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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

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

House approves charter change

Led by a supermajority dominated by administration allies, the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a resolution to amend the 1987 Constitution. In a session presided over by Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero, a total of 224 lawmakers voted in favor of Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, just five votes more than the required 219, or three-fourths of the total House membership of 292 required to amend the Charter. Hasty Twenty-two congressmen, mostly belonging to opposition groups like the leftist Makabayan bloc, the so-called Magnificent 7 and several belonging to the recognized minority group led by the House Minority Leader, Quezon Rep. Danilo Suare...Keep on reading: House approves charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Davao City police files child abuse complaint vs Makabayan congressmen

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two progressive congressmen from the House Makabayan bloc are facing a child abuse complaint filed against them by the Davao City police. Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio and Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao revealed this to reporters on Wednesday, December 5. According to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal

      The Duterte administration has the obligation to fully disclose the government's agreements with China for a joint oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc asserted Thursday. ACTS Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, Gabriela Rep. Emmie de Jesus, and Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago called for a "full transparency" on the 29 agreements. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of said deals during the latter's two-day visit in the Philippines on Monday to Tuesday. READ:PH, China sign MOU on oil and gas development, 28 other deals "...Keep on reading: House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 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

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