Satur Ocampo is free!

At around 2:00 pm today, April 3, Bayan Muna Representative triumphantly walked out of the Manila Police District headquarters where he was detained for 18 days, after the Supreme Court granted his petition for release. The court en banc this morning ruled that Ocampo may be freed as soon as he posted a P100,000 cash […]

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Mabuhay ka, Satur! Tuloy ang laban!

On April 3, the Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the petition for release of Honorable Satur Ocampo, the deputy minority leader of the House of Representatives and president of Bayan Muna partylist. Bayan Muna will release 200 pieces of a special, limited-edition wallet-sized photo of Ocampo (design shown above) to mark the event. […]

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Bayan Muna tops SWS survey with 28 percent

I am happy, elated and humbled by the people’s show of support for Bayan Muna. Inquirer’s headline today screams news that will upset the stomachs of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Hermogenes Esperon, Norberto Gonzales, Raul Gonzalez and other opponents of new politics: Bayan Muna tops survey with 28 percent making it their partylist of choice. This […]

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Satur Ocampo: A self-introduction

Satur Ocampo is now detained but he continues to carry Bayan Muna to the top as the Number One partylist in all surveys. The brazen persecution by the government cements his reputation and that of Bayan Muna as undisputed champions of the poor and the oppressed, and enemies of the Hello Garci presidency. As tribute, […]

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Akbayan: AFP’s favorite partylist

One of the partylist groups identified by the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a “military ally” and “a good leftist party” should condemn the AFP, not Bayan Muna, but this was what its ringleaders did when they issued this scathing statement. It is the AFP, as shown in documents exposed by Bayan Muna, who […]

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Postscript to the NTC conciliation meeting

As spokesperson of TXTPower, I make this special appeal to all subscribers of Globe, Smart and Sun to join our campaign against Globe’s abusive and confusing Unlitxt and for the rollback to the old Unlimitxt rates. This is not just about unlimited texting, but also about our rights and dignity as consumers. We must not […]

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Boycott Globe!

As Globe Telecom refuses to obey and comply with the NTC order (see previous blog entry), we consumers have a responsibility to ourselves to help make things right. We need to teach Globe a lesson in ethics and civics. Globe cannot be allowed to consider the NTC as a mere doormat. If Globe thinks it […]

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Ang lakas mo talaga sa Globe: Unlimitxt rates up 100 percent

Many Globe subscribers texted me all day, complaining that Globe Telecom stopped its Unlimitxt Permanent Service without any prior notice and replaced it with new promos that resulted in a 100-percent increase in unlimited texting rates. TXTPower immediately emailed a complaint with the National Telecommunications Commission, and issued a press release. GMANews.tv published it today. […]

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Soldiers responsible for most extrajudicial killings in RP

Yes, this is the thought of reports circulating across the world courtesy of the Manila bureaus of international wire agencies soon after the Melo Commission’s chairperson spoke with a reporter of the Philippine Daily Inquirer regarding the findings of its probe into the political slays. Take a look:Philippine killings probe blames military (Reuters)Report: Philippine Troops […]

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Watch "Moral" and help Ka Nick Atienza

UP Professor Nick Atienza needs our help. He remains confined at the Philippine General Hospital since falling ill and comatose late December last year. The respirator has been removed (a cl;ear sign of improvement), but he has yet to wake up and resume his scholarly and activist work. Ka Nick’s friends have organized a benefit […]

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TXTPower scores another victory for consumers

Yesterday, ABS-CBNnews.com and INQUIRER.net reported that the National Telecommunications Commission ordered Smart and Piltel to “hold in abeyance” the two companies’ plan to forcibly expire free text and free airtime load of their millions of subscribers. The NTC’s action came after TXTPower faxed and emailed a letter-complaint on January 12, 2007 blasting Smart and Piltel […]

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GMA death squads kill Prof. Jose Maria Cui

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s death squads claimed another victim yesterday after a team of two motorcycle-riding assassins shot to his death Prof. Jose Maria Cui in front of his students yesterday at the University of Eastern Philippines in Catarman, Northern Samar. Prof. Cui sustained two fatal gunshot wounds in the head and chest, ensuring his death. […]

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New Year’s Eve attack

Death squads marked New Year’s Eve hours earlier than scheduled and in a most brutal way. They murdered Pong Alvarado (shown in photo) near his home in Ligao City, Albay and ushered in a sad new year for the Alvarado family and the people of Albay and Bicol who Pong so dearly loved. Minutes after, […]

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Thanks Mideo for my blog’s new template!

I’d like to devote this post to Mideo M. Cruz. He’s a people’s artist who has gone around the world, showing his works that depict the world’s peoples and their common conditions under US-led imperialist plunder and war. His new world disorder project is “an open, collaborative and loose multi media art initiative. an international […]

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