As part of the internationally coordinated action called for by BAYAN, organizations in Canada will be holding a demonstration in front of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa on November 5, 2010, between 4pm and 5pm. A petition signed by health professionals will be presented to the Embassy on that day. Join us and support the call … Continue reading November 6, 2010 marks the ninth month in detention of the Morong 43
18 Apr 2010; Sat; 6:57 am by: Edre Olalia Please find below the first known public group pictures of the 43 Morong health workers. These were taken immediately after the hearing yesterday before the Morong Regional Trial Court on the issue of their transfer from a military camp to a civilian police jail. There is … Continue reading Morong 43 health workers remain defiant despite military mistreatment – exclusive photos
The illegal arrest and continued detention of the “Morong 43” in a military facility represent serious threat to the civil liberties of the Filipino people. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) follows with grave concern the shifting accusations of the military against the health workers, the conflicting positions of government authorities on the … Continue reading Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines statement on the continued detention of the Morong 43
Press Statement November 23, 2009 The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) condemns in the strongest terms the recent election-related violence in Maguindanao province which claimed the lives of 36 people, including members of the Mangundadatu family, their supporters and staff, 2 lawyers and several journalists. The abduction and killings were so brazen that it has shocked … Continue reading Statement on the Maguindanao massacre
Some areas that were devastated by Typhoon Ketsana (local name, Ondoy) have not even been reached yet and already new reports of deaths, flooding and landslides brought on by the lingering Typhoon Parma (local name, Pepeng) have been circulating. This time, the disasters in the Northern regions of Luzon are clearly exacerbated by destructive activities … Continue reading New appeal for victims of Typhoon Parma – Bayan seeks justice!
News Release September 8, 2009 Groups opposed to the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement today filed a Supplemental Motion for Consideration in relation to a petition pending before the Supreme Court that seeks to declare the agreement unconstitutional. In their supplemental motion, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Gabriela and Bayan Muna and other cause-oriented groups asked … Continue reading VFA foes ask SC for inspection of US camps, re-opening of oral arguments
Numerous mobilizations from regions all over the Philippines were held simultaneously to protest the midnight approval of House Resolution 1109 which allows Congress to convene into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution. Renato Reyes, secretary general of umbrella organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), says that the nation-wide mobilizations were generally successful and peaceful. … Continue reading Bayan condemns shooting death of peasant leader after rally
Abducted Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas, who was forcibly taken by armed men in La Paz, Tarlac last May 19 and surfaced six days later, was subjected to physical and mental torture during her captivity. She now seeks the protection of the Supreme Court for herself and her relatives here in the Philippines.