Rakenrol para sa Bayan pushed through even after the police dispersed the peaceful vigil of farmers at Mendiola bridge last night Oct 6. Moving a couple of blocks away from Mendiola, the cultural event in support of the struggle for justice and genuine agrarian reform pushed through in Bustillos. Together with Roselle Pineda, Tony Palis, Pol Torrentos, and Loujaye Sonido, we performed Makibaka and Balang Araw. Performers at the solidarity event include Axel Pinpin and the Political Party (pronounced parr-tey hey hey), Jeff Pagaduan, and Sining Bugkos.
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Here’s Vencer Crisostomo’s post on the lightning rally in Mendiola a few days ago. Photos from Vencer’s Facebook Notes. QTV has a video of the lightning rally and the police’s violent dispersal here. Even media personnel were not exempt from the violent dispersal of the police. Read Pinoy Weekly’s report here.
“Suntukin nyo. Sikmuraan. Sipain. Ikulong nyo kaming lahat. Pero hindi nyan maitatama ang mali at hindi nyo matatakasan ang inyong mga kasalanan sa taumbayan. Walang kaparis ang inyong kawalanghiyaan.” “Walang kasingkatwiran ang pag-aaklas kung sa paghahayag ng katotohanan, itatapat ng mga ganid sa kapangyarihan ang duwag na dahas.” “May araw din kayo. At lalong umiiksi ang oras ninyo sa inyong desperasyon.”
Employees of KFC staged a picket-rally at a branch in Matalino St, Brgy. Central, Quezon City. According to representatives of KFC’s “restaurant team members (RTMs)”, regular employees of the food chain nationwide were illegally dismissed en masse using an employee evaluation method involving the use of a polygraph machine. The laid-off employees believe that the scheme is the KFC management’s way of quickly replacing their regular employees with contractuals.
The June 10, 2009 anti-charter change rally in Makati is probably the biggest protest action led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan against the Macapagal-Arroyo government so far. Here’s our coverage of the protest action.
Camera: Cris Balleta, Ariel Saturay, and me; Editing: Cris Balleta; Sound and Logistics: Manang Mara, Diola, and Felix; Voice over and script: Raymund Villanueva.
Tommorow, June 10, Datu’s Tribe will be performing at the anti-Con-Ass rally in Makati. They posted this announcement (and the picture above, click for the complete image) at their Facebook fan page:
Here’s Dr. Judy Taguiwalo post of the UP Diliman community’s collective statement against charter change and for the ouster of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Dr. Taguiwalo is a faculty regent of the University of the Philippines.
The UP Diliman community will participate in the Ayala, Makati people’s protest against con-ass tomorrow, June 10, 2009. A press conference and short program will be held at 1:30 pm at Quezon Hall lobby by the UP Diliman contingent prior to joining the Ayala rally. Continue reading