Archive of Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol

Legality and justice under a dictatorship
July 26, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

No letter of the law binds a dictator. His word is the law. His whims, his wishes, his declarations – no matter how preposterous or serious – are the laws of the land. Inevitably, justice exists only as a principle. Alas, legality and justice are never the same thing, most especially under a dictatorship. In […]

Duterte’s civilian army is an army of the ruling class
July 06, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

Duterte’s coalition of force multipliers is but a coalition of mercenaries – a rebranded paramilitary group that will serve as an extension of the AFP-PNP-CAFGU in defending and upholding the interests of his fascist regime. It will perpetuate, rather than fight criminality and terrorism. It will endanger, rather than secure the lives of the entire populace.

Isulong ang Kilusang Masa para sa Pagtatanggol ng Soberanya!
May 21, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

Ang kinabukasan ng lipunang Pilipino ang kabayaran sa lantarang pagsuko ng taksil at tutang rehimeng US-Duterte sa soberanya ng bansa sa West Philippine Sea (WPS). Sadyang malamya at patalo ang postura ni Duterte sa usaping ito dahil siya ang pangunahing nakikinabang sa gabundok na dambong at kurakot mula sa mga pautang, kontrata sa negosyo at […]

LUMABAN-Bikol on the red-tagging of universities and DND’s erroneous list of alleged NPA fighters killed in battle o arrested
February 01, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

The US-Duterte regime is putting the lives of thousands of individuals in danger by indiscriminately tagging universities, individuals and organizations as Communists, breeders of Communists or any of that sort. With its recent push to designate the CPP as a ‘terrorist organization’ under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), red-tagging will certainly lead to a wholesale violation […]

LUMABAN-Bikol on the renewed talks of charter change
January 25, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

Charter change, may the prefix be economic or political, is but any regime’s desperate attempt to secure its power. It is never meant to solve the pandemic, corruption or any deep-rooted problem in governance and our society. Rather, it is meant to aggravate that crisis. Once the constitutional assembly is formed, all control over the […]

LUMABAN-Bikol on Rep. Susan Wild’s proposal in the US Congress to stop funding for the AFP
September 30, 2020 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

The AFP is a murderous and violent institution created solely for the purpose of serving its masters and the ruling classes’ interest. It has a track record worse than any terrorist organization. Its history goes as far back as its inception as a mercenary army of US imperialism and every puppet and fascist President of […]

Overthrow the fascist US-Duterte regime, fight for justice and end impunity
September 09, 2020 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

Impunity is at its peak under the US-Duterte regime. While human rights defenders, nationalist and patriotic forces are successively killed and illegally arrested, the fascist regime remains ready to put one foot forward to absolve true criminals. LUMABAN-Bikol strongly condemns the illegal arrest of Nelsy Rodriguez, BAYAN-Camarines Sur Chairperson, and Ramon Rescovilla, CONDOR-PISTON spokesperson. They […]

Duterte’s Charter Change carries the worst of neoliberal and dictatorial agenda
July 27, 2020 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

Lupon ng mga Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bikol (LUMABAN-Bicol) strongly condemns the US-Duterte regime’s plot to prioritize and ensure the fruition of Charter Change (Cha-Cha) before 2022. This has, however, been in the making since 2016 – first, under the banner of federalism, anti-corruption and effectuating societal change; and now, it is being railroaded under the […]

47 years of fighting for justice and defending people’s rights — LUMABAN-Bicol
April 28, 2020 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

  LUMABAN-Bikol expresses its solidarity with the Filipino people in celebrating the 47th anniversary of the NDFP. For almost five decades, the NDFP has served as a bastion of unity in the people’s unwavering struggle for justice and freedom. It is continuously advancing the interests of the oppressed and marginalized people in all fora. True […]

Iligal na pag-aresto sa 62 sibilyan sa Negros: Larawan ng pangingibabaw ng militar sa sibilyang batas at burukrasya
November 01, 2019 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | NDF-Bicol | Lupon ng Manananggol para sa Bayan-Bicol |

Kaisa ang malawak na hanay ng mamamayan, kinukundena ng LUMABAN-BIKOL ang panibagong serye ng pasistang operasyong Sauron sa Negros bilang bahagi ng ganap na pagpapatupad ng crackdown laban sa mga progresibo at makabayang mga organisasyon at indibidwal. Nitong Oktubre 31, iligal na inaresto ang 62 sibilyan ng pinagsamang tropa ng CIDG-6, 3rd IDPA, Joint Task […]