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Walang bago : Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers from the progressive Makabayan bloc are disappointed over President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order (EO) prohibiting illegal contracting and subcontracting.  Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, and Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago said the EO signed on Tuesday, May 1,  offers "nothing new" in the fight against ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMay 1st, 2018

Makabayan bloc deplores forgotten promise on endo

        Lawmakers aligned with the Makabayan bloc are convinced that President Rodrigo Duterte has already forgotten his campaign promise of ending contractualization and the "end-of-contract" labor policy.   "The recent pronouncement of Malacaang only confirms our previous position na matagal nang inabandona at tinalikuran ni Pangulong Duterte ang kanyang pangako na tapusin ang endo," Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao said in a press briefing held on Thursday afternoon.   Casilao said that Duterte's decision to leave the removal of endo to Congress would only make conditions worse for employees both in the public and private...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc deplores forgotten promise on endo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Bill to end ‘endo’ in gov’t filed

Progressive lawmakers at the House of Representatives called the Makabayan bloc filed, on Monday, a bill that seeks to ban all forms of labor contractualization in government institutions, two years after President Rodrigo Duterte failed to fulfill his campaign promise to end "endo" or "end of contract" among non-regular workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal

      The Duterte administration has the obligation to fully disclose the government's agreements with China for a joint oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc asserted Thursday. ACTS Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, Gabriela Rep. Emmie de Jesus, and Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago called for a "full transparency" on the 29 agreements. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of said deals during the latter's two-day visit in the Philippines on Monday to Tuesday. READ:PH, China sign MOU on oil and gas development, 28 other deals "...Keep on reading: House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Makabayan on pork barrel : Lawmakers fighting over people s money

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc slammed the House leadership and committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles for feuding over the "pork barrel" in the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019. "The Makabayan bloc denounced the ongoing fight over the P55-billion pork barrel between the Duterte and Arroyo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Sen. Leila M. de Lima s statement on the looming arrest of Makabayan Bloc leaders

August 2, 2018. 8/2/18 Wala nang pagpapanggap si Duterte sa pagsupil sa lahat ng kanyang kritiko. Hindi bago sa atin ang political persecution na nagsimula noon kay Marcos, sinundan ni Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA), at ngayo’y ipinagpapatuloy ni Duterte. Noong naupo siya bilang Pangulo, inuna nya akong inusig,… Source link link: Sen. Leila M. de Lima's statement on the looming arrest of Makabayan Bloc leaders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Only insults, threats in Duterte s 3rd Sona speech - Makabayan bloc

Lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc have offered their fearless forecast on the content of President Rodrigo Duterte's upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona): insults, threats, and mi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Walang silbi : Labor groups reject Duterte s EO vs endo

MANILA, Philippines – On Labor Day, Metro Manila roads turned red, with more than 20,000 protesters marching to Mendiola with a cry to end contractualization. On Tuesday, May 1 at 9 am, major group Nagkaisa labor coalition with Kilusang Mayo Uno, Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa, and many ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

​Duterte reneges on promise to end contractualization – Makabayan

Progressive lawmakers on Tuesday denounced the Duterte administration for claiming that it is powerless to eradicate contractualization in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Anti-political dynasty bill, Quo warranto petition vs Sereno, Evasco on rice importation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Thirteen of 23 senators sign the committee report approving the bill seeking to ban political dynasties.  Makabayan bloc lawmakers and other individuals separately ask the Supreme Court to junk the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco says President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the National Food Authority Council to begin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs

Lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc on Thursday lambasted US President Donald Trump's $2-million pledge for "drug demand reduction programs" in the Philippines, saying this would only lead to more human rights violations under the Duterte administration's antidrug campaign.   ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said the pledge would violate the United States' own federal law prohibiting the grant of foreign aid to countries with records of human rights violations.   "The human rights violations of the police and the military under President Duterte are very clear. It is very clear that US federal law will be violated if (the US government) gives aid," Tinio said in a press ...Keep on reading: Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Makabayan bloc leaves House supermajority, ends Duterte alliance

MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc, consisting of seven party-list lawmakers, on Thursday announced that it would be leaving the supermajority in the H.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

BBL, papasa ba sa Kongreso?

MAGUINDANAO – Muling nabuhayan ng loob ang rebeldeng Moro Islamic Liberation Front o MILF matapos ang puspusang pangangampanya ng pamahalaang Duterte na maipasa sa Kongreso ang Bangsamoro Basic Law o BBL.   Matatandaang ibinasura ng Kongreso sa nakaraang administrasyon ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino ang BBL dahil sa mga probisyon nitong labag sa Konstitusyon at ang pagpigil ng ilang mga mambabatas na maipasa ito sa kadahilanang hindi katanggap-tanggap ang mga nakasaad doon.   Sinabi noon ni MILF chieftain Murad Ebrahim na nakahanda silang maghintay sa susunod na administrasyon kung sakaling mabalam ang BBL. Ngunit nilinaw nito na hindi nila tatanggapin ang anumang bersyon ng BBL maliban lamang kung ito ay naaayon sa Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro at Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro na nilagdaan ng pamahalaang Aquino sa rebeldeng grupo.   Nakasalalay ngayon ang buhay ng BBL sa 17th Congress, ngunit halos wala naman nabago sa mga lumang probisyon ng naturang draft law at mas pinalawig pa ito.   Naantala ng husto ang deliberasyon ng BBL sa 16th Congress dahil sa naganap na pagpatay ng mga rebeldeng MILF sa 44 mga miyembro ng Special Action Force o SAF sa bayan ng Mamasapano sa Maguindanao, isa sa limang lalawigan ng Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, noong Enero 2015.   Nasa isang misyon ang SAF na kung saan ay napatay ng mga commandos ang Malaysian bomber na si Marwan na kinakanlong diumano ng MILF – nang sila ay kuyugin ng mga rebelde sa tulong na rin ng Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.   Dahil sa Mamasapano clash ay maraming grupo at pulitiko ang nanawagan na magbitiw si Aquino at presidential peace adviser Teresita Deles dahil sa kanilang kabiguan na pigilan ang sagupaan at pagpatay sa SAF commandos. Pangamba ngayon ng MILF na kung mabasurang muli ang BBL ay posibleng bumalik sa rebelyon ang mga miyembro nito.   Naunang sinabi ng mga anti-BBL lawmakers na ibabasura nila ang tinatawag an “opt-in” provision na nakapaloob sa BBL na maaaring magamit upang palawigin ang teritoryo ng Bangsamoro na tinututulan ng mga Kristiyanong pulitiko. Maraming mga amendments ang nais gawin ng mga mambabatas sa BBL upang masigurado umanong hindi lalabag sa Konstitusyon ang mga probisyon sa nasabing draft law.   Lumagda ng peace accord ang MILF at pamahalaan noon 2014, ngunit dahil sa naganap na labanan sa Mamasapno ay nabinbin ito at hindi naipasa sa termino ni Aquino, subali’t ipinangako naman ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na gagawin nito ang lahat upang maipasa ang BBL.   Ngunit isinusulong rin ni Duterte ang federalism sa bansa na inaayawan naman ng MILF dahil dapat umanong maisakatuparan muna ang BBL at mapalawig ang Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao bago ang federalism.   Naisumite na ng Bangasamoro Transition Commission ang BBL draft kay Duterte nitong Hulyo lamang. Tutol naman ang Moro National Liberation Front sa BBL ng kalabang MILF.   “The purpose of this Basic Law is to establish a political entity, provide for its basic structure of government in recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and their aspiration to chart their political future through a democratic process that will secure their identity and posterity and allow for meaningful self-governance,” nakasaad sa BBL draft.   Sa naturang BBLL draft, ang mga sumusunod ay mapapasama sa bagong political entity – ang mga bayan ng Baloi, Munai, Nunungan, Pantar, Tagoloan at Tangkal sa Lanao del Norte at lahat ng barangay sa Kabacan, Carmen, Aleosan, Pigkawayan, Pikit, at Midsayap na bumuto sa plebisito noon 2001. At ang lungsod ng Cotabato at Isabela, gayun ang mga contiguous areas na kung saan ay maaaring mag petisyon ang 10% ng mga residente doon upang mapasama sa Bangsamoro territory Dalawang buwan bago ang ratipikasyon ng BBL.   Nakasaad rin sa BBL draft ang mga sumusunod sa ilalim ng General Principles and Policies &'' In the exercise of its right to self-determination and self-governance, the Bangsamoro is free to pursue its political, economic, social, and cultural development; the Bangsamoro Government shall be parliamentary. Its political system is democratic, allowing its people to freely participate in the political processes within its territory; the Bangsamoro Government, consistent and suitable to its parliamentary form of government, shall adopt an electoral system which shall allow democratic participation, encourage formation of genuinely principled political parties, and ensure accountability.   At dagdag pa dito ang mga sumusunod: Governance in the Bangsamoro is the responsibility of the duly elected civilian government. Civilian authority is, at all times, supreme over the military. The Bangsamoro Government shall promote unity, peace, justice, and goodwill among all peoples, as well as encourage a just and peaceful settlement of disputes. The Bangsamoro abides by the principle that the country renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land, and adheres to the policy of peace, equality, justice, freedom, cooperation, and amity with all nations.   The Bangsamoro shall adhere to the principle of enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong. The Bangsamoro shall establish a government that ensures that every citizen in the Bangsamoro is provided the basic necessities and equal opportunities in life. Social Justice shall be promoted in all phases of development and facets of life within the Bangsamoro. The Bangsamoro Government shall respect and adhere to all international treaties and agreements which benefited the Bangsamoro Government, bukod sa iba pang mga probisyon na inaayawan ng [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2017

Cabinet slams House ‘disrespect’ toward Benjamin Diokno

Cabinet secretaries defended yesterday embattled Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and slammed lawmakers for asking President Duterte to fire the budget chief for allegedly putting insertions in the 2019 national budget......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

Palace rejects House call to fire Diokno

With his “unblemished” record as a public official, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno still has the trust of President Duterte and should remain in his position despite demands by some lawmakers that he be dismissed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

House resolution urges Duterte to fire budget chief

Administration lawmakers called on President Duterte last night to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, whose integrity they are questioning for “accommodating and merging family with public interests.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House resolution urges Duterte to fire budget chief

Administration lawmakers called on President Duterte last night to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, whose integrity they are questioning for “accommodating and merging family with public interests.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House wants Duterte to fire Diokno from DBM

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives adopted a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, whom lawmakers accused of making insertions in the 2018 and 2019 budgets. On Wednesday, December 12, lawmakers adopted House Resolution (HR) 2365 authored by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House approves charter change

Led by a supermajority dominated by administration allies, the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a resolution to amend the 1987 Constitution. In a session presided over by Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero, a total of 224 lawmakers voted in favor of Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, just five votes more than the required 219, or three-fourths of the total House membership of 292 required to amend the Charter. Hasty Twenty-two congressmen, mostly belonging to opposition groups like the leftist Makabayan bloc, the so-called Magnificent 7 and several belonging to the recognized minority group led by the House Minority Leader, Quezon Rep. Danilo Suare...Keep on reading: House approves charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Officials to brief congressmen on 3rd Mindanao martial law extension

  MANILA, Philippines --- The executive department will conduct a security briefing with lawmakers at the House of Representatives as President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to extend martial law in Mindanao until end of 2019.   Thebriefing is set on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Aquino-Makalintal Hall inside the Batasang Pabansa Complex. It was not clear if the discussion would be open to media coverage.   READ:Duterte wants Mindanao martial law extended by one more year   Earlier Monday, security officials led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao, and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galve...Keep on reading: Officials to brief congressmen on 3rd Mindanao martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Tobacco farmers ask probe into LGU tobacco excise tax use

Tobacco farmers are asking President Rodrigo Duterte and lawmakers to probe into how millions of the tobacco excise tax shares of their local governments were spent. For nearly three decades now, benefits from tobacco excise tax shares of local government units have remained a tobacco farmer’s illusion......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018