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DOE push for Pnoy emergency power to get Malampaya funds, Gov't data itself say no power crisis

Proposed use of Malampaya funds may be tied to 2016 elections. - Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said that the data coming from the Department of Energy (DOE) itself belie the forecasted 2015 energy crisis. Based on DOE figures as of 2013, the installed capacity for Luzon grid (according t0 DOE figures) is: 12,790MW and dependable capacity is: 11,469MW. The peak demand for the grid is just at 8,700 plus (this happens on summer - May in particular) -- and the portion of Meralco in that is at 6,121MW (based on 2014 figures).

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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

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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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  • Makabayang SONA of Rep. Neri Colmenares, Bayan Muna-PL

    I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege on behalf of my fellow representatives from the Makabayan bloc. We see it necessary to present an alternative view from that of Pres. Benigno Aquino as to the real state of our nation and our people today.

    The SONA should first discuss the real state of the nation and its people, and, more importantly, should chart the direction of the country and provide concrete solutions to the problems faced by the people.

  • TRANSCO's 4-centavo power rate hike is premature, illegal, immoral

    The consumer group People Opposed to Unwarranted Electricity Rates (POWER) today slammed as “premature, illegal and immoral” the proposed four centavo/KwH provisional rate increase being requested by the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo), saying consumers should not be charged for electricity that has yet to be delivered.

  • Makabayan Bloc explains SONA walk out

    On the proposed Ethics Committee investigation of the Makabayan bloc - Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate explained the walk out of the Makabayan bloc on the last State of the Nation Address (SONA), “What we did was a walk out to highlight the fact that the real state of the nation will not be heard in Congress during SONA but outside with the Filipino people. The genuine state of the nation is that the Filipino people continue to live in poverty, millions are unemployed, and prices are spiralling beyond the reach of poor Filipinos and not the rosy picture that Pres.