Tags: Southern Tagalog

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – They braved the heavy downpour and then the extreme heat to air their grievances. Some 1,000 protesters from Southern Tagalog, under the banner of the local chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and Save Bondoc Peninsula Movement held a three-day Lakbayan (people’s march) from San Pedro, Laguna to…

BY BULATLAT A cause-oriented group has condemned the Arroyo administration for “(continuing) to brazenly use the country’s trial courts to silence its staunchest critics.” Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) issued the statement as activists led by members of its Southern Tagalog regional chapter trooped to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila…

BY BULATLAT Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance)-Southern Tagalog chapter decried the ‘criminalization of activists.’ They stormed the offices of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) today, which they held responsible for the charges filed against their colleagues. In August, 27 activists in Southern Tagalog have been…

In August, 27 activists in Southern Tagalog were charged with arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion in relation to the burning down of a telecommunication company’s cell site in Lemery, Batangas. Just recently, warrants of arrest were issued this time against 72 activists accused of multiple murder and frustrated murder in connection…

BY BULATLAT Activists from Southern Tagalog slammed new Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Jesus Versoza for criminal charges filed against 27 of their colleagues. Members of Bayan Muna-Southern Tagalog led a picket protest in front of Camp Crame. The group deemed that Versoza will ‘continue his predecessor’s record of human rights violations.’ Twenty-seven activists from…

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…

When gunfire raged and blood soaked Mendiola bridge on the afternoon of Jan. 22, 1987, killing at least 13 peasant protesters, Marianito “Itoy” Dimapilis thought he would never get out of that scene alive. By DENNIS ESPADA Bulatlat.com It was nearly dusk. And despite having two bullets lodged on his left foot, Marianito “Itoy” Dimapilis…