On Duterte’s RevGov and PH gov’t red-tagging

BAYAN Canada, an anti-fascist, anti-feudal and anti-imperialist alliance of Filipino organizations, finds threats of despot Duterte to declare a “revolutionary government” as imbecilic, ludicrous and vapid. BAYAN also belies claims by his minions red-tagging several progressive people’s organizations, endangering the very people who defend human rights. In his latest outburst, the Philippine president warned that … Continue reading On Duterte’s RevGov and PH gov’t red-tagging

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Justice for Negros 14

BAYAN-Canada grieves with the Filipino people the massacre of 14 farmers in three municipalities across Negros Oriental, Philippines. We vehemently condemn the fascist military-police, demand justice for the victims' families and call for an end to impunity. March 30th, right after the commemoration of the Global Day of the Landless, was a grim day in … Continue reading Justice for Negros 14

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Canada Statement on the Duterte regime’s dissolution of peace talks

22 March 2019 BAYAN-Canada, national umbrella organization of patriotic and democratic Filipino people’s organizations, denounces President Rodrigo Duterte’s dissolution of peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Duterte refuses to see how this gives hope to many Filipinos by addressing the roots of the … Continue reading Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Canada Statement on the Duterte regime’s dissolution of peace talks

Advance women, fight militantly

2019 International Working Women's Day statement BAYAN Canada 8 March 2019 On the 110th anniversary of International Working Women’s Day, BAYAN Canada, an alliance of 17 Philippine organizations in Canada, celebrates with Filipino women at home and around the world  in and their struggle against imperialism, feudalism and patriarchy. We recognize the hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Advance women, fight militantly

Free Maoj Maga Now! Free all political prisoners!

Democratic and freedom-loving Filipinos in Canada are one with the international community in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of trade union activist Maoj Maga. BAYAN-Canada member and affiliate organizations fortify our forces in defense of Marklen Maojo Maga, KMU or Kilusang Mayo Uno (May 1st Movement) organizer. Maga, 39 years old, was illegally … Continue reading Free Maoj Maga Now! Free all political prisoners!

On Maria Ressa’s Arrest

TORONTO, Feb.15, 2019--BAYAN-Canada calls on the Philippine government and justice officials to drop the charges against Maria Ressa, founder and head of media outfit Rappler. Ressa was arrested on February 13 over a “cyber libel” complaint from a businessman. Rappler said the businessman filed the complaint five years after the article appeared in 2012, and … Continue reading On Maria Ressa’s Arrest

Communiqué of BAYAN-Canada 2nd Congress: Celebrating Peoples’ Resistance

The General Assembly of the Canada Chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Canada) held a successful 2nd Congress on January 19-20, 2019 in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada hosted at the United Steelworkers Hall. Thirty official delegates from the chapter’s 17 allied organizations participated. A total of over 80 people registered and were present from member organizations … Continue reading Communiqué of BAYAN-Canada 2nd Congress: Celebrating Peoples’ Resistance

Message to the Bayan Canada Congress

Message to the Bayan Canada Congress Renato M. Reyes, Jr. , Secretary General January 19, 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mainit at militanteng pagbati sa lahat ng kasamang nakatipon ngayon sa Kongreso ng Bayan Canada! Mabuhay ang nakikibakang sambayanang Pilipino! To our compatriots and allies here in Canada, we send our warmest and most militant greetings … Continue reading Message to the Bayan Canada Congress

On the Brutal Murder of NDFP Consultant Felix Randy Malayao

BAYAN-Canada is deeply shocked and outraged by the cold-blooded murder of Felix Randy Malayao, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant, former political prisoner and long-time activist-writer. We strongly denounce this senseless and cowardly attack on a defenseless peace advocate who spent his life bravely fighting for the rights and welfare of vulnerable … Continue reading On the Brutal Murder of NDFP Consultant Felix Randy Malayao

Statement on the Bill Lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility in the Philippines

Our Youth Need Help, Not Punishment or Stigma BAYAN-Canada strongly rejects the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) in the Philippines from 15 to 12 years old. We condemn this measure as this will not address the underlying societal problems that push children to commit crimes. Sending children to jail will only exacerbate … Continue reading Statement on the Bill Lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility in the Philippines