Ang Masa Feb 2017 Issue 01 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 February 2017 11:19

Ang Masa Para sa Sosyalismo February issue is now out. Available at PLM office (call 439-5811 and ask Ka Nelia for order). There are other distribution points being organized. P10 solidarity price per copy (bulk copies are discounted).

Support sosyalismo, support Ang Masa!

The issue features the following analytical write-ups:

Ang Karakter ng Rehimeng Duterte (Sonny Melencio)

Transforming Civil Society Engagement with ASEAN (Ed Tadem)

Patay na ang Burgis na Reporma sa Lupa! Mabuhay ang Sosyalistang Reporma sa Lupa! (Ric Reyes)

Duterte's Solution to 'Endo': Rendering Exploitation More Efficient (Luke Espiritu)

Is Globalization Dead? (Ramani Silva)

Tindig Kabataan, Ipaglaban ang Dapat! (Lorena Ladipe)

The Political Economy of the Movie 'Oro' (Merck Maguddayao)

Agaw-Trip Komiks Strip (Zeus Agustin)

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 18:24
 
All Leaders Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 January 2017 11:09

Some photos from the PLM All-Leaders Meeting on January 21. Thanks to the attendance of the radicalizing students from Cavite State University (Silang) with Young PLM leaders and members of the PLM Cavite chapter. Very engaging discussions on the human rights campaigns (anti-death penalty and lowering of the age of criminal responsibility) – thanks to input by iDefend leader Weng; the report by the Cavite students on their successful mass action; the report on the February 25 Edsa protest rally being planned by the Never Again coalition; and the discussions on Chacha (charter change) and federalism.

 

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PLM Bulletin 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 January 2017 22:56

This was also discussed during the PLM All-Leaders' Meeting at UP this afternoon. First time discussion of PLM leaders on ChaCha and Federalism. This will soon be published (with English translation) at the PLM website. 
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PLM BULLETIN # 2
Enero 2017

 

Laman nito ang dalawang kampanya na magkadugtong – ang kampanya laban sa ChaCha at Federalismo. Panimulang pag-aaral ito dahil hindi buo ang mga panukala ng Kongreso at Senado, laluna tungkol sa nilalaman ng ChaCha.

 

Sinasabi ni House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez na ang Kongreso ay itratransporma na bilang Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) anim na buwan mula ngayon. Naglabas na rin si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ng Executive Order na nagbubuo ng 25-kataong komisyon na magbabalangkas ng mga pagbabago sa Konstitusyon na isasalang sa Con-Ass.

 

I. Charter Change (CHACHA) Through Constitutional Assembly (CON-ASS)

 

Noong pagbubukas ng ika-17 Kongreso, marami ang nagsalang ng panukala na Cha-Cha sa pamamagitan ng Constitutional Convention. Ito ang gustong sistema ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte noon.

 

Pero nang magbago ng isip ang Pangulo at sinabing mas mainam ang pamamaraang Con-Ass, kagyat na isinalang ng kanyang alyado na si dating presidente Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ang House Concurrent Resolution 4. Nanawagan ito sa Kongreso at Senado na buuin sila bilang Constituent Assembly, baguhin ang 1987 Constitution at i-approve ito ng at least ¾ ng kabuuang assembly voting separately. (Ang huli ay idiniin sa House Joint Resolution 7 ni Rep. Eric Singson).

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PLM Bulletin 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 January 2017 22:38

 

PLM Bulletin will now be a regular publication of PLM to cover ongoing campaigns of the organization. This issue (which will soon be translated in English) was circulated and discussed during the PLM All-Leaders Meeting at the University Hotel (UP) on January 21, 2017.

 

PLM (PartidoLakas ng Masa) BULLETIN #1

Enero 2017

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Laman nito ang dalawang panukala sa Kongreso na lalong magpapatindi ng paglabag sa karapatang pantao, laluna ng mahihirap. Inilabas ito para makatulong sa pangangampanya ng mga lider at kasapi ng PLM.

 

I.  DEATH PENALTY BILL o House Bill No. 1: An Act Imposing the Death Penalty on Certain Heinous Crimes.

 

Minadali na i-file ang bill na ito (noon pang pagbubukas ng ika-17 Kongreso noong June 2016) at minamadali rin ito ng House Justice Committee na maipasa bago mag-Pasko. Nais nilang dalhin ito agad sa plenary session para sa 2nd and 3rd reading ng Kongreso, pero nabinbin ito dahil sa pagtutol ng marami, kabilang na ang mga human rights group, pangunahin ang iDefend, kung saan kabilang ang PLM.

 

Kung maipapasa bilang batas, ang sumusunod na heinous crimes ay pinarurusahan ng kamatayan, maaaring sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigti, firing squad o lethal injection:

  • Treason
  • Qualified piracy
  • Qualified bribery
  • Parricide
  • Murder
  • Infanticide
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping and serious illegal detention
  • Robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons
  • Destructive arson
  • Importation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
  • Sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution, and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
  • Maintenance of a drug den, dive, or resort
  • Manufacture of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
  • Possession of dangerous drugs
  • Cultivation or culture of plants classified as dangerous drugs or are sources thereof
  • Unlawful prescription of dangerous drugs
  • Criminal liability of a public officer or employee for misappropriation, misapplication, or failure to account for the confiscated, seized and/or surrendered dangerous drugs, plant sources of dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals, instruments/paraphernalia and/or laboratory equipment including the proceeds or properties obtained from the unlawful act committed
  • Criminal liability for planting evidence concerning illegal drugs
  • Carnapping

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STUDENT POWER IN SILANG PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 18:14

Cavite State U students protest against repression, demand university official’s ouster

Report by Merck Maguddayao

Thirty-four students of the Cavite State University (CvSU) in Silang, Cavite who have been sued for libel by school administrators and the student council chair greeted the opening of the second semester with a mass protest against harassment, irregularities, and the deterioration of the educational system.

The students had earlier sent letters to President Rodrigo Duterte and CvSU president Hernando Robles demanding an investigation into the alleged irregularities and repressive measures carried out by Quintin Subong IV, an academic who holds several key positions, along with former Silang campus dean Dinah Espineli and student council president Kim Almeda.

Subong, Espineli, and Almeda subsequently filed libel and perjury suits against the students, three of whom are minors.

Among the issues raised by the students against Subong, Espineli, and Almeda are:

1. Purchase of the student council of a Toyota Innova for their private use.

2. Release of P300,000 from the student council fund for the construction of a student park even if CvSU had released P3 million in 2015 for the same project. Said student park is merely paved with gravel and has a non-operational fountain.

3. Questionable legitimacy of the incumbent student council for not having been proclaimed by the student electoral commission, as their claim for legitimacy came from Subong, who at that time was the office of student affairs head.

4. Verbal discrimination of LGBT students by Subong.

5. Collection of exorbitant fees, including an Internet fee even if the school has failed to provide Internet connection on campus.

6. Student council's illegal collection of student publication fee, in violation of the Campus Journalism Act.

7. Hiring of numerous incompetent teaching personnel, including a former mall saleslady who teaches Economics.

The students called for the immediate removal of Subong, the withdrawal of the libel case, and the holding of snap elections of the student council.

They sought the support of members of the socialist Partido Lakas ng Masa and workers’ group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP)- Southern Tagalog.

Together with their parents and their lead counsel, Luke Espiritu, a member of BMP, they agreed to meet with CvSU president Robles.

Robles promised to convince Subong to drop the case, transfer Subong to another CvSU campus, and to hold a snap student council elections.

But Robles could not assure students that the libel case will be dropped, saying the CvSU administration has nothing to do with it since it is a "personal" case by Subong, Espineli, and Almeda.

Almeda, who attended the dialogue, demanded that students issue a public apology to him as condition for his withdrawal from the libel case. This was vehemently turned down by the students.

The students are now planning to hold more protest actions, organize teach-ins, and field candidates in the coming snap elections.

 

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Mangungurakot na naman yan!
Bobolahin na naman nila tayo!”


Sounds really familiar. We have heard this expression from people of all walks of life time and again. An automatic response, when one is asked about a certain politician or politicians in general.

For decades, generations of politicians from the same clan and some new ones have been deceiving the masses. Every election for them has been an opportunity to make more promises. And after every election, all these remain just that – promises.

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