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The legislators say the high electricity bills 'added more anxiety to many' as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic
The military deny that they are cracking down on progressive groups, whom they call 'communist terrorists' and whose offices they have raided in recent weeks
In a face-off with the defense chief, leftist lawmakers denounce 'red-tagging' by the government and challenge him to show evidence of their alleged involvement with the New People’s Army
The declaration allows countries to support the implementation of concrete measures to deter the military use of schools, among other commitments
Alicia Lucena denies she was kidnapped by Anakbayan and slams the military for using her 'family issues' to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
'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
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'
'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
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
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'
House Resolution 2604 expresses the House of Representative's 'utmost concern' over the arrest warrants issued against 4 former party-list legislators
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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'
'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
'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
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
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
Lawmakers belonging to the Makabayan bloc urge the House leadership to swiftly schedule a hearing on the bloody drug war
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
UPDATED Lawmakers in the House Makabayan bloc call out the Commission on Appointments for rejecting the DSWD appointment of Judy Taguiwalo a nominee of the Left in the Duterte Cabinet
The Makabayan lawmakers argue the President s report to Congress on martial law in Mindanao reveals exaggeration or falsity of the alleged events
Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court
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
The findings of the left leaning groups contradict that of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority which cleared the HTI of safety violations
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez also calls out the DOF for failing to include specific proposals to make tax collection more efficient
Matagal na ho itong paninira lalung lao na nagmumula sa mga militar at anti peace groups says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate
A [Constituent] Assembly under a supermajority in both chambers of Congress is like having zombies to rewrite our Constitution says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin
UPDATED Former President Joseph Estrada who has popularized the slogan Erap para sa mahirap touts the pro poor agenda of the Makabayan bloc
Among those present is Liberal Party stalwart and Pasig congressman Roman Romulo who says he only dropped by to greet a colleague