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Fact-finding team finds irregularities in Negros mass arrests

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Bayan Muna spokesperson Teddy Casiño says the raiding team claimed the 'firearms and grenades' were recovered in plain sight – in tables, cabinets and the kitchen sink

Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate, Fr. Melvin Fajardo of Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Clarizza Singson of Karapatan-Negros, Bayan spokesperson Teddy Casiño, Gabriela party-list Representative Arlene Brosas, Makabayan chair Neri Colmenares, Elmer Labog of Kilusang Mayo Uno, former Agrarian Reform secretary Rafael Mariano, and Defend Negros convenor Ariel Casilao (l-r) in a press conference in Bacolod City on Wednesday, November 7. Marchel Espina/Rappler

Military denies 'harassment' in arresting alleged communist rebels

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the search warrants issued by a Quezon City trial court judge prove there was probable cause against the suspects

NO HARASSMENT. Military spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo says the police and military personnel who recently arrested alleged communist rebels bore search warrants from a court judge. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fact-finding team with 2 congressmen barred from entering Negros police HQ

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Congressman Carlos Zarate laments that Colonel Romeo Baleros, the Negros Occidental police provincial chief, 'did not extend basic courtesy ' due fellow government employees

Makabayan chair Neri Colmenares, along with the families of the detainees, was barred from entering the headquarters of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Police in Bacolod City on Wednesday, November 6. He was later able to enter the premises, along with the two progressive congressmen, after hours of negotiation with the police. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

31 released from Negros crackdown on progressive groups

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Prosecutors order the release after finding out the suspects were not members of the rebel group New People's Army

RELEASED. Jose Max Ortiz (center) fetches his clients, the 21 terminated workers earlier accused as members of the New People's Army. Photo by Marchel Espina

44 activists arrested in Negros crackdown charged

Nov 05, 2019 - 4:15 PM

For security reasons, the suspects are charged inside the headquarters of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office

Authorities file criminal charges against the 44 individuals believed to be members of New People's Army at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City on Monday, November 4. Photo courtesy of Army 3rd Infantry Division

Police arrests 3 in raid of Bayan office in Tondo

Nov 05, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Police secure search warrants in the raids in Bacolod City, and Paco and Tondo in Manila from QC RTC Branch 89 Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert

Labor, rights groups condemn 'tokhang-style' raids of activists' offices

Nov 02, 2019 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) The BPO Industry Employees Network and the Communications Workers of America also call for the release of trade union organizer Mary Anne Krueger, who was among those arrested in Bacolod

Authorities arrest 56 in Bacolod crackdown on militant groups

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:21 AM

(UPDATED) Bayan Negros says the firearms recovered from the raids were planted by arresting teams

EVIDENCE. The stash of firearms recovered from one of the offices of progressive groups raided  in Bacolod City Thursday, October 31. Contributed Photo

Panelo 'sorely missed the point' of commute challenge, say militant groups

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:49 PM

'Kung walang krisis sa transportasyon, malapit na dapat siya sa Baguio sa ganoong katagal na biyahe,' Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says after Panelo insisted that there is no transportation crisis, even after a nearly 4-hour trip to work using public transportation

COMMUTE CHALLENGE. Spokeperson Salvador Panelo in a jeepney along Aurora Blvd in Quezon City on October 11, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo camp on attack vs Abante: 'Brazen assault on our free press'

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'This attempt to intimidate and silence Abante...must be resisted by all freedom-loving Filipinos,' says the spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo

DOJ summons leftist representatives over student recruitment

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The complaint mistakenly identifies Tom Villarin as Anakbayan representative. Villarin is a member of Akbayan, which is from a different faction of the Philippine Left.

NOT KIDNAPPED. Anakbayan youth member Alicia Lucena faces the media together with members of the progressive Makabayan bloc. Photo from Makabayan bloc

Makabayan bloc fields Zarate in speakership race

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc

NEXT SPEAKER? Bayan Muna Representative-elect Carlos Zarate is gunning to becomethe next House Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bayan Muna, 3 other Left groups defy red-tagging, keep House seats

May 22, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Despite sustained government attacks on their leaders, Bayan Muna, Gabriela, ACT Teachers, and Kabataan manage to win in the party-list race

SWEET VICTORY. Bayan Muna ranks second in the 2019 party-list elections despite government's campaign against it. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Only 9 party-list groups have support of 2% of voters – Pulse Asia survey

May 11, 2019 - 4:40 PM

ACT-CIS, AKO Bicol, and Bayan Muna may get the maximum of 3 seats each in the House of Representatives if polls were held from May 3 to 6, the survey period of the final Pulse Asia preelection survey

ELECTIONS. Voters look for their names in voters' lists during the 2016 elections. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A month before polls, 76% of Filipinos 'aware' of party-list system – survey

May 03, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The level of awareness is highest among voters in Metro Manila and lowest in the Visayas, according to a Pulse Asia survey held in from April 10 to 14

VOTERS. Early morning voters at Bagumbayan Elementary School in Taguig City during the 2016 elections. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

On Labor Day, rival groups ask voters to elect senators who 'truly' represent workers

May 01, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Labor groups with varying political ideologies gather to express support for pro-worker senatorial candidates – a show of unity that they describe as 'historic'

LABOR DAY. Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno march to Mendiola, Manila as part of their Labor Day activity on May 1, 2019. Phoyo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Bayan Muna leads party-list groups in Pulse Asia survey

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The results of the March survey also show that 7 in 10 Filipinos are aware of the party-list system

CAMPAIGN. Bayan Muna has topped the survey on voters' preference for party-list groups vying for seats in the House of Representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo from the Facebook page of Bayan Muna

Tomawis, Colmenares first opposition senatorial bets to file COCs

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Liberal party bet Samira Gutoc Tomawis and Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares arrive at the Comelec headquarters with hundreds of supporters in tow

OPPOSITION BET. Samira Gutoc with supporters satge a program at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila before filing her candidacy as Senator on October 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Sam Gutoc

Zarate reminds Andanar: Mocha Uson paid with public funds

Sep 06, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate finds it strange that Uson is not held accountable for her actions, yet other government officials get fired or are forced to resign for alleged offenses

Makabayan slams Arroyo’s ‘naked power grab’ in House

Jul 23, 2018 - 11:51 PM

Gabriela Representatives Emmi de Jesus and Arlene Brosas said they will not support Arroyo, adding, 'Filipino women do not tolerate corrupt people in power, even if it is a ‘She''

ARROYO. Former Philippine president and congresswoman Gloria Arroyo waves during the third session of the 17th Congress ahead of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's state of the nation address at Congress, in Manila on July 23, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Walang bago': Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

May 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao

EO NOT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte is depicted as a devil during the Labor Day protest on May 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bayan Muna asks SC to clarify TRO on retail electricity suppliers

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The group says the 'sweeping' temporary restraining order earlier issued by the Supreme Court 'has given monopolies like Meralco the advantage'

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

Leftists slam rearrest of NDF consultant over 'trumped-up charges'

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Malacañang says it would be a 'dereliction of duty' not to arrest National Democratic Front consultant Rafael Baylosis

National Democratic Front senior adviser Luis Jalandonivin an interview at the sidelines of the Left's rally on International Human Rights Day. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC orders government to answer petition vs tax reform law

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) The House Makabayan bloc says the law is invalid because the ratification that occurred at the Lower House violated rules

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Bayan Muna warns of graft, corruption if martial law extended

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:15 PM

'The mentioned reasons in [the President's] letter do not warrant an extension of martial law as the same can be addressed by normal police and military powers,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

PHOTO BY SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Why PH needs a millennial opposition

Nov 04, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Today's young people, inexperienced yet ready to fight, must teach their elders that there is more to opposition politics than simply the politics of addition

Bayan Muna asks SC to compel telcos to refund P18-B 'excess' text fee

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The petition covers Globe Telecom, Smart Communications Incorporated, and Digitel Philippines Incorporated, which is the operating company of Sun Cellular

INTERVENTION. Bayan Muna wants the Supreme Court to intervene and green light the refund order against telecommunication companies.

Over 'failure' to protect minorities, House gives NCIP P1,000 budget

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate moves for the measly budget citing the supposed failure of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to fulfill its mandate

LUMAD RALLY. The NCIP gets a P1,000 budget, says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, because it failed to do its job. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte hits Teddy Casiño for past 'arrogant' behavior

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Ikaw Teddy yung ulo mo sobrang laki says President Rodrigo Duterte in the middle of a rant against the Left

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

We have not seen the end of this Budget Secretary Diokno says

Ombudsman orders Aquino to comment on DAP appeal

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III has 15 days to respond to the motion to charge him with usurpation of legislative power graft and malversation over the Disbursement Acceleration Program

HOUNDED BY DAP. Bayan Muna asks the Office of the Ombudsman to reconsider its decision to clear former president Benigno Aquino III of liabilities in the Disbursement Acceleration Program. File photo by Gil Nartea

Charge Aquino for DAP too, Ombudsman asked

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Bayan Muna says the Ombudsman attempted to shield Aquino from liability by zeroing in on an Abad signed circular

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Opening Ceremony of the Global Development Network’d (GDN) 14th Annual Global Development Conference at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City on Wednesday (June 19, 2013). GDN is an international organization that builds research capacity in development globally. It supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share high quality applied social science research to inform policymaking and advance social and economic development. (Photo by: Rey Banoqiet /PCOO- Malacañang Photo Bureau).

FULL TEXT: Reimposing the death penalty is 'anti-poor' – Zarate

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says criminality stems from a backward society where only a few and the foreigners decide the affairs

VOTED NO. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate explains his vote against the death penalty bill. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

DOF eyeing tax exemption for annual income below P250,000

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo says this proposal is already a great victory for tax reform advocates

TAX REFORM. The Department of Finance eyes to grant tax exemption to individuals earning P250,000 and below.

Duterte poised to reject SSS pension hike

Jan 01, 2017 - 3:15 PM

I promised that it would come your way before the year ends I’m very sorry but that’s how it is I do not own the money says President Rodrigo Duterte

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

NOT A HERO. Protesters against former President Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Post-Marcos burial rage: Rallies to go on until Nov 30

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:45 PM

4th UPDATE Rally organizers call for anti Marcos mobilizations to continue as well in key cities across the country

Marcos burial protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

Petitioners on stealth burial: We won't take this sitting down

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:55 PM

3rd UPDATE One group of petitioners will still file a motion for reconsideration with the Supreme Court while another will file a motion for contempt against the government and the Marcos family

CLASSIC MARCOS. Groups opposed to a hero's burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos (gathered outside the Supreme Court in this November 8, 2016, photo) say the hasty burial on November 18 was a slap on the face of Martial Law victims

Makabayan bloc to Duterte: We're not funding the NPA

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Matagal na ho itong paninira lalung lao na nagmumula sa mga militar at anti peace groups says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate

NO FUNDING. Bayan Muna Represesentative Carlos Isagani Zarate says the Makabayan bloc is not funding the New People's Army. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

ACQUITTED. In this file photo, former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo (C) peers from a police van after her arraignment over the electoral sabotage complaint at the Pasay City court, south of Manila, Philippines, 23 February 2012. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

‘Hopeful’ leftist groups stage rally in support of Duterte

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Updated At least 2 000 rallyists from various militant and sectoral groups march to Mendiola – hoping that the Duterte presidency will address the concerns of the masses and other key issues that the Aquino administration neglected

NEW LEAF. Progressive groups stage a mass protest in Mendiola to celebrate the presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Photo by Rendell Sanchez/ Rappler

Yolanda survivors to Duterte: Choose Liza Maza for DSWD secretary

May 26, 2016 - 11:09 PM

The former Gabriela Women’s Party List representative was the first to bring aid to Homonhon Island in Eastern Samar after the super typhoon hit in 2013

Left’s top choice for DENR: Bayan Muna Representative Zarate

May 20, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate a Davao based human rights lawyer has known Rodrigo Duterte since the president elect s appointment as Davao City OIC vice mayor in 1986

WATCH: 'Lucky day': Surviving torture during martial law

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:03 PM

About 34 000 were tortured Nearly 3 240 were killed Others lived to retell their ordeal so that the new generation would learn from this dark period of Philippine history

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Feb 04, 2016 - 1:01 PM

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Congress adjourns, no vote to override Aquino SSS pension veto

Feb 03, 2016 - 7:12 PM

UPDATED About 100 senior citizens who have trooped to the House of Representatives are outraged: congressmen should stand by the bill they passed

LAST CALL. Senior citizens marched to the House of Representatives on the last day of Congress' session to seek their lawmakers' initiative to override the pension hike veto.

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe s Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines among other advocacies

THE FINAL LINEUP. Independent candidates Francis Escudero and Grace Poe announce their senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Surge of party list nominations expected on last day

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:47 PM

This means each party list group submitting nominations on October 16 must ideally be able to complete in under 5 minutes each of the steps required for filing