Friday, April 9, 2010

Activist partylists top Pulse Asia survey, Bayan Muna marks "Araw ng Kagitingan" with call to valor

Activist partylists top Pulse Asia survey,
Bayan Muna marks "Araw ng Kagitingan" with call to valor

The country's "Araw ng Kagitingan" commemorates the bravery of Filipinos who suffered and fought the oppressive colonizers in the 2nd World War. Incidentally, a recent Pulse Asia survey shows activist partylists Bayan Muna, Gabriela, and Anakpawis topping the results. The high preference/trust ratings of these three partylists somehow reflect the people's desire to fight and overcome modern-day oppression, especially grinding poverty, perpetuated by the present regime.

The three progressive partylists received 7.25%, 7.81%, and 3.91% respectively. The survey was conducted last March 21-28 with 3,000 respondents. The survey indicates that the partylists Bayan Muna and Gabriela is “assured” of three seats in Congress while Anakpawis will be receiving two seats.

Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares said "Before anything else, we thank the Filipino people for their continuing trust and support. The survey results reflect high preference ratings for activist partylists that genuinely represent the majority: the peasants, workers, and women, the partylists that work for the people's welfare."

"Pulse Asia’s survey results show that Filipinos do not trust partylists (Ang Galing Pinoy and other bogus partylists) associated with the Arroyos. It is a clear sign of discontent and distrust in the Arroyo regime, especially now that the Arroyos and their allies are trooping to claim the House of Representatives as their own," Colmenares added.

“Even without a survey, the public no longer wants the moneyed and powerful Arroyos ruling the country. Arroyo’s partylists do not deserve even a single seat in Congress. What Arroyo is doing bastardizes the Party List System and clearly indicates that she wants to proceed with Charter change and then change the form of government. The people should remain vigilant to defeat Arroyo's maneuvers,” Colmenares explained.

"On this Day of Valor, we call on every Filipino to join the struggle to overcome modern-day oppression, especially political violence and grinding poverty, perpetuated by the Arroyo regime. Support and join progressive partylists," Colmenares said. ###