Pito Para sa Pagbabago feb-7 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 February 2016 18:39

The Alternative Seven (Pito Para sa Pagbabago) in the Senate. PLM chair Sonny Melencio raising their hands, with Sanlakas President Lidy Nacpil. From left to right: Hen. Dado Valeroso, Walden Bello, Neri Colmenares, myself, Lorna Kapunan, Toots Ople, Alan Montaño, Levi Baligod, and Lidy.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2016 22:01
 
Do Not Stifle Truth Justice for Mamasapano Victims Justice for All PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 January 2016 22:44

The Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), a registered national political party, fully supports General Dado Valeroso’s endeavor to seek truth, accountability, and justice for all the victims of the Mamasapano massacre, from the 44 SAF commandos, the MILF forces and the civilians killed during the failed operation.

It has been a year since and no justice has been served for all the victims, nor the masterminds and the perpetrators of the failed operation been held accountable for the dastardly deeds.

General Dado Valeroso, who is a PLM senatorial candidate in the coming May elections, tried to seek the truth when he came across an email of a taped conversation between a government official and a legislator in connection with the Mamasapano incident. This was recorded, according to the email sender, few days after the incident. The recording showed that there was a deliberate attempt to cover up the Mamasapano massacre so as not to affect the negotiations with the MILF.

We deplore the veiled threats made by Senate President Franklin Drilon against General Valeroso for the mere possession of the recording. Senator Drilon’s statement smacks of the Hello Garci scandal when former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo tried to stop the playing of the Garci tapes.

We call on the Senate, specifically the inquiry committee headed by Senator Grace Poe, not to be cowed by Drilon’s statement, and include the recording to the inquiry’s perusal and study. For this to happen, the Senate committee should overrule the Senate President’s objection to the recording and secure the tape forthwith to aid its legal inquiry.

It seems to us that we are also not talking of one recording but probably a number of recordings between government officials and legislators trying to cover up or downplay the Mamasapano incident. We are also concerned that Senator Drilon referred to one related conversation between Senator Bongbong Marcos and Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Deles as an old issue and a political gimmick. But if this was an old issue, it was an issue that was never aired, even by Drilon himself, even if it was purportedly about efforts to cover up the Mamasapano massacre.

We believe that the issue now goes beyond the recording. The issue is the right of people to know what our government officials are doing on national and crucial concerns such as the Mamasapano massacre. The issue is the continuing cover up, now under some legal goobledygooks, by higher ups in the government who want to hide the truth from us. The issue is the absence of justice to all the victims of the Mamasapano massacre after a year now.

The PLM and all the representatives of people’s organizations gathered here intend to build the broadest people’s united front against any attempt to hide the truth, abscond accountability, and obstruct justice on the Mamasapano massacre. We specifically admonish the administration’s hatchet man who are bent on persecuting individuals who are merely seeking a resolution to this dismal mess that had led to the loss of precious lives and had divided the nation for a year now.

We’re all here to show our solidarity and support to our long-term friend and comrade General Dado Valeroso, and to ensure that truth will finally prevail.

 

Sonny Melencio

Chairman, Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)

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Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 10:35
 
Bonifacio Day rally, Nov 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 November 2015 15:10

PLM joins labor groups' rally today. The PLM contingent assembled at Mehan Garden, Manila in the morning. A brief march to Mendiola followed where various labor groups under the Nagkaisa contingent were already assembled. The rally ended at around 12 noon.

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Climate Justice March, Nov 28, 2015, Elliptical Circle, Q.C. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 November 2015 21:16
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Ecosocialism Forum, Nov 27, 2015,UP Diliman. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 November 2015 21:03

PLM all-leaders forum yesterday, discussing ecosocialism in preparation for the successful Climate Justice rally today November 28. The rally mobilized 10,000 people from different groups and sectors.

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