ANG BAYAN, 7 June 2013

Expose and oppose the revival of the cha-cha scheme

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Right after the elections, the Aquino clique immediately floated the idea of charter change (cha-cha or amending the reactionary 1987 constitution). The ruling clique clearly wants to take advantage of its majority control over the senate and the lower house of congress in order to push through with cha-cha.

As before, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. served as point man. And as usual, Aquino feigned lack of interest in cha-cha, after noticing the public’s somber reaction to Belmonte’s… More

Mga negosasyon sa pagbibigay ng akses militar sa US, balatkayo lamang - PKP

Kawanihan sa Impormasyon
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Agosto 14, 2013

Translation: Negotiations over granting US military access are nothing but a masquerade—CPP

Sinabi ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) na ang mga negosasyon na nakatakdang simulan ngayong araw sa pagitan ng rehimeng Aquino at ng mga upisyal militar ng US hinggil sa pagbibigay ng akses sa militar ng US sa mga lokal na pasilidad ay walang iba kundi balatkayo upang ipormalisa ang dati nang paggamit ng US sa Pilipinas bilang isang base militar na matagal nang sinang-ayunan at sinuportahan ng rehimeng Aquino.

Ito ang reaksyon ng PKP sa sinasatsat kahapon ng tagapagsalita ni Aquino na ang access agreement ay "hindi pa nagpagkakasunduan" at nais ng gubyernong Aquino na tiyakin na hindi nalalabag ang pagbabawal ng konstitusyon sa mga dayuhang base militar.

Mga Sibilyan Giaresto sa AFP, PNP sa Guingona nga Kaso

Cesar Renerio
August 14, 2013

Gipanghimaraot sa National Democratic Front-North Central Mindanao Region ang AFP ug PNP sa pag-aresto ug pagdetener niini sa duha ka inosenteng sibilyan nga gipasanginlan sa nahitabong sinukliay og bala tali sa New People’s Army ug mga armadong escort ni former Mayor Ruthie Guingona sa Gingoog City niadtong April 20, 2013.

Gipanghinambog sa medya sa tigpamaba sa Regional PNP nga si Police Supt. Ronnie Francis Carriaga ang pagkasikop ni Mr. Reynaldo Agcopra Gundaya niadtong Sabado, Agosto 10 didto sa San Roque, Aposkahoy, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. Gipaila siya isip si “Kumander Tarik” nga utok sa natigayong pinusilay sa gimontar nga NPA checkpoint niadtong Abril 20.

Rise against the corrupt, anti-people and pro-imperialist Aquino regime!

Ma. Laya Guerrero
Spokesperson, Kabataang Makabayan
August 13, 2013

Recently the disclosures about the pork barrel mired with corruption had generated the ire of the people. There’s widespread anger against the pork barrel system and rampant corruption of bureaucrat-capitalists who lead pompous lifestyles at the height of poverty of majority of the people.

Despite the rising clamor for abolition and rechanneling of pork barrel to social services, the allotted 2014 budget for pork barrel is programmed to get P 25.2 billion. UP budget expert Prof. Briones revealed that Aquino’s multi-billion unprogrammed fund is only the tip of the iceberg, that Aquino’s Presidential Pork is a bloated    P1 Trillion composed of gigantic lump-sum of P 139 billion of Aquino’s unprogrammed funds which are unliquidated funds, and discretionary funds slipped into different departments which can only be released via Aquino’s orders.

Negotiations over granting US military access are nothing but a masquerade--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 14, 2013

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said negotiations scheduled to start today between the Aquino regime and US military officials over granting the US military access to local facilities are nothing but a masquerade to formalize what has been US practice of making use of the Philippines as a military base long acceded to and supported by the Aquino regime.

The CPP issued this statement in reaction to claims made yesterday by Aquino's spokesperson that the access agreement is "not a done deal" and that the Aquino government wants to make sure that the constitutional prohibition against foreign military bases are not violated.

7 ka sundalo patay sa 4 ka opensiba sa NPA sa Claveria, Misamis Oriental

Lorena Mangahas
NPA - Eastern Misamis Oriental - North Eastern Bukidnon Sub-Regional Command

12 August 2013
For  four consecutive days, the New People’s Army under the Eastern Misamis Oriental-North Eastern Bukidnon Subregional command has launched four harassment actions against operating troops of the 58th IB-PA in the town of Claveria. Seven of the reactionary troops were killed in these attacks.

August 9 – an NPA squad encountered 58th IB troops in Brgy. Aposkahoy, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. The Red fighters positioned themselves atop a hill being traversed by the mercenary troops. Two of the soldiers were killed when the NPA unit used a command-detonated explosive against them. According to reports from the locals, the enemy soldiers transported their casualties on a 6x6 military truck. On the other hand, the comrades safely withdrew after the harassment.

ANG BAYAN, 7 August 2013, in English

Tear off Aquino’s mask!

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For the past three years, the ruling Aquino regime has been relentlessly trying to smash the machinery of corruption of the past Arroyo regime. This is not to cleanse the reactionary government of anomalies and corruption, but to set up a new machinery of thievery and plunder controlled and run by the Aquino-Cojuangco families and their cohorts.

If there is anything that has changed since Aquino came to power, it is the shrewd use of the mass media and publicity campaigns to portray the… More