Tags: Bayan Muna

‘He knows GMA’s involvement because he was there’

Will the endorsement by former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. boost the chances of this year’s impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo? Deputy House Minority Leader and Bayan Muna (People First) Rep. Satur Ocampo, one of the original endorsers of the complaint together with fellow Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño and Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Liza Maza, believes so.

Twenty-seven leaders and members of people’s organizations in Southern Tagalog, including a labor lawyer, were charged with arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion. The activists said this is but part of the ‘legal offensive’ of Malacañang, which is meant to derail the people’s movement in the region. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN…

A bill mandating the government to use free/open source software (FOSS) has been filed at the House of Representatives. Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño said the use of FOSS will help the government save from its spending on computer software and licenses. BY BULATLAT Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño, principal author of House Bill No.…

BY Bulatlat.com August 25, 2008 – 1:35 p.m. A party-list representative said that oil companies, especially the Big Three oil players, should reveal their pricing mechanisms to Congress. Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño warned the Pilipinas Shell, Chevron Philippines [formerly Caltex], and Petron to stop ‘deliberately withholding vital information or face sanctions from Congress. Tomorrow,…

The Memorandum of Agreemment on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) that was supposed to be signed by the GRP and the MILF has a trap laid by the U.S. for the Moro revolutionary group, a progressive legislator said. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 The Memorandum of Agreemment on Ancestral Domain…

From fair-haired boy to whipping boy, from a position of influence to becoming a disgrace – such is the fate of Commissions on Elections (Comelec) Chair Benjamin Abalos Sr. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 34, September 30 – October 6, 2007 From fair-haired boy to whipping boy, from a position of influence…

BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com To date, there have been 601 cases of political killings. Political killings or assassinations may be the appropriate term to describe it. But the way these killings were carried out, the use of authority and superior force over an unarmed and unknowing civilian, is worse than murder. And murder is a…

BY CHERYLL D. FIEL Davaotoday.com Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15, May 20-26, 2007 DAVAO CITY — The canvassing of votes in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, hit another snag when a congressional candidate filed a petition Wednesday seeking the transfer of the canvassing to another venue. Joselito B. Brilliantes, who is seeking a…