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

Militant groups fear more arrests of ‘silent’ activists

MILITANT groups in Panay said they fear that the arrest of Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) leader Maria Teresa Cabales is a prelude to the crackdown on more “silent” activists. In a press conference on June 11, 2018 in Iloilo City, Reylan Vergara, deputy secretary general of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Panay, said that unlike […] The post Militant groups fear more arrests of ‘silent’ activists appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

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

Groups blast military for ‘illegally’ detaining 2 women HR workers

A militant human rights group on Monday lambasted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for allegedly detaining two women who were human rights workers in Cagayan de Oro City, in what they described as a sweeping crackdown against groups critical to the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Left blasts Comelec for disqualifying 3 groups

CEBU CITY --- Members of different militant groups in Cebu staged a protest rally on Friday to denounce the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to exclude three party-list groups from the certified list of candidates in the May 2019 elections. Carrying posters that demanded reconsideration from the Comelec, the groups gathered in front of the Comelec Central Visayas office on Osmea Boulevard and protested the disqualification of groups like Manggagawa, Aksyon Health Workers and People Surge in the May elections. The groups disqualified by the Comelec, according to Dyan Gumanao of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), represented marginal sectors of communities. "On t...Keep on reading: Left blasts Comelec for disqualifying 3 groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Militant solons decry harassment over child abuse raps

Two militant lawmakers denounced as “harassment” the child abuse charges filed against them in relation to the protest action held last October in this city which included the participation of minors......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Makabayan bloc eyes case vs Galvez for red-tagging France Castro

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers are mulling filing a complaint with the Ombudsman against Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr for accusing Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Representative France Castro of being a communist.  “We will file a case sa Ombudsman for the military. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Militants hit Duterte’s subservience to China as 29 ‘lopsided’ agreements signed

The militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) here denounced President Rodrigo Duterte for shamelessly bowing down to China as Prime Minister Xi Jinping visits the country to sign agreement on infrastructure including the joint oil and gas exploration between the Philippines and China in the disputed West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Word war erupts between Sara, Makabayan bloc over ML rally in Davao

Progressive partylist groups under the Makabayan bloc advised Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio legitimate issues being raised by various sectors instead of resorting to red-tagging......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

NDF consultant, 4 others nabbed by police in Laguna – BAYAN-ST

SAN PEDRO CITY - Five activists, including a consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF), in Sta. Cruz Laguna, a militant group said on Tuesday. Casey Cruz, spokesperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Southern Tagalog (BAYAN-ST), confirmed the arrest of the five activists in Barangay Pagsawitan on Monday afternoon. Cruz said the arrest happened as jeepney drivers from Laguna were holding a protest caravan in Sta. Cruz to oppose the government's jeepney modernization program. According to Cruz, those arrested did not participate in the protest program. "We've confirmed that they are now (detained) in Camp Crame," Cruz said in a phone interview.   She added t...Keep on reading: NDF consultant, 4 others nabbed by police in Laguna – BAYAN-ST.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Colmenares takes another crack at Senate

FORMER Bayan Muna Partylist representative Neri Colmenares will take another crack at the Senate as he filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) before the Commission on Elections for the 2019 mid-term elections. Colmenares’ Bayan Muna is part of the Makabayan bloc, which is composed of other militant groups like Gabriela, Anak Pawis and ACT Teachers. [...] The post Colmenares takes another crack at Senate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

AFP told: Only 18? More schools fed up with Duterte

MANILA, Philipines – "Only 18 schools?" Militant youth group Anakbayan said on Friday, October 5, that it believed that more universities are against President Rodrigo Duterte contrary to a list released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines  (AFP) tagging students in Metro Manila schools as part of the so-called Red October ouster ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Militant solons slam Enrile for ‘fake history’ of martial law

Militant lawmakers are not about to step on the brakes in their sharp riposte to former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile's thoughts about the iron-hand rule of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Enrile, as defense chief, was the martial law administrator during the Marcos regime. Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago said Enrile's recollection about the martial law regime, which he made during an interview with former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., was a "clear attempt to deceive and misinform the public." Elago said it was "a grave insult" to those who had died fighting the Marcos dictatorship, regarded as one of the darkest periods in the country's history. "This deliberate attempt to wh...Keep on reading: Militant solons slam Enrile for ‘fake history’ of martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Partylist solons want P10B add-on budget to buy palay, ease rice woes

Photo from the Makabayan bloc The House Makabayan bloc is seeking for a P10-billion supplemental budget for the procurement of palay from local rice farmers in a bid to ease the rice crisis in vari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Makabayan solons seek inquiry into DepEd policies on promotion

ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro have sought an investigation into the policies of the Department of Education (DepEd) on the promotion of teaching personnel. In filing House Reso.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Judge dismisses murder case against Makabayan 4

BAGUIO CITY — The Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija dismissed the double murder charges against former militant lawmakers on August 8 for lack of probable cause, favoring the Motion for Reconsideration filed by the accused on July 11......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Where’s P6.8-B shabu? PNP, NBI, solons want to know

POLICE intelligence agents are still validating information that an estimated one ton of shabu worth P6.8 billion has been spirited away by a Chinese-led Golden Triangle syndicate from their suspected storage facility in General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite last week, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Over 30 solons denounce issuance of arrest warrant vs ex-Makabayan lawmakers

Crossing party lines, more than 30 members of the House of Representatives condemned the issuance of warrant of arrest for former Makabayan lawmakers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018