MAKABAYAN BLOC VIGOROUSLY OPPOSES MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO

The Makabayan bloc of progressive parties strongly condemns the terrorist actions of Maute and their allied groups in THE Islamic City of Marawi. Their terrorist actions must be defeated by focused and effective military and police actions.

But we cannot countenance and we vigorously oppose President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.

About Us

Makabayan is a political coalition of twelve Philippine progressive parties: Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Kabataan, Courage, Migrante, ACT-Teachers, Katribu, Akap Bata, Piston, Kalikasan at Aking Bikolnon . The council also includes personages in the field of arts, governance, mass media and people’s organizations. READ MORE

What we stand for

We are a coalition with a definitive vision for change. A coalition that advances the aspirations, triumphs, and potential of the people’s parties. A coalition that promotes nationalism, democracy, and the rights and welfare of the people at all times. READ MORE

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  • P5,000 “chalk allowance” sought

    ACT Teachers Party-List Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro urge the Lower House to immediately hear and approve their bill increasing the allowance for teaching supplies to P5,000 per school year.

    Tinio and Castro filed in June last year House Bill 474 or the Teaching Supplies Allowance Act to hike from P2,500 to P5,000 the cash allowance for the purchase of chalks, erasers, forms, and other classroom supplies and materials. Popularly known as the “chalk allowance,” it is given yearly to classroom teachers in public schools.

  • Oppose martial law in Mindanao – Anakpawis to poor sectors

    Manila, Philippines – On President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, as response to the Marawi incident, Anakpawis Party-list Representative Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao urged poor and basic sectors, such as the farmers, workers, urban poor, Moro and indigenous peoples and other rural-based sectors, in the major island to express opposition by resolutely launching legal-democratic actions such as rallies, camp-outs, strikes and land cultivation. He blamed the national security cluser led by adviser Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Jr.

  • Legislator denounces unjustified declaration of martial law in Mindanao, urges immediate lifting

    Statement of ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio on Pres. Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao

    I denounce President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao as an unjustifiable recourse to fascistic and militarist methods for dealing with social unrest in our society.