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Alvarez’s red-tagging may signal crackdown vs militant solons — Makabayan

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives’ Makabayan bloc on Thursday raised alarm over the accusation of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez that some.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 21st, 2017

Makabayan bloc solons decry Alvarez red tagging

THE Makabayan bloc has expressed disappointment at Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tagging them as supporters of the New People’s Army (NPA). The bloc is composed of lawmakers representing Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis, Kabataan and ACT Teachers. They were formerly part of the supermajority in the House of Representatives but decided to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

House OKs ‘endo’ bill on 2nd reading, but militant solons say it spells ‘bogus security of tenure’

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector, but militant lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc described it as a “deceitful and bogus security of tenure” measure. House Bill No. 6908 seeks to address the practice of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Militant solons prepare for legal battle vs Train Law

      Members of the Left-leaning Makabayan bloc are set to challenge the newly-implemented Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law before the Supreme Court, a lawmaker said Saturday.   ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio said progressive lawmakers would file the petition against the "anti-poor" tax law next week and question procedural and substantive issues surrounding the measure.   "Hinahanda namin, yung Makabayan bloc, yung mga lawyers na katulong natin, 'yung petition," Tinio said during the News Forum at Annabel's Restaurant in Quezon City.   (The Makabayan bloc, together with the lawyers that are he...Keep on reading: Militant solons prepare for legal battle vs Train Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Barangay, SK polls postponement won’t solve drug problem — militant solons

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc expressed their concern over the bill seeking to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elect.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

& apos;Makabayan& apos; bloc solons to press for inquiry into deadly Davao mall fire - GMA News

'Makabayan' bloc solons to press for inquiry into deadly Davao mall fire - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Opposition to Con-Ass pressed

OPPOSITION solons continue to criticize Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for pushing for Charter Change through a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass). In separate statements, Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlo Isagani Zarate said the administration allies in the House of Representatives have hidden agenda in pushing for Cha-Cha. Erice,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Alvarez defends ‘right’ to strip opposition solons of projects

It was not "dictatorship," but an exercise of his right.   This was how Speaker Pantaleon Alvarezdefended anew on Wednesday the removal of infrastructure funding for opposition members from the 2018 national budget, saying this was also done by previous administrations.   READ: Alvarez tells solons who got no funding: That's life   But unlike in the past, he said he did not use the budget to hold his fellow lawmakers "hostage."   "Kung hindi ka sasama sa akin, hindi ko ire-release ang budget. Ayoko ng ganyan," he said over ABS-CBN News Channel's morning show, "Headstart."   "Kasi gusto ko, demokrasya tayo so transparent ako. Okay...Keep on reading: Alvarez defends ‘right’ to strip opposition solons of projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Alvarez: Budget cuts went to free college

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez stood firm on the slashing of the budget of some solons, saying the funds will be allocated for the benefit of the many particularly the students. Alvarez admitted that there was re-allocation of budget, amounting to at least P11 billion, which was taken from the supposed infrastructure….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Opposition solons get no budgets — Speaker

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday confirmed that congressmen-critics of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte were given zero budgets for infrastructure projects under the 2018 P3.767-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) due to politics. Alvarez said the House leadership would prioritize giving projects to their allies who are supportive of the President. He… Source link link: Opposition solons get no budgets — Speaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Opposition solons get no budgets — Speaker

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday confirmed that congressmen-critics of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte were given zero budgets for infrastructure projects under the 2018 P3.767-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) due to politics. Alvarez said the House leadership would prioritize giving projects to their allies who are supportive of the President. He….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Bayan calls activists to “resist crackdown”

BAGUIO CITY — In the face of a crackdown against progressive people’s organizations, Renato Reyes, Jr., secretary general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said activists have no better recourse but to resist......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Tax reform bill ratification ‘invalid’ – militant solons

Citing the lack of a quorum, militant lawmakers slammed the "invalid" ratification of the comprehensive tax reform package at the House of Representatives.   ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said the bicameral version of the tax bill was ratified with only about 10 House representatives present.   "Tonight's ratification of the TRAIN by the House of Representatives was a total farce and travesty of so-called representative democracy," Tinio said in a statement Wednesday.   Tinio's complaint was echoed by and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate.   "With barely 10 people on the floor and despite my very clear objections due to obvious lack of quorum...Keep on reading: Tax reform bill ratification ‘invalid’ – militant solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

‘DUTERMINATOR’

'DUTERMINATOR'. Groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City on November 30, 2017. They claim that under Duterte’s term as president, more rural communities have been affected by the military’s crackdown on progressive groups. (Medel V. Hernani / davaotoday.com).....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Militants to hold rally against ‘revolutionary govt’ on Nov 30

MILITANT groups will stage a nationwide rally on November 30 to reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged plan to declare a “revolutionary government.” Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) said that thousands of workers and members of other sectors were expected to converge at Liwasang Bonifacio as early as 11:00 a.m. and march to Mendiola [...] The post Militants to hold rally against ‘revolutionary govt’ on Nov 30 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Bayan leads group complaint against Abaya, et al, over MRT3 maintenance contract

(UPDATE – 6 p.m.) The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Monday brought along 25 boxes of documents in support of its complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against past transportation officials, led by ex-DOTC secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, in connection with the controversial maintenance for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs

Lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc on Thursday lambasted US President Donald Trump's $2-million pledge for "drug demand reduction programs" in the Philippines, saying this would only lead to more human rights violations under the Duterte administration's antidrug campaign.   ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said the pledge would violate the United States' own federal law prohibiting the grant of foreign aid to countries with records of human rights violations.   "The human rights violations of the police and the military under President Duterte are very clear. It is very clear that US federal law will be violated if (the US government) gives aid," Tinio said in a press ...Keep on reading: Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Not welcome in PH : Filipino activists set fire to Trump effigy

MANILA, Philippines – Members of the militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) were involved in a tense standoff with anti-riot police on Monday, November 13. The group is protesting US President Donald Trump's visit , the extrajudicial killings in the country, and other hot-button issues on the sidelines of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Makabayan solons deny 'Left-yellow' alliance

Makabayan solons deny 'Left-yellow' alliance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2017

Makabayan solons push for inclusion of budget for free college education for 2018

Makabayan solons push for inclusion of budget for free college education for 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Alvarez has opposition solons as co-authors in marriage dissolution bill - Inquirer.net

Alvarez has opposition solons as co-authors in marriage dissolution bill - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2017