BAYAN's commitment is to the Filipino people - among those at the forefront of our people’s continuing struggle for national liberation and democracy.
Founded on the determination and strength of the majority of oppressed classes, Bayan is an alliance composed mainly of organizations of workers and peasant. Various sectors also account for many of our allied organization mass membership.
HIYAW or 'shout out' is a voice of the militant and progressive Filipinos and sharply articulates cries, statements and calls of their mass organizations, formations, groups and communities which are bound by a common love for the motherland, specifically the struggle to achieve genuine freedom, democracy, justice, progress and lasting peace in the Philippines.
The woman’s struggle for freedom is intertwined with the worker’s and peasant’s struggle against exploitation. In the Philippines, the semi-feudal and semi-colonial order maintains the systemic maltreatment of women to intensify the accumulation of profit by big landlords and the comprador bourgeoisie.