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.
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Bayan Muna rising to the challenge of looming fascist rule
As progressive partylist Bayan Muna turns 20 this year, its three lawmakers in the incoming 18th Congress of the House of Representatives must rise to the various challenges these days under the Duterte administration: looming fascist rule, allowing of foreign intervention, and the dire human rights situation in the country, to name a few. Bayan…
Ferdinand Gaite, from union to lawmaking
“As lawmakers, we should not be served. We, as public servants, must serve the people.”
Public sector union leader decries harassment from suspected state agent
“This is the handiwork of the Duterte regime using the same Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and the paramilitary goons to terrorize and intimidate legitimate activists and unionists.”
4-day workweek ‘unhealthy’ – labor groups
The scheme will deny workers at least four days’ worth of salary in a month, in exchange for a dubious overtime pay, which may not adequately pay for their health care should they become sick or meet accidents due to fatigue.
MMDA workers block EDSA, press for distribution of CNA incentive
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Employees of the Metro Manila Development Authority walked out from their office to call on the agency to pay their Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) incentive. “I am very happy that a lot went out of our office today to protest and pressure MMDA to give our benefit,”…
Support for wage hike bills snowballs in Congress
By MARYA SALAMAT
The recorded profit of the top 1,000 corporations in the Philippines ballooned more than five times (552-percent) in a decade, but the average wages and salaries increased only 31-percent over the same period.
Sidebar: Rep. Winnie Castelo will ‘plank’ for P125 wage hike bill
No salary hike under Malacañang’s Executive Order 40, government employees insist
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com In a rally in front of the House of Representatives, government employees led by the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) denounced Malacañang’s inaction on their demands for a salary increase. They said that Malacañang fooled no one with its announcement last May 1 International…
Government employees expose Malacañang’s ‘fake salary hike announcement
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Empty lies and pure rhetoric. According to the Confederation for Unity, Advancement and Recognition of Government Employees (COURAGE) , these are what comprise Malacañang’s post-Labor Day announcement. On May 1, Palace spokespersons said that President Benigno Aquino III has approved a salary adjustment for government workers and that it…
Questions Linger on Murder of Attaché
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Finardo Cabilao was known for investigating allegations of abuses committed against OFWs in Malaysia. He often went out on a limb for these OFWs. Relatives, friends and nongovernment groups believe that Cabilao was brutally murdered because of this.
Victims of Harassment Suits Fight Back
The Arroyo government and its allies have been harassing their critics — political activists, human-rights advocates, journalists, government employees, workers, teachers, environmentalists, lawyers, to name some — with court cases that range from the frivolous to the absurd. Now, these victims of political persecution have banded together to fight back.