Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bayan Muna Party-list's Program

Guided by our shared commitment and principles, conscious of the lessons of our past and the requirements of building a truly sovereign and democratic present and future, we affirm the following objectives–

  • To establish a democratic, nationalist and popular government by empowering the people, ensuring their representation and participation in all levels of government decision-making.
  • To assert national sovereignty and independence and protect the national patrimony from foreign domination and control.
  • To promote a self-reliant and sustainable socio-economic development through the integrated programs of genuine land reform, national industrialization and protection of the environment.
  • To uphold and protect the people’s basic human rights and freedoms and ensure justice for all victims of human rights violations.
  • To improve the social and economic welfare of workers, peasants and other marginalized sectors by providing a comprehensive and progressive program in basic social services and livelihood.
  • To promote a national culture that is progressive, patriotic, scientific and popular and develop research and development in science and technology.
  • To guarantee the right to self-determination of the Bangsa Moro, Cordillera and other indigenous peoples and ensure their participation in all matters that directly affect them.
  • To remove all forms of gender oppression and discrimination against women and promote their full involvement in national affairs and other fields of endeavor.
  • To advance a national comprehensive policy on peace negotiations to address decisively the root causes of the prolonged armed conflict that has historically beset our country.
  • To foster a just policy of international relations that is independent, peace-oriented and mutually beneficial to our integrity, security and prosperity as a nation.