Archive of Features

Demand for 2021 Labor Day: Just aid and wage increase now!
April 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The Kilusang Mayo Uno, along with its affiliate unions and other labor organizations, launched a series of protest last April 16 to drumbeat their demand for a ₱10,000-aid for all who lost their jobs during the pandemic and a ₱100-wage increase for all workers and farm workers. On the same day, workers conducted a noise […]

Intense exploitation of coconut farmers
April 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

In contrast to the hardships of coconut farmers, big landlords, traders and monopolistic corporations continue to fatten their pockets. Amid the pandemic, the exploitation of coconut farmers has further intensified. In December 2020, a tenant family based in a barrio of Camarines Sur which tends a four-hectare coconut farm earned a measly ₱4,900. Of the […]

IMF-World Bank, landgrabber and environmental plunderer
April 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Progressive organizations went online last April 11 to protest the opening of the Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB). In this meeting, leaders of the IMF-WB and delegates discussed the issues of Covid-19, debt and climate change. As in the past, the IMF-WB claimed to be an “environmental champion” by announcing its […]

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans escalate
April 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the US are escalating. Hate crimes pertain to crimes committed on the basis of a particular skin color, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age or gender. One of such case is that of a 65-year old Filipina who was kicked in the head in New York. On the same […]

Solidarity between the masses and people’s army in Ilocos-Cordillera
April 07, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Like in other places in the country, the Covid-19 pandemic and intensifying state fascism poses a huge challenges to the people’s army and the revolutionary people in the Ilocos-Cordillera region. Units of the people’s army in the region faced these with determination. In its ranks is Ka Emil, a young revolutionary who serves as their […]

Mass base expands in Cagayan Valley
April 07, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The support of the masses for the people’s war continues to expand and deepen. This was the statement Elias Almazan, political officer of the New People’s Army (NPA)-Cagayan Valley (Fortunato Camus Command). In an interview with Baringkuas (the regional revolutionary publication), he stressed that the intense and large-scale military operations of the Armed Forces of […]

Roads for corruption and war in Northern Mindanao
April 07, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The reactionary government touts about its plan to railroad the construction of farm-to-market roads (FMRs) or road networks which will link farms to markets purportedly to facilitate faster transportation of farm produce and raise farmgate prices. However, these roads have actually no impact on farmgate prices as these are often arbtitrarily set by big traders. […]

Bankruptcy among abaca farmers in Bicol
April 07, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Abaca farmers in Catanduanes have already been facing bankruptcy even before the Covid-19 pandemic. Fifty kilos of abaca are sold for only ₱3,000 which is relatively lower than the ₱5,000-cost of production shouldered by farmers, including rent to landlords. Overall, at least 200,000 peasant families across the country plant abaca. The crop line covers 180,302 […]

Red fighters’ common objective
March 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Red fighters may come from various walks of life but they are linked by a common aspiration for revolutionary change. In the New People’s Army (NPA), oppressed classes and sectors unite to serve the masses, consolidate their strength and change the society. Ka Kiko, 19, now bears the onus of his elderly parents. Due to […]

Overworked peasant women
March 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

Peasant women are considered an “invisible” part of labor force. Data by the Center for Women’s Resources in 2018 indicated that only 644,000 women were counted by the reactionary state in the agricultural sector. This extremely low figure is attributed to the fact that many peasant women do not own land and are categorized as […]