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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

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 opposition threatens 8 SC justices with ouster

REVERSE your ruling or face impeachment. This was the warning of House Minority Magnificent 7 bloc to the eight Supreme Court Associate Justices who voted in favor of the quo warranto petition filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a press conference, the group led by Albay Rep. Edcel….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Makabayan bloc seeks TRAIN law repeal

Citing what it described as its 'detrimental' effects to the people, the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday filed a bill that calls for the repeal of the Duterte a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

House bloc assails Moro activist’s detention, torture by US Homeland security​

The House of Representatives Makabayan opposition bloc has filed a resolution which seeks to condemn and probe the detention and torture of Filipino Moro activist Jerome Succor Aba by the United States Homeland Security and Customs Border and Protection last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers forming the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision to deny their bid to intervene in the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The Makabayan lawmakers filed their motion for reconsideration on behalf of other intervenors on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case

      Members of the House Makabayan bloc and people's organizations on Tuesday filed a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the Supreme Court's (SC) decision denying their petition to intervene on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Last April 3, the SC denied, for lack of merit, the group's motion for leave to file motion to intervene in the quo warranto proceedings against the Chief Justice on-leave.   READ: SC asks Sereno to attend oral arguments on quo warranto case     The group maintained that it has "legal interest" on the issue as the Chief Justice "can only be removed from office ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Makabayan bloc leads petition to block Sereno ouster

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers belonging to the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House on Thursday, March 22, asked the Supreme Court to junk a pending petition to declare as void the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno . The lawmakers and several other persons also filed a petition asking the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Bill to end ‘endo’ in gov’t filed

Progressive lawmakers at the House of Representatives called the Makabayan bloc filed, on Monday, a bill that seeks to ban all forms of labor contractualization in government institutions, two years after President Rodrigo Duterte failed to fulfill his campaign promise to end "endo" or "end of contract" among non-regular workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Left gives Duterte rare praise on irrigation

DAVAO CITY---President Duterte got rare praise from one of his staunchest critics, Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao, for signing the free irrigation law, an original proposal of the leftist Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives.   "This is a major step in our campaign to better farmers' lives," Casilao said of the new law.   Credit should go to Mr. Duterte, the legislator said.   Sen. Ralph Recto, in a statement, said Mr. Duterte's signing of the free irrigation law should "open the floodgates to an irrigation building spree."   Recto said the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) could actually do this because of its increased budg...Keep on reading: Left gives Duterte rare praise on irrigation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

House-only Cha-cha ‘highly questionable,’ says minority

  The move by the House of Representatives to amend the Constitution without the Senate is "highly questionable," according to ranking members of the chamber's duly recognized minority bloc.   In a press briefing on Wednesday, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza said that if the two chambers' stalemate remained unresolved, Charter change (Cha-cha) would be "dead in the water."   Atienza also warned about Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's interpretation that the 1987 Constitution did not explicitly require the House and the Senate to convene together into a "constituent assembly."   "The probability of a Supreme Court ruling against us is very, ve...Keep on reading: House-only Cha-cha ‘highly questionable,’ says minority.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 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

WATCH | Supreme Court consolidates anti-TRAIN petitions

MANILA – The Supreme Court on Tuesday consolidated two separate petitions lodged against the passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act, or TRAIN. These are the petitions filed by the Makabayan Bloc of legislators and LABAN Consumer, arguing that there was no actual quorum at the House of Representatives when the measure […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Makabayan warns against clipping court s judicial power

MEMBERS of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 17, criticized a House panel’s proposal to cancel the power of the Supreme Court to look into complaints against government bodies in the administration’s planned government shift to federalism. Representative Fredenil Castro, chair of the sub-committee on judiciary under the committee on… link: Makabayan warns against clipping court's judicial power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Makabayan Bloc asks Supreme Court to quash tax reform law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 January) – The Makabayan Bloc in the House of Representatives has filed a petition before the Supreme Court on Thursday to declare the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) unconstitutional. In a statement, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate and Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks SC to stop ‘unconstitutional’ TRAIN

(UPDATE 2 - 1:35 p.m.) Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court on Thursday, January 11, to issue a temporary restraining order and eventually stop the implementation of the Tax Reform for Advancement and Inclusion, or TRAIN, law saying its passage violated both the chamber’s rules and the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Concede to SC ruling on martial law, Calida urges opposition solons

Solicitor General Jose Calida urged opposition lawmakers from the House "Magnificent 7" bloc who filed a petition to stop the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao to concede to the Supreme Court’s ruling declaring President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration as constitutional......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

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:  journalRelated NewsDec 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