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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: journal journalDec 22nd, 2017

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:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

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

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

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 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

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

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

National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons

  Leftist lawmakers on Thursday again warned that the passage of the national identification system bill would pose threats to the country's security and infringe on people's privacy rights.   The House Makabayan bloc's warning came after the bicameral conference committee approved on Tuesday night the bill seeking to establish the Philippine Identification System.   The proposed measure seeks to integrate multiple government IDs by establishing a single national identification system, to be known as the Philippine Identification System, or PhilSys.   Malacaang welcomed the approval by the Senate and House of Representatives' bicameral confere...Keep on reading: National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 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

& 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

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

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

Makabayan bloc against bay cleanup

Makabayan bloc against bay cleanup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

DILG: Manila Bay rehab can’t be suspended

The Department of the Interior and Local Government stressed that the rehabilitation of the Manila Bay cannot be postponed following the call of the lower house’s Makabayan bloc to suspend the program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Pasig River rehab agency: Postponing rehab will kill Manila Bay

Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc should join the government’s effort to rehabilitate Manila Bay instead of calling to postpone it, the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments vs martial law

MANILA, Philippines -- Two days after the twin bombing in Jolo, the Supreme Court will scrutinize the necessity of a third martial law extension in Mindanao. The Supreme Court will hold an oral argument today and if there is a need, will extend the debate on Wednesday. Four petitions have been filed against martial law extension: 1. by members of the House of Representatives' "Magnificent Seven" led by Albay's 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, 2. by members of the House of Representatives' "Makabayan Bloc" led by Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate, 3. by former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman and constitutionalist Christian Monsod, and...Keep on reading: Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments vs martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Lowering criminal liability age to 12 still attacks children – Makabayan

MANILA, Philippines – The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives is still against lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR), even if their colleagues opted to reduce it to 12 years old from the initially proposed 9 years old.  "Lowering the MACR, whether from the age ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Makabayan lawmakers deny communist tag

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the seven-member Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives yesterday denied being communist “legal fronts.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Makabayan bloc joins calls to sack Diokno

The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives joined other lawmakers in urging President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno over alleged anomalous insertions and allocations in the…READ The post Makabayan bloc joins calls to sack Diokno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018