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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...

Several lawmakers consider elevating the issue of martial law extension to the Supreme Court

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives’ Makabayan Bloc has expressed grave concern over the decision of Congress to extend for another year the military rule in Mindanao. With this,...

Makabayan congressmen: “We are not terrorists!”

Posted on: December 7th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — “We are not terrorists,” said ACT Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio. This was the cry of Makabayan congressmen now that they are being tagged as terrorists under the...

Makabayan bloc quits alliance with House Super Majority

Posted on: September 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc describes the Duterte administration as pro-imperialist and anti-people. To intensify their opposition to the administration, the bloc has announced its separation from the majority...