Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SONA 2014: "AQUINO, PATALSIKIN! ITAKWIL ANG ELITISTANG REHIMEN!"

SONA 2014: "AQUINO, PATALSIKIN! ITAKWIL ANG ELITISTANG REHIMEN!"

Lunes, Hulyo 28, 2014 - Nagmartsa patungo sa Batasang Pambansa, ngunit hinarang na agad ang mga raliyistang nananawagan ng pagpapatalsik kay Noynoy Aquino sa pwesto, sa ikalimang SONA (State of the Nation Address) ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino, dalawang taon bago matapos ang kanyang termino. Mula sa Tandang Sora ay hindi man lang nakarating kahit sa Gotesco ang mga raliyista dahil hinarang na sila ng mga pulis, kaya nagpasya na silang magprograma isang kilometro bago mag-Ever Gotesco, sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth Avenue.

Dala ang malaking streamer na de-gulong na may panawagang "Aquino, Patalsikin! Itakwil ang Kurap at Elitistang Rehimen! Itayo ang Gobyerno ng Masa!" at malaking dilaw na krus na nakasulat ang "Pasakit sa Manggagawa - BMP" at "Patalsikin!", sama-samang nagmartsa ang mga grupong Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), SANLAKAS, Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng mga Maralita ng Lungsod (KPML), Metro Manila Vendors Alliance (MMVA), Samahan ng Mamamayan - Zone One Tondo Organization (SM-ZOTO), Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (AMA), SUPER-Federation, Piglas Kabataan (PK), Makabayan-Pilipinas, Koalisyon Pabahay Pilipinas (KPP), atbp. Sumama rin sa kanila ang grupong Manggagawang Sosyalista (MASO) at Teachers' Dignity Coalition (TDC).

Kasabay nilang magprograma ang mga grupong nasa ilalim ng Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) at Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ).

Ang SONA ay ginaganap tuwing ikaapat na Lunes ng Hulyo.

Ulat at mga litrato ni Greg Bituin Jr.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

PR - Urban poor denounce Roxas’ for claiming that DAP benefitted informal settlers

Press Release
20 July 2014


Contact Person:
Anthony Barnedo 0949-7518792
Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng Maralitang Lungsod



Urban poor denounce Roxas’ for claiming that DAP benefitted informal settlers

REACTING to claims made by Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas that 10 billion pesos from the recently declared unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were spent to relocate waterways communities, an urban poor federation leader says it is the exact opposite.

Roxas was reported to have said that, “The money was used for the welfare of the people. The interest of the people always prevails,” during the unveiling of the Zero-ISF Water Easement in Barangay Salapan in San Juan City.

“Roxas is trying his hardest but obviously failing to paint himself as to looking after the interests of the informal settlers when in fact, the relocation program of the government with or without DAP funds is not beneficial but also consequentially detrimental to the poor,” said Anthony Barnedo of Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng Maralitang Lungsod (KPML).

Barnedo branded that the socialized housing program of the government as “Rated: PG or Rated: Pure Gimmickry for all the housing officials want is to bulldoze us to far-flung areas for us to rot to death. It is not for the betterment of the poor when the government “saves” us from a danger zone, only to condemn us to a death zone,”

On Roxas’ statement, he clarified that, “It is categorically untrue that the usage of DAP funds were beneficial to the informal settlers along the waterways because the government’s housing units are not for free, poor families will still have to pay monthly mortgages out of their contractual jobs. The government will even profit out of our miseries through interests”.

“The DAP’s true beneficiaries are the real estate developers who cornered billions-worth of government low-cost housing contracts. The DAP is the milking cow of the likes of Noynoy Aquino’s former classmate, Chito Cruz of the National Housing Authority and Gerry Acuzar, owner of New San Jose Builders, Inc. and brother-in-law of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa,” the urban poor leader pointed out.

The KPML condemned Roxas for using the miseries of the poor to shield himself and Aquino from public accountability by justifying their usage of illegally juggled public funds.

“If there are available public funds and if both Aquino and Roxas truly stand for the welfare of the marginalized like they claim then provide free socialized housing and abandon their plans privatize public hospitals for indigents among others”, he asserted.

The militants believes that the government is heartless for it unjustly and forcibly uproots the informal settlers from their communities, work and school, only to be dumped to areas without even basic necessities and infrastructure such as schools, markets, day care centers, potable water, and steady supply of electricity and drainage pipes.

The most damaging, they say, “is the lack of jobs or opportunities to eke a living and pay their mortgages”.

The KPML together with ally Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino just recently announced that they are now calling for the ouster of Aquino and the establishment of a government of the masses and not the constitutional succession of the Vice President.


The groups vows to mobilize thousands of its members and affiliates on July 28, Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address.###

Monday, July 14, 2014

Panawagan ng mga militante: "Aquino, Patalsikin!"

Panawagan ng mga militante: "Aquino, Patalsikin!"

Hulyo 14, 2014 - Kasabay ng nakatakdang talumpati ng Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa telebisyon sa ika-6 ng gabi, nagrali naman ang mga kasapi ng Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), at Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng mga Maralita ng Lungsod sa iba't ibang lugar, tulad ng Monumento, Mendiola, at Welcome Rotonda. Dito'y kanilang ipinanawagan ang pagpapatalsik kay Pangulong Aquino dahil sa patuloy nitong pagtatanggol Disbusement Acceleration Program (DAP) na idineklara nang unconstitutional ng Korte Suprema.

Naging tagapagsalita sa Welcome Rotonda si Ka Sonny Melencio, pangulo ng PLM at Edwin Guarin ng PLM-NCRR, at sa Mendiola naman ay sina Ka Leody de Guzman, pangulo ng BMP at Ka Anthony Barnedo, secretary general ng KPML-NCRR.

Nauna rito'y nagrali na umaga pa lang ang BMP at KPML sa harapan ng tanggapan ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) at nagmartsa sila patungong Mendiola kung saan nila tinapos ang kanilang programa.

Ulat at mga litrato mula sa Welcome Rotonda ni Greg Bituin Jr.

DBM at Mendiola, niralihan ng manggagawa't maralita

DBM at Mendiola, niralihan ng manggagawa't maralita

Hulyo 14, 2014 - Niralihan ng manggagawa't maralita mula sa Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) at Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng mga Maralita ng Lungsod (KPML) ang tanggapan ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) upang ipanawagan ang pagpapatalsik kina DBM Secretary Butch Abad at Pangulong Noynoy Aquino. Ito'y kaugnay ng kanilang pananagutan sa programang Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) na kamakailan ay idineklarang unconstitutional ng Korte Suprema.

Ang ilan sa mga raliyista ay may hawak na palakol na ang nakasulat: "Aquino at Abad, DAPat Patalsikin! Elitistang Rehimen, Itakwil!"

Mula sa DBM ay nagmartsa sila patungong Mendiola at doon tinapos ang programa.

Ulat at mga litrato ni Greg Bituin Jr.