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Duterte’s pandemic response is below failing mark
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Ka Juliet de Lima, interim chairperson of the Na­tio­nal De­mocra­tic Front of the Phi­lip­pi­nes (NDFP), rated the Duterte regime’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic a “negative 99.9%.” “He (Rod­ri­go Du­ter­te) has absolutely done nothing right” and instead scourged the people and made the government bankrupt. “The regime’s response to the Covid 19 pandemic has been […]

NDFP expresses intent to engage with vice president
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) expressed intent to engage in discussions with Vice Pres. Leni Robredo as the constitutional successor of Rodrigo Duterte to press for the resumption of peace negotiations in case he gets ousted or forced to resign. “This can serve as a rallying point in the effort to oust […]

Capitalist exploitation intensifies under pandemic
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Exploitation of workers has intensified after returning to work amid the Covid-19 pandemic. When the Duterte regime allowed selected industries to reopen last May, it did so without requiring capitalists to test workers and ensure their health and safety in the workplace. Since then, it has only released two non-compulsory orders where companies were merely […]

The Marcos borrowing binge is being replicated by Duterte
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Third part of the series on the Duterte regime’s borrowing binge. Read the first part, “Pandemic borrowing binge,” in Ang Bayan, August 21, 2020; second part, “Predicament to be caused by Duterte’s borrowing spree,” Ang Bayan, September 7, 2020. Much like Duterte today, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos colluded with imperialist financial institutions to fund […]

Solons question budget for fascism and corruption
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Progressive representatives scrutinized and questioned the Duterte regime’s proposed budget for 2021 this month. Representatives from the Makabayan Bloc highlighted the bloated allocations for the military, as well as for Rodrigo Duterte’s office and agencies under it. These include a nearly 3,000% budget increase for the Na­tio­nal Task Force-ELCAC, ₱206-billion increase for the De­partment of […]

Soldiers ravage villages like madmen
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

State agents mercilessly killed Ro­lan­do Patiño Ley­son, Sr., 78, last September 12 in Ba­ra­ngay San Ped­ro, Si­son, Surigao del Norte. Five armed men raided his house and shot him 20 times. Leyson was targeted just because his son is a known New People’s Army (NPA) commander in the province. Earlier on September 8, tricycle driver […]

SPLIT, mega farm program will aggravate landlessness
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The Support to Parce­liza­ti­on of Lands for Indivi­du­al Tit­les (SPLIT) program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) will only aggravate landlessness in the countryside, said the Ki­lu­sang Mag­bu­bu­kid ng Pi­li­pi­nas (KMP) in a statement last September 7. The program will be funded using an ₱18.3-billion loan from the World Bank. It is set to cover […]

NPA punishes intelligence agents
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The New People’s Army (NPA)-Ro­selyn Jean Pel­le Com­mand ambushed intelligence agent Be­ne­dicto Omble­ro last September 4 in Negros Occidental. Two .45 caliber pistols and ammunition were seized from him. Omble­ro was an ele­men­t of the Mi­li­tary Intel­li­gence Bat­ta­li­on under the command of the 3rd ID, and a member of the anti-communist group ANAD. Meanwhile, the […]

In short
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles
Pem­ber­ton back in US after receiving pardon
September 21, 2020 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The Filipino people were shocked and enraged with Rodrigo Duterte’s decision granting Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US soldier found guilty of murdering transgender Jennifer Laude in 2015, absolute pardon last September 6. Pemberton has only served half of his 10-year sentence. In a statement on September 7, the Communist Party of the Philippines said that […]