The so called Balikatan War Games involving more than 12,200 U.S. troops are being held in the Philippines until April 28, of which Renato Reyes said: “We are not in favor of escalating the armed conflict between the U.S. and China…We are for Philippine sovereignty.”
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Live-fire training, using naval artillery gunfire and aviation rockets and bombs to sink a vessel in the West Philippine Sea, where China continues its aggressive maneuvers. And the first live-firing here of a US Patriot missile as part of a drill in coastal defense.
On May 7-18, the Duterte government will engage in its third Balikatan joint military exercises with the United States since October 2016. The exercises will have two new features: 1) participation of Japan and Australia, both America’s close cohorts in Asia and, 2) the start of construction, inside a Philippine base, of the first of…
“We Filipinos are the losers in this shadow war currently being waged in the West Philippine Sea.”
Mindanao women protest against US-RP Balikatan exercises (Photo courtesy of Gabriela Davao)
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Other story: Daybreak rally, protest caravans greet US-RP Balikatan exercises MANILA — Government employees held a protest action against Balikatan, a joint military exercises between the United States and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Some 4,000 U.S. troops are set to arrive today, April 16, 2012. “Government employees…
Women protest over increasing US military presence (Photo courtesy of Gabriela)
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“We were never fooled – the motives of the US have always been self-serving. The US has always made sure to protect its own economic and geopolitical interests in Asia and it has been using the Philippines to do this.” – Satur Ocampo of Makabayan
PR: Youth Groups Join Nation in Remembering Luisita Massacre, Hold Aquino Accountable for Lack of Justice
PRESS RELEASE November 16, 2010 Progressive youth groups Anakbayan, League of Filipino Students (LFS), Student Christian Movement (SCM), Karatula, College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP), and National Union of Students in the Philippines (NUSP) joined other organizations today in a march to Mendiola Bridge to mark the 6th anniversary of the infamous Hacienda Luisita…
“The Court of Appeals betrayed the Filipinos,” said Joms Salvador, GABRIELA spokesperson, during a protest rally at the US embassy. By acquitting Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith, the CA justices “have trampled on the hard-fought justice of women in the Subic rape case and the fight of all Filipinos to defend our dignity as a people.”
A National Artist for Literature, the star witness in the National Broadband Network scam, and the mother of a missing activist are among the conveners of the recently-launched Junk VFA Movement. The Junk VFA Movement describes itself as “a broad initiative that calls for the assertion of national sovereignty and the termination of the VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement).” It also calls on the Arroyo administration to regain custody of US Marine L/Cpl. Daniel Smith.