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CPP calls for blacklisting of plunderous Chinese companies
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on September 2 called on the international community to step up diplomatic and economic efforts to pressure the Chinese government to comply with its international obligations and sanction its officials for trampling on outstanding agreements and instruments and compel it to respect the sovereignty of other nations. This […]

Red fighters, contemporary Katipuneros
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

To commemorate the beginning of the Katipunan-led armed uprising in 1986, revolutionaries paid tribute last August 31 to the selflessness and sacrifices of the heroes and martyrs of the current people’s democratic revolution. They are the modern Katipuneros of the continuing national democratic revolution. From the Cordilleras to Mindanao, the revolutionary movement gave salutes to […]

Protest at Bantayog ng mga Bayani
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

More than 500 activists and human rights advocates converged at the Ban­ta­yog ng mga Ba­ya­ni last August 31 to commemorate the National Heroes’ Day. They condemned the continuing attacks against activists, government critics and political oppositionists. They carried placards demanding a thorough and independent investigation on the killing of activists Ran­dall Echa­nis, Za­ra Alva­rez, Car­li­to […]

NPA foils focused military ops in NCMR
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The New People’s Army-North Central Mindanao Region (NPA-NCMR) moun­ted six successive offensives against the focused military operations (FMO) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the region last August. At least 10 soldiers were killed in the offensives including two officials. The NPA attacked operating soldiers at Sitio Trak­tor, Ba­ra­ngay Ma­hag­say, San Luis, Agusan […]

Predicament to be caused by Duterte’s borrowing spree
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Second part of the series on the Duterte regime’s borrowing binge. Read the first part, “Pandemic borrowing binge,” in Ang Ba­yan, August 21, 2020. The regime’s economic officials on August 26 projected the government debt to reach a record-high ₱10.16 trillion by the end of 2020. This is higher by 31% than the debt recorded […]

Justice remains elusive for desaparecidos
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The International Day of the Disappeared is commemorated globally every August 30 to demand justice and remember struggles of thousands of victims of enforced disappearances who were secretly imprisoned or killed by reactionary states. Victims in the Philippines include Ele­na Tija­mo, a development worker in Central Vi­sa­yas who was abducted by agents of the Duterte […]

In short
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles
AFP’s brutality against Ae­tas in Zam­ba­les
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Around 190 Aeta families were forced to evacuate to Ba­ra­ngay Aglao, San Marce­li­no, Zam­ba­les last August 21 after their community in Ba­ra­ngay Bu­ha­wen was bombed by the military using four helicopters. Majority of the evacuees are children. Nine residents, including four minors, were illegally detained by 703rd IBde troopers who accused them of being members […]

Foreign companies dominate local pharmacuetical industry
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The Covid-19 pandemic exposed the Philippines’ lack of capacity to research and manufacture important drugs and vaccines. The Department of Science and Technology itself admitted that the country has no research facilities to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Even before the pandemic, no local or foreign company manufactured a single vaccine inside the country. As of […]

Paramilitary agents kill Lumad leader in North Co­ta­ba­to
September 07, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Suspected Bagani and Black Fighters paramilitary agents killed Bae Imel­da Ansa­bo, 50, in Ba­ra­ngay Ma­hong­kog, Mag­pet, North Co­ta­ba­to on August 23 at 2 p.m. Ansabo was on her way to the farm with her pregnant daughter when she was ambushed by the suspects. The victim was shot and then hacked repeatedly. Ansabo was a Manobo […]