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NPA-Isabela seizes 14 firearms
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

FOURTEEN FIREARMS WERE seized by the New People’s Army (NPA)-Isabela in an armed action against the Task Force Kalikasan (TFK) at Sitio Lagis, Barangay Sindun Bayabo, Ilagan City. Five pistols were confiscated during the operation. The TFK is under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office and is actively supported by local police and military […]

Foiled FMO in Agusan del Norte
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is covering up the failure of its focused military operation (FMO) at Mt. Hilong-hilong in North Eastern Mindanao last month to brag and save face. This was the statement of Ka Sandara Sidlakan, spokesperson of the New People’s Army (NPA)-North Eastern Mindanao Region, on September 4. Mt. Hilong-hilong is […]

Military intensifies intervention in schools
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

THE ARMED FORCES of the Philippines (AFP) has intensified its intervention in schools and universities across the country in compliance with the direction of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict which was established through Executive Order No. 70. These are patterned after the “whole-of-nation approach” counterinsurgency campaign and is a major […]

Multitrillion budget for dictatorship
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Budget for peace and development—this was how the US-Duterte regime described its proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020. This is far from reality as the multitrillion budget is bound to be corrupted and will be used to fund anti-people programs and projects, and to intensify fascism. The proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 is 12% higher than […]

Victorious Monde Nissin strike
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

MONDE NISSIN WORKERS’ second strike last August 27 was successful as the management agreed to negotiate with the Mon­de Nis­sin La­bor Associa­ti­on-LIGA (MNLA-LIGA) regarding the retrenchment of 176 workers. The management agreed to compensate dismissed contractual workers a separation pay of not less than P100,000 each. The MNLA first staged its strike on August 6 […]

Widespread E-CLIP corruption
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

IN THE NORTH EASTERN Mindanao Region (NEMR), Maria Malaya reported that about P60,000 are pocketed by AFP officials for every civilian they are able to coerce to surrender. Reports from various barangays and communities across the region indicate that those coerced were promised to be given P65,000 each. In truth, however, majority of them have […]

Bakwit schools open in Quezon and Davao City
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

A BAKWIT SCHOOL (school for evacuees) held its opening of classes for the current academic year last September 2 at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in Quezon City. Around 50 Lumad students, their teachers and leaders participated in the activity. Meanwhile, 155 students participated in the opening of classes in another Bakwit School at the […]

State forces arrest NDFP consultant
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

JOINT ELEMENTS OF the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines illegally arrested Esterlita Suaybaguio, 60, in Cubao, Quezon City on August 23. Suaybaguio is a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in its peace negotiations with the GRP. She was arrested based on a fabricated case of illegal […]

Duterte regime frees criminals
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

MORE THAN 1,700 heinous crime convicts have been released by the Duterte regime through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law. The GCTA provides for the early release of inmates, including those sentenced to life imprisonment, as reward for their good behavior in prison. This releases came under fire following a public outcry, especially that […]

Palay farmgate price drops to P7
September 07, 2019 | Ang Bayan | Articles

THE LOWEST FARMGATE price of local palay (unhusked rice) was pegged at P7/ki­lo last August from P22-24/ki­lo which was the highest price last year. This was after the influx of relatively cheaper imported rice into the local market. This has adversely affected the overall local agricultural production which has decreased by 1.27% during the 2nd […]