CAS Recognition Program 2017

Bukod sa kumpleto fam namin kanina, surreal makamayan ng professors, administrators, and staff pagbaba ng stage. Parang may honor at special award na rin ako. Chos.

Dean Estacio, Prof. Sioco, Prof. Andrea B. Martinez, Prof. Mishima Miciano, Prof. Allan Mesina, Prof. Reggie Vallejos, Prof. Carl Marc Ramota, Prof. Imperial, Ma’am Surat, at Sir/Kuya Manuel. Maraming salamat po sa mga aral at pakikipagtulugan sa mga kampanya’t aktibidad sa CAS at UP Manila. Padayon!

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Posted by on June 22, 2017 in iskolar ng bayan


Timeline: 1st week of Martial Law in Mindanao

Day 1: May 24 (Wednesday)
– massive bombing of Marawi City: 1 child killed; disorganized, massive evacuaton of civilians
– shelling ang bombing in Manatao, Davao del Sur

Day 2: May 25 (Thursday)
– mass arrest of 260 civilians only because they could not present IDs
– Davao City gov’t releases 30-point guidelines for the curtailment of civil liberties
– 1,800 families from Marawi evacuated since May 22
– 30 women (Lumad, Moro) gathered and were put under interrogation for an hour by 6th Marine Landing Battalion

Day 3: May 26 (Friday)
– AFP aerial bombing: 1 civilian killed, 5 wounded, more than 2,000 affected
– Duterte: “Kapag naka-rape kayo ng tatlo, aminin ko na akin ‘yon.”
– AFP announces it will exercise the right to censure, esp. in social media
– PNP: leaders and organizers of “anti-government” rallies will be arrested
– GMA-7: Amay Pakpak Medical Center never overrun by the Maute group

Day 4: May 27 (Saturday)
– widespread operations of PA 3rd ID in Panay
– checpoints put up in Tacloban city
– “surgical airstrikes” carried out by AFP in Marawi
– curfew implemented in Kabacan, Cotabato
– elements of 66th IB barged into the picketline of the striking workers of Shin Sun Company in Compostela Valley

Day 5: May 28 (Sunday)
– Mira Digaynon, Mandaya woman from Baganga, Davao Oriental was killed by 67th IB PA elements

Day 6: May 29 (Monday)
– continued indiscriminate bombing in Marawi City
– aerial bombing in Barangay Kimlawis, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur
– Iligan City lockdown


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Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Uncategorized


3rd year of EDCA

Today marks the 3rd year of the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) that allows the US to operate PH facilities or so-called “agreed locations” as military bases and to preposition war materiel. With the escalating US-North Korea tension, there is all the more reason for #Duterte to abrogate this lopsided agreement to prevent involvement in US conflict overseas. #JunkEDCA #USTroopsOutNow

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Posted by on April 28, 2017 in national democracy


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ASEAN 2017

Long weekend but no thanks to the ASEAN Meeting where leaders will discuss further deepening of economic liberalization that has only caused depressed wages, contractual jobs, stunted agriculture and manufacturing sectors, and widespread poverty.

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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in national democracy


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Today marks the 5th year of the Supreme Court decision ordering the distribution of Cojuangco-controlled Hacienda Luisita to farmers. Landlords still have control over the estate. But today, landless farmers will #OccupyLuisita and retrieve their land.

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Posted by on April 25, 2017 in national democracy


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NUSP’s interview on TV5 Aksyon sa umaga re: mandatory ROTC




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Posted by on February 9, 2017 in national democracy


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#TigilPasada #NoToJeepneyPhaseOut

Were you affected by the jeepney strike today?

Jeepney drivers have been long burdened by incessant oil hikes that stem from the government’s policy of oil deregulation. It allows oil cartels to connive and set oil price at high rates.

To add, the Duterte administration is bent on imposing additional taxes on fuel products on top of the twelve percent (12%) value-added tax (VAT). Among the products covered are diesel, which will be imposed a tax of P6 per liter, as well as cooking gas and bunker fuel for generating electricity. These levies will hit not only jeepney drivers but the middle class and low-income earners as well.

Now they are threatened by the planned jeepney phaseout in the face of modernization. Only big companies can afford vehicle replacement and small operators will be edged out.

Instead of perceiving it as mere inconvenience, consider it as a reason to challenge the government’s neoliberal policies (i.e. deregulation and privatization).


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Posted by on February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized