PLM Statement on SONA 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 July 2011 17:31


“It’s the economy, stupid” is a phrase popularized by former US President Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign against George Bush Senior to twit Bush about the problems of the US economy, which was then heading into recession. We can say the same thing today to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, for the economic mess that our country is mired in, despite a full year under his administration.


The economic situation is becoming bleaker than ever. Prices of gasoline and basic commodities have risen without let-up and unemployment is rampant, while those with jobs suffer low wages and lack of social benefits.


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"Spratly Islands to Spark 21st Century Cold War?" PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 July 2011 17:05

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PLM Supports the Struggle of Farmers in Hacienda Luisita PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 14:27



July 8, 2011

Saan ba sa wakas ang dulo ng lumbay?

May bagong pampiring ang mga bathala,

Gumagapang muli sa bukid ang simoy,

Hipan ang tambuling hahawi sa dilim…

-          Rio Alma



(Where, ultimately, is grief’s end?

The gods have new blindfolds,

The breeze is again crawling the fields,

Blow the horn that will dispel the darkness





Once again,  heavy darkness fell on our  fellow farmers and farm workers of Hacienda Luisita  last July 5.  After  sitting on the case for five (5) years, the Supreme Court came up with a decision that sets up another stumbling block to the 43-year old fight to redistribute Hacienda Luisita.   While upholding the December 2005  resolution of the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) revoking the Hacienda’s stock distribution plan of 1989, the Court calls for another referendum to make the hacienda farmers and farm workers choose between the stock option or land redistribution.  This decision fits almost perfectly into the latest of the Cojuangco family’s scheme to retain control of Luisita.


Ka Romy Castillo, Released The campaign for Malaysian 6 continues PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 July 2011 16:30

Romy Castillo, deputy general secretary of Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), was finally released by Malaysian authorities yesterday morning. He came home via Air Asia flight at Clark airport at around 12 noon and was met by a delegation from PLM.

A victory party will be held at the PLM office on Friday, July 8, at 3:00 pm.  There will also be a meeting to discuss the continuing campaign to free the remaining six Malaysian pro-democracy leaders of Parti Sosialis Malaysia.

Sonny Melencio, chairperson of PLM, said that the release of Ka Romy was only a “partial victory since six of the previous 30 Malaysian jailed socialists are still languishing in jails.”

Melencio also thanked all those who called for Ka Romy’s release, including various human rights groups and Philippine authorities such as the Philippine Commission on Human Rights and the Philippine Embassy officials in Kuala Lumpur.

A day before Ka Romy’s release, more than 100 PLM members marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Makati City to protest Ka Romy’s detention and the 30 jailed Malaysian activists. The PLM declared Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines, Ibrahim Saad, as persona non grata for refusing to meet with the PLM delegation a number of times and for doing nothing to assist in the release of Ka Romy.

After the picket at the Malaysian Embassy, the PLM rallyists went to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila to appeal to Secretary Albert del Rosario to prioritize Ka Romy’s release. The DFA was having its anniversary party with President Ninoy Aquino as guest when the PLM rallyists arrived.




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A new party is born. A party for our times.

A party of Change! A party of Socialism!

“Pare-pareho lamang silang trapo!
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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