Tondo folks, young and old, vs Gloria's Cha-Cha

 

Del Pan, Tondo, Manila

 

July 15, 2008

 

 

   

Gamit ang simpleng camera phone na made in china, dinokumento ng mga kasapi ng Anakpawis Tondo ang ginawa nilang pag-iikot sa komunidad para magpaliwanag sa kapwa anakpawis at mag-imbita sa gagawing pagkilos sa Hunyo 30, 2009. Malinaw ang mensahe ng masang anakpawis: Lupa, sahod, tirahan at karapatan! Hindi cha-cha ni Gloria!

Biguin ang planong pagpapalawig ng termino ng bulok na gubyernong Arroyo. Biguin ang muli at mas malalang panghihimasok ng US sa ekonomiya, pulitika at pwersang militar ng Pilipinas. Labanan ang 100% pagmamay-aring dayuhan sa mga lupain, likas na yaman at korporasyon ng bansa. Biguin ang martial law ni Gloria

 
   
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Photos courtesy of Anakpawis Partylist
           

 

 

PRESS STATEMENT
Hunyo 28, 2009

Lupa, sahod, trabaho, tirahan, pagkain, serbisyong panlipunan!
Hindi Cha-cha ni Gloria! Kumilos sa Hunyo 30

Ayaw ng taumbayan sa cha-cha. Pero pinipilit ng mga kakampi ni Gloria ang constituent assembly na magbabago sa saligang batas sa parang iligal, unconstitutional at garapal.

Kapag binago ang konstitusyon, walang pakinabang ang mamamayan. May tatlong pangunahing layunin ang chacha ni Gloria.

1. Tanggalin ang probisyon sa pambansang patrimonya – Sa utos ng mga dayuhang kapitalista, papayagan na ang 100% pagmamay-ari ng mga lupain at likas ng yaman ng Pilipinas. Manunumbalik din ang mga base militar ng US na itinaboy na ng nakikibakang sambayanan.
 

2. Muling buhayin ang pagdedeklara ng batas militar – para supilin ang lahat ng mga kritiko ng gubyerno at mga aktibista, gagamitin nila ang kamay na bakal na magpapalala pa sa mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao gaya ng pagdukot at pamamaslang sa mga aktibista, panggigipit at pagkontrol sa midya at pulitikal na panunupil at pag-aresto sa mga kritiko.
 

3. Palawigin ang termino Gloria lampas sa 2010 – Kahit na sukang-suka na tayo sa kabulukan ng gubyerno ni Arroyo, nangangarap pa siyang manatili sa kapangyarihan. Dahil isang termino lang maaaring manungkulan ang presidente, lulusutan ito ni Gloria sa pagtakbo bilang kongresista sa Pampanga at, sa gayon, ay maging prime minister sa isang parlyamentaryong gubyerno. Mas makapangyarihan pa ang prime minister kaysa presidente. Pag nangyari ito, matatakasan pa rin ni Gloria ang mga malalang kasong kriminal na isasampa ng taumbayan matapos syang maging presidente.

Kapag nagtagumpay si Gloria, ganito ang magiging konstitusyon ng bansa. Paano na ang mga anak natin na pinaka-maapektuhan sa ganitong kabulukan? Paano na ang mga maralitang patuloy na nagdurusa sa pahirap na gubyerno ni Arroyo? Paano na ang ating bayan?

Ayaw natin sa chacha, pero nagpupumilit pa rin si Gloria. Kailangang ipakita natin sa kanya na hindi na s’ya uubra. Magsama-sama tayo muli sa isang dambuhalang protesta. Kailangang manaig muli ang tinig ng mamamayan. Kumilos sa Hunyo 30! Magtipun-tipon sa Welcome Rotonda, PGH-Taft, Plaza Salamanca-Intramuros at Arellano-Legarda, alas-3 ng hapon.

Mamamayan ang mapagpasya!

Ipaglaban ang pambansang soberanya! Wakasan ang rehimeng US-Arroyo!

Cha-Cha at Gloria, Ibasura!


Reference:
Cherry B. Clemente
Secretary General, Anakpawis
09217283859
 

     
     
           
     
     
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NEWS RELEASE
June 24, 2009

Pro-Arroyo congressmen very capable of twisting the law to their favor
Don’t be misled by congress’ hypocrisy in assuring ‘no Con-Ass on SONA’
– Rep.. Joel Maglunsod

Anakpawis Rep. Joel Maglunsod warned the senators and the public not to be misled by the pronouncements of majority congressmen that the upcoming ‘State of the Nation Address’ on the resumption of congress’ sessions will not be used to maneuver the convening of a constituent assembly.

“We all know how the majority pro-Arroyo congressmen have tyrannically projected their numbers in the passage of House Resolution 1109. They are bent on pursuing con-ass come hell or high water. Arroyo’s ninth SONA is the only way for them to convene con-ass in the presence of senators. If they were capable of plotting evil last June 2, they will do everything to push through with their evil plan possibly on the first day that congress resumes.”

Maglunsod described the statements of majority congressmen as “the height of hypocrisy for individuals who have shown their bullishness in passing con-ass like thieves in the night”.

“Inaprubahan nila ang HR 1109 nang walang kahiya-hiya sa taumbayan. Mas inisip nila ang makukuhang pakinabang ni Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo kaysa ang sigaw ng mamamayan para sa makailang ulit na petisyong ma-impeach ang presidente.”

Maglunsod invited the senators to join the giant rally outside congress instead of falling for the administration’s trap. “The masses will be outside the congress to protest the lies that Arroyo and her “league of extraordinary tongressmen will try to feed the public. We will also be there to guard ourselves from the possibility of dragging us into a constituent assembly that is despised by the majority of Filipinos.”

Anakpawis members are preparing for another major rally next week against charter change. They will be conducting house-to-house campaigns in different urban poor communities, factories, churches and schools across the country. # # #
 

     
           
     
     
     

 

PRESS RELEASE
June 18, 2009
REFERENCE:
ROY MORILLA, KMP Public Information Officer (63-905-421- 7305)

Congress serves as broker to EU through Chacha, 100% foreign ownership of land, group says

The militant peasant group, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) criticized the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Prospero Nograles in pushing through with the Constitutional Assembly and Charter Change (Chacha) and seen the move by the lawmaker being a "broker" for the European Union (EU) as it requested to remove the ban on foreign ownership of land through the World Trade Organization (WTO) provisions.

"This is what we are talking about since Speaker Nograles proposed the House Resolution 747 which allows the 100% foreign ownership of land, he was always saying then that it was only about economic provisions as if the people do not dissent his proposals that favors foreigners over Filipinos," opened Antonio Flores, KMP Spokesperson.

The group expected this, such as EU pushing for the amendments as they are scouting for more areas of investments such as lands or real estate, which in turn makes the Arroyo government and Congress treacherous to the Filipino people as they favor foreigners.

"The Arroyo government is selling out the country, disregarding the fundamental issues such as peasants' centuries old call to own their lands. This also explains the Arroyo government's pushing for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with `Reforms' or CARPER as it is a `token' land reform, would not pose as a contradiction and could easily be junked by Congress," said Flores .

"We have our experiences about foreign ownership of land in Mindanao, where Dole and Del Monte controlled hundreds of thousands of hectares of lands, through leaseback agreements, cultivating their raw materials, thus, peasants have been transformed to mere lowly agricultural workers whose rights of their lands have been stripped off," Flores shared.

The peasant leader also noted than, "Also, if these foreign companies convert the lands to eco-tourism establishments, for residential and commercial purposes, peasants would be automatically displaced, agricultural production would then be in peril."

"Now we realize that Speaker Nograles really wanted our camp-out in Congress demolished on April as we totally opposed Chacha and 100% foreign ownership of land, and we served as a protest ground at the vicinity to anti-Chacha forces," recalled Flores.

The group called on all sectors, patriotic lawmakers, professionals, business sector, church, workers, youth, all, to oppose Chacha on all fronts as this would create an epoch of oppression to Filipinos and foreign domination over the country.

"Our regional and provincial chapters are gearing up for heightened protests against Chacha, though we are being killed like what happened to Ka Fermin Lorico, Chair of Kaugmaon (KMP Negros Oriental), who was killed on June 10 after their anti-Chacha rally in Dumaguete City. We will never falter, never tire to fight Chacha," Flores declared.#

     
           
           

 

News Release

26 June 2009

Reference: Emmi de Jesus, Secretary General, 371-2302 / 0197-322-1203

GABRIELA KICKS OFF STORM OF ANTI CHACHA PROTEST TOWARDS SONA; GEARS FOR JUNE 30 MARCHA KONTRA CHACHA

As the rainy season starts, militant women's group GABRIELA kicked off the women's storm of protest against charter change expected to culminate on the State of the Nation Address on July 27. This morning, members of the women's group lined up along España for an hour-long noise barrage as part of the build-up action for the Marcha Kontra ChaCha on June 30 where various religious, youth, cause-oriented and civil society groups will hold a march throughout the city of Manila.

"Women together with the rest of the Filipino people vow to foil any and all attempts of Gloria Arroyo and her minions of charter changer and to extend her term. We will not allow her to continue committing crimes against women and the people," said Emmi de Jesus, GABRIELA secretary general.

 



De Jesus said that the people are not being fooled by Arroyo's denial of any involvement in the charter change moves of Congress and the government's tactic of sending feelers on options on how to extend Arroyo's term. "Arroyo is desperate as her power nears its end. She is dead-set in perpetuating her power through the amendment of the constitution, "revolutionary" government or imposition of Martial Law."

"Should Arroyo insist on any of these schemes despite the protest of the people, Arroyo can very well expect a term reduction rather than extension. She will be ousted," said de Jesus.

The women's group said that their group is now actively campaigning in communities, schools, factories and offices nationwide for women to join the various protest actions against charter change.

"The reception of the people our campaign has reached so far is positive. Women, in general, have had it with the Arroyo regime with its long list of crimes including corruption, human rights violations, and denial of basic services. We expect the number of women joining the protest actions will increase until the State of the Nation Address on July 27," de Jesus concluded. ###
 

           
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