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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 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 wants overhaul of 2019 proposed budget

Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc on Wednesday called for an overhaul of the proposed 2019 national budget, which they rejected over apparent cuts on funds for social services. "We reject the budget that was submitted by the President to this house," ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio said during a press briefing. "We call for an overhaul, and for an increase in the specific sectors and departments," he added. According to Tinio, their decision was based on cuts on government's budget for education, health, and housing. "We reject it because of the huge cuts in basic social services, sa education, health, housing, at iba pa, sa kawalan ng disenteng sweldo para sa k...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc wants overhaul of 2019 proposed budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 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

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

House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Alvarez-Fariñas bloc elects De Vera as minority leader. Starbucks and Alibaba join forces as China coffee war brews. Apple is world's first trillion-dollar company. {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Alvarez-Fariñas bloc elects De Vera as minority leader

MANILA, Philippines – The bloc of ousted speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas elected Arts, Business, and Science Professionals Representative Eugene de Vera as their minority leader. In a statement, Fariñas said their bloc – one of the 3 groups fighting over the minority leadership in the House ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Alvarez, Allies Join House Minority Bloc

Ousted speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and former majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas, along with a dozen allies, have aligned themselves with the House minority bloc under deputy minority leader and ABS Partylist Rep. Eugene De Vera. Fariñas bared on Tuesday that De Vera has accepted their application to the minority bloc. The issue on the composition of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Sen. Leila M. de Lima s statement on the looming arrest of Makabayan Bloc leaders

August 2, 2018. 8/2/18 Wala nang pagpapanggap si Duterte sa pagsupil sa lahat ng kanyang kritiko. Hindi bago sa atin ang political persecution na nagsimula noon kay Marcos, sinundan ni Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA), at ngayo’y ipinagpapatuloy ni Duterte. Noong naupo siya bilang Pangulo, inuna nya akong inusig,… Source link link: Sen. Leila M. de Lima's statement on the looming arrest of Makabayan Bloc leaders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Alvarez-Fariñas bloc to be very helpful minority under Arroyo

MANILA, Philippines – Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas said if the House majority bloc would recognize his group as the minority, they would be "helpful" for the legislative agenda of the administration.   Fariñas said this is because he was the majority leader before the ouster of his ally ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018