Tudla Productions and Alvin Joseph Tenedero / bulatlat.com)

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.…