July 16, 2009
Iskolar ng Bayan vs. Chacha ni Gloria; People’s SONA set
COTABATO CITY- Students of Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC)
stage a College-wide forum on Charter Change yesterday in collaboration
with People’s Movement Against Charter Change at the College’s gymnasium.
“Iskolar ng Bayan” has finally registered their concerned on education and
their strong defiance over the passage of House Resolution 1109 which
would convene a Senate-less Constituent Assembly to tackle possible
amendments or revision on the Charter. CCSPC is the lone state college in
Alibasit Macar, president of Supreme Student Government (SSG) said that
youth sector must stand against the move of Arroyo’s minions for Charter
Change and shall assess the eight year failing record of the
administration with regards to education.
“Eight years of holding the power and failing to serve the interest of
youth and education sector is enough for us to resist any move to prolong
her (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) term in Malacanan. We don’t want another
year for GMA; we don’t want to see ourselves to suffer on the anti-people
policies and self-serving proposals under their proposed Charter Change.
The future of Filipino youth is primarily at stake; we have to stand and
make moves”, said Macar.
Macar, a student leader and also a convenor of the said alliance said the
forum is part of the education campaign of the Supreme Student Government
(SSG) with regards of the concerns affecting studentry.
John Birondo of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Southern Mindanao Region
explained the general implications of Charter Change on both political and
economic aspects of the country. He further stressed on its particular
effects especially to the youth who he call them as one of the real
stakeholders of the said issue.
The alliance gets support from the students and conveys dexterity to join
the conduct of nationwide protests dubbed as people’s state of the nation
address in the city on July 27. ##
July 17, 2009
Bangsamoro people says no to charter change, stages symbolic "kulintang
Davao City—In this week´s Black Friday Protest, spearheaded by the Suara
Bangsamoro and Khadidja, a hundred Bangsamoro protesters expressed
opposition to the proposed charter amendments via a symbolic ¨kulintang
The group said that no genuine intention, including promises of benefits
for Mindanao and the Bangsamoro people, can come out from any move as
displayed in the railroaded passing of HR 1109, convening the house of
representative into a constituent assembly.
The group said that the Bangsamoro people cannot allow the national
government or those behind moves for cha-cha and con-ass to use our
struggle for the right to self determination (RSD) and the peace issue as
tools to advance ¨desperate” interests in power.
Herrmeinn Arendain, spokesperson of Suara Bangsamoro Davao City said that
with the proposed charter change nothing can be expected that would alter
or alleviate the conditions of the people in Mindanao.
¨On the contrary, we could expect only the worse. With cha-cha offering
not less than a 100% ownership of our lands and resources to foreign
corporations and entities, the struggle RSD for the national minorities
would only become a more uphill fight,¨ Arendain Added.
Arendain added if the public would hear House Speaker Prospero Nograles or
Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo´s lapdogs in congress speak about cha-cha
bringing peace to Mindanao and the Bangsamoro people or about the right to
self determination being upheld or granted, ¨they are all bluff and
Suara Bangsamoro said they
will be joining thousands of Filipinos come State of the Nation Address (SONA)
on July 27 to show the Bangsamoro´s firm stand on junking Con-Ass ang
frustrating Gloria Arroyo´s Ch-cha to further stay in power.
(Black Friday Protest, is a weekly protest initiated by the militant and
progressive organizations aimed at sustaining public consciousness of
major economic, political, local and national issues that affect the lives
of the people.)
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