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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

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 seeks TRAIN law repeal

Citing what it described as its 'detrimental' effects to the people, the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday filed a bill that calls for the repeal of the Duterte a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Makabayan bloc slams political persecution of Sister Fox

“President [Rodrigo Duterte’s] order to investigate her is obviously a witch-hunt, part of a wider Malacanang-directed campaign to silence critics of his regime that particularly focuses on known Left personalities,” the lawmakers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Walang bago : Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers from the progressive Makabayan bloc are disappointed over President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order (EO) prohibiting illegal contracting and subcontracting.  Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, and Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago said the EO signed on Tuesday, May 1,  offers "nothing new" in the fight against ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

House bloc assails Moro activist’s detention, torture by US Homeland security​

The House of Representatives Makabayan opposition bloc has filed a resolution which seeks to condemn and probe the detention and torture of Filipino Moro activist Jerome Succor Aba by the United States Homeland Security and Customs Border and Protection last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Makabayan bloc deplores forgotten promise on endo

        Lawmakers aligned with the Makabayan bloc are convinced that President Rodrigo Duterte has already forgotten his campaign promise of ending contractualization and the "end-of-contract" labor policy.   "The recent pronouncement of Malacaang only confirms our previous position na matagal nang inabandona at tinalikuran ni Pangulong Duterte ang kanyang pangako na tapusin ang endo," Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao said in a press briefing held on Thursday afternoon.   Casilao said that Duterte's decision to leave the removal of endo to Congress would only make conditions worse for employees both in the public and private...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc deplores forgotten promise on endo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Boracay closure to raise Aklan power rates, legislators say

POWER rates in Aklan are expected to rise as the province’s power distributor seeks to recoup losses associated with the closure of Boracay, legislators associated with the Makabayan bloc of party-list representatives said. Representative Antonio L. Tinio (Alliance of Concerned Teachers) said in a briefing that the Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) will lose P17 million […] The post Boracay closure to raise Aklan power rates, legislators say appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers forming the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision to deny their bid to intervene in the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The Makabayan lawmakers filed their motion for reconsideration on behalf of other intervenors on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case

      Members of the House Makabayan bloc and people's organizations on Tuesday filed a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the Supreme Court's (SC) decision denying their petition to intervene on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Last April 3, the SC denied, for lack of merit, the group's motion for leave to file motion to intervene in the quo warranto proceedings against the Chief Justice on-leave.   READ: SC asks Sereno to attend oral arguments on quo warranto case     The group maintained that it has "legal interest" on the issue as the Chief Justice "can only be removed from office ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 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

Sereno: Impeachment charges well-funded

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno dismissed anew on Thursday efforts to oust her, describing it as a “well-funded” scheme based on intrigues, if not imagination. Sereno made the statement on the same day the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and the Makabayan bloc of lawmakers asked the Supreme Court to allow them to intervene [...] The post Sereno: Impeachment charges well-funded appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Anti-political dynasty bill, Quo warranto petition vs Sereno, Evasco on rice importation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Thirteen of 23 senators sign the committee report approving the bill seeking to ban political dynasties.  Makabayan bloc lawmakers and other individuals separately ask the Supreme Court to junk the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco says President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the National Food Authority Council to begin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Makabayan bloc, IBP want to intervene in quo warranto case vs Sereno - InterAksyon

Makabayan bloc, IBP want to intervene in quo warranto case vs Sereno - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Makabayan bloc, IBP want to intervene in quo warranto case vs Sereno

Several groups have asked the Supreme Court to allow them to weigh in on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida to against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Makabayan bloc leads petition to block Sereno ouster

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers belonging to the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House on Thursday, March 22, asked the Supreme Court to junk a pending petition to declare as void the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno . The lawmakers and several other persons also filed a petition asking the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018