Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said Ambassador Huang Xilian should be expelled if his explanation is unsatisfactory.
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As Egypt Burns, Worry for Filipinos There and Over DFA’s Lack of Contingency Plans
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The only way to ensure that Filipinos are safe in Egypt is for President Aquino to support the call of the international community to oust Mubarak,” said Garry Martinez of Migrante.
Morong 43: Free at Last? [Video]
Morong 43: Free at Last?
Ermita-Led Human-Rights Body Says Abduction of Fil-Am, 2 Others a ‘Fabrication’
Bayan countered by saying that “the PHRC, by prejudging the incident as a mere propaganda tool by Bayan and Karapatan, shows that it has really no intention of uncovering the truth behind the abduction of Roxas and company. The Philippine government is more interested in saving face. From their statements, it is clear that the…
10 Years On, VFA Only Served US Interests
Activists protesting the VFA.
Has the Visiting Forces Agreement served its avowed purpose? Or has it only reinforced the unequal alliance between the Philippines and the United States, a relationship so tilted in the Americans’ favor that to call the VFA an agreement — with all the word’s connotation of equal rights, benefits and privileges — would be a travesty?
Because of VFA, Philippines Cannot Check Visiting US Troops for Swine Flu
Bayan said that under the VFA, US commanders are not required to have their visiting troops subjected to thermal scans, health surveillance and other standard operating procedures that are usually undertaken by host governments in civilian ports of entry. “All the US forces need to present is a declaration of health,” it said.“Even in matters of public health, Philippine sovereignty is undermined by the VFA.”
Audio: Press on With Fight Against VFA: Bayan
Press on With Fight Against VFA: Bayan
Piston Stages Transport Strike vs Oil Price Hikes
BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat Posted 6:00 p.m., May 12, 2008 The Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) spearheaded a nationwide transport strike today to demand the repeal of the Oil Deregulation Law and the cancellation of the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on oil amid continuing oil price hikes. Piston…
National ID system a major setback for civil liberties – Bayan
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…