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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

ACT Teachers files complaints vs PNP over 'harassment, surveillance'

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar, and 19 other cops face complaints

ACT Teachers PArtylist on January 28, 2019, show a copy of complaint affidavit of criminal and administrative cases they file before the Ombudsman against PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año over the intel list of ACT members. The group says is unconstitutional and violates the Data Privacy Act. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NCRPO: We won't use ACT teachers list illegally

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:03 AM

'Kung walang problema, walang dapat ikatakot. Wala kaming gagawin na ilegal,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar

MEMO LEAKED. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar says the intelligence memorandum will not lead to any illegal actions by the police force. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DepEd wants dialogue with DILG over alleged profiling of ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 7:37 AM

DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla says the department's central office 'was not aware' of the orders supposedly issued by the Philippine National Police

TAGGING. The DepEd says it will discuss with the DILG police orders to identify teachers affiliated with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.  File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sara Duterte wants Makabayan bloc expelled from Congress

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's anger stems from the claim of ACT Teachers' Davao chapter that her city is the only major city in the country that does not give allowances to teachers

Hugpong ng Pagbabago press conference on August 13, 2018 in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

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.

ACT Teachers group calls Diokno 'teacher's enemy #1'

Jan 11, 2018 - 3:02 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Castro says Budget Secretary Diokno 'consistently opposed proposals for the increase of benefits and salaries of teachers'

BUDGET ISSUES. ACT Teachers partylist hits the budget secretary for statements over a proposed salary hike. Photo courtesy of ACT Teachers

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

FOI FORUM. The Right to Know, Right Now! coalition organized a forum to present their report on tracking the implementation of the freedom of information executive order in Quezon City Friday, March 17. Photo by the PCIJ

FULL TEXT: Death penalty a 'tool of state repression' – Castro

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:20 AM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says House Bill 4727 is anti poor prone to abuse and an ineffective deterrent against criminality

VOTED NO. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro explains her vote against the death penalty. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Lady lawmakers oppose showing of 'De Lima' video in House probe

Sep 29, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The lawmakers believe the plan of their colleagues at the House of Representatives is immaterial to the probe and would only violate the rights of an individual

Gabriela Representative Emmi De Jesus, Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago, and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro are all against publicizing Senator Leila De Lima's alleged sex video during the House probe on the drug trade in Bilibid. Photo of De Jesus from HReps Media, photo of Elago from her Twitter account, photo of Castro from ACT Teachers

Lawmakers warn vs drug testing for college admission

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:10 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says the government cannot impose too many limitations on Filipinos right to education

DRUG TESTING. Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago (2nd from left) and ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (4th from left) weigh in on the proposal to include drug testing in college and university admission requirements. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Groups laud FOI order, call for passage of full law

Jul 24, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Although the recent signing of the Executive Order on Freedom of Information is a huge development advocates and groups still call for the passage of the full FOI law in the Congress

Teachers no longer required to do election duties if Aquino signs law

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Who will man the polling precincts if public school teachers opt out?

VOLUNTEER SERVICE. Teachers would soon be free from harassment experienced during elections. Photo by AFP

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

20 questions for Aquino on Mamasapano

Mar 30, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The leftist Makabayan bloc asks the committee chairs to invite President Benigno Aquino III to the scheduled joint hearing on Mamasapano

President Benigno Aquino III announce that suspected Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist Zulkipli bin Hir alyas Marwan confirmed dead during SAF operation in Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao and Accepted the Resignation of Suspended PNP Chief P/ Director General Allan Purisima during his message on Friday(Frebruary 6, 2015) held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

DBM withdraws errata for 2015 budget

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Party list lawmakers have suspected that the errata submitted by the budget department could be midnight insertions in what they call an election budget

DOH budget hearing gets tense, congressmen asked to dance

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag is asked to ease the tension when Department of Health s alleged hidden pork is questioned in the budget hearing

BREAKING INTO DANCE. Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag leads government officials in a short dance after a heated debate during the DOH budget hearing at the Lower House. Screenshot from Instagram video

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Jul 25, 2014 - 7:46 PM

Air Algerie plane crashes in Mali Taiwan airline apologizes for GE222 crash 3rd impeach raps vs Aquino this time over military deal

3rd impeach raps vs Aquino, this time over military deal

Jul 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Progressive groups say the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the US surrenders national sovereignty and compromises territorial integrity

EXPANDED. The 3rd impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III is based on the alleged unconstitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Opposition solons: What triggered PNoy's speech?

Oct 30, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Lawmakers react to President Benigno Aquino III s surprise speech on national TV to defend a controversial government spending program

'FOCUS.' President Benigno Aquino III addresses the public on Wednesday, October 29. Malacanang photo

Solons on new 'pork' scheme: Not good enough

Aug 23, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Some applaud President Aquino s move to overhaul the pork barrel system but others would not settle for anything less than full abolition

Leftist solons to reject PDAF, urge 'pork' abolition

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:08 PM

The leftist bloc also criticized President Aquino for issuing a statement the he is for the retention of the controversial pork barrel fund

ANTI-PORK. Members of the Makabayan bloc vow not to avail themselves of the Priority Development Assistance Fund, but an admin solon point out, they still used their pork barrel the past years.

Makabayan holds 1st-ever miting de avance

May 08, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Will their Senate bet make it this time around?

Photo by Teddy Casiño communications team