This statement was prepared by Anakbayan-Canada. Anakbayan-Canada stands in solidarity with progressive Filipino youth and student organizations around the world in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm (FQS). We remember their fierceness and bravery when they fought against the oppressive and tyrannical rule of the Marcos dictatorship. As Filipinx youth and students … Continue reading The Role of Youth and Students in the Struggle: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Quarter Storm
Activists from BAYAN Canada and allies in Toronto peacefully held a silent protest at the Philippine Consulate General Office in preparation for the United People’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Toronto on July 21st, 2019. Yesterday, July 19th, 2019, at around 1 PM, the Philippine Consulate office in Toronto, Canada was caught by … Continue reading Filipino and Canadian Youth Denounce Human Rights Violations in the Philippines!
Anakbayan-Canada statement on Sagay massacre Youth group Anakbayan-Canada condemns the massacre of nine agricultural workers in Hacienda Nene, Sagay City, Negros, central Philippines on October 20. We stand with the Filipino people in the the martyrs’ call for land rights and justice on the occasion of the peasant and indigenous peoples month in the country. … Continue reading 2018 October 21 – “How much blood is in your sugar?”
“Whatever is the manner of death/ There is a common denominator/ A hero serves the people/ To his very last breath” As we commemorate and celebrate the glory of courageous Filipinos, our heroes, we remember the service they rendered to our country’s freedom, honor and justice. Many of them have fallen and we are proud … Continue reading 2018 August 27 – Anakbayan Canada on Philippine National Heroes Day
No ketchup were used for fake blood and gory looks. An elderly woman was bleeding in the mouth after she was beaten by security personnel. Young people were mauled and charged with fabricated evidence. No chill. A couple of months since a June 2nd strike in a NutriAsia plant in Marilao, Bulacan, northern Philippines stirred … Continue reading 2018 August 1 – “NutriAsia’s no chill, #BoycottNutriAsia!”
BAYAN Canada Statement on the occasion of Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Two years of Duterte rule more than ever reaffirm the dictum that the people and the people alone, with their collective strength, will carve out their own history and achieve the fundamental change towards a truly free and democratic, just and peaceful … Continue reading 2018 July 18 – Jobs and justice, land and freedom! No to dictatorship!
AB-TO on Philippine Independence Day 2018 Reference: Inaj Mae Abalajon, Chairperson, Anakbyan-Toronto Email: email@example.com The year 2018 would be the first to witness Toronto celebrating June as Filipino Heritage Month”, generally considered a significant gesture for the fastest growing immigrant community in Canada in recent years. This is also anchored on the 120th year since … Continue reading 2018 June 12 – “Our beautiful struggle, our revolutionary heritage”