Ang Bayan

Protests
April 07, 2019

PROTEST VS. CYBER-ATTACKS. Various alternative media groups, digital rights activists and their supporters marked the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship last March 12 with a protest action in front of the De­partment of Infor­ma­ti­on and Com­mu­nica­ti­ons Techno­logy. The protesters condemned the agency’s inaction over the demand of the groups to address the attacks on their websites, […]

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State forces kill 14 farmers within a day
April 07, 2019

The scourge of SEMPO in Negros Police and military forces successively killed 14 farmers just within a few hours on March 30 in Negros Oriental. The victims add to the seven farmers killed from December 2018 to January under the campaign of suppression dubbed as SEMPO. Starting from 1 a.m., the latest killings were perpetrated […]

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Repression against peasants and minorities
April 07, 2019

Three peasants were illegally arrested in Barangay Mulangan, Igbaras, Iloilo last March 18. The three were identified as Roberto Elamparo, 50, Ruperto Enar, 51 and Ramon Enar, 49. The AFP claimed that an encounter ensued near the area and accused the three as members of the NPA. In Iloilo, three Tumandok minorities were also illegally […]

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AFP lays siege on 12 Bukidnon communities
April 07, 2019

Five battalions of the Armed Foces of the Philippines (AFP) are currently conducting focused operations in 12 communities situated in the boundaries of Cabanglasan and San Fernando, Bukidnon since January this year. No less than 1,400 soldiers from the 60th IB, 56th IB, 57th IB, 58th IB, 88th IB, Scout Rangers and Division Reconnaissance Company […]

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300 families evacuate in Samar
April 07, 2019

More than 300 families or 1,409 individuals evacuated from Hagbay, Can-aponte, San Nicolas and San Pedro in San Jose de Buan, Samar on March 17-25 due to the three-month long operation of the 87th IB in their communities. Among the evacuees are 424 children, 66 elderly individuals and 11 pregnant women. Last March 25, soldiers […]

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Water privatization is a bane to Metro Manila residents
April 07, 2019

Half a million residents suffered a limited six- to 18-hour supply of water per day for almost two weeks last month. Although water supply is gradually stabilizing, water supply interruptions are expected to continue in the coming months. People bear the brunt of inefficient water distribution services under greedy private operators. This experience directly contradicts […]

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Group demands release of funds for drought
April 07, 2019

This year, 11 Mindanao provinces will experience drought (Zam­boa­nga del Nor­te, Zam­boa­nga del Sur, Zam­boa­nga Si­bu­gay, Mi­sa­mis Occi­den­tal, South Co­ta­ba­to, Sul­tan Ku­da­rat, Di­nagat Islands, Su­ri­gao del Nor­te, Ma­gu­in­da­nao, Su­lu at Ta­wi-Ta­wi), alongside 26 provinces in Luzon (Abra, Be­ngu­et, Ka­li­nga, Apa­yao, Moun­ta­in Province, Ilocos Nor­te, La Uni­on, Pa­nga­si­nan, Ba­ta­an, Nueva Ecija, Zam­ba­les, Met­ro Ma­ni­la, Cavi­te, La­gu­na, […]

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US military presence in the Philippines escalates
April 07, 2019

American military presence and operations—under the guise of joint military exercises, port calls, visits and other activities—are escalating in the Philippines. Last March, at least 9,000 American troops were simultaneously on Philippine soil. This April 2 to 12, the US is launching the 35th Balikatan in South and Central Luzon. This is being directly managed […]

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Resist Oplan Samadhan—CPI-Maoist
April 07, 2019

The Communist Party of India (CPI)-Maoist called on the Indian people to resist the Operation Samadhan (“solution” in Indian), the reactionary Indian state’s latest suppression campaign. Contrary to its declared objectives, the operation will not bring in “solutions” such as irrigation, education, health and other services to Indian communities. Instead, Operation Samadhan will displace the […]

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Labanan ang Oplan Samadhan—CPI-Maoist
April 07, 2019

NANAWAGAN ANG Communist Party of India (CPI)-Maoist sa mamamayang Indian na labanan ang Operation Samadhan (o “solusyon” sa salitang Indian), ang pinakahuling kampanya ng panunupil ng reaksyunaryng estadong Indian. Taliwas sa idineklara nitong layuning pagdadala ng mga “solusyon” sa mahihirap na komunidad ng India tulad ng irigasyon, edukasyon, serbisyong pangkalusugan at iba pa, ang Operasyon […]

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