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PLM Memo on the October 31 barangay elections (Tagalog version) PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 August 2016 16:00

Memo Hinggil sa Barangay Elections

Para sa lahat ng chapters at yunit ng PLM

20 July 2016

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Ikonsolida at palawakin ang ating baseng masa,

Aktibong lumahok sa October 31 barangay at SK elections!

 

1.  Ang Barangay at Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections ay magaganap sa October 31 (Lunes) maliban na lamang kung magkakaroon ng batas na ito’y ipagpapaliban muna.

 

2. Nagsimula na ang registration para sa mga bagong botante mula July 15 at matatapos sa July 30. Sa bagong batas, ang mga edad 15 hanggang 30 ay dapat magparehisto bilang kasapi ng Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK) para makaboto sa SK election. Pero ang kandidato sa SK ay mula edad 18 hanggang 24 lamang. Lahat naman ng edad 18 pataas ay boboto sa Barangay Council elections at pwedeng kumandidato sa barangay.

 

3. Nananawagan tayo na magkampanya na sa pagpaparehistro mula July 15 hanggang 30 para makapagtipon na tayo ng mga susuporta sa ating mga kandidato sa barangay at SK elections.

 

4. Maikli lang ang panahon para sa pagsusumite ng kandidatura (COC o Certificate of Candidacy) sa eleksyon. Tatlong araw lamang ito mula October 3 hanggang October 5 (unang Lunes hanggang Miyerkules ng Oktubre). Kaya mainam na makapaghanda na ang mga tatakbo nating kandidato sa barangay.

 

5. Maikli lamang din ang opisyal na kampanya para sa barangay. Siyam na araw mula October 21 hanggang 29. Gayunpaman, ngayon pa lang ay dapat may projection na ang mga tatakbo sa barangay.

 

Halaga ng barangay elections ngayon

 

1. Ang paglahok sa barangay elections ay nagbibigay sa atin ng pagkakataon na magpalawak ng ating baseng masa at botong masa at magtayo at magpalakas ng ating pwersa sa antas ng grassroots.

 

2. Ang lakas na ito ay mahalaga sa ating interbensyong elektoral sa pambansang antas. Hindi natin makakamit ang tagumpay sa elektoral na laban kung mananatiling nakakahon lamang tayo sa iilang barangay, iilang pagawaan, iilang komunidad, at iilang opisina. Kailangan ang ilang ulit na paglapad ng ating baseng masa (mula sa kasalukuyang ______) at paglawak ng mga barangay o komunidad na ating nabubuksan at nakikilusan.

 

3. Isipin na lamang na may 42,065 barangay sa buong bansa. Totoong marami dito ay kontrolado na ng mga trapo at ginagamit sa kanilang pakinabang. Subalit malaking bahagi nito ay may puwang pa para sa ating kampanya ng pagpapalawak sa pamamagitan ng interbensyon sa halalang barangay.

 

4. Magkaugpong din ang pagkakasa ng pakikibakang masa at interbensyong elektoral sa barangay. Pinakamainam na mailagay natin bilang mga opisyal ng barangay ang ating mga lider para mas lalong magkaroon ng otoridad ang kanilang pamumuno sa mga pakikibakang masa at mapanday sila sa pamamaraan ng lokal at komunal na pamamahala.

 

5. Maliwanag na sa maraming kasama ang halaga ng ating paglahok sa barangay elections. Ang kailangang tukuyin at pinuhin ay ang masalimuot na mga taktika ng pagpapanalo ng ating mga kandidato sa barangay elections.

 

Paghahanda at ilang taktika

 

1. Ngayon pa lamang, maglista na ng tatakbong mga kapitan ng barangay, kagawad, at mga opisyal ng SK. Magpatakbo tayo ng ating mga lider manggagawa, kababaihan at kabataan. Dahil halos nagsisimula pa lang tayo sa interbensyon sa mga barangay, buksan ang listahan sa mga alyadong nagpaplanong tumakbo sa halalan.

 

2. Unahin nating ikonsolida o lagyan ng organisador ang mga barangay na nasa erya ng ating nanalong mga lokal na kandidato noong May 9 elections. Meron tayong isang alkalde at ilang konsehal sa Samar; mga konsehal sa Cebu at Cavite; at iba pang lugar. Meron din tayong nanalong mga alyado, gaya ng vice-mayor sa Marikina, na kailangan nating kumbinsihin na magkonsolida pa ng boto sa pamamagitan ng pagkuha ng liderato sa mga barangay.

 

3. Isa pang hanay ang mga lugar na malaki ang boto ng ating mga kandidato noong Mayo 9, kahit na hindi sila nagwagi sa halalan. Maaaring tumakbo ang ilan sa kanila sa barangay, o kaya’y magplano na buksan pa ang network ng kanilang mga barangay para sa susunod nilang elektoral na laban.

 

4. Itransporma ang may 300,000 na nakuha nating boto sa ating dalawang partylist (Sanlakas at Ating Guro) bilang baseng masa. Pag-aralan kung saan nakatipon ang mga botong ito at magtalaga tayo ng mga organisador na tututok sa may malalaking bilang nito sa antas-barangay.

 

5. Kailangan natin ng malapad na makinarya ng mga organisador na tututok sa halalang barangay. Kung wala nito, hindi tayo makakaasa na mapanghawakan ang mga oportunidad sa pagpapalawak at pagpapalakas ng ating pwersa. Kailangan nating lutasin ang maraming problemang kaugnay ng pagbubuo ng makinarya ng mga organisador – mula sa usapin ng pagbubuo ng mga kadre (consol at education work) tungo sa paglikom ng pondong pangsubsidyo sa kanila.

 

6. Itransporma ang kasalukuyang network ng barangay coordinators (may 300 barangay lahat ito) bilang PLM barangay organizing team (BOT). Ang BOT ang magpaplano at mamamahala sa paglahok natin sa barangay at SK elections sa kanilang mga lugar. Maaring magsimula ang BOT sa tatlong katao bawat barangay at palakihin ito habang lumalapit ang kampanya sa eleksyon.

 

7.. Sa antas rehiyon, pangungunahan ng mga nakatayong REC ang pagpaplano sa paglahok sa barangay at SK elections.

 

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PLM 2nd Barangay Coordinators Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 06 August 2016 20:05

August 6, 2016. Congrats to the Second Barangay Coordinators Assembly at OSHC Auditorium, Quezon City. Hosted by PLM. Participants from a number of barangays in Metro Manila, and parts of Bulacan and Southern Tagalog. PLM is gearing up for the October 31 barangay elections and consolidating its network.

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PLM statement on President Duterte's Sona PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:56

Genuine change is possible only through mass struggle

 

President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address failed to live up to the expectations of the masses, especially the workers who were waiting for clear pronouncements on eliminating job contractualization and providing more worker benefits.

 

Key pronouncement

 

The key pronouncement was President Duterte’s call for a unilateral ceasefire with the CPP-NPA-NDF and the start of peace negotiations with them. We welcome this initiative and add our voices for the release of all political prisoners as an imperative toward meaningful political negotiation.

 

While the arms will be stilled, the mass movement should be further energized and take the center stage during the talks. This is the assurance that the negotiations will continue on a course favorable to the masses.

 

The entire working class has a stake in the outcome of the talks. We call on all Left and progressive forces to support the substantive demands that will render justice to the dominated and oppressed classes in society and uplift the situation of the country in general.

 

We observe however that aside from the unilateral ceasefire and the issuance of an executive order on Freedom of Information, there is nothing more politically substantive in the Sona declaration. The Congress version of FOI, which will cover not only the executive but other branches of government, has yet to be done.

 

Minor steps

 

The Sona took much time to announce some systems of operation that the government should have done long ago to alleviate people’s sufferings when dealing with them. These include cutting down on government processing time for documentation, setting up a one-way stop house for all services, increasing train service, extending passport life, and the likes.

 

The killings continue

 

The Sona also affirms our worst fear that the government will continue with its War on Drugs operations that have turned several communities in the country into a killing field. While correctly acknowledging that human rights should uplift human dignity, the president turned this argument around by saying that it cannot be used as a shield to destroy the country.

 

The statement is unclear. But if the president means that the critique of killings is becoming an excuse to reject his government, the killings itself will lead to that. The human rights advocates are merely defending the poor from this retribution. Human rights advocacy needs no excuse for its existence.

 

The killings however have become the Achilles heel of this administration. It is not implausible to think that the anti-Duterte section of the elite under whom some of the most heinous violations of human rights have occurred --  such as in Maguindanao, Mamasapano and Kidapawan massacres -- will use this as an excuse to oust him from power.

 

It is to the interest of the present administration to use all its power to stop the killings of the poor victims of the drug trade (whether they are re pusher or user) and concentrate on the top coddlers and the big capitalist drug lords. Human rights that uplifts dignity also means that the president should focus on the poverty eradication measures to ensure the success of the war on drugs campaign.

 

Other highlights

 

Some of the highlights of anti-poverty alleviation have also been mentioned in the nearly two-hour speech of President Duterte, but these need more specific elaboration like the universal health insurance, the no-demolition without relocation policy, and the likes. Without clarification, these measures may be no different from those undertaken by previous administrations.

 

Fine-tuning for the elite

 

It means that the Sona has been deliberately fine-tuned to the ears of the ruling elite and their representatives who have flocked to the assembly. Save for some embellishments, the economic and political programs enunciated in the speech still conform to neoliberal paradigm and needs of elite politics.

 

President Duterte has raised the level of expectations of the masses during his presidential campaign. It is less than a month since he took his office. But the lesson seems to be clearer even now: we need to continue to be on the streets and to expand and strengthen the mass struggle as the proper venue and recourse for change in society today. #

 

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July 26, 2016

 

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JULY 25, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 July 2016 18:48

July 25, 2016. First Sona (State of the Nation Address) of President Duterte. We had the usual rally, but we're allowed to come close to the Batasan. More information later.

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