ACT Teachers Party-List Representatives during the Budget Deliberation of 2017 National Budget

During the budget briefing of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) on the 2017 National Budget Rep. Antonio Tinio interpellates Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on salary increase for government employees. Sec. Diokno stated that salary increase higher than the four-year adjustment under the Aquino administration’s Executive Order 201 for government employees is “too ambitious.” While we

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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

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

The 2016 Elections

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  • BAYAN MUNA TO AFP: FOLLOW PRES. DUTERTE, CONTROL AND DISMANTLE PARAMILITARY GROUPS

    Bayan Muna partylist representative Carlos Isagani Zarate called on the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to follow Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s order to control the paramilitary groups like the Bagani and Alamara groups that are wreaking havoc in Mindanao.

  • Bayan Muna to the youth: Resist the revision of history, learn the lessons of Martial Law

    On the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration in the country, Bayan Muna Partylist representative Carlos Isagani Zarate encouraged the youth – the so-called millennials -- to study and know the “brutal and despicable years of the Marcos Dictatorship”, saying that “learning our bitter past is the best defense versus a repeat of such tyrannical rule.”

  • BAYAN MUNA ON THE CONGRESS HEARING ON NBP DRUGS

    Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate today raised serious concerns on the grant of immunity to alleged druglords operating inside the National Bilibid Prisons and now testifying before the House Justice Committee.

    We want to ferret out the truth on this criminally despicable and shameless drug operations inside the NBP. However, the apparent grant of blanket immunity to these druglords without a clear vetting system on their testimonies may become problematic in the end.

    What would prevent these already convicted felons from saying anything just to save their skins?