Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bury the Past, Bury the Sex "-Scandal" Videos

PANAWAGAN ho sa lahat ng may account sa mga social networking sites katulad ng Facebook, lalo na sa mga kababaihan na makiisa at tumulong tayo para makabangon muli ang mga biktima ng Sex Scandal Videos. Lalagyan n'yo lamang ho ng "-Scandal" ang inyong mga apelido sa  (display name ng) mga accounts ninyo at malaking tulong na. Dahil ho dadami ang mga pahina sa Web ng mga babae na may 'Scandal' na nakakabit ay matatabunan ang mga totoo (at hindi kaaya-ayang) mga sex scandal videos at ang mangyayari ay mahihirapan nang makita ito ng mga sa internet.

Kailangan din hong kumilos ang publiko dahil marami talaga yata ang mga kriminal de bboy sa kabastusan na ikakalat ang mga pribadong bagay at ipapahamak ng labis ang kapwa kumita o makinabang lamang. Kung hindi bboy.ramong halimaw na sindikato ay mga indibidwal na walang konsensya. May ilang babae rin ho sigurong may kinalaman sa kasuka-sukang pagpapakalat ng ilang sex videos subalit karamihan yata ay mga chauvinist na lalaki. Gawa pa nga ng sindikato at least dati ay paibigin ang mga biktimang babae, kukunan ang pagtatalik at iiskandaluhin, gagawa ng video na ibebenta.

Tama ho ba naman ipakita ang pagka-kama at mga pribadong bahagi ng katawan lalo na ng babae ng walang pahintulot? Akala mo naman ang mga na mga lalaking iyan ay hindi inilabas ang kalahati ng pinagmulan ng kanilang katawan mula sa ari ng tatay nila, ipinasok sa ari ng nanay nila at iniluwal ng buo sa huli rin. Kung ang mga magulang ba nila, lalo na ang nanay nila, ang iniskandalo noong sila pala ang ginagawa ay ayos kaya sa kanila yon????  :)

Para sa mga taga-Facebook, mapalitan ho ang inyong account names, click lamang ho kayo dito:

Maraming, maraming salamat ho sa mga susuporta sa proyektong ito ng samahang GABRIELA para sa kababaihan at lahat ng mga biktima ng sex scandal videos. :)



Original Photo Credits:



  Licencia de Creative Commons Reposts are licensed to the respective authors. Otherwise, posts by Jesusa Bernardo are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Philippines.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pagpupugay kay MAITA GOMEZ: Aktibista para sa Kalayaan ng Kababaihan at ng Taumbayan

by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines

JULIE and I wish to express our most heartfelt condolences to the children and other relatives of Maita Gomez; and to all her comrades and friends. All of us are deeply saddened by her unexpected demise.

Until her cardiac arrest, we had thought that she had many more years to serve the people in their struggle for national liberation and democracy and the women in their struggle for gender equality and for their full participation in all social endeavors. Nevertheless, her life is full of significant and outstanding achievements in fulfilling her revolutionary commitment and in rendering service to the people and the women’s liberation movement.

Since the resurgence of the anti-imperialist and anti-feudal movement in the Philippines in the 1960s, the patriotic and progressive forces have always taken a special interest in the development of the women’s movement and in the increased participation of women in the struggle for national liberation and democracy.

We are enlightened by the writings and deeds of revolutionary women leaders like Clara Zetkin and Aleksandra Kollontai and inspired by the heroic examples of Gabriela Silang, Melchora Aquino and other revolutionary Filipino women leaders. We are guided by Mao’s teaching that the women hold up half of the sky. The activists of the Student Cultural Association of the University of the Philippines, the Women’s Bureau of Kabataang Makabayan and the women in the labor unions, peasant associations and professional circles carried forward the progressive role of women.

As cadres of the national democratic movement, we were elated by the emergence of Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (Makibaka) from the Women’s Bureau and women members of Kabataang Makabayan and the dramatic ways by which Makibaka demonstrated the necessity and importance of the role of women in the struggle to achieve the radical transformation of society in all major respects.

Makibaka and its leading figure Lorena Barros succeeded in drawing to the progressive movement women who were nationally prominent. They included beauty queens who won in prestigious pageants and were known to be exceptionally intelligent. Among them was Maita Gomez, Miss Philippines of 1967. They used their celebrity status to advantage in denouncing not only the reactionary character of beauty contests but also the entire ruling system. They spoke on major issues affecting women and the entire people.

Maita was inspired and energized by the First Quarter Storm of 1970. She wanted to be a revolutionary. And she availed of the opportunities in sight for learning about the revolution. Thus, she was drawn towards Makibaka. But she had more comprehensive and intensive studies on Marxism-Leninism and Philippine society and revolution in the Humanist League of the Philippines which was a small and laid-back group in the University of the Philippines, under the influence of the Cultural Bureau of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

After the First Quarter Storm of 1970, in which women youth activists mobilized themselves in large numbers, Lorena Barros came to our mountain camp in Barrio Dipogo in Isabela to report on developments in the women’s movement and to discuss plans for Makibaka. She was proud of how effective were Maita and other beauties of national renown in propagating the patriotic and progressive stand on national issues. Their celebrity status drew attention to the issues.

When martial law was proclaimed by the Marcos regime in order to impose a fascist dictatorship on the people, Maita decided to go underground in Manila. She was brought eventually to a guerrilla zone in Southern Tagalog. She was brought back to Manila when her presence in the guerrilla zone drew a lot of attention and posed security problems. Thus, it was decided that she would do underground staff work in Baguio City.

The house she was in was raided by the enemy and she was arrested. Through the National Liaison Committee of the Party, I came to know her plan to escape from Camp Olivas and I monitored how she actually escaped, with the help of a military officer who brought her out of the camp with him. Then some comrades in charge of accommodating Maita became concerned about the behavior of the officer. A further plan was undertaken to take her away. I learned later that when the officer refused to let her go she had to disable him so that she could escape.

I can relate only what I came to know about her from organs of the Party. I leave to others to narrate in more detail how she stayed in the urban underground for a while after her escape and then how she was redeployed together with her beloved Joey Decena to a guerrilla zone in Central Luzon where they bore arms, marched and lived as guerrilla fighters and where he died as a martyr in a battle. When she fell sick, she was brought to Manila for treatment and recovery. Sometime afterwards, she was arrested and became a political prisoner for sometime.

While I was in prison, I learned that Maita was released. She subsequently joined the legal movement against the Marcos fascist dictatorship in the 1980s. She co-founded the Gabriela in 1984. This emerged the largest patriotic and progressive alliance of women’s organizations. She became one of the principal leaders of the Women for the Ouster of Marcos and Boycott (WOMB) in 1985. She co-founded in 1986 the first political party of women in Philippine history, the Kababaihan para sa Inangbayan (KAIBA).

Julie met Maita in 1983 and they became friends as they worked together in the movement to oust the Marcos fascist dictatorship. The three of us met at her Ermita apartment after I was released from military detention in 1986. We became barkada, attending many public meetings and social gatherings together. On many occasions, we exchanged ideas about women and the revolutionary movement. She was then engaged in women’s studies as an activist, scholar and teacher at St. Scholastica. We had become very close comrades and friends by the time Julie and I left for abroad for our global university lecture tour at the end of August in 1986.

From abroad, I learned that she had serious differences with Popoy Lagman with regard to the 1986 and 1987 elections. She drew away from his organizational sway. But she stayed committed to the principles of the revolutionary movement. I sent word to her to stay firm in order to encourage her. She welcomed the Second Great Rectification Movement and became more active in the national democratic movement. I leave to others to narrate how she spoke and fought in the service of the people from the 1990s to the time of her death.

I met Maita for the last time in May 2009 in Amsterdam. She was winding up her work with the IBON Foundation as an economic research consultant. And she was happy that in the previous month she was elected co-chairperson of the Makabayan Coalition and that Gabriela which she had co-founded celebrated its 25th anniversary and all its glorious achievements. Our conversation was wide ranging, covering so many serious ones and funny ones. It lasted from about 8 pm to 4 am. She was optimistic about how the patriotic and progressive forces would advance further in the legal democratic movement and in the anticipated elections of 2010.

We are all proud of our beloved Comrade Maita Gomez as an outstanding freedom fighter. She has bequeathed to us and future generations a rich legacy of writings and activism in the service of women and the entire people. We shall always love and remember her because of her hard work, intelligence, sacrifices and all her positive contributions to the national democratic movement.###

(May pahintulot ng muling paglimbag mula kay Ka Joma Sison)



Sison, Jose Maria.  FIGHTER FOR THE LIBERATION OF WOMEN AND THE PEOPLE: A Tribute to Maita  Gomez. 13 July 2012.

Original Photo credits: 

c/o Prof. Joma Sison's Facebook account (Mon Ramirez, Joms Salvador-Scandal, & Amihan-Euza)


 Licencia de Creative Commons Reposts are licensed to the respective authors. Otherwise, posts by Jesusa Bernardo are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Philippines.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

STOP Imperialist War against Syria

by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
International League of Peoples’ Struggle

WE, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condermn in the strongest terms the duplicitous scheme of the US and NATO in instigating, funding and arming the so-called Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army to seek the violent overthrow of the Assad government in Syria and at the same time pushing a “peace plan” and then a “transitional government” under the auspices of the UN in order to politically outmaneuver the Assad government and the anti-imperialist and democratic forces. source (US official): “intervention will happen.
It is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’.”
Rebels work side by side with NATO undercover troops

The US and NATO are hell-bent on effecting a regime change by escalating the war efforts of the mercenary “rebel forces” and exerting various economic and political pressures with the use of the UN and puppet regimes in the region in preparing for an all-out imperialist war of aggression as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. The Western corporate media are part and parcel of the imperialist war machine in moulding international public opinion to justify this criminal conspiracy.

The imperialist powers headed by the US detest the Assad government for asserting national sovereignty and independence, particularly against the US-Zionist combine, and want to replace said government with a puppet regime closely aligned with the imperialists’ hegemonic policy in the region. Burhan Ghallioun, a leading member of the imperialist funded Syrian National Council has promised to open up Syria to the West, end Syria’s strategic alliance with Iran which includes support for the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance to Israel and bring Syria closer to the arch-reactionary Arab puppet regimes.

Turkey is taking the lead as the US proxy in the war against the Assad government. It is providing the mercenary Free Syrian Army with rear bases close to the Syrian border where French and British special forces are providing training to “rebel” fighters. Weapons seized from the arsenals of the late Muammar Gaddafi are being brought in to the military bases in Turkey by unmarked NATO planes. The so-called Free Syrian Army is funded by governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. These two countries are playing the same shameful role they played in the criminal imperialist operation against the Gaddafi government.

Thousands in Pro-Assad Rally
US, France arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
The Turkish foreign minister, Ahmet Davitoglu, has said in public that Turkey is ready to attack Syria as soon as there is agreement among the Western governments to do so. The naked aggression would be justified by the so-called “responsibility to protect” doctrine that has now become the standard pretext of the imperialists in trampling on the national sovereignty of countries.

The Western corporate media has stepped up its campaign of spreading lies about so-called atrocities by the Assad government. The famous “Homs massacre” attributed by Western governments and echoed by the Western media to the Syrian Army has turned out to be the handiwork of the armed “rebels”. A rebel commander Abu Rami has admitted to Spiegel Online that his death squads had executed more than 200 people in the city of Homs.

Just before Kofi Annan made his scheduled visit to Syria, news spread of a massacre of 108 people in the city of Houla on May 25 that included women and children. Western governments were quick to condemn the Assad government and expelled Syrian diplomats from their countries. The UN Security Council without any investigation similarly denounced the Syrian government. It later turned out that 700 armed fighters of the mercenary Free Syrian Army had carried out the massacre of families suspected of being loyal to Assad.

UN Security Council condemned Assad on false Houla Massacre info
Annan in a public speech has called the Houla massacre the “tipping point.” The US and NATO have used the massacre in Houla to work more blatantly than ever before for the overthrow of Assad. They are no longer hiding the fact that the CIA is now active in southern Turkey delivering weapons and communications equipment to the mercenary Free Syrian Army.

Turkey has started to make provocations that could produce the pretexts for outright aggression. The shooting down by Syrian air defenses of a Turkish military jet that the Turkish government subsequently admitted to have “accidentally strayed” into Syrian airspace is now being used by the US and NATO in their sabre-rattling and war preparations.

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) resolutely supports the broad masses of the people and the anti-imperialist and democratic forces of Syria in their struggle against the US and NATO for their ongoing intervention in Syria and their preparations for a naked war of aggression against the people and government of Syria.

We call on all member organizations of ILPS, all progressive forces and all people of goodwill to mobilize and organize protest actions against the criminal actions of the imperialists that have already caused so much destruction and suffering in Syria and are tearing that country apart.
US and NATO, Hands off Syria!
Stop imperialist war!
Down with imperialism and all forms of reaction!
Assert national independence and sovereignty!
Long live the international solidarity of peoples!

(May pahintulot ng muling paglilimbag mula kay Ka Joma Sison)



Sison, Joma. STOP Imperialist War against Syria. 1 July 2012. Jose Maria Sison website.

Photo Credits:

 Licencia de Creative Commons Reposts are licensed to the respective authors. Otherwise, posts by Jesusa Bernardo are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Philippines.

total pageviews since july 2010