Articles

Luzon lockdown, a bane to the toiling masses
March 21, 2020

Workers and odd jobbers bear the heavy brunt of the month-long lockdown imposed by Rod­ri­go Du­ter­te across Luzon on March 17. He prohibited all modes of public transportation and obliged workers to “stay at home,” a measure that denied them their right to earn a living without providing sufficient compensation. This restriction primarily affects drivers […]

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People demand medical, not military solution
March 21, 2020

Amid the restiveness and hardship brought about by Duterte’s lockdown, national-democratic organizations made a clear call for action to address the people’s needs in countering the threat of the Covid-19 epidemic. The list of urgent demands is also a criticism of Duterte’s militarist solution to the crisis and a call to uphold the people’s welfare. […]

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Millions of workers to lose jobs due to Covid-19
March 21, 2020

IN THE WORST case scenario, approximately 25 million workers across the world will lose their jobs due to Covid-19. The estimate was based on a research of the Inter­na­tio­nal La­bor Orga­niza­ti­on (ILO) on the global economic impact of the pandemic. The ILO compared the current health crisis to the global financial crisis in 2008-2009 which […]

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Nexperia workers win demand for compensation
March 21, 2020

NEXPERIA PHILIPPINES INC., workers will receive their full salary for March 17-30 despite the suspension of operations in the company due to the regime’s lockdown. This came after their union demanded that workers be compensated. The union is currently demanding that workers be compensated until April 12, the period covered by the lockdown. It will […]

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NPA geared to Covid-19 response even without ceasefire
March 21, 2020

Even before the Duterte regime declared a ceasefire, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) had already issued directives to all revolutionary forces to carry out a mass campaign to encourage collective action to respond comprehensively and extensively to the threat of a Covid-19 outbreak. Duterte issued the GRP’s unilateral ceasefire declaration in the evening […]

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Capitalist farming, deforestation cause new pandemics
March 21, 2020

Frequent outbreaks of diseases caused by the coronavirus and other zoonotic diseases are linked to capitalist landgrabbing, massive deforestation and mass food production of big agribusiness corporations. Under the neoliberal regime, these companies cause massive environmental degradation which inadversely affect humans and animals. According to biology and environmental experts, epidemics and pandemics should not be […]

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Ka Lo­ri: The love of a mother Red fighter
March 21, 2020

Women Red fighters, especially mothers, are an inspire their fellow women to fight and liberate themselves. Ka Lori is one of them. She is a mother and a Red fighter in a unit of the New People’s Army in Bicol. Despite the pain of having to leave her children behind, she decided to join the […]

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International Women’s Day commemoration
March 21, 2020

GABRIELA SPEARHEADED A protest action on March 8 in commemoration of the International Working Women’s Day. Thousands of women and supporters converged at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila and marched to Mendiola. During the rally, the group questioned Duterte’s sincerity in abbrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement as military exercises by US and Philippine military continue […]

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TUP students protest against repression
March 21, 2020

WEARING BLACK SHIRTS, 300 students of the Techno­lo­gical Univer­sity of the Phi­lip­pi­nes protested on March 4 to oppose the implementation of repressive university policies. The mobilization was spearheaded by the TUP Univer­sity Stu­dent Govern­ment. Students criticized the university administration for repressing organizations and student activities. They complained about the lack of facilities and lambasted the […]

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CPP leader Ju­li­us Gi­ron, 2 others massacred in Ba­guio City
March 21, 2020

JOINT ELEMENTS OF the military and police massacred Ju­li­us Gi­ron (Ka Nars), his doctor Ma. Lour­des Di­ne­ros Tangco, and their aide Arvie Alarcon Reyes on March 13 at 3 a.m. in Barangay Queen of Peace, Baguio City. Claims made by the military and police that they were about to serve an arrest warrant and that […]

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