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'It is unbelievable that every province and city in the whole island had enough basis to be declared a hot spot,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate
The left-leaning lawmakers argue that the last-minute changes to the bill would still 'criminalize' children in conflict with the law
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro challenges Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde to visit Lumad schools, following his allegations these are being used for communist teachings
Makabayan lawmakers say President Duterte's planned 'death squad' against communist rebels proves there are state-sanctioned vigilante killings under his administration
'It's an extreme response, putting a purely civilian bureaucracy under military control. It's as if President Duterte has imposed nationwide martial law,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin
Opposition lawmakers say President Duterte has given government positions to former military and police officers 'not suited for the jobs they are rewarded with'
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has given the House committee on constitutional amendments marching orders to finish work on the proposed new charter 'on time'
The draft constitution, which has reached the House plenary for deliberations, sets for May 2022 the first elections under a federal system of government
Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, authored by Speaker Gloria Macagapal Arroyo and 21 others, also does not regulate political dynasties
(UPDATED) 'Government service, while it is about trust, it is also about accountability. And that is what is sorely lacking from her,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate
House Bill 8271 seeks to commemorate the turbulent period in Philippine history marked by mostly student-led mass demonstrations and protests against the Marcos dictatorship
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
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says: 'The DOJ itself did not have any personal verification of any connection by these individuals with the CPP or the NPA'
Under House Bill 7437, at least 90% of the total bed capacity of all public hospitals would be allotted for poor patients
(UPDATED) The dispersal occurs at the picket line of the group across from NutriAsia's Marilao plant in Bulacan
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''
(UPDATED) The progressive legislators also want to investigate the death of Genesis Argoncillo, a 25-year-old nabbed by the police in its anti-tambay operations and who later died in prison
'We are in the cusp of legal oblivion where power matters over pure reason,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin
The Makabayan bloc says Filipino citizenship would be a 'fitting recognition' for the Australian nun's 'selfless service' to poor and oppressed Filipinos in the past 27 years
Albay Representative Edcel Lagman says the SC 'committed hara kiri with its bludgeoning the independence of the judiciary and desecrating the sanctity of the Constitution'
'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao
Lawmaker Carlos Zarate refutes claims that Sister Patricia Fox is engaging in partisan activities, as upholding human rights is not a form of meddling
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'
Malacañang says it would be a 'dereliction of duty' not to arrest National Democratic Front consultant Rafael Baylosis
Should it be passed into law, the measure would ban hiring workers for limited periods of time, or what is known as 'fixed-term' labor contracts
(UPDATED) The House Makabayan bloc says the law is invalid because the ratification that occurred at the Lower House violated rules
'Why am I not surprised at your blatant disrespect for basic democratic principles, Mr Solicitor General?' says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, one of the petitioners
'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
The petition covers Globe Telecom, Smart Communications Incorporated, and Digitel Philippines Incorporated, which is the operating company of Sun Cellular
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman also points out that the immunity doesn't extend to the drivers of legislators
2nd UPDATE It would be a violation of our duties and principles to remain with a majority that enables and defends the fascist pro imperialist and anti people policies of the Duterte regime says the Makabayan bloc
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
This is more than just the money It s about justice and accountability for the crimes against the people during Martial Law says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat
DOJ’s extrajudicial killing committee records zero incidence in 2016
Other Duterte appointees who faced opposition in the Commission on Appointments managed to get the nod of the powerful body through the help of the Chief Executive says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio
Kalabisan ang pagpataw ng martial law says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate as he explains his no vote for the extension of the Mindanao martial rule
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says any extension shall be upon the initiative of the President
Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal fired power plants started as early as 2012
The Makabayan lawmakers argue the President s report to Congress on martial law in Mindanao reveals exaggeration or falsity of the alleged events
The standard of justice under the Duterte administration has gone to the dogs says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin following the CA s ruling in favor of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles
The Makabayan bloc says hectares of land at the Davao Prison and Penal Farm were no longer distributed to farmer beneficiaries after the BuCor Tadeco deal was sealed
Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate challenges the President to make real his promise lifting the workers from the bondage of exploitation
Bayan Muna says the Ombudsman attempted to shield Aquino from liability by zeroing in on an Abad signed circular
Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted no and 3 who voted yes to House Bill 4727
Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says criminality stems from a backward society where only a few and the foreigners decide the affairs
Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo says this proposal is already a great victory for tax reform advocates
President Rodrigo Duterte is urged to disclose a medical bulletin on his health after he admitted that he used to take a highly potent painkiller
UPDATED The House justice committee votes in favor of reimposing the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines Who voted for and against the measure?
But the left leaning lawmakers maintain their staunch opposition to the interment of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
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