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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

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

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

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. Source link link: Over 30 solons denounce issuance of arrest warrant vs ex-Makabayan lawmakers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Camp of ex-Makabayan solons hits lawyer for P1M bounty

The camp of former party-list lawmakers tagged in the murder of three people in Nueva Ecija more than a decade ago slammed a lawyer for offering reward money for information that would lead to the arrest of the Makabayan leaders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Groups ask gov’t: Respect accused ex-lawmakers’ decision not to surrender

Leaders of militant groups called on the government to respect the decision of former lawmakers who were charged with murder not to surrender as they claimed that the allegations against them were fabricated. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Secretary-General Renato Reyes said on Monday that if former representatives Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casio, Liza Maza, and Rafael Mariano refused to surrender, it would be due to negative past experiences with authorities. "We have to respect kung ano man 'yong magiging pasya no'ng apat na akusado, specially since meron tayong mga masasaklap na karanasan na 'yong mga inaaresto, nalalabag 'yong kanilang mga karapatan, o kaya nama'y tinataniman...Keep on reading: Groups ask gov’t: Respect accused ex-lawmakers’ decision not to surrender.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Makabayan slams Arroyo’s ‘naked power grab’ in House

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers forming the Makabayan bloc opposed the speakership of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, calling her a plunderer and murderer. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate said Filipinos were the “losers” after lawmakers ousted Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez as Speaker and replaced him with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

SONA delayed as solons oust Alvarez

By: Dolly Yasa and Louine Hope Conserva BATASAN HILLS, Quezon City – The State of the Nation Address of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on July 23, 2018 was delayed for over an hour after 184 members of the House of Representatives staged a coup d’etat against Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. The President was supposed to start at 4 […] The post SONA delayed as solons oust Alvarez appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

‘Coup’ steals SONA show

Majority of House members vote to replace Alvarez with ex-President Macapagal-Arroyo, row delays Duterte SONA TEN minutes before the traditional 4 o’clock State of the Nation Address (SONA), solons seated former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as Speaker of the House. About 182 members of the House of Representatives….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Solons confirm plot to oust Alvarez before SONA

By Joyce Ilas/CNN Philippines – A move to oust House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez from his post when session resumes today is brewing in the chamber, according to three congressmen and a mayor from Mindanao who declined to be named. They all confirmed that former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Makabayan bloc to nominate Tinio for Speaker

The seven-member House Makabayan bloc will nominate ACT-Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio as the next Speaker should the House move to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate confirmed this, moments before the opening of the third and last session of the 17th Congress on Monday. Former-president-and-now-Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has also been rumored to replace Alvarez since February this year after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio issued scathing remarks against him. This came after the Speaker supposedly called her newly-formed party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), as part of the opposition. Although Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque sai...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc to nominate Tinio for Speaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

What to Make of the People s Initiative on No-EL

HE MAY seem to be the lone voice pushing for the postponement of the midterm elections, but House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez may be getting some other signal from his political bosses, as the latest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

What to Make of the People s Initiative on No-EL

HE MAY seem to be the lone voice pushing for the postponement of the midterm elections, but House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez may be getting some other signal from his political bosses, as the latest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

What to Make of the People s Initiative on No-EL

HE MAY seem to be the lone voice pushing for the postponement of the midterm elections, but House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez may be getting some other signal from his political bosses, as the latest Source link link: What to Make of the People's Initiative on No-EL.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Makabayan bloc calls for probe into crackdown on foreign missionaries

The House of Representatives’ Makabayan bloc on Monday denounced the detention of a missionary from Zimbabwe and the retention of passports of two other foreign missionaries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Makabayan bloc solons slam DOLE decision on NutriAsia strike

Progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc condemned Friday the decision of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region III declaring the striking workers from the Nagkakaisang Ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018