Ka Parago remained strong and vigilant under no less than five reactionary regimes

New People’s Army Regional Command

Southern Mindanao

June 29, 2015

Press Statement

The Southern Mindanao Regional Command of the New People’s Army and the entire revolutionary forces express their deepest most profound salute to a great leader and warrior, Ka Parago or Leoncio Pitao who was killed in a raid together [...]

Political Prisoners Speak Up

NDFP consultant Adelberto Silva, his wife writer-activist Sharon Cabusao, driver Isidro de Lima, & Andrea Rosal’s husband Diony Borre speak on their unlawful arrest and detention.

Silva and companions should be freed, not transferred to jails that are worse

We have just received reports from lawyers belonging to the National Union of People’s Lawyers that PNP Superintendent Danilo Macerin, chief of the CIDG-NCR, has filed a request for the transfer of political detainee Adelberto Silva to the Special Intensive Case Area of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City in Metro Manila. Macerin also [...]

Trumped-up criminal charge lodged vs another NDFP consultant-Karapatan

Karapatan scored the BS Aquino government for the recent arrest of Adelberto Silva, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in the negotiation with the Philippine government, as “another serious violation of the signed agreements between the two parties.” Silva, 67, is a holder of JASIG documentation of identification with [...]


by: Ma. Lorena Barros

In the January 26, l972 issue of the Philippine Collegian, there appeared an article by Ms. Susan G. Ramirez on “Women’s Liberation, MAKIBAKA and Involvement.” The article, which aims to impart greater understanding of women’s liberation and to correct MAKIBAKA’s sectarian nature, certainly shows a highly sectarian prescription of women’s [...]


Seventy-seven demands

some trifling, some

deep and huge.

But all inarticulate

the glottals of the dumb


Somewhere back

We had forgotten speech

the correspondence of

sense of utterance. Now




We march back and forth

mouths working

We know that the evil is great

but cannot begin to speak it.




by Ma. Lorena Barros

Pugadlawin Taon 18 Blg. 3; Enero-Pebrero, l971

The oppression of women in Philippine society cannot be isolated from the oppressive character of the society as a whole. Filipino women comprise what has been described by Juliet Mitchell (in Women: the Longest Revolution) as “half a totality.” Filipino women are fundamental [...]


Green leaves white flower

white moon

I think of soft black hair

framing a bony face, and pain

like burning coal

sears my mind’s fingers.

Because I have seen too much

of suffering among our people

to ever forget what I must love

and hate

how can I say I love you still?

You [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 28/7/2014

Riot police with water cannon evict squatters

Since 5:00 am this morning the activists, who have been occupying most of a house in Mühlfeldgasse for over two years, have been preparing for their eviction by blocking the entrance to the house and the street with sofas and other bulky piece of furniture. Around [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 23/4/2014

Deadly riot in Rio’s Copacabana district with World Cup weeks away

One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio’s Copacabana beach district less than two months before soccer’s World Cup begins in Brazil. The riots followed the death of a dancer, allegedly at the hands of police. Brazilian media [...]