An Anarchist and Autonomous Community-Based Resource Center in Muntinlupa City (Manila south), Philippines

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

* Wealthy political clan morphed into IS affiliate * It started with a feud over civil contracts * But clan also long had contacts with MILF * MILF one of … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marawi Crisis — 27th Day

  MARAWI CITY – Fighting in Marawi City in the southern Philippines entered its fourth week on Tuesday with military officials conceding that troops were struggling to loosen the grip … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

You know labor unions, but do you know Isabelo de los Reyes?

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – He might as well be the Father of Anthropology and Indigenous Studies in the country. He introduced Marxism to the Philippines. He was jailed among the … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dialectical Historical Materialism: An Effective Tool for Authoritarian Politics, Dominance and Control in the Archipelago

For many years Marxism has been the dominant ideology among dissent in the archipelago. It is a convenient tool utilized by social movements, civil society, scholars, academics and even a … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Prolonged WAR feared — Military vows no letup on airstrikes vs Maute

AIRSTRIKES against Maute positions in Marawi City will continue despite calls from residents for the bombing runs to stop, military officials said Wednesday. “We feel the pain, we feel the … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment