Philippine gov’t steps up deadly raids on labor, political activists

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Students protest in January at University of Philippines in Manila over attack on political rights by President Rodrigo Duterte. His government scrapped 1989 agreement barring cops from entering campus, alleging Maoist armed group, the NPA, was recruiting there.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Working people in the Philippines face deadly repression as they look for ways to defend themselves from the impact of the worldwide capitalist crisis. President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is stepping up its assaults, including the killing…

LA, NY protests hit deadly raids by Philippine gov’t

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

LOS ANGELES — Sixty people participated in a spirited demonstration outside the Philippines Consulate here March 13, protesting the government’s cold-blooded killings of nine political and labor activists six days earlier. Actions took place elsewhere, including 50 people demonstrating at…

Youth throng Manila book fair for literature, culture, politics

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Interested youth discuss, buy literature in Pathfinder booth at Manila book fair Sept. 14, following meeting presenting Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? Class, Privilege, and Learning Under Capitalism, and Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution.

MANILA, Philippines — Over 150,000 people flocked to the 40th Manila International Book Fair held in the huge Mall of Asia shopping complex Sept. 11–15. This was larger than last year. Over 100 publishers and distributors, mainly from the Philippines,…

Over 150,000 attend Manila book fair in Philippines

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Over 150,000 people took part in the 40th Manila International Book Fair here Sept. 11-15. Above, fairgoers line up outside the exhibition hall on opening day. Many were high school and university students, and other youth. Because…

Philippine beverage workers strike backs contract workers

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

PASIG CITY, Philippines — About 100 workers, mainly contract employees, have been on strike at ZAGU, a major Filipino beverage company here, since June 6. Through their union, the Organization of ZAGU Workers, they are fighting to be hired as…

Pathfinder books spark lively interest at Manila book fair

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
More than 700 books on working-class politics, history were scooped up at Manila book fair.

MANILA, Philippines — There was hardly an hour when the Pathfinder booth at the Sept. 12-16 Manila International Book Fair wasn’t packed with fairgoers of all ages browsing the shelves with growing enthusiasm for the books they saw. The crowds…

Typhoon hits Philippines, adds to social crisis facing workers

Vol. 82/No. 37 - October 8, 2018
Miners join rescue workers to dig out victims buried in mudslide in Itogon, Philippines.

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Mangkhut, named Ompong here, slammed into northern Luzon, the largest island in the north of the archipelago, Sept. 15. With torrential rains and sustained winds of 105 mph gusting up to 160 mph, the Category 5…

Manila book fair draws over 100,000 participants

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Manila book fairgoers crowd into Pathfinder booth featuring books by revolutionary leaders.

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Book Fair, held for 39 years, opened here Sept. 12. For the first time in nearly three decades U.S.-based Pathfinder Press, which publishes books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other working-class revolutionaries, is…

Philippine students scoop up communist literature

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Communist Leagues in Australia and New Zealand took advantage of an invitation from PUP SPEAK — the Student Party for Equality and Advancement of Knowledge — to set up a literature table at the…