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Unite the people to make Duterte regime answer for its neglect
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Editorials

Millions of Filipinos openly saw the criminal neglect of Rodrido Duterte’s government amid devastation brought by typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses. As they drowned in floods and rains, Duterte comfortably slept through his responsibilities and duties. To coverup his failings, he blamed victims for supposedly not heeding warnings by authorities. Worse, he chided those who […]

Students call for youth strike
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Students from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman in Quezon City called for a youth strike to hold the Duterte regime accountable for its criminal negligence. Around 400 students converged in front of ADMU last November 17 to demand the regime to address the crisis caused by calamities and […]

Offensives in Bukidnon, Sultan Kudarat
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The New People’s Army (NPA)-Bukidnon blasted an operating platoon of the 8th IB at Sitio Ulayanon, Barangay Cala­bugao, Impasug-ong on No­vem­ber 5. Five soldiers were killed and five others were wounded. In Malaybalay City, Red fighters also harassed operating troopers of the 88th IB at Sitio Kugun-kugon, Barangay Manalog twice on November 19 and 20. […]

Protests and campaigns to defend people’s livelihood
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Urban poor residents of Sitio Back-Matimco, Barangay Subangdako, Mandaue City in Cebu successfully foiled a demolition attempt in their community by putting up a barricade. In Quezon City, more than 1,000 urban poor residents protested in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City on November 18 to assert their right to decent housing and livelihood Earlier on […]

Catastrophe brought about by negligence
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

In the evening of November 13, residents of Cagayan Valley took to social media and text messages their calls for rescue as typhoon Ulysses lashed the region. Flood waters rose quickly following the sudden release of water by the Magat Dam. The Ambuklao and Binga dams also released water when the water level in Cagayan […]

Duterte’s war against children
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The Duterte regime failed to protect children’s welfare and rights. In the past four years, child conditions have worsened from an already miserable one. Children are among the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the regime’s failure to open schools safely. They are targets of the sham war against drugs in cities and the […]

Floods and forests, plunder and profit
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The denudation of forests is undeniably one of the major reasons behind massive floods and landslides in times of calamity. Government data in 2015 indicate that the country has only a remaining 7 million-hectare total forest cover, or merely 23% of its total land area. Only 3% of primary or virgin forests remain in the […]

Bogus reforestation program
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The reactionary state has no genuine plan to rehabilitate forests in the country. Its National Greening Program (NGP) is merely a scheme for massive contract growing of commercial timber that are mostly invasive and endanger biodiversity. Local politicians from the big landlord class and their agroforestry business counterparts mainly benefit from contracts awarded under the […]

The fishing sector during the pandemic and fascist lockdown
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Even prior to the onslaught of successive typhoons, the fishing sector has already been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Duterte regime’s failed response. The public health crisis aggravated the livelihood crisis shouldered by one of the poorest sectors of society. Due to lockdown restrictions which limited their livelihood, their conditions further deteriorated. There […]

In brief
November 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles