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'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc
Protesters stress the importance of standing in solidarity with the Filipino fishermen, even as the Duterte administration echoes China in downplaying the sinking of the boat as a 'maritime incident'
'The opposition tried to bring these up ,and these are very important issues, but... they didn't make that much of a difference as that significant part of the electorate went for the President,' says former Akbayan representative Walden Bello
(UPDATED) ‘Mayroon noong mga nakaraang eleksyon pero mas matindi ito ngayon kasi hanggang sa huling sandali ng kampanya, tumitindi ang mga pananakot at paninira,’ says Aglipayan priest Fr Dionito Cabillas of poll watchdog Kontra Daya
The Makabayan bloc, led by senatorial bet Neri Colmenares, wants the $211 million Kaliwa dam loan agreement from China to be declared illegal and void
Makabayan comes up with an 11-man slate called Laban Pinas. But the opposition it idealizes to fight Duterte policies remains fragmented to this day
Opposition lawmakers say several provisions of the loan agreement with China for the Chico River irrigation project violate the 1987 Constitution
The lawmakers say the police operations aim to 'sow terror in their communities and deprive the Makabayan bloc of votes in the upcoming elections'
Labor leaders Leody de Guzman and Sonny Matula join the 9 other senatorial bets – who are either from Otso Diretso or are reelectionists – whom Makabayan earlier endorsed
'Of course hindi namin ma expect na lahat ng ma-endorse namin ay talagang 100% in the same way that they cannot agree with us 100% also,' says Neri Colmenares
(UPDATED) Aside from its bet Neri Colmenares, Makabayan endorses 5 of 8 Otso Diretso bets
Makabayan bloc has not asked for garbage to be returned to Manila. It has only filed a resolution to ‘postpone’ the Manila Bay rehabilitation until there's a clear plan for it.
The progressive legislators want the government to first focus on properly consulting informal settlers who will be displaced by the Manila Bay cleanup
The left-leaning lawmakers argue that the last-minute changes to the bill would still 'criminalize' children in conflict with the law
(UPDATED) Progressive congressmen Antonio Tinio and Ariel Casilao are facing child abuse charges weeks after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio called for their bloc's expulsion from the House
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says she would hold AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr accountable should anything bad happen to her
'Hindi pa rin tayo malaya sa kontraktuwalisasyon. Hindi tayo malaya sa mababang sahod. Hindi tayo malaya sa kahirapan,' says Makabayan bloc leader Neri Colmenares
Leftist lawmakers say it is a 'blatant and outrageous lie' to accuse ACT Teachers Representative France Castro and ex-Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo of human trafficking
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
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
But House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the realigned P51.792 billion would be itemized so it would not become a version of the illegal pork barrel
The left-leaning legislators argue the state of calamity declared in Zamboanga City over soaring rice prices is a 'microcosm of the instability of food security in the country'
The progressive legislators argue Filipino taxpayers deserve to know how much of their money was spent for the importation of rice infested with weevil or 'bukbok'
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(UPDATED) 'Isang malaking kalokohan para sabihin pa natin na mas mura lahat ng bagay kapag ikaw ay nakatira sa probinsiya,' says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago
Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says Solicitor General Jose Calida's argument is 'deceptive and misleading'
'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao
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'
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'The filing of this present Quo Warranto Petition is nothing but an attempt [to] circumvent the constitutional process and to wrest the power to "oust" or remove an impeachable public official away from Congress and [the] Filipino people,' say the intervenors
This isn't the first time that the Ilocos Norte governor and former House member is summoned to a probe by the House committee on good government and public accountability
Various sectors call on Filipinos to 'fight tyranny and dictatorship' and oppose moves to change the Constitution
'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
(UPDATED) Leftist lawmakers argue that the House had no quorum and did not call a vote when it ratified the joint bicameral conference report on the Train bill
'Through sports diplomacy, we engage with non-state actors like the MILF, MNLF, secessionist groups, and their supporters. We need to give peace a chance. I don't have to kill more people to win against insurgents,' says Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc
The chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front reacts to President Rodrigo's statement that he will declare communist 'legal fronts' as terrorists
In Bacolod City, about a hundred protesters troop to the Fountain of Justice for the national coordinated protest against US President Donald Trump, one of the leaders attending the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Manila
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
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan says only companies with millions of pesos in capital can afford the proposed 'fleet management system'
Former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano is concerned that a former military man would likely reverse 'important' orders he issued at the DAR
Critics say Filipinos are now seeing the truth behind President Rodrigo Duterte's 'empty' promise of change
In a statement on Friday, October 6, members of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives deny President Rodrigo Duterte’s allegations the 'left' and 'Bayan' had allied with the 'yellow' in trying to kick him out of office
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
This is the progressive bloc s third House resolution calling for an investigation into killings in the drug war