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Groups continue helping communities affected by lockdown despite gov't restrictions

May 09, 2020 - 11:39 PM

Tulong Anakpawis and Purple Action for Indigenous Women's Rights (LILAK) help communities by getting a permit from the local government units or directly sending money to community leaders

Photos courtesy of Anakpawis and LILAK.

[OPINION] What I learned from Anakpawis

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:04 PM

'[Peasant organizations] do not teach 'anti-government propaganda;' they organize seminars, workshops, and discussions about issues that not a lot of institutions dare think about

Ex-Anakpawis congressman Casilao, relief volunteers post bail

Apr 22, 2020 - 10:50 PM

Their arrest by the Norzagaray police is an 'attack on activists carrying out humanitarian activities [which] adhered to the bayanihan spirit in this time of an emergency situation,' says former partylist lawmaker, Ariel Casilao

DETENTION. Relief volunteers are stopped at a checkpoint in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and detained on April 19, 2020. Photo from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Ex-Anakpawis congressman, relief drive volunteers charged with sedition

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:01 AM

A legal assistance group questions the charges, saying the Anakpawis members were delivering food packs to residents and had a government-issued food pass

Detained ex-Anakpawis congressman, relief volunteers had BFAR-issued food pass

Apr 20, 2020 - 4:20 PM

PAMALAKAYA national chairperson Fernando Hicap says that his group applied for the food pass for relief missions which the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) approved and issued on Friday, April 17

DETENTION. Relief volunteers are stopped at a checkpoint in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and detained on April 19, 2020. Photo from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Ex-Anakpawis congressman Casilao, relief volunteers detained in Bulacan

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:15 AM

The Makabayan bloc condemns the detention of the relief volunteers, saying 'it seems that this is the intensification of the martial law-like lockdown as contained in an AFP memo'

DETENTION. Relief volunteers are stopped at a checkpoint in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and detained on April 19, 2020. Photo from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Labor leader in Agusan del Norte shot dead

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:08 AM

Linus Cubol was killed in front of his furniture store by motorcyle-riding gunmen

Congressman tells army to surface missing militant

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the Army has in its custody Imelda Hayahay, but the 71st Infantry Battalion denies the accusation

'Walang bago': Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

May 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao

EO NOT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte is depicted as a devil during the Labor Day protest on May 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FACT CHECK: CBCP never claimed Sister Patricia Fox didn't speak at rallies

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Malacañang falsely claims the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issued such a statement. The statement came from Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao.

Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

SC orders government to answer petition vs tax reform law

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) The House Makabayan bloc says the law is invalid because the ratification that occurred at the Lower House violated rules

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Amid ties with Left, Mariano says he was never part of communist groups

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Mula noon hanggang ngayon ay nasa legal democratic organization po ako says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano who was nominated to the Cabinet by the National Democratic Front

LEFT TIES. Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano says he was never a part of the CPP-NPA-NDF. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

FULL TEXT: Death penalty won't address Filipinos' problems – Casilao

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao lists 5 reasons why he voted against reimposing the death penalty for drug convicts

NDF nominates Rafael Mariano for DAR post

May 27, 2016 - 4:44 PM

Also known as Ka Paeng the former Anakpawis party list representative chairs the militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

DAR CHIEF? KMP chairman Rafael 'Ka Paeng' Mariano attends the KMP Peasant's Agenda forum which was also attended by then presidential candidate Rody Duterte in February 2016. Photo from

23 groups file nominations for party list

Oct 12, 2015 - 7:19 PM

UPDATED Nominees of party list groups do not necessarily have to be from the sector they represent as long as the nominees have a track record of advocacy for their respective sectors

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Kalbaryo protest seeks Aquino's resignation

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:26 AM

For urban poor groups kalbaryo – suffering – is not only recalled during the Lenten season but defines their life under the Aquino administration

20 questions for Aquino on Mamasapano

Mar 30, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The leftist Makabayan bloc asks the committee chairs to invite President Benigno Aquino III to the scheduled joint hearing on Mamasapano

President Benigno Aquino III announce that suspected Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist Zulkipli bin Hir alyas Marwan confirmed dead during SAF operation in Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao and Accepted the Resignation of Suspended PNP Chief P/ Director General Allan Purisima during his message on Friday(Frebruary 6, 2015) held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

IN PHOTOS: Central Luzon farmers' exodus

Jun 30, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Tatay Cardo is one of the 500 other farmers who marched from Central Luzon to Manila for this year s Lakbayan

Anakpawis says solon arrested in Hacienda Luisita

Sep 17, 2013 - 2:39 PM

The party list group says the police arrested its members after a meeting with the Army

FACT-FINDING MISSION. Police arrested Anakpawis Rep Fernando Hicap (party hidden, left) and members of progressive group during a visit to Hacienda Luisita. Photo from Anakpawis

Leftist solons to reject PDAF, urge 'pork' abolition

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:08 PM

The leftist bloc also criticized President Aquino for issuing a statement the he is for the retention of the controversial pork barrel fund

ANTI-PORK. Members of the Makabayan bloc vow not to avail themselves of the Priority Development Assistance Fund, but an admin solon point out, they still used their pork barrel the past years.

CHR: Informal settlers went too far by throwing feces

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:29 PM

Informal settlers cry foul over Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista s malicious allegations they are professional squatters

Demolition attempt turns violent in QC

Jul 01, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Informal settlers along Agham Road throw rocks broken glass and feces at policemen who were carrying out demolition plans

SC: Landmark party-list ruling is final

Jun 26, 2013 - 3:05 PM

The SC bars militant groups Bayan Muna Anakpawis and Gabriela from opposing a landmark part list ruling

NEW GUIDELINES. SC introduced new parameters in determining what groups could qualify for the partylist system.

Makabayan holds 1st-ever miting de avance

May 08, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Will their Senate bet make it this time around?

Photo by Teddy Casiño communications team

Why we dismiss the Left

Apr 11, 2013 - 12:31 PM

The tactics and message have remained unchanged since 1970. No wonder the general public is confused

More PNoy, UNA bets warned on propaganda

Feb 25, 2013 - 7:50 PM

The list is getting longer: 5 Team PNoy 3 UNA candidates and 3 party list groups caught violating campaign posting rules

Probe Aquino 'giveaways,' Comelec asked

Feb 20, 2013 - 2:53 PM

But the Palace denies using Philhealth cards to campaign for its senatorial bets

National artist, parties file petition vs cybercrime law

Oct 01, 2012 - 8:02 PM

It s the 7th petition to be filed against the Cybercrime Prevention Act