Wala nang talab ang mga retorika at punchlines, hindi na nakakatawa ang mga jokes, yung iba nakakarindi na matapos ang isang taon. Paano, marami sa mga binitiwang pangako ni Noynoy Aquino sa mga kabataan at mamamayan ay wala naman talaga ring pinuntahan, at napalala pa
(Contribution to the International League of People’s Struggles Workshop on Youth Education and Employment, July 2011) We, youth from different nations, organizations and alliances declare our unity and solidarity against imperialism and its continuing attacks on the youth and the people. We are outraged by
Among other things, he promised that under his government, the corrupt Arroyo administration will be held accountable. He promised a government that will no longer be “manhid (insensitive)” to the needs of the people and that the people will be “boss.” He boasted of a government which will tread the “tuwid na daan (straight path)” and that because of all this, “pwede na ulit mangarap (we can dream again)”.
Have things changed? Things have remained pretty much the same: the Arroyos are still in government, tuwid na daan has led to nowhere, but has brought KKK (Kaklase, Kabarilan, Kakampi) to power; and for the majority of the people who are as poor as ever, things have gone from bad to worse.
A few weeks ago, government chief peace negotiator Alex Padilla was quoted in a news report saying Facebook is “pushing rebels into oblivion.” According to him, rebellious young people are now venting their sentiments on Facebook and thus has curtailed the pool of new recruits of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army. Left alone, he said, the insurgency would eventually die a natural death and the role of the peace talks today is to speed up that process.
Since the start of the year, oil pump prices have increased 11 times; diesel for a total of P8.10 per liter, P6.10 per liter for gasoline, and P7.50 per liter for kerosene. Prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have also increased three times since March
The Aquino government today announced its plans to privatize major social service infrastructures LRT1 and MRT3. Also, it is putting up for grabs the construction contracts of three new toll ways: one connecting the SLEX (Southern Luzon Expressway) and NLEX (Northern Luzon Expressway), an extension
Up to now, more than 6 months after being sworn into office, the Noynoy Aquino government still has not filed a single case against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Recently, the Aquino government has announced that it is drafting another EO to revive the Truth
As organized youth groups and student leaders prepare for heightened struggle and greater political participation this year, it would be helpful to recall how the youth engaged in politics and rocked the nation in 2010. Let us look back at some of the top youth
Last December 3, the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) announced that informal peace negotiations have started, and that formal peace talks are to resume on February in Oslo, Norway. To show the sincerity and goodwill of both sides in
(Part of an article published on blogwatch.ph) Is there a budget cut for SUCs in the 2011 Aquino budget? Yes. Aquino said it himself in his budget message to congress last August 24, 2010: “We allocated P23.4 billion to 112 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)