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Duterte’s E.O. on importation, a threat to local farmers — Makabayan bloc solons

Posted on: September 13th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — Members of the House Makabayan bloc have expressed their concerns about the possible impact of the executive order, that seeks to simplify the process of food importation,...

Makabayan bloc joins LP solons in a battle for House minority

Posted on: July 30th, 2018 | No Comments
  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Three groups emerged as contenders in the ongoing “minority squabble” in the House of Representatives following the sudden change in the House leadership. Liberal Party...

Makabayan Bloc seeks probe on alleged Chinese influence in Marawi rehab works

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Opposition congressmen want to probe ongoing rehabilitation works in Marawi City. On Wednesday, representatives from the Makabayan bloc filed a resolution seeking for an investigation into...

Makabayan bloc pushes for P750 national minimum wage

Posted on: May 28th, 2018 | No Comments
    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Makabayan bloc on Monday, May 28, filed a bill that seeks to increase the daily minimum wage of workers to P715. Bayan Muna...

Zarate files bill seeking to repeal TRAIN law

Posted on: May 10th, 2018 | No Comments
    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Opposition congressman Carlos Zarate of the Makabayan bloc in Congress is determined to repeal the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. On...

Makabayan solons urge Pres. Duterte to oust Sec. Aguirre

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Makabayan congressmen challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to oust Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre if he is serious in his war against illegal drugs. This after the Department of Justice...

PNP’s subpoena power may pose threat – Makabayan bloc

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc of the lower house of Congress believes the number of human rights violations in the country may rise due to the subpoena powers given...

Consumer groups to conduct 1-M signature campaign against TRAIN law

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — Various consumer groups called on the government to junk the current Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law of the Duterte administration. The group will conduct a...

Proposed P16K minimum wage for gov’t employees pushed in Congress

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc has filed a bill in Congress that seeks to increase the salaries of government employees and nurses. The House Bill No. 7196 seeks the increase...

Makabayan bloc urges SC to issue TRO vs. TRAIN law

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc of Congress is asking the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN law of the...