Archive of Ang Bayan

People turning to revolution because of Duterte’s tyranny and failed pandemic response
August 07, 2020 |

In a televised address a few days ago, Duterte angrily rebuked Filipino health workers for publicly calling for urgent changes in his goverment’s strategy in addressing the Covid-19 and challenged the people that “if revolution is what you want, do it, and do it now.” Duterte is itching to use all-out the powers he has […]

Trump deploys paramilitary to suppress Portland protests
August 07, 2020 |

PORTLAND, A CITY in Oregon, US became the subject of a number of news reports since the deployment of federal agents there by Donald Trump last July 4 to suppress mass protests being conducted in the area. Citizens were enraged and raised alarm over the spate of kidnapping and arbitrary arrests perpetrated by operatives in […]

Chinese vaccine for loans, influence
August 07, 2020 |

Aside from profits, China aims to expand its influence and owned favors from countries needing a vaccine. In its haste to be first in the market, it has authorized the military to use of one of its vaccines, Sinopharm’s Ad5-nCoV ng Si­nop­harm, in June 25 even if it has not entered the thrid phase of […]

The Duterte dynasty
August 07, 2020 |

In his State of the Nation Address 2020 on July 27, Rodrigo Duterte repeatedly lashed out at Sen. Franklin Drilon who challenged him to push for the implementation of the Anti-Dynasty Bill. Drilon proposed to ban dynasties in the reactionary government, extending the regulation up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity. Duterte got […]

Covid-19 vaccine, greedy Big Pharma
August 07, 2020 |

To cover up his his regime’s inutility and incompetence in controlling that Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the phrase “wait for a vaccine” has already become Rodrigo Duterte’s mantra. He has given no support to Filipino scientists in the effort to discover one. His P10 million bounty to first discoverers is worthless without funding for […]

The unremitting reign of political dynasties
August 07, 2020 |

Philippine politics has long been dominated by dynastic families at all levels. Election results in 2019 indicate that around 163 families have at least two members who are simultaneously seated as senator, congressman or governor. Eighty-eight of these families are from Luzon, 29 from Visayas, and 44 from Min­da­nao. The results reflect data during the […]

141 SONA protesters arrested
August 07, 2020 |

Based on reports by mass organization, at least 141 activists were arrested by the police during or on their way to rallies last July 23. In Met­ro Ma­ni­la, 34 activists were arrested including 5 PISTON members and 24 activists in Marikina City. In Sout­hern Ta­ga­log, 85 activists were arrested while on their way to participate […]

Journalist file complaint against repression
August 07, 2020 |

JOURNALISTS FROM Alter­mid­ya, Pi­noy Weekly, Ko­dao Pro­ducti­ons and Bu­lat­lat filed a complaint at the Com­mis­si­on on Hu­man Rights on July 30 against Na­tio­nal Task Force to End the Local Com­mu­nist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and Phi­lip­pi­ne Na­tio­nal Po­lice for subjecting them to continuing harassment. The complaint includes the recent confiscation of thousands of copies of Pinoy […]

Tumandoks arrested in Negros Occidental
August 07, 2020 |

Elements of the 62nd IB simultaneously arrested Tumandok minorities Mar­tin Lin­da­yao, We­nie Ca­ril­lo and De­mas Lin­da­yao in Ba­ra­ngay San Agus­tin, Isa­be­la, Neg­ros Occiden­tal on July 2, 7 a.m. The arrest is part of the continuing focused military operations in the area.

Peasant couple murdered in Northern Samar
August 07, 2020 |

Peasant couple Alber­to and Ma­ri­tess Du­rin were killed when CAFGU elements under the 20th IB indiscriminately strafed their house in Ba­ra­ngay Na­ta­wo, Pa­la­pag, Northern Sa­mar on July 26. Their grandchild, a minor, was also wounded during the incident. This is the second case of indiscriminate strafing by soldiers in Palapag since June. Earlier, military agents […]