Tags: SONA

Tolling the bells

President Rodrigo Duterte is absolutely right. The Balangiga bells, seized by United States Army soldiers from the Catholic church of Balangiga town, Samar in 1902, “are part of our national heritage,” and should be returned to the Philippines. Mr. Duterte made the demand in the presence of the US Ambassador to the Philippines during his…

Unmasking Duterte

These days, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is turning out to be his own worst enemy. He cannot keep himself from rambling on and on, revealing his bloodlust, megalomania, contempt for objectivity and truth, small-mindedness and bigotry, gullibility for the “intelligence” briefings by the AFP and the propensity for using strong-arm techniques to get his way.…

Betrayed, frustrated & disenchanted | Youth groups file impeachment rap vs Aquino

“We charge Aquino with culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust, and graft & corruption. DAP was used by Aquino to pursue his personal interest, and the best example would be the bribery of senators and congressmen, and compensation of his clan in Hacienda Luisita.” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA –Members of the progressive groups have formally filed charges against the Philippine National Police (PNP) officials and members of the anti-riot contingent before the Office of the Ombudsman last August 6, Monday. The groups were violently dispersed last July 23 during President Benigno S. Aquino III’s state of…

By ANNE MARXE D. UMIL and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-National Capital Region demanded the immediate release of a protester arrested during President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday. Protesters picketed Camp Karingal, headquarters of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) July 25, to…

Aquino’s 90-minute speech, said to be one of the longest SONAs in recent memory, highlighted achievements that progressive groups shot down either as just a deception, a half-truth at best, or simply meaningless.

Sidebar: Groups press for release of activist, condemn violent dispersal of anti-SONA protests

Sidebar: Anti-SONA 2012 protests in regions against privatization, rights violations

Sidebar: Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon march vs land grabbing, militarization