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Aquino should step in and stop price hikes on oil, power and water

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today called on Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III to step in and stop the triple whammy of price hikes that will hit the public. There is an impending oil, water and power rate hikes starting this week and would be another burden for Filipino consumers.


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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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  • Teachers renew demands for inclusion of salary increase for 2016 national budget

    Manila, Philippines – Leaders and members of Alliance of Concerned Teachers – National Capital region Union together with teachers from Manila Public School Teachers Association (MPSTA) today trooped to the Central Office of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to push for the inclusion of salary increase for teachers and employees for country’s 2016 budget.

  • PH Gov't should insist on Pemberton's Custody

    Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate today said that the Philippine government should insist on the custody of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton.

    “The Philippine government should override the U.S. refusal to turn over custody of Pemberton because the U.S. position is a violation of our criminal laws and disregards the jurisdiction of the Philippine courts and law enforcement authorities over crimes committed in the Philippines and against Filipinos,” said Senior Deputy Minority Leader Colmenares.

  • Continuing lump sums in the 2015 budget hit

    With the approval of the bicameral committee report on the 2015 budget and the P22.4 billion supplemental budget last night at the plenary, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today said that while the savings definition of the bicameral committee is better than the Malacanang definition, the 2015 budget along with the P22.4 supplemental budget is still riddled with pork barrel and lump sums,”