2018 June 12 – “Our beautiful struggle, our revolutionary heritage”

AB-TO on Philippine Independence Day 2018 Reference: Inaj Mae Abalajon, Chairperson, Anakbyan-Toronto Email: anakbayan.toronto@gmail.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 …

2018 April 22 – Anakbayan-Canada stands with young Moro activist detained, denied then deported by US

April 22, 2018 Reference: Renz Grospe, Co-chairperson Anakbayan Canada Email: anakbayan.canada@gmail.com US Customs and Border Protection does not consider country of origin or human rights activism to be determining factors for admissibility, according to a statement by agency spokesman Jaime Ruiz. But the agency is prohibited from discussing specifics why Mindanao activist Datu Jerome Aladdin …

Anakbayan-Canada: “Hands off people’s rights activists in Negros Island”

April 20, 2018 Reference: Renz Grospe, Co-chairperson Anakbayan Canada Email: anakbayan.canada@gmail.com “To stand for the exploited and the oppressed is never a crime. To silent dissent through a systematic and widespread attacks, harassments and killings is, on the other hand, a crime against humanity. President Duterte and his fascist military and police are the real …

Rise, Resist, Unite!

From Canada to the Philippines, Anakbayan-Toronto joins the 2018 International Women’s Day with continued call for justice and genuine change for women at home and abroad. MAKIBAKA, huwag matakot! Women have remained at the forefront in the fight against feudalism, bureaucrat-capitalism, and imperialism especially in reign of the current US-Duterte regime. The case of a …

“Stop the Killings in the Philippines!” network of Canada-based groups demand

Since assuming office as the Philippines’ president in 2016, Rodrigo Duterte has carried out a "firm hand" method against crime and drugs leading to thousands of deaths. These killings of mostly urban poor dwellers have been instigated by the government’s senior officials that could amount to crimes against humanity. This year, a prosecutor from the …