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Abolish the VFACom and then terminate the VFA

Now that the Arroyo government has abolished the VFACom led by the arrogant prick Zosimo Paredes, it should take the next logical step: terminate the onerous Visiting Forces Agreement. The events following the rape of a Filipina in Subic has shown the untenability of having such an unfair agreement tying our hands and preventing the […]

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GMA fears coming People Power

Contrary to consistently murky propaganda flying out of Malacañang, many people wish a huge storm would finally sweep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from the office she has usurped since the 2004 elections. Consequently, the public hopes the storm would bring a rebirth and an opportunity for forces of progress to bring the most urgent aspirations of […]

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My computer: Free at last

Over the past few days, I’ve successfully migrated from the conventional proprietary operating system to the refreshing Ubuntu Linux OS. I took the plunge soon after receiving the latest batch of Ubuntu Linux CDs I requested and which got for free. Ubuntu Linux is refreshing as it gives a complete break from the monotony of […]

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Makabuluhang Pasko sa inyong lahat

To non-Filipino speakers, that’s “a meaningful Christmas to you all” for you. May Christmas continue to inspire and renew our faith in ourselves as a people so that we could all work for the birth of a new Philippines that is peaceful, free, just and prosperous. All foes of progress seek to consign Christmas to […]

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"New Politics" and Bayan Muna

Contrary to the false claims of our detractors, Bayan Muna has a lot to offer Filipinos in terms of non-trapo leadership. Since 1999, when the party was established, Bayan Muna has attempted to pursue its general program of government. Bayan Muna propagated this program in the 2001 and 2004 partylist polls. The party won overwhelmingly […]

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The banner "Erap acceptable to Left" is wrong

I thought it was the sickest joke of the year — imagine one of the leaders of the People Power 2 movement and consistent advocate of a Transition Council as replacement to the Arroyo presidency now reportedly open to an Estrada presidency Part 2. Expectedly, those who have following the Left or maliciously waiting for […]

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World AIDS Day: Red ribbons and more

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day: Wear a red ribbon. Read about HIV/AIDS and empower yourself with up-to-date and correct information. If you have a friend or relative with HIV and AIDS, give him/her extra special attention. Email your a congressperson or senator to support House Bill 4357 whick would provide better AIDS education and […]

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Army massacres farmers in Palo, Leyte

Some journalists have told me after the Palo massacre that its like the Marcos dictatorship all over again. For since when has it become a crime for a group of farmers to gather and stay overnight at a kamalig (hut)? Well, maybe starting 5:00 am of Nov. 21, because on that time and date, elements […]

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Dateline: Hongkong

In a few weeks, the world focuses its eyes on Hongkong. The city will host the 6th Ministerial of the dreaded World Trade Organization led by the most rapcious multinational companies and advanced capitalist nations. It is up to the Third World countries and mass movements to make sure the talks collapse, no agreement is […]

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Killings continue under Arroyo

Yesterday, another journalist and activist was gunned down, bringing to 67, the number of Bayan Muna leaders murdered under the reign of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Unresolved and continuing murders of activists and journalists are a hallmark of fascist regimes. Fascist regimes should be deposed and punished in order to spare the people from further assaults […]

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GMA’s cops beat students on Int’l. Students Day

The National Union of Students of the Philippines and the League of Filipino Students marked International Students Day yesterday with a peaceful march to Mendiola Bridge. As per the policy of Mrs. Arroyo to ban demonstrations, the police responded with yet another forcible dispersal, beatings and arbitrary arrests and detention of the student marchers. For […]

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GMA’s war on media

Grabe talaga itong si GMA. Hanep sa katalinuhan at kakapalan ng pagmumukha. Unable to wiggle her way out of the crisis of being caught lying, stealing and cheating, she now portrays the situation as, albeit partly, a handiwork of media. She has blamed media for the woes of the country and claims that the press […]

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Text revolution

Something’s amiss in the post-meeting discussions among Mobileactivists. There has been too much focus on technologies but the human aspect of mobile activism has yet to be touched. This could be a fatal error of omission. Millions already have cellphones or use texting but the New World Disorder of US imperialism still holds sway. Dubya […]

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Heroes and martyrs

Let’s never forget to honor our many heroes and martyrs who have died blazing the trail towards national freedom and democracy. They are the many stars that inspire us to carry on the noble fight for our people’s welfare against the most malignant enemies that continue to frustrate our quest for meaningful change. Offering one’s […]

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Goodbye Nanang Ine

Nanang Ine, the younger of my dad’s two sisters, died today of an asthma attack. Most probably, she died while desperately calling for her housemates’ attention as she tried to breathe. Nanang Ine was known in my father’s village as deaf and dumb. But that didn’t stop her from expressing love and admiration, pain and […]

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Hello Garci? Hello ANAD?

I thought ANAD was having a presscon yesterday to finally apologize for being part of the dagdag-bawas in the 2004 polls. A quick check of the Hello Garci transcript clearly states that ANAD was a beneficiary of Virgilio Garcillano’s magickry, getting more votes than it truly did. I thought that Jun Alcover would publicly dissociate […]

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