Archive of Ang Bayan

8th ID shells farmlands in Samar 88 times
August 07, 2020 |

The 8th ID fired a total of 88 artillery rounds at farmlands in San Jose de Buan, Western Samar last July 14 and 29. This resulted in the evacuation of 50 farmers from adjacent communities. At least 64 rounds of mortar and howitzers were fired by the military at farmlands in Mt. Huraw near the […]

Empty SONA speech
August 07, 2020 |

RODRIGO DUTERTE DELIVERED his SONA speech at 4 p.m. in front of 29 congressmen and eight senators. Vice President Leni Robredo was not invited to physically attend Duterte’s address. She along with all other congressmen and senators attended via teleconference. Duterte used his speech to hurl personal attacks against his political rivals. He made no […]

SONAgkai­sa pro­tes­ts
August 07, 2020 |

National democratic organizations, the traditional opposition, along with other groups and individuals once again converged at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City in conjunction with Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 27. The protesters defied De­partment of Inte­ri­or and Local Government Sec. Edu­ar­do Año’s ban on rallies. […]

Sharpest economic downturn in 4 decades
August 07, 2020 |

THE PHILIPPINE GROSS domestic product (GDP) dropped by 16.7% during the second quarter of 2020, the sharpest economic decline in the past 36 years. The economic downturn follows the longest lockdown which Duterte imposed after failed to promptly and correctly manage the pandemic. The economic decline is the worst in Asia, and is considered crucial […]

Lumads hit mushrooming AFP detachments in NCMR
August 07, 2020 |

MILITARY DETACHMENTS ARE sprouting like mushrooms in North Central Mindanao even amid the pandemic. Instead of putting up barangay health clinics, six detachments were constructed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in various parts of the region in the past five months. This includes detachments in Barangay Du­ri­an, Las Nieves, Agu­san del Nor­te; […]

NPA offensives against plunderous mining ops
August 07, 2020 |

The New People’s Army (NPA) mounted successive military actions to halt plunderous mining operations in Wes­tern Sa­mar and South Co­ta­ba­to from June to July. Wes­tern Sa­mar. An NPA unit targeted troopers of the 8th ID who were conducting security operations in the province to pave way for the opening of the Sa­mar Bauxi­te Project of […]

Fi­del V. Agcaoi­li, 75
August 07, 2020 |

Tributes and memorials rushed in after the National Democratic Front of the Philippines announced the demise of Fidel V. Agcaoili last July 23. Ka Fidel was the chaiperson of the NDFP’s negotiating panel to the peace talks with the Government of the Philippines since 2016. He passed away in Utrecht, The Netherlands at approximately 12 […]

Duterte’s failed pandemic response makes people turn to revolution
August 07, 2020 |

In the face of rapid rise in Covid-19 infections which is steadily overwhelming hospitals, health workers issued statements calling for comprehensive changes in the government’s strategy to manage the pandemic. Instead of addressing these calls, Duterte angrily rebuked them for making public their demands and proceeded to taunt them declaring “if revolution is what you […]

Mga opensiba ng BHB laban sa mapanirang pagmimina
August 07, 2020 |

Magkakasunod na aksyong militar ang inilunsad ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB) para pigilan ang mapandambong na operasyon sa pagmimina sa Western Samar at South Cotabato mula Hunyo hanggang Hulyo. Western Samar. Target ng mga opensiba ng BHB ang mga tropa ng 8th ID na nagsasagawa ng operasyong panseguridad para bigyang daan ang Samar Bauxite Project […]

Fidel V. Agcaoili, 75
August 07, 2020 |

Bumuhos ang mga parangal at pag-alaala kay Fidel V. Agcaoili matapos inianunsyo ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines ang kanyang pagpanaw noong Hulyo 23. Si Ka Fidel ay Tagapangulo ng Negotiating Panel ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) sa usapang pangkapayapaan nito sa Gubyerno ng Pilipinas mula 2016. Pumanaw si Ka Fidel, […]