(UPDATED) From touching scenes in crisis-hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila, here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country's independence
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be 'construed as vindictive and unfair'
The congressmen argue that the ICC may step in if the Philippines is 'shown to be unwilling or unable to investigate, prosecute, and try in good faith'
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says this is especially true 'when the task of condemning a fellow Filipino to death will be undertaken within the context of a flawed criminal justice system'
'Many of the House leadership are doing the Kellyanne Conway approach: non-responsive, absurd, walang data, not resorting to hard evidence, 'yan ang status ngayon [ng bill],' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin
'Asahang hindi sa lahat ng panahon ay mamamayagpag ang kasinungalingan, ang poot, diskriminasyon, pagkakahati-hati'
(UPDATED) For the first time since the May 2016 elections, members – and allies – of the once-ruling Liberal Party meet over dinner to celebrate its 71st anniversary
'Carmma is pushing to broaden the front because we think that the issue is shared by many sectors [and] institutions,' says anti-Marcos group spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he has no idea how President Rodrigo Duterte plans to revive the Philippine Constabulary
Senator Risa Hontiveros, a former representative of Akbayan, says the system should only be reformed and not scrapped
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says party lists have helped pass landmark legislation in the past, including the Reproductive Health Law, the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law, and the Philippine Competition Act
The upcoming Sanngguniang Kabataan elections is the first one after the RA 10742 or the SK Reform Law was signed on January 15, 2016
Some groups blame former President Benigno Aquino III for 'paving the way for Arroyo's acquittal'
Five NAPC officials urge the new lead convenor of the anti-poverty body to defend the integrity of the agency amid attacks by her colleagues in the Left
In Siquijor, we say unsaon pod lamang, accept what we cannot reverse, make the best of it. If you can cut through Digong’s populist bluster, you will find a number of, actually not policies, more like policy thrusts.
A recent Department of Labor and Employment study shows 3 out of 4 locally employed Filipinos prefer jobs in their home region instead of another part of the country
The student activists are demanding that the Marcoses return the billions of pesos they stole from the Filipino people
I have real ideological differences with Prof. Walden Bello about what the term 'progressive' means and how progressives accomplish objectives
On Wednesday alone, 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies, along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president
This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives
Confident of her chances, the former Akbayan party-list representative lists down 3 items in her agenda
Former Akbayan Representative Walden Bello is running for senator 'because people demand a representative who'll go to hell for them, who won't bullshit them like most politicians'
'Daang Matuwid' coalition spokesman and Akbayan Representative Barry Gutierrez says better survey numbers and a clearer message will 'spell the difference' for Risa Hontiveros in 2016
A lawmaker says the lack of guarantee to right to food in the 1987 Philippine Constitution should be changed to push for accountability
'This has never been, and will never be consistent with the values of the Liberal Party,' say Representatives Henedina Abad, Josephine Sato, and Kaka Bag-ao
At the same time, the Comelec orders 100 new machines to accommodate more voters who lack biometrics
Akbayan can comfort itself with the fact that it is not the first leftist group to face this dilemma over which to prioritize. Localist demands led to the unraveling of their communist rivals in the 1980s.
The success and failure of Hontiveros’ campaign hinged mainly on whether local political forces were receptive to Akbayan’s entreaties to add them to their 'sample ballots'
Do not let your talents go to waste by losing. Run locally, win, and set the example we sorely need.
Spoiled offspring of the ruling class like the Aquinos and Abads will come and go, but Akbayan is a precious child forged in the historic struggles of the Philippine Left and heir to its finest traditions. Will it find the courage to follow the harsh dictates of its progressive conscience?
The political imperative is to keep intact the ruling coalition in preparation for 2016
President Aquino subverts 'Daang Matuwid' by using double standards, going after his enemies while tolerating corruption, inefficiency, and recklessness among his friends and allies
Angelina 'Angie' Ludovice-Katoh, a founding member of the party-list group, is a former student leader and labor organizer from Davao del Sur
Student party ALYANSA wins the hotly contested race that recorded a high voter turn out
The former Akbayan Representative makes the announcement on Facebook
Luxury resort Balesin Island Club comes under fire after a beauty queen revealed its 'offensive' practice of serving a different set of meal for nannies
The party list group says the President has to show he is committed to enforcing accountability for the Mamasapano operation
His resignation shows how a person can reconcile the tension between his individual political disposition with his responsibility to a cause, a collective or a party
Why did Walden Bello resign from Congress?
Seven other legislators from the House of Representative join Bello on the trip
The board of inquiry on Mamasapano says Purisima 'acted without authority.' Makati Mayor Junjun Binay refuses to step down. Pacquiao and Mayweather face off in Los Angeles
The Ombudsman suspends Junjun Binay. Alan Cayetano asks the MILF to submit to the judicial process. UFC fighters say Pacquiao can floor Mayweather
'Instead of competence, instead of the kinds of consideration based on really rational discussion, loyalty is what counts,' says resigned Akbayan Representative Walden Bello
The party list organization, whose congressional representative has resigned after criticizing President Aquino, says 'there are more reforms to be gained from staying in the coalition'
'The President, unfortunately, has a problem listening to people. When it comes to constructive criticism and suggestions, he is tone deaf.'
Walden Bello says he cannot continue representing the party-list organization in Congress due to their disagreement over supporting President Benigno Aquino III
'This man knows nothing of command responsibility or of honor,' Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says of the President
(UPDATED) Akbayan says it continues to support the Aquino administration, which party mate Walden Bello has criticized and where party leaders hold Cabinet positions
The President advises the party-list congressman – who earlier criticized his DAP and some controversial Cabinet members – to run for president in 2016 if he has so many views on how to run the country
But most lawmakers, as well as the President, are more inclined to review the PH-US agreement than end it