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Cops arrest 11 at anti-terrorism law rally in Laguna

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:22 PM

The police round up the protesters right after their program ended

DETAINED. 11 activists protesting against the signing of the Anti-Terorrism Law were arrested by the police on July 4, 2020. Photo from Kyle Salgado's Twitter account

Makabayan rep wants to cite Topacio in contempt in Supreme Court writs case

May 30, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says the contempt request is 'egregious,' as the government crackdown on the Left reaches the High Court

YOUNGEST REP. Kabataan Partylist Sarah Elago says age shouldn't be a hindrance when it comes to public service. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Milestone or proof case not urgent? Explaining SC's show cause order vs leftists

May 28, 2020 - 1:14 PM

The show cause order is considered a preliminary citation, when in other cases for habeas corpus and amparo, parties immediately got the writs

EXTRAORDINARY REMEDIES. Petitions for the extraordinary writs of amparo and habeas corpus are brought to the Supreme Court. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FALSE: Photos of Anakbayan, KMU rallying during quarantine

Apr 07, 2020 - 8:58 PM

The photos were taken during a rally held on February 4, more than a month before Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine

Panelo 'sorely missed the point' of commute challenge, say militant groups

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:49 PM

'Kung walang krisis sa transportasyon, malapit na dapat siya sa Baguio sa ganoong katagal na biyahe,' Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says after Panelo insisted that there is no transportation crisis, even after a nearly 4-hour trip to work using public transportation

COMMUTE CHALLENGE. Spokeperson Salvador Panelo in a jeepney along Aurora Blvd in Quezon City on October 11, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Anakbayan student-member accuses mother of abuse

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:27 PM

'Hindi niya rin alam na dahil sa ginagawa niya, mas lalo lang niya akong nilagay sa panganib,' says 18-year-old Alicia Lucena

NOT KIDNAPPED. Anakbayan youth member Alicia Lucena faces the media together with members of the progressive Makabayan bloc. Photo from Makabayan bloc

DOJ starts probe: Is recruitment to progressive groups a crime?

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:31 PM

The DOJ hearing is another step taken by the government in its crackdown on what it says is the 'brainwashing' of students through progressive groups

RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS. Lawyers of leftist lawmakers and personalities attend the DOJ hearing on August 27 on kidnapping and child trafficking complaints over recruitment of students to progressive groups. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOJ summons leftist representatives over student recruitment

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The complaint mistakenly identifies Tom Villarin as Anakbayan representative. Villarin is a member of Akbayan, which is from a different faction of the Philippine Left.

NOT KIDNAPPED. Anakbayan youth member Alicia Lucena faces the media together with members of the progressive Makabayan bloc. Photo from Makabayan bloc

‘Crumbling democracy’: Groups call for end to attacks against the youth

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Youth groups highlight the need for Filipinos to speak up against injustice, pointing out how the oppression of student rights may later lead to the oppression of citizens

PROTEST. Various youth organizations stage a protest outside Gate 2.5 of ADMU to condemn human rights violations occurring nationwide. Photos by Casey Mateo/Rappler

Youth activist to military: Don’t use me to railroad your agenda

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Alicia Lucena denies she was kidnapped by Anakbayan and slams the military for using her 'family issues' to revive the Anti-Subversion Law

NOT KIDNAPPED. Anakbayan youth member Alicia Lucena faces the media together with members of the progressive Makabayan bloc. Photo from Makabayan bloc

Anakbayan: ‘Missing’ youth activist is free and safe

Aug 12, 2019 - 10:28 PM

The 18-year-old Anakbayan member is still active, but not ready to resurface due to threats of harassment, abduction, and assassination, the group's leader says

YOUTH ACTIVISTS. (From left) Hen Namoca, Raoul Manuel of NUSP, Alex Danday of Anakbayan, Kara Tanggava of LFS, and Daryl Angelo Baykado of the CEGP hold a press conference on August 12, 2019, to belie the allegation that a 17-year-old student who joined Anakbayan was kidnapped. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lorenzana slams communists' recruitment of minors

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:28 PM

The defense chief hits the communist rebellion for allegedly luring students into joining groups that incite them to fight the government

CONDEMNATION. Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana at a press conference in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

CIDG files kidnapping charges vs Anakbayan leaders over 'missing' teen

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Anakbayan leaders Vencer Crisostomo and Einstein Recedes are accused of kidnapping and other crimes after a 17-year-old recruit left home

PARENTS. Distressed parents of minors who joined leftist groups spoke at the Senate hearing of the committee on public order and dangerous drugs. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Groups call on gov't to assert Hague ruling 3 years after victory

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Protests with calls to defend the Philippines' sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea mark the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling

Protesters on Friday, July 12, burn a Chinese flag to condemn China's harassment against the Philippines in forcibly reclaiming parts of the West Philippine Sea. Today was the third anniversary of the Philippines' historic victory against China in The Hague. Photo by John Philip Bravo/Rappler

AFP told: Only 18? More schools fed up with Duterte

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:52 PM

'Definitely, the list is longer because youth and students all over the country are fed up with this atrocious regime,' says militant youth group Anakbayan

PROTEST. Students unite to rally against the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Batangas court dismisses case vs former UP film student

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:28 PM

The Batangas Regional Trial Court Branch 87 dismisses the cases against against former UP film student Maricon Montajes, Anakbayan member Ronilo Baes, and farmer Rommiel Cañete

FREE. Former film student Maricon Montajes poses with former UP College of Mass Communication Dean Rolando Tolentino. File photo courtesy of Rolando Tolentino

Groups decry Sereno ouster as 'clear violation of the Constitution'

May 11, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The groups also see the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno as a 'degradation' of the judiciary, 'bending to the biddings' of President Rodrigo Duterte

VILLAIN. Sanlakas depicts President Rodrigo Duterte as Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos who amassed the "infinity stones": the Office of the President, House of Representatives, Senate, and now the Supreme Court after CJ Sereno's ouster on May 11, 2018. Photo from Sanlakas

What's next for youth after walkout for democracy?

Feb 25, 2018 - 3:45 PM

After the youth-led protest last Friday, February 23, 'an even bigger protest' is lined up for March 8, International Women's Day

From UST to Morayta. Photo of students shaking hands with farmers from Eastern Samar. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CHR to Duterte: Learn from lessons of Marcos dictatorship

Feb 09, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Activist youth group Anakbayan warns President Rodrigo Duterte to be careful what he wishes for because 'dictators are overthrown'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 45th Founding Anniversary of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) at the NEDA Central Office in Pasig City on February 6, 2018, reiterates his stance on eliminating corruption in government. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Suppressing media is suppressing people's demands – progressive groups, advocates

Jan 19, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Isa itong senyas na natatakot na ang Duterte regime sa mga mamamahayag dahil nabibisto sila sa karumdumal na ginagawa,' says Block Marcos spokesperson Lorenzo de Vera

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Several groups joined the mass action in Quezon City to defend press freedom. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LIST: Bonifacio Day activities, protests

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) Several protests and activities are lined up on Thursday, November 30, to mark Bonifacio Day not just in Metro Manila

BONIFACIO DAY. In this file photo, youth leaders observe Bonifacio day in 2016 through an anti-Marcos protest action at the Peoples Power Monument. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SCHEDULE: Protest activities during ASEAN Summit 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) They will raise policy issues that they believe to be 'inappropriate for the country' during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nation Summit, November 12-14

Are PUP students' rights under attack?

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The state-run university is known as a bastion of student activism and movement, its students among the most progressive in the country

CAMPUS ISSUE. The Polytechnic university of the Philippines is known as a bastion for student activism and movement, its students among the most fearless and progressive in the country.  Image from the PUP website

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

Aquino's neighbors: 'Welcome home, PNoy'

Jun 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III is in high spirits as he returns to his family home at Times Street on June 30

HOMECOMING. Former President Benigno Aquino lll is back at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday, June 30. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

#BigasHindiBala: Filipino-Canadian groups condemn Kidapawan violence

Apr 06, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Filipinos across the world will be staging simultaneous acts of solidarity on the Global Day of Action for Kidapawan farmers on April 8 Friday

DepEd: K to 12 curriculum allows in-depth discussion on martial law

Mar 04, 2016 - 12:59 PM

The book cited by a youth group as glorying martial law is not issued by the education department and was published before the K to 12 program started

Militant leaders face charges for 'attack on cops' during SONA

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:18 PM

One of those charges says the case is fabricated and without basis and will not deter militant groups from staging mass protests against APEC

SONA RALLY. Filipino anti-riot policemen use water cannons to disperse protestors attempting to reach the Philippine Congress in Quezon City on July 27, 2015. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

ALYANSA wins big in UP Diliman elections

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:25 AM

Student party ALYANSA wins the hotly contested race that recorded a high voter turn out

Thousands of students walk out to call for Aquino's resignation

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:50 PM

Simultaneous protest actions are being staged to show outrage over Aquino’s alleged attempt to cover up his involvement in the Mamasapano operation and the new round of tuition fee increases

Militant students encourage other students to join them and walk out of their classes during a mass protest demanding President Benigno Aquino III to step-down from office at the Palma Hall of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on Friday, February 27. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

PH youth urge Pope Francis: ‘Hear our true story’

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:47 AM

In an open letter to the Catholic leader a nationwide coalition of youth groups details the challenges faced by Filipino youth from the peace process and disasters to corruption in government

Youth groups to hold camp, activities during Pope's visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 6:19 PM

Led by the Student Christian Movement Philippines SCMP thousands of youths from Metro Manila and nearby provinces are expected to flock to public sites of Pope Francis activities despite tight security

FOR THE YOUTH. (L-R) Marc Abila, National Editors Guild of the Philippines president, Einstein Recedes, Student Christian Movement Philippines spokesperson, Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan national chairperson, and Sarah Elago, National Union of Students of the Philippines president hold posters that show how Pope Francis is an icon for the plight go Filipino youth. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Youth groups greet MRT, LRT fare hikes with protest

Jan 04, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Dozens of youth activists hold sit down protests at the ticketing office of the North Avenue MRT station and other stations to oppose the baseless fare hikes in the LRT 1 LRT 2 and MRT3

'BASELESS' FARE HIKE. Youth activists protest the implementation of higher fares in the MRT and LRT lines. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

A chockfull of horrors

Sep 27, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Of course it’s hearsay Of course there’s politics There are no receipts for bribery and corruption And 2016 is within spitting distance

Protesters interrupt Aquino forum at US university

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:46 AM

Youth activists interrupt a forum with President Benigno Aquino III at New York s Columbia University They stood up to protest his alleged inaction on impunity in the Philippines and the supposed corruption of aid for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan victims

'ANSWER QUESTIONS.' An activist stands up and begins shouting at President Benigno Aquino III at a forum in New York City on September 23, 2014, blasting him for alleged corruption in the use of Yolanda aid.

Protesters on UP ‘violence’: Real issue is DAP

Sep 20, 2014 - 3:35 PM

UPDATED The real hooligans with behavior more worthy of condemnation are out there in the government the student protesters assert

'HOOLIGANS.' Budget Secretary Florencio Abad meets an angry crowd of students who hurl paper and coins at him. Screengrab from YouTube video

#SONA2013: Youth groups disappointed

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:01 PM

Different youth groups are disappointed in President Aquino s 4th State of the Nation Address

Youth activists to PNoy: Stop 'estero' demolitions

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Youth groups rally against the Aquino administration s planned relocation of Metro Manila informal settlers

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

Disqualify Akbayan over PDI column?

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Akbayan s Walden Bello allegedly broke the law when he continued writing an Inquirer column during campaign period

Dinky warns 'epals': Keep your faces off CCT

Dec 01, 2012 - 4:12 PM

The political opposition and militant groups have recently intensified their scrutiny of the Conditional Cash Transfer the main poverty alleviation measure of the Aquino administration

Photo courtesy of DSWD

Akbayan vs Anakbayan in Davao

Nov 21, 2012 - 8:37 PM

Members of militant youth organizations Anakbayan and League of Filipino Students protested outside the press conference of Akbayan senatorial bet Risa Hontiveros in Davao on Wednesday November 21

Comelec to debate Akbayan's fate

Oct 17, 2012 - 1:41 PM

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr also hits vulgar acts just to make a point apparently referring to the incident between Akbayan and Anakbayan

It's war: Akbayan vs Anakbayan

Oct 16, 2012 - 5:05 PM

Two leftist party list groups are locked in an ugly war

Akbayan vs Anakbayan. Screengrab from YouTube page of ABS-CBN News Channel

Should Comelec disqualify Akbayan?

Oct 01, 2012 - 12:56 PM

Is Akbayan s proximity to the corridors of power an indication that it s no longer marginalized and an under represented party list group?

Photo by Akbayan Partylist

Blame PNoy if GMA posts bail, group says

Jun 06, 2012 - 1:15 PM

The President is only after exacting personal vendetta and not bringing Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to justice activist group Anakbayan says

#Noynoying provokes clash of activists

Mar 24, 2012 - 7:09 PM

A Rappler Thought Leaders piece sparks a conversation on the viral term Noynoying

PNOY 'NOYNOYING'? Netizens clash on accusations that President Benigno Aquino III is 'Noynoying.' Photo from Malacañang/PCOO