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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

Denounce US-led air strikes vs Syria, Bayan urges Duterte gov’t

  The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)on Saturdayurged the Duterte administration to condemn the United States-led air and missile strikes against the Syrian capital. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes said the United States was only advancing its "imperialist agenda" in the Middle East when it led the missile strikes on Damascus. Since4 a.m.(Damascus local time)on Saturday, the United States, France and United Kingdom have been launching rockets on Damascus in retaliation for the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons. "We call on the Philippine government to condemn the air strikes on Syria and US armed aggression in the Middle East....Keep on reading: Denounce US-led air strikes vs Syria, Bayan urges Duterte gov’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

3 solons with graft cases joining Rody’s 3rd China trip

President Duterte will fly to China for the third time in two years next week to address an international forum on economic and development issues and to meet with President Xi Jinping.   And tagging along are three congressmen who are out on bail for pending cases in the Sandiganbayan.   Mr. Duterte and Xi will discuss pressing issues and common threats such as violent extremism, terrorism, and drug trafficking when they meet on April 10, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel Teehankee said in a press briefing in Malacaang.   South China Sea dispute As for the dispute in the South China Sea that Beijing is claiming almost in its entirety, Teehanke...Keep on reading: 3 solons with graft cases joining Rody’s 3rd China trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Bayan scoffs at Napoles as a gov’t witness, hits gov’t

A militant group accused the government on Sunday of not being serious in battling corruption in the country. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. made the remark after the Department of Justice (DOJ) temporarily placed Janet Lim Napoles under the Witness Protection Program (WPP). READ: Napoles now under provisional WPP coverage Provisional coverage only allows additional security and medical attention for her, the DOJ explained. On March 16, her lawyer Stephen David, filed an urgent motion before the Sandiganbayan and claimed that "there are already manifestations of threat, intimidation and harassment" against her. READ: Napoles, pork barrel scam '...Keep on reading: Bayan scoffs at Napoles as a gov’t witness, hits gov’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Quo warranto suit vs Sereno improper, Lagman insists; ‘politicized’ SC lamented

OPPOSITION leader Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman insisted that the quo warranto petition questioning Chief Justice Sereno’s appointment is improper. On the other hand, militant solons stressed that this issue concerning Sereno has been politicized. In a statement, Lagman said the removal of Sereno cannot be short-circuited by an improper quo….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

9 solons in army reserve force get CA approval

THE Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, March 7, approved the nomination of several lawmakers as military officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Reserve Force. Confirmed with a rank of colonel were House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez, House Majority Leader Rodolfo C. Fariñas, Senator Loren B. Legarda, and Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao. […] The post 9 solons in army reserve force get CA approval appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Non-remittance of teachers’ GSIS contributions hit

TWO militant solons asked the House of Representatives to look into the reported delayed remittance or non-remittance of the personal and government shares of public school teachers’ Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) premiums by the Department of Education (DepEd). According to ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro, the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Baylosis son-in-law illegally held, say Makabayan solons

Two Makabayan lawmakers on Friday demanded the release of a son-in-law of a National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant, who was arrested by plainclothes policemen in San Mateo, Rizal, and now detained at Camp Crame in Quezon City.   In a statement, ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro assailed the "abduction and illegal arrest" of Marklen Maojo Maga, an organizer of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and Piston.   Maga is the son-in-law of NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis, who was arrested by police and military operatives in Quezon City on Jan. 31, according to Tinio and Castro.   Taken by PNP men The lawmakers ...Keep on reading: Baylosis son-in-law illegally held, say Makabayan solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

& 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