BAYAN Canada unequivocally condemns the passage of the terror bill in the Philippines, now signed into law by Duterte and known as Republic Act 11479: Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. Duterte’s signing of the Anti-Terror Bill into the Anti-Terror Law on July 3 comes as no surprise from someone whose misogyny continues to spill from his … Continue reading #JunkTerrorLaw
June 30, 2020 marks Rodrigo Duterte’s four years in power since he was elected president in 2016. Duterte, the presidential strongman, is a stark reminder that speaking and posing as a “leftist” is just that – a pose that was useful at the start to spread the fake news that Duterte was a “nationalist”, a … Continue reading “Duterte: Burden on the People” – BAYAN-Canada
June 15, 2020 — BAYAN-Canada condemns the guilty verdict against Maria Ressa, founder and head of media outfit Rappler, and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. on cyber libel charges. They are the first two journalists in the Philippines to be convicted for cyber libel. A Manila court sentenced Ressa and Santos Jr. to six … Continue reading BAYAN-Canada on Cyber Libel Conviction Against Ressa and Santos Jr.
New Philippine Terror Bill Tramples on People’s Rights and Civil Liberties - BAYAN-Canada June 3, 2020 — BAYAN-Canada strongly rejects the terror bill under the guise of “anti-terrorism” railroaded by the Philipppine Congress. The impending passage of the proposed legislation comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the failure of the Philippine government … Continue reading #JunkTerrorBillNOW
Community response on COVID-19 emergency benefits No one disputes that any government is unprepared for such a global health crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic. But why is one racialized, precarious, woman worker being singled out and shamed for taking the bold task of taking the government accountable for promises of long-term recovery? First off, to … Continue reading A Just and Long-Term Recovery Plan
May 27, 2020 (TAGALOG VERSION BELOW) The FAKE NEWS about the real issue of the interview of our kababayan union activist by the CBC went viral. And because it was fake news, it distorted the truth and sowed lies. The truth was in what our kababayan said, if people listened well to the interview, and … Continue reading Fight the Fake News! Stop the Vilification of Workers!
On behalf of BAYAN-Canada and its affiliate anti-imperialist and democratic organizations, warm militant greetings of solidarity to all the toiling peoples of the world! Today on International Labor Day, we salute and honor all the workers who made sacrifices and continue to sacrifice to this day for what we currently enjoy as the 8-hour workday … Continue reading BAYAN-Canada message on May 1 International Workers Day
April 28, 2020 BAYAN-Canada, with its member organizations all across Canada, extends our deep sympathies to the bereaved families who have lost their beloved kababayan frontline workers to COVID-19. Every day, Filipino frontline workers and essential workers are in action as they tirelessly perform their work. They are the pillars of their families … Continue reading Tribute to Canada Filipino frontliners and fallen workers due to COVID-19
THE VIRUS THAT IS DUTERTE BAYAN-CANADA Statement April 3, 2020 Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is the virus in the society that brazenly harms and kills the very people he swore to serve and to defend. quarantine knowing full well that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The fascist Duterte unleashed the darkness last April 1st … Continue reading Duterte is the virus killing the Filipino people
International Women’s Day 2020 BAYAN Canada Statement 8 March 2020 On the 111th anniversary of International Women’s Day, BAYAN Canada, the alliance of progressive Filipino organizations in Canada, calls on all overseas Filipino men and women to join the Global Women’s Strike on March 8,2020. BAYAN Canada asks women and their allies to withdraw their … Continue reading Global Women’s Strike | International Women’s Day 2020