One critic said certifying the bill as urgent is an “abuse of the presidential power to circumvent the constitutional requirements” in passing a law.
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Search deal with China now voided: a back story
We, the petitioners and all those who supported our struggle to defend and fight for our sovereign rights to our maritime resources in the West Philippine Sea, express profound appreciation to the Gesmundo court for responding positively to Bayan Muna’s repeated pleas for judicial action.
Makabayan party list groups not disqualified
Makabayan bloc points to the anti-communist task force as the culprit behind the spread of fake information.
Bayan Muna: 22 years of ‘people first’ politics
Today, Bayan Muna is set to file its candidacy papers before the Commission on Elections as it seeks for re-election in the 2022 polls. This despite the red-tagging and other attacks it was subjected to under President Rodrigo Duterte, including a state-sponsored “zero vote” campaign against Bayan Muna during the 2019 midterm elections where they still emerged victorious.
Progressives field 2 senatorial bets, 5 partylist groups for 2022 elections
“We will continue to serve the people, we will continue to fight for a just and prosperous society. It is time for the opposition to unite, unite with the people to end Duterte’s tyranny and dynasty.” — Neri Colmenares, Makabayan senatorial candidate
Solon condemns demolition of Lumad school in Bukidnon
“Despite the government’s unpreparedness for a safe return to school in this pandemic, the government continues to undermine the state of education by intensifying militarization in indigenous communities and schools.”
Group defends Bayan Muna solon vs NCIP-backed tribe leaders
“The NCIP’s so-called ‘datus’ vaguely label Rep. Cullamat’s participation in the protest as a ‘disrespectful act.’ We ask these datus: how is speaking in a peaceful protest action ‘disrespectful?’ How is the exercise of one’s democratic rights a rational basis for banning an elected representative from her own ancestral community?”
Address the roots of the armed conflict, red-tagged activists say
“You think you can kill a movement by persecuting them? You do not know history. If you see the history of the Catholic church, it only grew when there were martyrs whose blood actually watered the seed that was sown by Jesus Christ. So if you think that you will break the movement, you will break dissent by persecuting, you are very much mistaken.”
State audit sought for Meralco’s past energy sales, purchases
The validation of such records “can lead to the correction of the distribution charges of Meralco to the residential and commercial customers.” By MARLO MADRIGAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Consumer groups urged the government to review the finances of the country’s biggest electricity provider after finding a P66-billion discrepancy from its purchased supply. In a statement,…
‘Advocacy, protests could be declared terrorist’ — lawyers
“We are against terrorism but the law [against terrorism] should not violate human rights and the Philippine Constitution.”
Bayan Muna leader killed in Iloilo City
“How can I go home and grieve? How can we cry for justice when justice is elusive for people who fight for justice? I can only place my rage in words that mean nothing to those who killed you,”