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

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

Makabayan bloc calls for probe into crackdown on foreign missionaries

The House of Representatives’ Makabayan bloc on Monday denounced the detention of a missionary from Zimbabwe and the retention of passports of two other foreign missionaries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 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

Makabayan bloc pushes probe into alleged human rights abuses in Marawi

Members of the Makabayan bloc want the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged human rights violations and status of rehabilitation in the war-ravaged city of Marawi......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks House to probe ‘tambay’ crackdown

The Makabayan bloc called on the House Committee on Human Rights to investigate the government’s crackdown on “tambays” or street loiterers following President Rodrigo Duterte’s verbal order to arrest them, an order he has denied giving......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Sister Fox: Whatever happens, my heart is with the Filipino people

Australian missionary Patricia Fox on Wednesday said she welcomes the idea of becoming a Filipino citizen after the House of Representatives’ Makabayan bloc filed a bill, which seeks to grant her Filipino citizenship......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Makabayan seeks probe into alleged contractualization practice in SBMA

The House Makabayan opposition bloc filed on Tuesday a resolution seeking to investigate the alleged rampant practice of contractualization and other violation of workers' rights in the govern.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

House bloc files bill on P750 minimum wage

By Charmaine A. Tadalan THE MAKABAYAN bloc on Monday filed a House Bill (HB) proposing to increase the nationwide minimum wage to P750, citing inflationary effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. “A P750 national minimum wage is what workers need now to somehow cope with the surging prices of goods […] The post House bloc files bill on P750 minimum wage appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Makabayan bloc pushes for P750 national minimum wage

The House of Representatives’ Makabayan Bloc filed a measure seeking to increase the national minimum wage amid rising prices of basic commodities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 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