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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Women’s group Gabriela has put forward ten demands ranging from the promotion of national sovereignty through the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement, to the release of women and all political prisoners, to providing social services and immediate relief to the people.

BY (CJ Kuizon / davaotoday.com) DAVAO CITY—Pagbabago Mindanao People’s Movement for Change presented a six-point program that they hope incoming President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III will prioritize during his first 100 days in office. Sister Diane Cabasagan, RGS, Pagbabago convenor, said Aquino’s top concerns for Mindanao should include meaningful reforms for its economy, particularly for…


“Fight for genuine independence!” This is the call of the various progressive groups as they marched to US Embassy in commemoration of the 112th declaration of Philippine Independence Saturday, denouncing US imperialism and the US-led war against terrorism.

Press Statement March 20, 2010 The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) joins the people of the world in commemorating the seventh anniversary of the United States-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. We join the thousands protesting worldwide in calling for an end to the US occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite being more than in year…

News Release March 3, 2010 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and the Junk VFA Movement today warned that controversies will continue to hound the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement despite the final ruling of the Supreme Court upholding its constitutionality. The SC, in a 2-page resolution, said it was upholding its earlier 2009 decision on…

By CAROL PAGADUAN-PARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat Navy Lieutenant First Grade Nancy Gadian stirred a hornet’s nest when she accused retired Lt. General Eugenio Cedo and other senior officers of corrupt misuse of Balikatan funds in 2007. After winning a protective writ of amparo from the Court of Appeals and being given…


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?

Artists and activists staged a three-leg bar tour of gigs as a build-up towards the 10th anniversary of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO CULTURE Bulatlat Paslangin ang bawat salita ng humamak sa kasarian: Puta, kiri, kerida, haliparot, talipandas, putang ina mo. Tiyakin ang poot, petsa at oras, lahat ng sandali at…

A National Artist for Literature, the star witness in the National Broadband Network scam, and the mother of a missing activist are among the conveners of the recently-launched Junk VFA Movement. The Junk VFA Movement describes itself as “a broad initiative that calls for the assertion of national sovereignty and the termination of the VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement).” It also calls on the Arroyo administration to regain custody of US Marine L/Cpl. Daniel Smith.