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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

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

Colmenares: Cha-cha not for federalism or for people’s rights

Neri Colmenares, the official senatorial bet of the Makabayan bloc said that going against the present bid for charter change is not simply about going against the Duterte administration's bid for federalism but an act to protect their future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Colmenares takes another crack at Senate

FORMER Bayan Muna Partylist representative Neri Colmenares will take another crack at the Senate as he filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) before the Commission on Elections for the 2019 mid-term elections. Colmenares’ Bayan Muna is part of the Makabayan bloc, which is composed of other militant groups like Gabriela, Anak Pawis and ACT Teachers. [...] The post Colmenares takes another crack at Senate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Tinio to Inday Sara: Spare teachers in your issues with Makabayan bloc

  ACT-Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio has asked Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio not to drag public school teachers in her issues with the Makabayan bloc.   "Mayor Sara, kung may problema ka sa Makabayan bloc, diretsuhin mo na kami, 'wag mo nang idamay ang mga public school teacher ng Davao na tapat na naglilingkod sa inyong siyudad," Tinio said in a briefing at the House of Representatives on Monday.   Tinio's remark came after the presidential daughter alleged that Davao-based public teachers asking for additional pay are "liars and terrorists."   In an earlier Instagram post, Ms. Duterte called on Congress to expel the Makabayan bloc, sayin...Keep on reading: Tinio to Inday Sara: Spare teachers in your issues with Makabayan bloc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Quimbo-led House bloc questions Suarez’s minority leadership at SC

  Marikina 2nd District Rep. Romero "Miro" Quimbo's group brought their claim as the "legitimate House minority bloc" to the Supreme Court (SC)on Friday. Quimbo said their Petition for Certiorari, Prohibition, and Mandamus seeks to assail the recognition of Quezon 3rd District Rep. Danilo Suarez as Minority Leader of the lower chamber. The opposition lawmaker said this is contrary to House rules, and the ruling of the SC in the case of Baguilat versus Alvarez. The petition also seeks the high tribunal's imprimatur to direct the House leadership to recognize Quimbo as Minority Leader. "We vowed that we would take this matter all the way up to the Supreme Court, and that is p...Keep on reading: Quimbo-led House bloc questions Suarez’s minority leadership at SC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc filed a bill to declare January 26 as the anniversary of the First Quarter Storm.  The following legislators filed House Bill (HB) No. 8271 on Thursday, September 20, the eve of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

3 teams deployed to Patikul, Sulu to probe alleged massacre

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  /18 September) —  Three government agencies have deployed teams to Patikul, Sulu to investigate the September 14 alleged massacre of seven fruit pickers who the military claimed were Abu Sayyaf members killed in an encounter. In the House of Representatives, the Makabayan bloc and the chair of the House Committee on Peace, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Makabayan on pork barrel : Lawmakers fighting over people s money

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc slammed the House leadership and committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles for feuding over the "pork barrel" in the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019. "The Makabayan bloc denounced the ongoing fight over the P55-billion pork barrel between the Duterte and Arroyo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

3 teams deployed to Patikul, Sulu to probe alleged massacre

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  /18 September) —  Three government agencies have deployed teams to Patikul, Sulu to investigate the September 14 alleged massacre of seven fruit pickers who the military claimed were Abu Sayyaf members killed in an encounter. In the House of Representatives, the Makabayan bloc and the chair of the House Committee on Peace, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018