“We have now heard straight from the horse’s mouth that the President intends to exploit the pandemic as a pretext to implement his scheme of imposing nationwide martial and ruling as a dictator.”
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By DEE AYROSO
Bayan Muna solon warns against Duterte’s Charter Change, other maneuvers
“He’s [Duterte] not just crossing out the protectionist provisions but he’s also trying to bring back dictatorship together with historical revisionism.”
‘What’s the rush?’ | Makabayan bloc files petition vs MMDA provincial bus ban
The petition demands a thorough review of MMDA Regulation No. 19-002 which revokes the permits to all provincial public utility bus (PUB) terminals and operators along EDSA.
Makabayan bloc to get 6 seats
Despite relentless harassment and vilification by the military and police throughout the campaign period up to election day last May 13, the progressive parties obtained a total of 2,236,155 votes which qualify them for six seats in the 18th Congress.
State security forces resort to death threats, red tagging against Makabayan party-list groups, supporters
Members and supporters of senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares and Makabayan partylist groups received death threats, were harassed and labeled as communists and supporters of New People’s Army (NPA). The Makabayan bloc has been critical of the Duterte administration.
Labor groups endorse ‘pro-labor candidates’
These senatorial hopefuls vowed to put forward the interests of workers and the Filipino people should they win in the senatorial race.
Bullying tactics on con-ass, stiff stalemate on voting
Through bullying tactics the House “super-majority” last Tuesday approved, by a voice vote (“ayes” and “nays”), Concurrent Resolution No. 9 which calls for Congress to act as constituent assembly or “con-ass” to revise the 1987 Constitution. The purported goal: to change the form of government from the current unitary to a federal system, a project…
Makabayan lawmakers leave majority bloc, vow to fight ’emergence of new dictatorship’
Progressive solons said the Duterte administration has “unraveled as a fascist, pro-imperialist and anti-people regime.”
Makabayan solons to push for substantial wage hikes, social services in 2017 budget
The Makabayan bloc wants to make sure that the people’s money will be allocated for basic social services. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA – Progressive partylist lawmakers are set to push for substantial wage increases and increased funds for social services in a “pork barrel-free” 2017 budget, which is set to be deliberated…
‘A mockery of the constitution’ | Groups mourn ‘death’ of impeachment raps
“From his perpetuation of domestic pork barrel corruption to his subservience to foreign military and economic interests and wanton disregard of the environment, Aquino must be held to account beyond the halls of the House of Representatives.” — Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of the Kalikasan-PNE