Archive of Ang Bayan

Police disperses picket in front of CHEd
June 07, 2019 |

POLICE FORCES violently dispersed the protest mounted by students in front of the Com­mis­si­on on Hig­her Educa­ti­on (CHEd) on Ma­y 30. The group condemned the Supreme Court decision which favors CHEd Me­mo No. 20. Daryl Ba­bay­do, national president of the Col­le­ge Edi­tors’ Guild of the Phi­lip­pi­nes criticized CHEd Com­mis­sio­ner Pros­pe­ro de Ve­ra’s statement lauding the […]

Court convicts union organizer
June 07, 2019 |

Unjust and condemnable. This was Karapatan’s reaction to the conviction of unionist Marklen Maojo B. Maga by the San Mateo Rizal Regional Trial Court Branch 76 based on a trumped-up charge of illegal possession of firearms last June 3. Maoj’s family was extremely dismayed with the conviction. Maga, who is currently detained in the Metro […]

Court issues writs of Amparo & habeas data
June 07, 2019 |

THE SUPREME COURT issued writs of amparo and habeas data in favor of Ka­ra­pa­tan, Gab­rie­la and Ru­ral Mis­sio­na­ri­es of the Phi­lip­pi­nes last May 24. As per the writs, state agencies are obliged to cease from persecuting the groups until accusations against the latter are proved and justified. The petition was filed by the said groups […]

The two-year martial law is bane to the people
June 07, 2019 |

The people of Mindanao have been living in terror and poverty for two months now since Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the island.. Nobody believes anymore that the imposition aims to foil the terrorism threat of the Maute group. This has long been exposed as one of schemes to establish an unrestrained and perpetual […]

“Brexit” at ang krisis na bumabagabag sa UK
June 07, 2019 |

Luhaang inanunsyo ni Theresa May noong Mayo 24 na bababa siya sa poder bilang punong ministro (PM) ng United Kingdom (UK) makaraang tatlong beses siyang mabigo na makabuo ng isang kasunduan kaugnay sa paglabas ng bansa sa European Union (EU) sa prosesong tinawag na “Brexit.” Noon pang Marso dapat umalis ang UK sa EU pero […]

ADB loans: Further consolidation of foreign control over K-12 implementation
June 07, 2019 |

The Asi­an Deve­lop­ment Bank (ADB) is further consolidating its control over the implementation of the K-12 program. This Ma­y, the ADB and the Duterte regime signed the Secon­dary Educa­ti­on Sup­port Prog­ram, a $300-million loan agreement which particularly aims to “refine” the K-12 curriculum based on capitalist demands. The ADB is using the loan agreement to […]

Brexit and the crisis that plagues the UK
June 07, 2019 |

Theresa May tearfully announced her resignation as the United Kingdom’s prime minister last May 24 after failing to come up with a Brexit agreement thrice. The UK was supposed to withdraw from the European Union last March but failed to do so after UK ministers failed to pass May’s Brexit plan. What is Brexit? Brexit […]

CDO journalists resist Red-tagging
June 07, 2019 |

THE NATIONAL UNION of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) lauded the bravery of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club members who took down a streamer tagging the NUJP and other groups as “terrorists” last May 28. The streamer was hung at the fence of the Press Freedom Monument in Vicente de Lara Park, Cagayan de […]

State forces sow Sauron-like terrorism nationwide
June 07, 2019 |

SAURON-LIKE OPERATIONS, wherein soldiers and police swarm entire barangays and intimidate, suppress and harass residents, are prevalent across the country. Soldiers of the 2nd IB and Military Intelligence Company and police forces occupied eight barangays in Masbate since the last week of May. (See details on page 3.) In Barangay Dalipe, 11 residents were illegally […]

Soldiers arrest 4 farmers in Mindoro
June 07, 2019 |

Soldiers illegaly arrested four farmers at Sitio Pusog, Barangay Brigada, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro on May 23. Soldiers blindfolded and interogated Raul Ibañez, Nonoy Obseqha, Boy Militar and Diego Panas. Ibañez and Obseqha were taken to the military camp in Barangay Burgos. In Laguna, Christopher Esabia was shot dead by members of the Philippine National Police […]