Calls to junk Anti-terror Law continue a year after ‘Cebu-8’ arrest

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 20 members of militant groups aired their collective call to junk the Anti-Terror Law with a protest rally today, June 5, at the entrance gate of the University of the Philippines-Cebu.…

Groups call for justice on Rustico Tan’s death

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Militant groups here in Central Visayas are calling for justice on the killing of former priest and peace negotiator Rustico Tan. The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Central Visayas (Bayan-Central Visayas), in a statement…

Labor Day rally in Cebu City peaceful as 300 cops secure route of 700 protesters

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Some 300 policemen secured the streets in Cebu City and monitored 700 protesters as they held their Labor Day march today, May 1, from Fuente Osmeña Circle to downtown Cebu City. Police Lieutenant Colonel…

In Photos: Protesters call for wage increases, free COVID-19 vaccines for workers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite the arrest of some of their colleagues, protesters went on with their Labor Day march this Saturday, May 1, 2021. READ: 14 cause-oriented group members detained for ‘quarantine violations’ Around 300 sectoral…

14 cause-oriented group members detained for ‘quarantine violations’

Delta Dyrecka Letitio, Futch Anthony Inso 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Fourteen members of the Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA-Sugbo-KMU) and Bayan Central Visayas did not make it to the Fuente Osmeña Circle, the assembly area for their Labor Day…

Cebu execs welcome Sinas as new PNP chief; militants slam his appointment

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials in Cebu welcomed the news on Police Major General Debold Sinas being named to take the helm of the Philippine National Police (PNP). READ MORE: Palace: Duterte chose Sinas because of his drug…

Cebu militants to push through with SONA protest despite ‘threats’ of arrest

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Militant groups here will push through with their plan to hold pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) rallies without having to necessarily converge in a particular area in Cebu City that remains under…

Militant groups: Denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal a blow to press freedom

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Militant groups in Cebu have condemned the outcome of the voting by members of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises on Friday to deny the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)…

Progressive groups in Cebu condemn Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Progressive groups in Cebu condemn President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sign the Anti-Terror Bill into law, now known as the Republic Act (RA) No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In separate…

#ReleaseCebu7: Groups condemn arrest of protesters in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Netizens and several militant groups nationwide condemned the arrest of seven activists who staged a protest-rally against the Anti-Terror Bill (ATB) in front of a state university here on Friday, June 5, 2020.…

Duterte naming Robredo as anti-drug czar is a ‘trap’ — BAYAN Central Visayas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Militant groups based in Central Visayas expressed their disgust over President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to name Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo as the co-chairperson of the inter-agency committee on anti-illegal drugs (ICAD). In…

Cause-oriented groups call on government to protect sovereignty

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cause-oriented groups gathered at the famous Colon Street here on Friday morning, July 12, 2019, to join the nationwide protest of the 3rd anniversary of Philippines’ victory in the arbitration case against China. The groups, composed…

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