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

On the violent dispersal of a peaceful protest of NutriAsia workers and their supporters by State police forces

AUGUST 2, 2018 · PUBLIC Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Canada vehemently condemns the brutal dispersal of a peaceful mass action of NutriAsia workers and their supporters by the Philippine National Police (PNP) under the command of Bulacan Provincial Police Chief Chito Bersaluna and the company’s security personnel. The striking workers and their advocates were just … Continue reading On the violent dispersal of a peaceful protest of NutriAsia workers and their supporters by State police forces

Migrante Canada and Bayan Canada Statement on the Proclamation of Duterte as President

Changing the Lives of Migrant Workers and OFWs: The Great Task of Serving the People With an overwhelming voice, millions of Filipino voters -including 407,000 overseas Filipinos - have dramatically brought the Filipino nation to still another turning point in our history.  The people have chosen lawyer and politician Rodrigo Duterte to lead them away … Continue reading Migrante Canada and Bayan Canada Statement on the Proclamation of Duterte as President

Genuine democracy and freedom, not fake independence!

Statement of Bayan Canada on June 12, 2014 The true commemoration of June 12 is the continuation by the Filipino people of the  struggle for true independence from the corrupt political system and from foreign intervention. Bureaucratic corruption, feudal exploitation and forced migration The political system in the Philippines is absolutely rotten to the core.  … Continue reading Genuine democracy and freedom, not fake independence!

JUSTICE FOR WILLEM GEERTMAN, WELL-LOVED DUTCH COMMUNITY WORKER, A DEAR FRIEND TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE

Statement of BAYAN, MIGRANTE and PHILIPPINE SOLIDARITY NETWORK IN CANADA BAYAN, MIGRANTE and the Philippine Solidarity Network in Canada vehemently condemn the cold-blooded murder of Dutch NGO worker and missionary Willem Geertman by two motorcycle-riding men believed to be military agents on July 3, 2012 in Angeles City, Central Luzon. The assassination of Willem Geertman … Continue reading JUSTICE FOR WILLEM GEERTMAN, WELL-LOVED DUTCH COMMUNITY WORKER, A DEAR FRIEND TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE

The Illusion of Aquino’s “Tuwid na Daan”

Photos of Montreal People's SONA Press Statement BAYAN CANADA June 24, 2011 After one year in office, President Benigno Aquino III has not improved the lives of the Filipino people. His promise of “Tuwid na Daan” (straight path) is nothing but the crooked and edgy path for the Filipino people to tread on. His campaign … Continue reading The Illusion of Aquino’s “Tuwid na Daan”

END THE INJUSTICE! FREE THE MORONG 43 NOW!

Press Statement                                                                                                                                                                                               November 5, 2010 Reference: Joey Calugay, 514-947-3662, jcalugay2@yahoo.ca                                                                                                                          Yasmeen Khan, 613-558-1625, yazmaryam@hotmail.com The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Canada [BAYAN Canada] today joins Bayan in the Philippines, people’s organizations and advocates of the Morong 43 in different corners of the globe in calling on President Benigno Aquino III to order the immediate and unconditional … Continue reading END THE INJUSTICE! FREE THE MORONG 43 NOW!