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Makabayan bolts House ruling bloc

Makabayan bolts House ruling bloc.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 14th, 2017

Makabayan bloc slams House panel ruling vs participation of non-members at Sereno impeach hearing

  The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives denounced the justice committee's decision on Wednesday to bar non-members as well as lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from participating in its impeachment proceedings.   READ:House panel votes against participation of non-members in Sereno impeach hearings   ACT-Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio asserted that all members of Congress are entitled to participate in the impeachment hearings against Sereno.   "Hindi ito ang unang impeachment na ginawa ng Congress kahit sinong member bsta interesado pinapahintulutang magtanong whether pro or against," Tinio said.   ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc slams House panel ruling vs participation of non-members at Sereno impeach hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

STATEMENT| Why Makabayan Bloc bolts from House majority

STATEMENT| Why Makabayan Bloc bolts from House majority.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

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

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

House probe sought into NFA’s alleged misuse of rice funds

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc are seeking a congressional investigation into the National Food Authority (NFA) for diverting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Makabayan bloc wants House probe into Zamboanga City rice crisis

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc want the House of Representatives to investigate the rice shortage in Zamboanga City that led to a state of calamity.  The following lawmakers filed House Resolution (HR) No. 2108 on Wednesday, August 29: ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

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

House minority leaders: Senator Lacson’s fears on pork barrel ‘unfounded’

Leaders of the House minority bloc criticized Senator Panfilo Lacson after he warnedof a possible return of the "happy pork barrel days" of legislators. Newly-installed Minority Leader Danilo Suarez said the fears being raised by Lacson were "unfounded." "We are always guided by the Supreme Court decision and we will make sure that we comply with the High Court's ruling," Suarez said. On the other hand, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza defended the district representatives' congressional district allocations. "Lacson seems to know all kinds of pork. But pork is not bad except those full of cholesterol and those that went to the hands of Mrs. Napoles. There is nothin...Keep on reading: House minority leaders: Senator Lacson’s fears on pork barrel ‘unfounded’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

LP, Makabayan lawmakers join forces in bid for House minority

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) lawmakers laying claim over the House of Representatives' minority teamed up with the left-leaning legislators from the Makabayan bloc in a bid to increase their numbers. On Monday, July 30, Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo wrote to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

3 opposition factions eye minority bloc status

THREE opposition factions in the House of Representatives yesterday formally formed a group hoping that it will be the new Minority bloc. Led by Marikina City Rep. Romero Quimbo, the Liberal Party; the Magnificent 7 and Makabayan bloc joined forces to topple the group of Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez, who….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Makabayan bloc joins Liberal Party-led minority

Members of the House of Representatives’ Makabayan bloc have been accepted as part of the 'minority' bloc composed of Liberal Party legislators and their allies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

House Makabayan members join Liberal Party-led minority bloc

Makabayan opposition members of the House of Representatives have officially joined the Liberal Party-led minority group at the chamber. LP member Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo wrote a letter to Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday, formally stating their intent to organize as the minority group. A total 22 lawmakers, including previously independent Makabayan members, are already members of the bloc. /vvp ...Keep on reading: House Makabayan members join Liberal Party-led minority bloc.....»»

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

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

Only insults, threats in Duterte s 3rd Sona speech - Makabayan bloc

Lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc have offered their fearless forecast on the content of President Rodrigo Duterte's upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona): insults, threats, and mi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018