Bayan Chairperson Carol Araullo (right) shows the sign posted outside the Bayan office in Quezon City. 
(Photo from the Bayan Facebook account)

Office of Bayan-Manila raided, 3 activists nabbed

By Ronalyn V. Olea MANILA — Elements of the Philippine National Police raided the office of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Manila at Flora Street corner Clemente Street in Tondo, Manila at around 1 a.m. today, according to an alert from human rights group Karapatan. Arrested were Ram Carlo Bautista, Bayan Manila campaign Director; Alma Moran, member 

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DepEd calls for ‘exhaustive probe’ on slay attempt on Bukidnon teacher

Zhydee Bitago Cabañelez, an elementary teacher at Dalit Elementary School in Valencia City, Bukidnon was shot at, by four motorcycle-riding assailants, in front of her class on Oct. 15. By Janess Ann J. Ellao MANILA–The Department of Education (DepEd) has called for an exhaustive investigation on the recent shooting of a public school teacher 

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Activist doc receives death threats

“In these times, those who do good and stand for what is right are persecuted. It [this administration] is sowing fear because it rules by fear. This must be opposed in whatever form and whenever it occurs.” By Raymund B. Villanueva Kodao Productions / MANILA — An activist doctor and professor received death threats 

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Lawyers’ group vows to file charges against rights violators

We will also ask other lawyers groups to help in what we hope to be the filing of voluminous cases against the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. By Anne Marxze D. Umil MANILA–The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) will hold President Duterte accountable for the numerous rights violations he committed against the Filipino 

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Groups mourn passing of former senator Pimentel

MANILA — Various groups have expressed their sympathies over the passing of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., who died on Oct. 20, 2019. Pimental was 85 years old. His passing was confirmed by his son Sen. Koko Pimentel in a Facebook post, thanking all those who have been a part of his life.” 

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The party-lists representatives. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cancel registration of ‘rebellious’ party-list groups? Not so fast — Comelec’s Guanzon

MANILA, Philippines – National security officials may want the poll body to cancel the registration of party-list groups with supposed links to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), but for Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, it’s not as easy as simply giving an order. In a Senate hearing on electoral reforms and 

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Pagsunog sa planta ng Abante, kinundena

Mariing kinundena ng pamunuan ng Abante News Group at iba’t ibang grupo ng mamamahayag ang ginawang pag-atake at pagsunog ng apat na armadong kalalakihan sa planta ng pahayagan sa Parañaque City, ngayong Lunes ng madaling araw. Ayon sa pamunuan ng Abante, ala-una ng madaling araw nang puwersahang salakayin ng mga armadong saspek na nakamaskara ang 

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Does Año’s push for anti-subversion law revival differentiate activists with placards from revolutionaries with guns? Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año called for the revival of the anti-subversion law to counter the recruitment of communist rebels among Filipino youth. “We wish to emphasize that our proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law is only for members of the [Communist Party of the Philippines]-[New People’s Army]-[National Democratic 

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By Erika Cruz, Kabataan Partylist 2nd Nominee

Duterte and AFP’s whole-of-nation, Oplan Kapanatagan, drug war and vilification of youth activism—pure cowardice

By Erika Cruz December 2018, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 70, institutionalizing the “whole-of-nation approach” to supposedly address the internal armed conflict in the Philippines. The joint AFP-PNP counterinsurgency program, which succeeds Oplan Kapayapaan and now goes by the name Oplan Kapanatagan, and by which the whole-of-nation approach gains traction, aims to use 

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Another Lumad farmer gunned down in Bukidnon province

DAVAO CITY–A Lumad farmer was killed in a town in Bukidnon province on Friday, Aug. 9, a Lumad group reported. Kalumbay, a region-wide organization of indigenous people, identified the victim as Alex Lacay, 34, in an urgent alert released Saturday, Aug.10 morning. Lacay was gunned down at around 4 p.m. in sitio Pag-asa, barangay Salawagan, 

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