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'From the process of selection, effectivity, and data privacy, the interests of the Filipino people are put to great risk,' say progressive lawmakers pushing for the investigation
The legislators say the high electricity bills 'added more anxiety to many' as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic
The Makabayan bloc condemns the detention of the relief volunteers, saying 'it seems that this is the intensification of the martial law-like lockdown as contained in an AFP memo'
(UPDATED) 'Lighten up my friend,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after he is allowed to access his account again
The military deny that they are cracking down on progressive groups, whom they call 'communist terrorists' and whose offices they have raided in recent weeks
Among those who signed the petition are House deputy speakers Rosemarie Arenas, Evelina Escudero, and Eduardo Villanueva, as well as House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the search warrants issued by a Quezon City trial court judge prove there was probable cause against the suspects
(UPDATED) Makabayan lawmakers visit the New Bilibid Prison to check on the living conditions of inmates
In a face-off with the defense chief, leftist lawmakers denounce 'red-tagging' by the government and challenge him to show evidence of their alleged involvement with the New People’s Army
The declaration allows countries to support the implementation of concrete measures to deter the military use of schools, among other commitments
Alicia Lucena denies she was kidnapped by Anakbayan and slams the military for using her 'family issues' to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
The Makabayan bloc is asking the Supreme Court to nullify the practice of charging bill deposits to electric consumers
For the progressive lawmakers, President Rodrigo Duterte's veto 'reflected his true bias' and priority of business interests over workers' welfare
Progressive lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, and Ferdinand Gaite get in trouble for using their Filipiniana attire as protest materials for the SONA
Manila 6th District Representative Benny Abante also gets support from lawmakers belonging to PDP-Laban, the Nacionalista party, and the party-list groups
The lawmakers accuse the Department of Education of violating the rights of the Lumad schools' administrators, teachers, staff, and students
'The drug war has impaired the future of thousands of Filipino children,' say the 6 progressive legislators who filed the House resolution
'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc
Protesters stress the importance of standing in solidarity with the Filipino fishermen, even as the Duterte administration echoes China in downplaying the sinking of the boat as a 'maritime incident'
'The opposition tried to bring these up ,and these are very important issues, but... they didn't make that much of a difference as that significant part of the electorate went for the President,' says former Akbayan representative Walden Bello
(UPDATED) ‘Mayroon noong mga nakaraang eleksyon pero mas matindi ito ngayon kasi hanggang sa huling sandali ng kampanya, tumitindi ang mga pananakot at paninira,’ says Aglipayan priest Fr Dionito Cabillas of poll watchdog Kontra Daya
The Makabayan bloc, led by senatorial bet Neri Colmenares, wants the $211 million Kaliwa dam loan agreement from China to be declared illegal and void
Makabayan comes up with an 11-man slate called Laban Pinas. But the opposition it idealizes to fight Duterte policies remains fragmented to this day
Opposition lawmakers say several provisions of the loan agreement with China for the Chico River irrigation project violate the 1987 Constitution
The lawmakers say the police operations aim to 'sow terror in their communities and deprive the Makabayan bloc of votes in the upcoming elections'
Labor leaders Leody de Guzman and Sonny Matula join the 9 other senatorial bets – who are either from Otso Diretso or are reelectionists – whom Makabayan earlier endorsed
'Of course hindi namin ma expect na lahat ng ma-endorse namin ay talagang 100% in the same way that they cannot agree with us 100% also,' says Neri Colmenares
(UPDATED) Aside from its bet Neri Colmenares, Makabayan endorses 5 of 8 Otso Diretso bets
Makabayan bloc has not asked for garbage to be returned to Manila. It has only filed a resolution to ‘postpone’ the Manila Bay rehabilitation until there's a clear plan for it.
The progressive legislators want the government to first focus on properly consulting informal settlers who will be displaced by the Manila Bay cleanup
The left-leaning lawmakers argue that the last-minute changes to the bill would still 'criminalize' children in conflict with the law
(UPDATED) Progressive congressmen Antonio Tinio and Ariel Casilao are facing child abuse charges weeks after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio called for their bloc's expulsion from the House
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says she would hold AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr accountable should anything bad happen to her
'Hindi pa rin tayo malaya sa kontraktuwalisasyon. Hindi tayo malaya sa mababang sahod. Hindi tayo malaya sa kahirapan,' says Makabayan bloc leader Neri Colmenares
Leftist lawmakers say it is a 'blatant and outrageous lie' to accuse ACT Teachers Representative France Castro and ex-Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo of human trafficking
Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's anger stems from the claim of ACT Teachers' Davao chapter that her city is the only major city in the country that does not give allowances to teachers
House Bill 8271 seeks to commemorate the turbulent period in Philippine history marked by mostly student-led mass demonstrations and protests against the Marcos dictatorship
But House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the realigned P51.792 billion would be itemized so it would not become a version of the illegal pork barrel
The left-leaning legislators argue the state of calamity declared in Zamboanga City over soaring rice prices is a 'microcosm of the instability of food security in the country'
The progressive legislators argue Filipino taxpayers deserve to know how much of their money was spent for the importation of rice infested with weevil or 'bukbok'
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(UPDATED) 'Isang malaking kalokohan para sabihin pa natin na mas mura lahat ng bagay kapag ikaw ay nakatira sa probinsiya,' says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago
Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says Solicitor General Jose Calida's argument is 'deceptive and misleading'