SO, anong NAngyare?

SONA na naman. SONA nino?

SONA ng mamamayan at bayan, o SONA lang ni Aquino?

Limang SONA na ang dumaan, limang taong kasinungalingan.

SONA ng mayayamang nakinabang sa pagiging pangulo ni Aquino.

 

Naghihirap ang mamamayan, tinanggalan ng karapatan. Ito ang SONA ng mamamayan.     

Sunud-sunuran si Aquino sa dikta ng boss niyang Amerikano. Ipapasok ang Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) upang bigyang daan ang agresibong imperyalistang pagkontrol ng mga bansa sa SouthEast Asia. “Stepping stone” lang tayo sa sariling agenda nito. Si Obama na mismo ang nagsabi—hindi ito papasok sa gyera sa Tsina para lang protektahan tayo. Bakit? Dahil ilang daang trilyong dolyar ang utang ng Amerika dito.

Sa usapin naman ng DAP at pork barrel. Ang kapal naman ng mukha ng presidenteng ito na dalawang beses pa humarap sa publiko upang ipagtanggol ang gawa-gawa niyang Disbursement Acceleration Program o DAP. Ano ito, mali ang Korte Suprema sa pagdeklarang “unconstitutional” ang DAP? Ibig sabihin ba ang pangulo ay hindi saklaw ng mga batas at konstitusyon? Ang magnanakaw na pilit dinedepensahan ang sarili habang huling-huli na nasa kamay niya ang ninakaw niyang pera ng mamamayan. Pera ng bayan, galing sa bulsa ng mamamayan, ginamit para lang sa iilan.

Natanggal na din ang mapagkunwaring maskara ng Oplan Bayanihan ni Aquino at ng AFP dahil sa walang habas na pagpatay ng mga katutubong liders at miyembro ng mga komunidad. Inaagaw ang mga lupang ninuno upang bigyang daan ang mga minahan at mga higanteng kumpanya at proyekto. Oplan Bayanihan ba o Oplan Anti-Mamamayan?

Sa pagpapatupad ng Public Private Partnership o PPP sa syudad ng Baguio ay tuluy-tuloy ang pagsasapribatisa ng mga serbisyong pangkalusugan at pampublikong lugar. Nandyan ang mataas na singil sa CRs, planong pagtatayo ng multi-level at underground parking lot sa Melvin Jones at pagbebenta ng city market sa mga pribadong negosyo.

Ang City Charter at Regional Autonomy ni Congressman Aliping at Mayor Domogan ay ginagamit lamang para sa pagpapabango at sariling ganansya. Hindi nito sinasagot ang problema sa lupa at land conflicts, at kawalan ng trabaho at tirahan. Mas binibigyan ng atensyon ang promotion ng turismo para sa income-generation ng syudad habang nananatiling walang disenteng trabaho at kabuhayan ang mga residente dito. Ang mga maliliit na manininda o vendors ay laging kinakaharap ang mataas na upa o singil sa mga pesto sa market at demolition. Nito lamang ay may namatay na vendor na si Oscar Caranto dahil sa pagbibintang at pambubugbog ng POSD. Syudad ng baguio o syudad ng negosyo?

Napakalawak naman ng pagkasira ng ating kalikasan sa pamamagitan nga pagpuputol ng puno at pagkamkam ng mga lupain upang bigyang daan ang mga negosyo. Gaya na lamang ng pagkaputol ng mahigit 700 na mga puno para sa pagpapagawa ng kalsadang tutungo sa isang resort. Ito ay kahit pa dineklarang “Forest Reserve” ang Sto Tomas simula pa 1941. Anong klaseng pagbabantay ang ginagawa ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa lugar na ito at unti-unti nang nasisira ang Sto. Tomas? Dagdag pa, pinalala ito na isang pulitiko ang responsable sa pagkasira ng kalikasan. Hindi sapat ang P50,000 na multa sa kasalanang ito sa kalikasan at sa mamamayan.

Patunay lamang ito na may mga pulitiko at opisyal sa gubyerno, mula nasyunal hanggang lokal ay pabaya sa mamamayan at pabaya sa ating bansa. Sariling ganansya lamang ang iniisip habang binabalewala ang mas malawak na mamamayan. Wala nang pakiilam sa mga posibleng kapahamakan na dala ng mga aksyon nila gaya ng landslides at pagbabaha o kawalan ngwater supply ng syudad.

 

SO, ano NA?

Buong buwan ng Hulyo ay ipinahayag ng mamamayan ng Baguio ang tunay na dinaranas natin sa ilalim ng rehimeng US-Aquino. Mula sa SOTeachersA, SOHealthA, SOGovt’EmployeesA, SOWomenA, SOYouthA, SODriversA, SOWorkersA hanggang sa SOUrbanPoorA, iisa lang ang ending ng mga ito– pabaya, pahirap, busabos at anti-mamayan si Aquino.

Sa loob ng apat na taon, ang mamamayang Pilipino ay tinanggalan ng karapatan ng pangulong ito—pero bawal tayo magreklamo. Dahil hindi tayo ang boss niya. Ito ang pangulong kalahating baboy, kalahating tuta—sa madaling sabi, BATUTA.

Kung kaya naman ang mga baboy na nandito, ay kumakatawan sa Lahat ng nagpapahirap sa ating mga simpleng mamamayan. Lahat ng dapat singilin at panagutin sa kalagayan n gating bayan. Nararapat lamang na ikulong at hatulan ang mga ito, kasama ng boss nilang si Uncle Sam at Aquino.

Ngayon ay SONA ng mamamayan, ngayon ito ang Hatol ng mamamayan.

Sama-sama po nating ikulong ang mga baboy sa ating bayan!

Itakwil ang Papet, Pasista at Kurap na Rehimeng US-Aquino!

 

(speech delivered at SONA ng MAMAMAYAN sa Baguio; July 28, 2014)

Reference:

Tracy Anne Dumalo

Secretary-General, Tongtongan ti Umli

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STILL NO HOPE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN AQUINO’S 5TH SONA: Cordillera teachers out to clamor for salary increase

22 July 2014

PRESS RELEASE

July 28 marks the fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President BS Aquino. This marks the fourth time that Pres. BS Aquino would brag about the pretentious economic growth that the country has supposedly undergone over the past four years. But amidst all these hype is the gnawing reality that this growing economy did not trickle down to the rest and that most Filipinos, including public school teachers, are still mired in hardship and poverty.

Despite the clamors of public school teachers for salary increase since the beginning of his administration, Pres. BS Aquino never once heeded our calls. We are still, according to columnist Conrado de Quiros, the “national animal”. We who put our lives on the line – trekking for hours against the rugged terrain of the Cordilleras and juggling several classes every day, among others – to fulfill our duties of educating the “hope of our fatherland” are rewarded with no more than a smug indifference from the President.

And did he, Pres. BS Aquino, ever listen? Is House Bill 245 by ACT Teachers Partylist Representative Antonio L. Tinio unjustified? We have been judicious in our demands. Enacting HB 245 and thereafter increasing the minimum monthly salary of public school teachers to Php 25,000 and non-teaching personnel to Php 15,000 wouldn’t even make a dent on the country’s annual budget. It would only take an estimated additional budget of Php 3 billion every year. Compare this amount to the funds appropriated through the DAP that he and his lackeys so arrogantly defends.

Thus, this coming July 24, public school teachers in Baguio City, such as those teaching in Roxas National High School, Magsaysay National High School, Magsaysay Elementary School, and Alfonso Tabora Elementary School, among others, will be wearing black arm bands to persist in our clamor for salary increase. This activity is a nationally coordinated activity of ACT Philippines.

In addition, teacher leaders and members of ACT Union CAR will join the protest action this coming July 28 at Malcolm Square here in Baguio City. Public school teachers in the City and the rest of the region are one with the other sectors of Philippine society in the struggle for a better educational system and for a better nation.

Upgrade the salary of teaching and non-teaching personnel!

Approve House Bill 245!

Increase education budget to 6% of the country’s GDP!

Education budget, dagdagan! Military budget, kaltasan!

Edukasyon, karapatan ng mamamayan!

For reference:

Ronald Taggaoa

Coordinator

ACT Union CAR

09269526464, 09428176464

State of the Health Address: The Filipino People are DYING under the Aquino Regime

With the nearing of the State of the Nation Address of Aquino on July 28, the people of Baguio will be holding the State of the Health Address (SOHA) on July 23. There will be a short program from 1:00-2:00pm at the Baguio People’s Park, and from hereon they will be divided into teams that will go around the city. This SOHA will be led by Health for the People Brigade, Innabuyog-Gabriela and Tontongan ti Umili, as part of the month-long build-up of activities for their own SONA ng Mamamayan on the 28th.

“Under four years under the Aquino regime, we see how its abandonment of the people has aggravated. The budget for health remains low while the prices and fees for health services continue to increase, as further promoted by Aquino’s Public-Private Peartnership (PPP) program” said Marc Mendiola, convenor of the Health for the People Brigade.

Recently, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed by the BGHMC administration along with Makati Medical Center. The group is now trying to get a copy of the MOA to understand further its implications in the services to be provided by the BGHMC.

Along with this, Ricca Llanes, deputy secretary-general of Innabuyog-Gabriela stated that “The PPP-driven Health Agenda of Aquino is a deadly policy following the dictates of foreign and local big businesses without any regard for the dire situation of the Filipino people. The four years of Aquino has resulted to an increase in maternal and child deaths”.

Various sectoral organizations under the Tongtongan Ti Umili has been holding activities since the start of the month to raise the awareness of the people of Baguio on the current state of the country under four years of the US-Aquino regime.

“On the 28th, the people of Baguio and the Cordilleras will join together to express the TRUE state of the nation, because we already expect his speech to be composed of one lie after the other. Simple lang, traydor si Aquino sa mamamayan kung kaya naman siya ay ating hahatulan. Itakwil ang Papet, Pasista at Korap na Rehimeng US-Aquino” ended Tracy Anne Dumalo, secretary-general of Tongtongan Ti Umili.  

REFERENCES:

Tracy Anne Dumalo (Secretary-General, Tongtongan Ti Umili)- 09161284351

Marc Mendiola (Convenor, Health for The People Brigade)- 09175094272

Ricca Llanes (Deputy Secretary-General, Innabuyog-Gabriela)- 09269220813