By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — “A victory for the Filipino music industry.” This is what Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño said in the aftermath of the passage of House Bill No. 3787 at the committee level. The House Ways and Means Committee recently approved the said bill, which Casiño sponsored, titled “Local…
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Cordillera LGBTs Back Anti-Discrimination Bill
By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Cordillera rallied behind Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño, calling for the enactment of an anti-discrimination law. Lesbians for National Democracy (Lesbond) and Progressive Organizations of Gays-Metro Baguio (Progay) recently called on all LGBTs…
Philippine Agencies, State Schools That Promote GMOs Are Violating the Law — Casiño
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño said agriculture agencies and government-ran agricultural schools are mandated by the law to promote organic farming. So why are they promoting genetically modified crops like Bt eggplant?
Lesbians, Gays Push For Law Against Discrimination
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Laws of the land proclaim equality for men and women, but when it comes down to the specifics — when it comes down to equal treatment for LGBTs — the laws are severely lacking.” — Oscar Atadero, regional director of the International Association of Pride Organizers (Inter-Pride)
Sidebar: Bayan Muna’s Proposed LGBT Bill
News in Pictures: Groups Challenge Noynoy: Killings Must Stop
Progressive groups today marched to Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola Bridge) to demand justice for Fernando Baldomero, the first activist killed under the new Aquino administration. Baldomero, a Bayan Muna provincial coordinator of Aklan, was shot yesterday by motorcycle-riding men, in front of his house in Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan, while preparing to bring his son to school. He suffered three gunshot wounds in the head.
Progressives on Warpath Vs Partylist Groups Allied with Arroyos
By RONALYN OLEA and MARYA SALAMAT
It is not enough for the candidate to claim representation of the marginalized because representation is easy to claim and to feign, Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza said in the petition they filed against Mikey Arroyo’s so-called partylist group. The partylist organization or party must factually and truly represent the marginalized and underrepresented constituencies mentioned in the Constitution, they said.
Solons, Drivers Ask SC to Void Anomalous RFID Project
By MARYA SALAMAT
Progressive solons and the members of Piston have asked the Supreme Court to declare as “unconstitutional and illegal” the Land Transportation Office’s controversial radio frequency identification (RFID) project. They also asked the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction to prevent the project’s full implementation come January 10, 2010.
Makabayan Holds First Assembly in Baguio
By ADELA WAYAS Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — The Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (MAKABAYAN) held its first assembly in the city attended by about 300 members of different progressive partylists together with some local politicians on November 30. Bayan Muna partylist representative Teddy Casino delivered the keynote address where he outlined the achievements of…
Bill to Mark ‘National Campus Press Freedom Day’ Filed
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Bayan Muna (People First) Rep. Teodoro Casiño filed on July 25 a bill that would recognize the observance of the said date as the National Campus Press Freedom Day. Aside from marking July 25 as a special day for the campus press, House Bill No. 6611, or…
PHOTOS BY AYA SANTOS TEXT BY DEE AYROSO Bulatlat.com They came together with one thing in mind: justice for their kin. The names were written in white letters on 10 pieces of black tarpaulin. Hanging from steel bars, the tarp looked like gravestones in the middle of the plaza in front of the Sta. Cruz…
More Taxes, Less Services this Year
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com The government, said Bayan Muna (People First) Rep. Teddy Casiño, may impose additional taxes to raise the income needed to finance this year’s proposed P1.053 trillion ($20,371,445,153) national budget. In the 2006 proposed budget, the real value of the proposed budget for education and health decreased while that for debt…