Launching the MAKABAYAN

(Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan)


UP  Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman campus


April 16, 2009


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The officers and council members of Makabayan


Newly formed coalition MAKABAYAN (Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan), a patriotic and pro-people coalition for next year’s elections, announced its bets for the 2010 senatorial race today.

In a press conference held after the coalition’s founding assembly, MAKABAYAN co-chairperson and economist Maita Gomez declared that MAKABAYAN aims to field candidates from the municipal to national levels.


  Maita Gomez was elected co-chairperson of Makabayan

Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo was elected President of Makabayan


April 16, 2009

The Left in the Senate
New coalition announces senatorial bets

Newly formed coalition MAKABAYAN (Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan), a patriotic and pro-people coalition for next year’s elections, announced its bets for the 2010 senatorial race today.

In a press conference held after the coalition’s founding assembly, MAKABAYAN co-chairperson and economist Maita Gomez declared that MAKABAYAN aims to field candidates from the municipal to national levels.

“As of now, we are proposing at least four possible candidates for the Senate. (They are) Public officials with clean track records in government and a long history of leadership and public service. Patuloy silang pinagkakatiwalaan ng masa dahil itinataguyod nila ang pulitika ng masa,” Gomez said.

Gomez revealed the initial four as House Deputy Minority Leader Satur Ocampo, Reps. Liza Maza (Gabriela Women’s Party), Rafael Mariano (Anakpawis) and Teodoro Casiño (Bayan Muna).

Rep. Ocampo meanwhile said that they are “all open to the proposal and are still scouting for other possible candidates who are willing to embrace MAKABAYAN’s patriotic and pro-people orientation.”

MAKABAYAN’s general platform for the 2010 elections hinges on fighting for people empowerment, transparency and accountability in governance, uplifting the lives of the poor, developing a strong and self-reliant domestic economy, a more equitable distribution of wealth, saving our environment, defending our sovereignty, upholding human rights and pursuing a just and lasting peace.

For her part, Rep. Maza said that the coalition “is opposed to all moves to further impair democracy and national sovereignty through charter change. We vow to prosecute Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, First Gentleman Mike Arroyo and top Arroyo officials for plunder and corruption, human rights abuses and other crimes committed under her administration.”

Among those who attended MAKABAYAN’s launching program were Former Senate President Manny Villar, former Speaker Jose de Venecia and wife Gina, Senators Mar Roxas, Francis Pangilinan and Jamby Madrigal, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, former senator Leticia Shahani, Atty. Harry Roque, Atty. Evelyn Ursua, Renato Constantino Jr., National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, Director Joel Lamangan, Reps. Teofisto Guingona III (Bukidnon), Rodolfo Plaza (Agusan del Sur), Del de Guzman (Marikina City), Matias Defensor (Quezon City), Abigail Binay (Makati City), former Ambassador Roy Seneres and wife Minerva, former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez, Marichu Maceda, Quezon City Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista, former and incumbent municipal and city officials from different cities and provinces, regional officers of party-list organizations and respective leaders of national people’s organizations.

Former Pres. Joseph Estrada, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, Brig. Gen. Danny Lim, and representatives of Ang Dating Daan also sent messages of solidarity to the founding assembly. ##

Vincent Michael L. Borneo
Political Affairs Officer
(Media and Public Relations)
Office of Deputy Minority Leader
and BAYAN MUNA Rep. Satur C. Ocampo
Rm. 416, RVMitra Bldg.,
House of Representatives, Quezon City
Telefax no: 951-1057
Mobile: 09277968198


Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Marinao
      Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan
Sen. Ana Consuelo Madrigal Sen. Mar Roxas Sen. Francisco Pangilinan



By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
International League of Peoples' Struggle
April 16, 2009

My dear compatriots,

Having been the chairman of the Preparatory Commission that founded in 1986 Partido ng Bayan, which the ultrareactionaries subsequently repressed , I am happy about the remarkable success of the progressive party list groups in the 2001, 2004 and 2007 elections and their current initiative to establish the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan or in brief Makabayan. I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all of them, their national and regional officers, the personages and the hundreds of mass activists from various people's organizations that are now gathered in this founding assembly of Makabayan.

This is a historic occasion that signifies, particularly in the field of electoral struggle, a major advance of the people's movement for genuine national independence, democracy, social justice and all-round development. I commend and congratulate Bayan Muna, Anakpawis and Gabriela for initiating the building of Makabayan as basically a coalition of parties for uniting the broad masses of the people and mobilizing them for meaningful change in accordance with their national and democratic rights and interests.

The founding of Makabayan is timely. It comes as a consolidation of the achievements in electoral struggle of the progressive party list groups and related mass organizations. It is a prompt preparation for the elections in 2010. It counters the schemes of the US-Arroyo regime to push charter change, to prolong the power of the Arroyo clique or to rig the 2010 elections in favor of the worst reactionaries. It contributes to the strengthening of the broad range of opposition forces against the detested regime.

Makabayan is a formidable combination of patriotic and pro-people forces in comparison to the fractious state of the traditional political opposition. Even at this very moment, it can be described as the strongest opposition force in terms of being the most principled instrument of the people, having the most cogent patriotic and progressive platform, gathering the most dedicated and most active volunteers in the service of the people and enjoying the strongest and most reliable mass base on a nationwide scale.

At the core of Makabayan are the progressive party list groups and their leaders and members who have proven their integrity and effectiveness in serving the people. They are in sharp contrast to the traditional politicians. They are well tested in resisting the temptations of puppetry and corruption. They have been subjected to the most vicious forms of vilification and repression. They have prevailed over these and have become ever more determined to fight for the national and democratic rights and interests of the people.

Under the guidance of its Declaration of Unity and Rules of Organization, Makabayan is bound to grow ever stronger. Your principles and general program respond to the people's demand for the politics of fundamental change and substantial reforms, for good governance, for uplifting the poor, for pro-Filipino economic development, for saving the environment, for upholding national sovereignty and adopting an independent foreign policy, for defending the people's democratic rights, for promoting Philippine culture and for attaining justice and peace. Your cause is just and compelling.

In the face of the rottenness and much worsened crisis of the domestic ruling system and the world capitalist system, the theme of your founding assembly is of great importance and acute urgency: “Pilipino para sa pagbabago! Pagbabago para sa Pilipino! This clarion call is well amplified by your proposed platform for the 2010 elections . You stand for the politics of change and reforms against the politics of the status quo and reaction. You have not only the general principles to guide you in the long run but also the concrete plans for serving the immediate needs and demands of the people, especially at this time when they are suffering extremely from oppression and exploitation.

The US-instigated policies of “neoliberal globalization” and “global war of terror” have brought about an unprecedented economic and political crisis on a global scale since the end of World War II. The Arroyo regime is despicable for having been subservient to such policies and for having aggravated the rottenness of the semicolonial and semifeudal ruling system. We are now confonted by a socio-economic and political crisis of unprecedented proportions since World War II.

The socio-economic crisis is wreaking havoc on the lives of the broad masses of the people because of rapidly rising unemployment, sinking levels of income, soaring prices of basic commodities and services and other intolerable conditions. The political crisis is characterized by the ruling clique's vicious attacks on its intrasystemic rivals and on the broad masses of the people. The people are suffering escalating levels of exploitation and oppression. These drive the people to fight back and seek to change not only the current regime but the entire ruling system.

In my view, it is not possible to make a fundamental change of the ruling system through periodic elections under the rules set by the exploiting classes and their political agents. There are various forms of mass struggles for revolutionary change that can be carried out by the people. But the electoral form of mass struggle is important and necessary whenever it becomes possible for the patriotic and progressive forces to participate and push forward basic reforms that respond to the immediate needs and demands of the people.

The electoral form of struggle can be a major part of the movement to arouse, organize and mobilize the people to achieve immediate basic reforms or the ultimate aim of social revolution. There is no error of electoralism or parliamentarism when there is no foreclosing of other forms of struggle that the people have the sovereign right to adopt and wage. There is also no error of reformism when there is no pontification that the struggle for reforms is the sole option of the people.

Makabayan is inspired by high principles and must firmly adhere to them. But it must be flexible in policy in order to wage electoral struggle effectively. It is broad enough in having as mass base the toiling masses of workers and peasants, the middle social strata and major sectors such as the women, youth, the various types of professionals and the social activists in various concerns such as human rights, development, peace, environment and so on, But you must be ready to further broaden the united front formally or informally by availing of the cooperation of certain sections of the ruling classes in order to isolate and defeat the worst of the reactionaries at every given time.

As I have earlier pointed out, Makabayan is by itself a strong coalition in several respects. But it also has limitations. Its highly motivated activists and mass base may be strong in number and capabilities in certain areas but it may be less strong in other areas. Definitely, Makabayan does not yet have the financial and other material resources to field its own complete slate of national and local candidates. There is therefore a need for you to go into further bilateral and multilateral alliances with other entities, such as coalitions, parties, groups, personages and candidates.

On its own account, without going into any broader coalition, Makabayan can field some candidates for the Senate and many candidates for the House of Representatives and for local executive offices. But certainly broadening the coalition or alliance at the national level is necessary in order to co-determine the best possible presidential and vice presidential candidates and to ensure the victory of Makabayan-chosen candidates for the Senate. Broader regional, provincial, district and municipal alliances are also necessary in the choice of the best possible candidates for the House of Representatives and the executive offices from the level of governor downwards.

To be truly a political force advancing the politics of change and reforms, Makabayan should always be close to the people, especially to the toiling masses of workers and peasants, learning from them, trusting them and relying on them. By following such mass line, you can learn how best to engage in political education, increase your organized strength and mobilize the masses for denouncing the oppressive and exploitative character and policies of the reactionary government and demanding immediate basic social, economic, political and cultural reforms in the direction of fundamental social transformation.

Makabayan must always seek to empower the people and must do its best to represent and serve them in what is still a reactionary government under the control of the political agents of the exploiting classes. Substantial reforms are possible only when the patriotic and progressive elements from Makabayan and other enlightened groups in the government draw strength and support from the protests and demands of the mass movement and when the politicians of the status quo and reaction become increasingly discredited and isolated.

I wish your founding assembly the utmost success in deliberating and ratifying the basic documents, in assessing the current and potential strength of the coalition and its components, in exploring the arena of the electoral struggle, in beginning to fill up your organizational structure and in inspiring your rapid growth and further alliances with other political forces. I am confident that Makabayan will carry forward the politics of change on a patriotic and progressive course and bring to a new and higher level the unity and fighting capabilities of the people for national and social liberation.

Long live Makabayan!
Carry forward the politics of change!
Long live the Filipino people!


Former Senate Presdient Manuel Villar
Director Joel Lamangan
Quezon City Mayor Sonny Belmonte
Rep. Guingona delivers message of his father, Vice President Tito Guingona
Former Speaker Jose de Venecia
Greeting the launching of Makabayan
Prople's Chorale Chikoy Pura Juana Change on Cha-cha


Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
International League of Peoples Struggle
Abril 16, 2009

Mga mahal kong kababayan,

Pagkat naging tagapangulo ako ng Preparatory Commission na nagtatag noong 1986 ng Partido ng Bayan, na agad namang sinupil ng mga sukdulang reaksyunaryo, labis kong ikinatutuwa ang matingkad na tagumpay ng mga progresibong grupong party list sa eleksyon noong 2001, 2004 at 2007 at ang kasalukuyang inisyatiba nila na itatag ang Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan o sa maigsing salitay Makabayan. Ipinaaabot ko ang pinakamainit na pagbati ng pakikiisa sa kanilang lahat, sa mga pinunong pambansa at rehiyunal, sa mga personahe at daan-daang aktibistang masa mula sa ibat ibang organisasyon ng mamamayan na nakatipon ngayon sa asambleyang ito ng pagtatatag ng Makabayan.

Isa itong makasaysayang okasyon na naghuhudyat, partikular sa larangan ng pakikibakang elektoral, ng mayor na pagsulong ng kilusan ng mamamayan para sa tunay na kasarinlang pambansa, demokrasya, katarungang panlipunan at lahatang panig na pag-unlad. Pinupuri at binabati ko ang Bayan Muna, Anakpawis at Gabriela sa pagsisimula ng pagbubuo ng Makabayan bilang koalisyon ng mga partido para pagkaisahin ang malawak na masa ng mamamayan at pakilusin sila para sa makabuluhang pagbabago ayon sa kanilang pambansa at demokratikong mga karapatan at interes.

Napapanahon ang pagtatatag ng Makabayan. Konsolidasyon ito ng mga tagumpay sa pakikibakang elektoral ng mga progresibong grupong party list at mga kaugnayang organisasyong masa. Maagap na paghahanda ito para sa eleksyon sa 2010. Nilalabanan nito ang mga pakana ng rehimeng US-Arroyo para itulak ang charter change, patagalin ang kapangyarihan ng pangkating Arroyo o dayain ang eleksyon sa 2010 at paburan ang mga pinakasagadsaring reaksyunaryo. Nakakaambag ito sa pagpapalakas ng malawak na hanay ng mga pwersang oposisyon laban sa kinamumuhiang rehimen.

Ang Makabayan ay isang pormidableng kombinasyon ng mga pwersang patriyotiko at makabayan kung ikukompara sa watak-watak na kalagayan ng tradisyunal na mga oposisyong pulitikal. Kahit ngayon mismo, mailalarawan ito bilang pinakamalakas na pwersang oposisyon dahil sa pagiging pinakaprinsipyadong kasangkapan ng mamamayan, pagkakaroon nito ng pinakamakatwirang platapormang patriyotiko at progresibo, pagtitipon dito ng pinakamatapat at pinakaaktibong mga boluntir sa paglilingkod sa sambayanan at pagtatamasa nito ng pinakamalakas at pinakamaaasahang baseng masa sa pambansang saklaw.

Nasa ubod ng Makabayan ang mga progresibong grupong party list at kanilang mga lider at kasapi na nakapagpatunay na ng integridad at kahusayan nila sa paglilingkod sa sambayanan. Ibang-iba sila sa mga pulitikong tradisyunal. Subok na subok sila sa paglaban sa mga tukso ng pagkapapet at korupsyon. Naranasan na nilang sumailalim sa pinakabuktot na mga porma ng paninira at paniniil. Napangibabawan nila ang mga ito at naging higit pa silang determinado na ipaglaban ang mga pambansa at demokratikong karapatan at interes ng mamamayan.

Sa patnubay ng Deklarasyon ng Pagkakaisa at Mga Alituntunin ng Organisasyon tiyak na higit pang lalakas ang Makabayan. Tumutugon ang inyong mga prinsipyo at pangkalahatang programa sa kahingian ng mamamayan para sa pulitika ng pagbabagong pundamental at mga repormang malaman, para sa mahusay na pamamahala, para sa pag-aahon sa mahihirap, para sa ekonomikong pag-unlad na maka-Pilipino, para sa panganglaga sa kapaligiran, para sa pagtataguyod sa pambansang soberanya at pagpapatibay ng nagsasariling patakarang panlabas, para sa pagtatanggol ng mga demokratikong karapatan ng mamamayan, para sa pagsusulong ng kulturang Pilipino at para sa pagtamo ng katarungan at kapayapaan. Makatarungan at kaakit-akit ang inyong adhikain.

Sa harap ng kabulukan at lumalalang krisis ng naghaharing sistemang lokal at ng kapitalistang sistema ng daigdig, napakahalaga at kagyat na kailangan ang tema ng inyong asambleya ng pagtatatag: Pilipino para sa pagbabago! Pagbabago para sa Pilipino! Itong hudyat na panawagan ninyo ay ipinapaliwanag ng inyong panukalang plataporma para sa eleksyong 2010. Naninindigan kayo para sa pulitika ng pagbabago at reporma laban sa pulitika ng status quo at reaksyon. Taglay ninyo hindi lamang ang mga prinsipyo na gagabay sa inyo sa matagalan kundi maging ang kongkretong mga plano na magsisilbi sa kagyat na mga pangangailangan at kahingian ng mamamayan, lalo na sa panahong ito na dinaranas nila ang sukdulang pang-aapi at pagsasamantala.

Ang pasimuno ng US na patakarang neoliberal globalization at global war of terror ay nagbunsod ng walang kaparis na krisis sa ekonomya at pulitika sa saklaw ng daigdig mula noong matapos ang Ikalawang Digmaan sa Daigdig. Kasuklam-suklam ang rehimeng Arroyo sa pangangayupapa nito sa ganitong mga patakaran at sa pagpapalala sa kabulukan ng naghaharing sistemang malakolonyal at malapyudal. Kinakaharap natin ngayon ang isang krisis na sosyo-ekonomiko at pulitikal na sa lakiy walang katulad mula noong Ikalawang Digmaan sa Daigdig.

Sinasalanta ng sosyo-ekonomikong krisis ang buhay ng malawak na masa ng mamamayan dahil sa mabilis na pagdami ng walang trabaho, paglubog ng mga antas ng kita, paglipad ng presyo ng mga batayang kalakal at serbisyo at iba pang dimabatang kondisyon. Kinatatangian ang krisis sa pulitika ng walang patumanggang pag-atake ng naghaharing pangkatin sa mga karibal nito sa loob ng sistema at sa malawak na masa ng sambayanan. Dinaranas ng mamamayan ang papatinding pagsasamantala at pang-aapi. Itinutulak nito ang mamamayan sa paglaban at sa paghahangad na baguhin hindi lamang ang kasalukuyang rehimen kundi ang buong naghaharing sistema.

Sa tingin ko, hindi posible na makagawa ng pundamental na pagbabago sa naghaharing sistema sa pamamagitan ng pana-panahong eleksyon sa ilalim ng mga regulasyong takda ng mga uring mapagsamantala at mga ahente nila sa pulitika. May ibat ibang porma ng pakikibakang masa para sa rebolusyonaryong pagbabago na kayang ipatupad ng mamamayan. Pero mahalaga at kailangan ang pormang elektoral ng pakikibakang masa kapag nagiging posible ang partisipasyon ng mga pwersang patriyotiko at progresibo at naisusulong nila ang mga batayang reporma na tumutugon sa kagyat na mga pangangailangan at kahingian ng mamamayan.

Ang elektoral na porma ng pakikibaka ay maaaring maging mayor na bahagi ng kilusan sa pagpukaw, pag-organisa at pagmobilisa ng mamamayan sa pagtamo ng kagyat na mga batayang reporma o ng ultimong layunin ng rebolusyong panlipunan. Walang kamaliang elektoralismo o parlamentarismo kapag walang pagsasara sa ibang mga porma ng pakikibaka na tanging mamamayan ang may soberanong karapatang magpasya at maglunsad. Wala ring kamaliang repormismo kapag walang pontipikasyon na tanging pakikibaka para sa reporma lamang ang mapipili ng sambayanan.

Inspirado ng matatayog na prinsipyo ang Makabayan at kailangan nito ang matatag na pagtalima sa mga ito. Pero kailangang maging pleksible ito kaugnay ng patakaran para epektibong makapagsagawa ng pakikibakang elektoral. Sapat ang lapad nito sa pagkakaroon ng baseng masang anakpawis na mga manggagawa at magsasaka, gitnang saray ng lipunan at mga mayor na sektor gaya ng kababaihan, kabataan, ibat ibang tipo ng propesyunal at mga aktibistang panlipunan sa ibat ibang usapin tulad ng karapatang tao, kaunlaran, kapayapaan, kapaligiran at iba pa. Pero kailangang handa kayo na higit na mapalapad ang nagkakaisang hanay, pormal man o hindi, sa pagkuha ng kooperasyon ng tukoy na mga seksyon ng naghaharing uri para ihiwalay at talunin ang mga pinakapusakal na reaksyunaryo sa bawat panahon.

Gaya ng nauna ko nang tinukoy, malakas na koalisyon ang Makabayan sa sarili nito batay sa ilang dahilan. Pero may mga limitasyon din ito. Maaaring malakas sa bilang at kakayahan ang mga aktibista na mataas ang motibasyon at ang baseng masa ng Makabayan sa ilang lugar pero maaaring hindi sila ganoong kalakas sa ibang lugar. Depinidong wala pang mga rekursong pinansyal at materyal ang Makabayan para magpatakbo ng kompletong bilang ng sariling mga kandidatong pambansa at lokal. May pangangailangan kung gayon na pumasok kayo sa dagdag na mga alyansang bilateral at multilateral sa ibang mga entidad gaya ng mga koalisyon, partido, grupo, personahe at kandidato.

Sa sarili nito, kahit hindi pumasok sa anumang mas malapad na koalisyoy makakapagpatakbo ang Makabayan ng ilang kandidato para sa Senado at maraming kandidato para sa Kamara de Representate at sa mga lokal na opisinang ehekutibo. Pero tiyak na kailangan ang pagpapalapad ng koalisyon o alyansa sa antas pambansa para may kasama sa pagtatakda ng posibleng pinakamahusay na mga kandidatong presidente at bise presidente at makatiyak na manalo ang mga kandidatong pinili ng Makabayan para sa Senado. Kailangan din ang mas malapad na mga alyansa sa mga rehiyon, probinsya, distrito at munisipyo sa pagpili ng posibleng pinakamahusay na mga kandidato para sa Kamara de Representante at mga opisinang ehekutibo mula sa antas ng gobernador pababa.

Para maging tunay na pwersang pulitikal na nagsusulong ng pulitika ng pagbabago at reporma, nararapat na laging malapit ang Makabayan sa mamamayan, lalo na sa anakpawis na mga manggagawa at magsasaka, nang natututo sa kanila, nagtitiwala sa kanila at sumasalig sa kanila. Sa pagsunod sa ganitong linyang masa, matututunan ninyo kung paano pinakamahusay na maisasagawa ang edukasyon sa pulitika, mapalalaki ang inyong organisadong lakas at mapapakilos ang masa para kondenahin ang mapang-api at mapagsamantalang katangian at patakaran ng gobyernong reaksyunaryo at sikaping kamtin ang mga kagyat na batayang reporma sa lipunan, ekonomya, pulitika at kultura tungo sa pundamental na transpormasyon ng lipunan.

Dapat laging sikapin ng Makabayan na makapagkamit ng kapangyarihan ang mamamayan at gawin ninyo ang pinakamahusay na makakaya para katawanin at paglingkuran sila sa gobyernong nanatili pang reaksyunaryo sa ilalim ng kontrol ng mga ahente sa pulitika ng mga uring nagsasamantala. Posible lamang ang repormang malaman kapag ang mga elementong patriyotiko at progresibo ng Makabayan at ng ibang naliliwanagang mga grupo ay humahango ng lakas at suporta mula sa mga protesta at kahingian ng kilusang masa at kapag lalong nailalantad at naihihiwalay ang mga pulitiko ng status quo at reaksyon.

Hangad ko para sa inyong asambleya ng pagtatatag ang lubos na tagumpay sa pagtatalakay at pagtitibay ng mga batayang dokumento, sa pagtatasa ng kasalukuyan at potensyal na lakas ng koalisyon at mga sangkap nito, sa pagsusuri sa larangan ng pakikibakang elektoral, sa panimulang pagpuno sa istruktura ng inyong organisasyon at sa pagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa mabilis na paglago ninyo at karagdagang pakikipagalyansa sa ibang mga pwersang pulitikal. May tiwala ako na isusulong ng Makabayan ang pulitika ng pagbabago sa linyang patriyotiko at progresibo at madadala nito sa bago at mas mataas na antas ang pagkakaisa at kakayahang lumaban ng mamamayan para sa pagpapalaya ng bansa at ng lipunan.

Mabuhay ang Makabayan!
Isulong ang pulitika ng pagbabago!
Mabuhay ang sambayanang Pilipino!





Solidarity messages to Makabayan relayed via video





















Press Conference after the launching of Makabayan





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    Launching the Makabayan was also about bringing kids and even babies to the big hall to witness the birth of a nationalist coalition.

    Packed lunch for the delegates and guests. It was a truly a very hot summer day and these water stations were in use all the time.

    Clodualdo Buboy Cabrera, former National President of the All-UP Workers Union, at the launching of the Makabayan Coalition. Buboy was recently elected by a wide margin of votes as the first UP Staff Regent. Congratulations, Buboy!

    Juana Change having her photo-op with Makabayan's President and Vice President (or is it the other way around?)