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Happy 29th birthday, LFS!

Last Monday, the League of Filipino Students marked its 29th anniversary. The LFS has come a long way. Many students, past and present, salute the LFS for being an outstanding exponent of student activism, for providing students a productive and patriotic outlet for their many talents and immense energies. Contrary to the tsismis of tsismosos […]

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NDF explains revolutionary taxation policy on big businesses

The National Democratic Front explains revolutionary taxation viz. the many false claims against it: The revolutionary movement is building a new society to replace the present semi-feudal and semi-colonial society characterized by widespread poverty and economic backwardness. The new society that is being built promotes the interests of the overwhelming majority of the Filipino people […]

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Hodge-podge No. 310806

Fr. Joe Dizon blamed Ferdinand Marcos for the shortage of pro-people, righteous and progressive leaders today. “Pinagpapatay ni Marcos ang isang henerasyon ng mga lider gaya nina Edgar Jopson at Bobby dela Paz, kaya kakaunti ang mga lider ngayon na maaaring mamuno,” said Fr. Joe. “Ngayon, dapat tayong magalit din at ipatigil ang mga pagpaslang […]

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Impeaching GMA is a moral imperative

Lest I forget, I included my name in the Cadapan-Empeño impeachment complaint against President Arroyo filed on on July 26 before House secretary-general Roberto Nazareno. Cadapan and Empeño are the surnames of the two missing students of the University of the Philippines allegedly abducted by elements of the Philippine Army under the command of the […]

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The killings continue under Arroyo

Ernesto Ladeca, member of Bayan Muna in Misamis Oriental, was shot dead the other day in front of his home by motorcycle-riding assassins suspected to be elements of the Philippine Army. The killing no longer surprised the public, no small thanks to President Arroyo’s public display of admiration for General Jovito Palparan who started such […]

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TXTPower nears 5th birthday

In two months, TXTPower will turn five years old. Looking back and forward, there are more battles to fight and win. TXTPower started as a consumer advocacy group in 2001 when it stood up against the then-planned reduction of free text allocations. With the support of texters nationwide, TXTPower spread a texters’ manifesto, campaigned for […]

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Filipino Social Democrats lying to the world about themselves and their attacks on Bayan Muna, Anakpawis and Gabriela

The Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas (PDSP, Filipino Social Democratic Party) should be honest in its public declarations. It should always predicate in its statement the fact that it is a junior partner in the Arroyo government and that its party president, Norberto Gonzales, is the government’s current National Security Adviser. The PDSP, PDSP founding […]

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Ang kapal ng mukha!

This could perhaps be the most popular phrase being used nowadays in reaction to the consecutive statements coming from a certain Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and an entity that describes itself as the Arroyo government. Faced with an oil crisis that could further raise oil prices to levels unseen in our entire history, Mrs Arroyo […]

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Introducing the Batasan 6 as bloggers

The Batasan 6 — the six partylist Members of Congress being subjected to political repression by the Arroyo government for their activism and consistent criticism of President Arroyo’s acts of stealing, cheating, lying and suppressing the people — have set up a team blog. In a public announcement, the activist solons said that they will […]

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The people reclaim Mendiola

In a daring move that stunned Manila’s rabidly pro-Arroyo anti-riot policemen, marchers belonging to the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and the People’s Movement Against Arroyo’s Charter Change (People’s March) marched to Mendiola Bridge, effectively breaking the long ban on the staging of protest actions in that hallowed ground. I say “hallowed” because Mendiola had long […]

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GMA’s ultra-rightwing coup

Malacañang may lie 24 hours a day about it but the usurper named Gloria Macapagal Arroyo waged a ultra-rightwing coup on Feb. 24. GMA’s isolation from jaor political and social forces have gone from bad to worse even prior to Feb. 24. Already, the broad united front seeking her ouster included a cross-section of the […]

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How Filipinos and GMA marked 20th year of People Power

In a clearly desperate strategy to stop attempts of disgruntled soldiers and policemen to join the broad nationwide movement seeking her ouster, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today put the country under a “state of national emergency” and launched barefaced fascist attacks on Filipinos’ rights and freedoms. From the wee hours of the morning, Arroyo was in […]

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