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IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:40 PM

(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

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

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'

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

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'

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

FULL TEXT: 'No crime is worth killing for' – Villarin

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:50 AM

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'

FULL TEXT: 'No crime is worth killing for' – Villarin

House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

'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

House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability

Oposisyon sa panahon ni Duterte: 'Huwag lang tayong bibitiw'

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:54 PM

'Asahang hindi sa lahat ng panahon ay mamamayagpag ang kasinungalingan, ang poot, diskriminasyon, pagkakahati-hati'

Oposisyon sa panahon ni Duterte: 'Huwag lang tayong bibitiw'

'Melted?' Liberal Party meets for 71st anniversary

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

(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

'Melted?' Liberal Party meets for 71st anniversary

Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

Nov 19, 2016 - 3:13 PM

'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

Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

Lorenzana: 'Let's see if we need to revive Philippine Constabulary'

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he has no idea how President Rodrigo Duterte plans to revive the Philippine Constabulary

Lorenzana: 'Let's see if we need to revive Philippine Constabulary'

Hontiveros opposes Duterte's call to abolish party-list groups

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros, a former representative of Akbayan, says the system should only be reformed and not scrapped

Hontiveros opposes Duterte's call to abolish party-list groups

Abolish us? Party-list representatives: 'We're not all bad'

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

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

Abolish us? Party-list representatives: 'We're not all bad'

Groups urge youth to make change come in SK

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:03 AM

The upcoming Sanngguniang Kabataan elections is the first one after the RA 10742 or the SK Reform Law was signed on January 15, 2016

Groups urge youth to make change come in SK

Leftist groups lament SC ruling on Arroyo's plunder case

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Some groups blame former President Benigno Aquino III for 'paving the way for Arroyo's acquittal'

Leftist groups lament SC ruling on Arroyo's plunder case

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:12 PM

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

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Who is Rodrigo Duterte?

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:25 PM

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.

Who is Rodrigo Duterte?

PH labor mismatch due to lack of jobs road map – advocates

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:25 PM

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

PH labor mismatch due to lack of jobs road map – advocates

Anti-Marcos Cebu youth threatened with arrest

Mar 17, 2016 - 5:28 PM

The student activists are demanding that the Marcoses return the billions of pesos they stole from the Filipino people

Anti-Marcos Cebu youth threatened with arrest

The conscience of another progressive: Why I stay on with Akbayan

Nov 09, 2015 - 4:48 PM

I have real ideological differences with Prof. Walden Bello about what the term 'progressive' means and how progressives accomplish objectives

The conscience of another progressive: Why I stay on with Akbayan

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

On Wednesday alone, 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies, along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Risa Hontiveros runs for senator for 3rd time

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:55 AM

Confident of her chances, the former Akbayan party-list representative lists down 3 items in her agenda

Risa Hontiveros runs for senator for 3rd time

'No bullshit' Walden Bello runs for senator

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:22 AM

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'

'No bullshit' Walden Bello runs for senator

3rd try: Will politics be sweeter for Risa Hontiveros?

Oct 13, 2015 - 8:35 AM

'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

3rd try: Will politics be sweeter for Risa Hontiveros?

Zero Hunger: Holding gov't responsible

Oct 06, 2015 - 1:58 PM

A lawmaker says the lack of guarantee to right to food in the 1987 Philippine Constitution should be changed to push for accountability

Zero Hunger: Holding gov't responsible

LP women: Punish party mates behind lewd gimmick

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:53 PM

'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

LP women: Punish party mates behind lewd gimmick

Comelec weighs bid to extend voters' registration

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:44 PM

At the same time, the Comelec orders 100 new machines to accommodate more voters who lack biometrics

Comelec weighs bid to extend voters' registration

Part 2: Progressives in a bind

Sep 05, 2015 - 11:30 AM

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.

Part 2: Progressives in a bind

Part 1: Progressives in disarray: Risa Hontiveros' loss

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:49 PM

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'

Part 1: Progressives in disarray: Risa Hontiveros' loss

Forget nat'l politics: Open letter to Mujiv Hataman, Risa Hontiveros, and Walden Bello

Aug 14, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Do not let your talents go to waste by losing. Run locally, win, and set the example we sorely need.

Forget nat'l politics: Open letter to Mujiv Hataman, Risa Hontiveros, and Walden Bello

Akbayan and the conscience of a progressive

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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?

Akbayan and the conscience of a progressive

LP: Party to beat in 2016

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The political imperative is to keep intact the ruling coalition in preparation for 2016

LP: Party to beat in 2016

#PHVote: Challenges confronting the next president

May 14, 2015 - 11:00 AM

President Aquino subverts 'Daang Matuwid' by using double standards, going after his enemies while tolerating corruption, inefficiency, and recklessness among his friends and allies

#PHVote: Challenges confronting the next president

Akbayan names Bello's replacement in Congress

May 13, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Angelina 'Angie' Ludovice-Katoh, a founding member of the party-list group, is a former student leader and labor organizer from Davao del Sur

Akbayan names Bello's replacement in Congress

ALYANSA wins big in UP Diliman elections

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:25 AM

Student party ALYANSA wins the hotly contested race that recorded a high voter turn out

ALYANSA wins big in UP Diliman elections

Akbayan's Walden Bello gets married

Apr 14, 2015 - 3:45 PM

The former Akbayan Representative makes the announcement on Facebook

Akbayan's Walden Bello gets married

Balesin’s ‘yaya meal’ plain discrimination – congressman

Apr 07, 2015 - 3:26 PM

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

Balesin’s ‘yaya meal’ plain discrimination – congressman

Akbayan to Aquino: File charges vs Purisima, others

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The party list group says the President has to show he is committed to enforcing accountability for the Mamasapano operation

Akbayan to Aquino: File charges vs Purisima, others

That thing called resignation

Mar 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

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

That thing called resignation

Rappler Talk: Bello to Aquino: Scratch me off your list of allies

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:39 AM

Why did Walden Bello resign from Congress?

Rappler Talk: Bello to Aquino: Scratch me off your list of allies

Walden Bello, PH lawmakers to hold dialogue with OFWs in HK

Mar 12, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Seven other legislators from the House of Representative join Bello on the trip

Walden Bello, PH lawmakers to hold dialogue with OFWs in HK

BOI on Purisima, Junjun Binay, Pacquiao-Mayweather face-off | The wRap

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:39 PM

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

BOI on Purisima, Junjun Binay, Pacquiao-Mayweather face-off | The wRap

Binay suspension, Alan Cayetano on MILF, UFC stars for Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:11 PM

The Ombudsman suspends Junjun Binay. Alan Cayetano asks the MILF to submit to the judicial process. UFC fighters say Pacquiao can floor Mayweather

Binay suspension, Alan Cayetano on MILF, UFC stars for Pacquiao | The wRap

‘Aquino Cabinet like a fraternity’

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:33 PM

'Instead of competence, instead of the kinds of consideration based on really rational discussion, loyalty is what counts,' says resigned Akbayan Representative Walden Bello

‘Aquino Cabinet like a fraternity’

Akbayan: Aquino has shortcomings, but we're staying

Mar 11, 2015 - 6:52 PM

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'

Akbayan: Aquino has shortcomings, but we're staying

Bello: Aquino can 'scratch me off his list of allies'

Mar 11, 2015 - 6:26 PM

'The President, unfortunately, has a problem listening to people. When it comes to constructive criticism and suggestions, he is tone deaf.'

Bello: Aquino can 'scratch me off his list of allies'

Akbayan rep resigns over Aquino's Mamasapano 'cover-up'

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Walden Bello says he cannot continue representing the party-list organization in Congress due to their disagreement over supporting President Benigno Aquino III

Akbayan rep resigns over Aquino's Mamasapano 'cover-up'

House ally accuses Aquino of 'brazen cover-up'

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:39 PM

'This man knows nothing of command responsibility or of honor,' Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says of the President

House ally accuses Aquino of 'brazen cover-up'

Akbayan: Support for Aquino continues; Bello's views personal

Nov 03, 2014 - 8:31 PM

(UPDATED) Akbayan says it continues to support the Aquino administration, which party mate Walden Bello has criticized and where party leaders hold Cabinet positions

Akbayan: Support for Aquino continues; Bello's views personal

Aquino slams ally: Akbayan's Bello has 'so many complaints'

Nov 03, 2014 - 5:27 PM

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

Aquino slams ally: Akbayan's Bello has 'so many complaints'

Miriam Santiago, Bello push for VFA termination

Oct 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

But most lawmakers, as well as the President, are more inclined to review the PH-US agreement than end it

Miriam Santiago, Bello push for VFA termination