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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

Poe’s DQ case, SSS pension hike veto, TPP deal signed | 12PM wRap

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

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

Presidential aspirants: 22 and counting

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:12 PM

2nd UPDATE If Filipinos would have to pick a president based on today s list the choices include a vice president a former Tesda director general a twice disqualified presidential candidate a tricycle driver and a pastor

16 CHOICES SO FAR. Vice President Jejomar Binay, lawyer Ely Pamatong, and former Tesda director general Augusto Syjuco Jr are among the 16 presidential hopefuls who filed their certificates of candidacy on October 12. Photos from Rappler

Neri Colmenares files CoC: 'The nation needs a fighter in the Senate'

Oct 12, 2015 - 11:28 AM

The 3 term party list congressman wants to bring to the Senate his fight for an increase in pension and salaries and to lower the prices of electricity and water

Neri Colmenares files for his senatorial candidacy at COMELEC office in Manila on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Duterte to Aquino: Don’t you belong to a dynasty?

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:14 AM

The mayor of Davao City doubts President Aquino meant it when he said it is probably time to pass an anti dynasty law

LAST. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his last SONA during the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lumad evacuees, activists clash with cops in Davao

Jul 24, 2015 - 3:09 AM

About 700 Lumad evacuees mostly women and children seek refuge in a Protestant church in Davao City allegedly because of the presence of the military in their communities

Leftist lawmaker wants more troops, ships in West PH Sea

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:50 PM

President Aquino should fortify our positions in the area to counter China’s aggressive acts says Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares

SEND A WARSHIP: Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares wants the navy to send a warship to the West Philippine Sea. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

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)

Starting a revolution through song

Mar 18, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Watch the making of the Bayan Muna music video featuring OPM legends led by Gary Granada

CSU students light candles for schoolmate Rosanna Sanfuego

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Some students hold up banners with the name of Rosanna Sanfuego who reportedly killed herself over difficulties in paying school fees

REMEMBERING ROSANNA. Cagayan State University Students light candles in memory of fallen classmate Rosanna Sanfuego. Photo from the NUSP Pilipinas website

Cebu Pacific chief on holiday mess: 'I'm profoundly sorry'

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:39 AM

3rd UPDATE A House resolution is being crafted to direct erring airlines to compensate affected passengers on top of the fine going to national coffers

‘I AM SORRY.’ Cebu Pacific chief executive Lance Gokongwei reiterates the budget carrier’s apology to passengers inconvenienced during the holidays at a congressional hearing on January 21, 2015. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

SC raffles petitions vs MRT, LRT fare hike

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Chief Justice however does not yet disclose who among the justices will handle the case

STOP INCREASE. Militant groups protest the implementation of the MRT, LRT fare hike. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Protest art: The effigies of PNoy in 2014

Dec 30, 2014 - 1:48 PM

From a lapdog to a pig faced pork barrel king activists depict President Benigno Aquino III through different images mirroring his supposed failures in office

Congressional probe on Cebu Pacific, CAB sought

Dec 28, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares lists at least 7 issues against Cebu Pacific

HOLIDAY FLIGHTS. Filipino informal settlers work next to a Christmas tree at a government housing project as a Cebu Pacific Air aircraft flies overhead in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on December 3, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

Group to ask SC to stop MRT, LRT fare hike

Dec 25, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Bayan Muna lawmakers argue that the Department of Transportation and Communications DOTC did not follow due process and no public hearing was held before the fare hike decision was made

FARE HIKES. The DOTC approves the fare hikes for the two lines of the LRT and the MRT3, which takes effect on January 4. LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo / Agence France-Presse

Bayan Muna calls for holiday probe into MRT/LRT fare hike

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:51 PM

It is the government s responsibility to subsidize public utilities partylist lawmakers say

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. Who's afraid of the MRT? File photo by AFP

ERC chair, 3 others, face charges over stalled collusion report

Nov 11, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Bayan Muna representatives say the Energy Regulatory Commission has had enough time to finalize the report

Errata for 2015 budget 'only' P4.7B – Ungab

Oct 28, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Bayan Muna corrects itself about the supposed P423 billion inserted in the DILG budget but questions why special allocations for local governments are under the agency s budget

AMENDMENTS OR INSERTIONS. Proposed changes to the 2015 budget faces scrutiny. File photo by Rappler

Just errata? DBM inserts new items in 2015 budget - Bayan Muna

Oct 27, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Among the insertions identified by the party list group is P423 billion for the Department of the Interior and Local Government which is headed by the ruling party s presumed standard bearer in the 2016 elections

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