People Power needed against Marcosian Duterte – Anakpawis

“Duterte is undisputed a copycat of Marcos. He is averse to civil-political and socio-economic rights, a principal trait of a dictator, he has the supposedly independent branches of government under his control, his corruption is unprecedented, plundering even the much-needed funds for the pandemic, and a puppet of both imperialist powers, China and the US.  He is a model of a rotten political system that the Filipino people needed to end,” Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao, Anakpawis Party-list National President and former representative said during the protest.

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Foreign debt under Duterte, Marcosian – Anakpawis

“The Marcos dictatorship is the epitome of the disastrous debt-driven growth, accentuated by infrastructure project promotions.  This is what ‘trapos’ call ‘hard projects’ that the common people perceive, thus, they rely on it heavily for approval.  This is worse under Duterte, when amid being the whole country under the pandemic, the P10.3 billion savings in the 2020 budget were used for infrastructure projects under the DPWH, instead of using it for the much-needed pandemic response.  The whole country should question how Duterte uses loaned funds, especially when it would be paid for by every Filipino through taxes,” Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao, Anakpawis Party-list National President and former representative.

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Give hope to the youth seeking for change, extend the voters registration – Anakpawis

“The youth wants to put their future in their hands. Let them register and vote. Marami pang kabataan ang nais makapagparehistro para makaboto sa unang pagkakataon sa May 2022. We humbly ask the Comelec to consider extending the registration period affected by several lockdowns and quarantines. Let us give a chance to the new young voters, especially in provinces, ” Casilao said.

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Support senate probe vs. Pharmally, Duterte syndicate – Anakpawis

“The whole country knows of the grave impact the plunderous Marcos dictatorship caused the generations, and now we are facing plunder of the most immoral kind, carried out under a pandemic. It has been unraveled that plunder is undisputed on the part of Pharmally, that it grew more than 10-fold in a year, even beating the profit growth of biggest banks in the country. The remaining issue here is Duterte’s direct involvement, which was already implied by his ‘defensive posture,’ on his attacks against senators leading the probe.  Condoning this serious crime of plunder is an insult to the Filipino people.  We urge all sectors to support the probe and push to hold Duterte’s syndicate accountable,” Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao, Anakpawis Party-list National President and former representative said in a press statement.

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DOLE sitting on Wyeth workers’ complaint against NTF ELCAC – Anakpawis

“This is an obvious violation of the workers’ rights to union, collective bargaining agreement, rights of legitimate labor organizations stated on the Labor Code, and supremely of the right to organization, sanctioned by the very constitution. It is unacceptable that DOLE is sitting on this issue,” Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao, Anakpawis Party-list National President and former representative, said in a press statement. He was also a labor leader of Kilusang Mayo Uno – Southern Mindanao Region (KMU SMR), prior his term for the 17th congress.

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