ILOILO City – Youth and students in Panay cried “Game Over Noynoy” yesterday during the Regional Day of Action for Truth and Accountability in solidarity with the rest of the nation that continues to mourn and seek for justice for the fallen individuals a day before the first month of the Mamasapano incident. They also joined the broadening call for Aquino’s resignation from office.
“Clearly, the Filipino nation can no longer entrust the reins of government to BS Aquino and beyond these calls for truth and accountability, we call on each and every Filipino youth to join the ranks of the rising number of disgruntled Filipinos calling for US-Aquino’s regime resignation,” Anakbayan Panay spokesperson Bryan Bosque said.
“Aquino’s obsession to desperately hold the support of his US imperialist master on him plus the US$7 million bounty, has placed 69 individuals into their untimely death, was a dangerous character that speaks of his willingness to stake security and welfare of the people to feed his selfish polico-militar caprices,” Anakbayan Aklan chairperson Jason D. Estrada said.
Young seekers for truth and justice hold a picket rally at crossing Banga-New Washington in response to the nationwide movement of the people calling for the ouster of US-Aquino regime for his crime against the people.
Capiz State University (CAPSU) – Main Campus students lighted candles and picketed at Freedom Park also denouncing Aquino and the imperialist US as culprits of the 44 Philippine National Police – Special Action Forces (PNP-SAF) deaths and call for the ouster of Aquino.
Joshua Perion of Kabataan partylist said that CAPSU students and the youth of Capiz are angered by Aquino’s admission that he knew about the operation and that it is coordinated by suspended PNP chief Dir. Gen. Alan Purisima.
“The 44 candles not only represent the fallen SAF members but serve as sparks that will start a prairie fire for Aquino’s ouster. He should be ousted!” Anakbayan Capiz spokesperson Jon Villareal said.
Meanwhile, students and teachers in Filamer Christian University pinned black ribbons on their uniforms to symbolize the death of our sovereignty.
“Oplan Wolverine – hatched by the US as part of its program of assassinating persons branded as terrorists, implemented by President Aquino who turned a blind-eye to the trampling of Philippine sovereignty – has resulted in massive casualties,” John Ituralde, a 2nd year student and a member of KAPAWA (Kabataan para sa Buwas Damlag sang Banwa or Youth for the Nation’s Future), said.
Ms. Darlene Blando-Surriga of Filamer Center for Extension and Development Office said the slain PNP-SAF elements were sacrificed by Aquino on the altar of his imperialist master’s terrorist war.
Anakbayan, Sandigan ng Mag-aaral para sa Sambayanan (Samasa), Kabataan Partylist, Oikos Ecological Movement and Youth for Truth and Accountability Now! (Youth-Act Now!) together with other students of West Visayas State University (WVSU) held a picket and candle lighting calling for justice for the victims of the Mamasapano operation and also calls for Aquino’s ouster.
“BS Aquino failure to monitor and direct the whole operation on Mamasapano, worst denying any involvement, is treason to the Filipino people,” Samasa-WVSU chairperson Claudine Villa said.
Led by the University Student Council, College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, SAMASA Party Alliance and various organizations, together they call for peace in Mindanao, respect for sovereignty and to junk the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the US and government of the Philippines.
In Central Philippine University various student organizations led by Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP), Oikos Ecological Movement and Youth-Act Now! gathered in a prayer and candle lighting in solidarity to the call for truth and accountability on the Mamasapano incident.
Youth for truth and Accountability Now! challenged their fellow youth and students to be the agents of change in the Philippine society that is dimmed by countless issues that affect the well-being of the people./
Photo credits to: Kabataan Partylist