Luksang Bayan Para sa Mga Nasawi at Biktima: Hustisya Para sa Biktima ng Yolanda, Hustisya Para sa Bayan!
Ngayong araw, tayong mga kamag-anak, kaibigan, mahal sa buhay at mga nakaligtas sa pananalanta ng Yolanda – ay muling nagtitipon-tipon sa Araw ng Undas, halos dalawang taon mula ng hagupit ng Yolanda. Ngayong araw ng Undas, hindi lamang tayo nagtitipon upang gunitain at ipagdasal ang mga nasawi noong Yolanda. Nilulunsad natin ngayon ang pagluluksa at panawagan ng hustisya – ang Luksang Bayan upang patuloy na isigaw , hindi lamang hustisya para sa mga Biktima ng Yolanda, kundi para na rin sa Bayan!
Ang trahedya ng Yolanda, ay repleksyon ng historikal at panlipunang trahedya ng ating bayan – ang laganap na kahirapan, inekwalidad at katiwalian na pinamumunuan ng gobyernong manhid at walang pakialam sa kapakanan ng mamamayan, ng gobyernong trapo at elitista –- ng gobyerno ng iilan. Ang gobyernong Aquino na niluklok sa pwesto sa islogan ng “Tuwid na Daan” at nagsasabing ang mamayan ang tunay na “Boss” nito -- ay siyang gobyernong inutil, makupad at walang malasakit sa kapakanan ng taumbayan.
Enough of Elite and Trapo Rule! Onward with the People's Electoral insurgency to Assert Our Sovereign Will! Fight for New Politics, New Economy, and the New System!
We come from the ranks of the workers, the farmers, the street vendors. We are joined by teachers, nurses, the youth, the marginalized women and men of our country who are fed up with the way our country is being run. We come as people who dream of a future unlike what we have at present, a future vastly different from that conjured up by the hodge-podge of political parties and the parade of politicians that make up the national electoral circus.
We are here today to demand genuine change in the way our country is being run. We call for an end to the old elite-dominated politics which has consigned our people to poverty and subservience to foreign governments and private corporations. We have come to lend our support not to any one party or candidate, but to the unifying alternative vision for Philippine politics and governance which refuses to concede the future of the country to yet another set of trapos.
Alab Katipunan, which is a member of Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and People’s Forum on APEC (PFA) 2015 and of which the Bukluran ng Progresibong Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (BPMP) is an affiliate member, strongly denounce the general condition of state repression in the name of corporations and agri-business which attended the hosting of several preparatory meetings of the Asia-Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Iloilo City on September 23-October 6, 2015.
Freedom from Debt Coalition
The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) – Philippines is a nationwide multi-sectoral, non-sectarian and pluralist coalition conducting policy advocacy work and campaigns to realize a common framework and agenda for economic development.