Kabataan Partylist challenged those who try to discredit them to show themselves in public and engage them in a healthy discussions.
High school students take special lessons on impeachment
High school students take special lessons on impeachment (Photo by Anne Marxze D. Umil)
Groups Mark 25th Anniversary of Edsa People Power I with Protests
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Contrary to the festive celebration being sponsored by the Aquino government, various cause-oriented groups marked the 25th anniversary of People Power I uprising with a protest against price increases. Members of people’s organizations under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) marched along Epifanio delos…
Youth solon questions DBM proposal to obtain higher ed funds anew
Press Release Sept. 28, 2010 Kabataan Partylist Representative Raymond Palatino today questioned the proposal of the Department of Budget and Management to state universities and colleges (SUCs) to avail of the Higher Education Development Fund (HEDF) to augment their meager budget instead of calling for higher state subsidy. In a DBM memo to President Noynoy…
Youth Groups Challenge Noynoy to be an ‘Education President’
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
”For so many years, the government has failed to regulate tuition increases because of the Education Act of 1991 which grants free rein to school-owners to hike their tuition, consistent with the policy of deregulation,” said Rep. Raymond Palatino of Kabataan Party.
Kabataan’s Priority in Congress: Blocking Arroyo’s Move to Become Speaker, Pushing for Higher Education Budget
By PAULINE GIDGET ESTELLA Bulatlat.com For Kabataan Partylist (Kabataan), the first important thing to do when the 15th Congress opens in July is to derail President Gloria Arroyo’s bid for the House speakership. Kabataan, which currently represents the youth sector through Rep. Raymond Palatino, has already garnered more than 396,000 votes in the 2010 elections,…
Progressive Partylist Groups See Tough Times Ahead with Arroyos, Marcoses in Congress
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com The 15th Congress is extraordinary not only because of the presence of actors and actresses and even a boxing champion who got elected as representatives of their respective districts. It is also the first time in Philippine history that a former president of the country was also elected as…
Church Leaders, Poll Watchdog Warn Military vs. Electioneering
NEWS RELEASE April 11, 2010 DAVAO CITY – After receiving reports that the military is conducting partisan electoral campaigning from among college students–campaigning directed against members of the progressive partylists, the Pagbabago, People’s Movement for Change – a People’s watchdog and leaders of different church groups urged the Commission on Election to investigate and bar…
Poison Letter Against Senatorial Bets Circulated
By ZOFIA LEAL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Three local candidates in Ilocos Norte province received letters from anonymous sender last March 24 demonizing Makabayan party senatorial candidates Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza and progressive party list groups. The letter branded Ocampo as a “butcher and murderer” in the Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions for allegedly leading…
In Fiery Protest, PUP Students Denounce 2,000% Tuition Hike
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Hundreds of students at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines walked out of their classes today to denounce a proposal to increase the school’s tuition by as much as 2,000 percent. The students, nearly a thousand of them, threw armchairs, tables and papers down to the ground floor and set these on fire.
Satur, others file House resolution to probe P330-billion Lucio Tan exposé
Rep. Satur C. Ocampo, Rep. Liza L. Maza, Rep. Rafael V. Mariano, Rep. Raymond V. Palatino, Rep. Teodoro A. Casiño and Rep. Luzviminda C. Ilagan have filed a resolution in Congress asking government agencies to look into allegations that tycoon Lucio Tan had defrauded the government of as much as P330 billion.