“Aquino’s so-called Daang Matuwid is a complete u-turn back to the dark years of Martial Law. President Aquino is going towards the direction of the dictatorship that his parents fought.”
Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan dubbing President Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan as a re-invention of Marcos’ Martial law which has resulted to 103 cases of extra judicial killings; 9 enforced disappearances; the arrest of 94 political prisoners and; the forced evacuation of tens of thousands of families in rural and indigenous communities.
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Activist Members of Congress on Monday filed House Resolution 1297 opposing the proposed hero’s burial for the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, calling it “a grave travesty of justice” and a “monumental historical distortion”.
Leading the anti-Marcos charge are Bayan Muna Reps. Teddy Casino and Neri Javier Colmenares, Gabriela Reps. Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi de Jesus, Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio and Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino.
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MANILA, Philippines – In the aftermath of Ondoy’s devastation and amid the continuing fallout from the global economic decline, a vast majority of Filipinos—86%, according to a Pulse Asia survey—are entering 2010 with hope, much more than those who said they were optimistic about 2009. read more »
They all belong to the Nacionalista Party (NP) senatorial slate, but militant lawmakers Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza will not be supporting Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s renewed bid for a Senate seat in the 2010 elections. read more »
MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Manuel Villar’s Nacionalista Party (NP) announced yesterday that the party had officially adopted party-list Representatives Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna and Liza Maza of Gabriela as guest senatorial candidates in the coming May 2010 elections. read more »
MANILA, Philippines—Talk about strange bedfellows.
Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is looking forward to having a “good working relationship” with militant party-list Rep. Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna now that they are both senatorial candidates of the Nacionalista Party (NP).
Marcos said he was more than willing to share the stage during campaign sorties with Ocampo even if the long-time activist and Gabriela party-list Rep. Liza Maza had expressed their “misgivings” about having a Marcos in the NP senatorial ticket. read more »
MANILA, Philippines — Even if they are altogether running together under Senator Manuel Villar’s Nacionalista Party (NP), senatorial candidates Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza said they will not support the senatorial bid of Ilocos Norte Representative Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. read more »
MANILA, Philippines – The Nacionalista Party (NP) announced the formal entry of Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza as the party's guest senatorial candidates for the 2010 national elections. read more »
Manila, Philippines (AHN) - Reps. Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo announced on Monday that they will be Senate candidates next year under the Nacionalista Party. The two leftist lawmakers previously withdrew plans of running under the party after its chairman forged an alliance with the party created by former President Ferdinand Marcos during martial law. read more »