Press Release July 22, 2010 Observing that President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has not carried out major reforms so far, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today that the upcoming State of the Nation Address will be a “big test” for the new government since it will be Aquino’s last chance to speak on people’s…
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By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO
The cold-blooded assassination of Bayan Muna Aklan coordinator and Lezo town councilor Fernando Baldomero last Monday is forcing the hand of President Benigno Aquino to not only denounce extra-judicial killings (EJKs) and promise to go after their perpetrators but to deal with its obvious link with the government’s counterinsurgency program called Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL).
Progressive groups today marched to Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola Bridge) to demand justice for Fernando Baldomero, the first activist killed under the new Aquino administration. Baldomero, a Bayan Muna provincial coordinator of Aklan, was shot yesterday by motorcycle-riding men, in front of his house in Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan, while preparing to bring his son to school. He suffered three gunshot wounds in the head.
By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com The Aquino presidency is finally ensconced. If only because this signals the end of the Arroyo nightmare, our people have reason to cheer. But how much different will the Aquino administration be from that of Arroyo or any of the previous regimes for that matter? During the…
The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today challenged the newly-created Truth Commission chaired by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide to “leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of Arroyo and other incorrigible offenders from her regime.”