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Aileen San Pablo Baviera: Revolutionary at heart, more than a China watcher

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:12 PM

Unknown to many, Aileen was also involved in the Philippine Left's revolutionary struggle

No one left out: Schools required to provide neutral desks for students

Aug 28, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Left-handed students get a helping hand from a law that requires schools to use classroom desks suitable for both the left-handed and right-handed

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Case vs Trillanes, CPP vs Duterte, Trump on climate change | Evening wRap

Dec 29, 2017 - 7:22 PM

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CPP 50th anniversary goal: ‘Overthrow Duterte regime'

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The CPP says Filipinos are suffering under the Duterte administration's 'fascist tyranny, all-out economic liberalization, and bureaucratic corruption'

FIVE DECADES. File photo of New People's Army guerrillas marching in Davao City to celebrate the 48th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2016.

Duterte's falling out with the Left

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult

Yasay joins talks with communist rebels in Rome

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The National Democratic Front is pushing for the Philippines to have an independent foreign policy particularly from its treaty ally the United States

Rappler Talk: Fragile talks with the Philippine left

Jan 10, 2017 - 9:48 PM

National Democratic Front chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili talks to Rappler about the status of negotiations with the Philippine govenrment

WATCH: Left's 1st effigy under Duterte depicts fascist monster

Dec 10, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The effigy depicts the resurrection and rehabilitation of the Marcoses and concerns over the rise in extrajudicial killings Karapatan says

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. On December 10, 2016, a child looks at a pile of 'dead bodies' that forms part of an effigy depicting the culture of impunity in the Philippines and the authoritarian tendencies of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

[Newspoint] The oddest ménage in Philippine politics

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The freakish genius of Rodrigo Duterte may yet prove to lie in that – breaking up the nation to make everybody happy

Duterte sets condition for freeing 130 political prisoners

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Now they’re asking for the release of 120 to 130 political prisoners Sabi ko I cannot I cannot give you that President Rodrigo Duterte says

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City on December 2,2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is gathering President Rodrigo Duterte s supporters nationwide to form a mass movement that could potentially become a new political party

[Newspoint] Choosy protesters

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:25 PM

For all that dreadful familiarity Duterte with his own tendency toward authoritarianism is even less criticized than a dead dictator I see 3 reasons why

NEW WAVE. A new generation of anti-Marcos protesters at the Luneta on Friday, November 25. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

The Left’s unity and struggle with Duterte

Nov 15, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Extrajudicial killings and the Marcos burial issue will continue to be a recurring source of disagreement So far these burning issues have not been decisive in breaking the alliance with Duterte

De Lima and Dayan, National Democratic Front, new UN secretary-general | 12PM wRap

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Alleged NPA leader Benito Tiamzon joins NDF panel

Oct 06, 2016 - 6:35 AM

The NDF reshuffles its peace panel on the eve of its 2nd round of talks with the government replacing Luis Jalandoni as panel chairperson with Fidel Agcaoili

NEW PANEL MEMBER. Benito Tiamzon takes new role as negotiator. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

Burden on CPP to restore trust in peace talks – Palace

Jul 29, 2016 - 2:05 PM

There is a very brief window of opportunity says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

PEACE TALKS ENDANGERED. An ambush by NPA rebels in Davao del Norte threatens peace talks betweenn the government and the Left. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rapper

‘Hopeful’ leftist groups stage rally in support of Duterte

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Updated At least 2 000 rallyists from various militant and sectoral groups march to Mendiola – hoping that the Duterte presidency will address the concerns of the masses and other key issues that the Aquino administration neglected

NEW LEAF. Progressive groups stage a mass protest in Mendiola to celebrate the presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Photo by Rendell Sanchez/ Rappler

Duterte to Left: 4 departments yours

May 16, 2016 - 3:22 PM

UPDATED President elect Rodrigo Duterte says these agencies are open to leftist activists

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Why we need Walden Bello to run in 2016

Aug 18, 2015 - 1:30 PM

This is a response to the open letter of Patricio Abinales and Lisandro Claudio to Mujiv Hataman Risa Hontiveros and Walden Bello warning them against running for national posititons

Akbayan and the conscience of a progressive

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Spoiled offspring of the ruling class like the Aquinos and Abads will come and go but Akbayan is a precious child forged in the historic struggles of the Philippine Left and heir to its finest traditions Will it find the courage to follow the harsh dictates of its progressive conscience?

How the Left didn’t lose

Feb 27, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Former Kabataan Party congressman Mong Palatino calls Yoly Ong s How the left was lost a formulaic diatribe saying the Left not only survived but is resurgent

Mong Palatino

How the Left was lost

Feb 21, 2014 - 10:26 AM

The ideological stand has been diminished to role playing posturing and media stunts


Youth activism: More than just organized action

Apr 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

In the streets you will find these youth activists rallying with utter bombast against social injustices But is that all there is?

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

Jesse Robredo’s lessons for the Left

Sep 27, 2012 - 3:11 PM

The Robredo case underscores one critical point for the Left: the new Left is out there The current Left can either recognize this and do something about it or once again be left out in the emerging politics of change