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Migrante Statement on the European refugee crisis

​No to borders. H​umanity and compassion should know no barriers.

The poignant photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s frail body washed up a Turkish beach has opened the eyes of many to a crisis long-plaguing migrants and refugees. The spotlight is now on Europe, whose governments are being censured by their own peoples and peoples of the world for refusing to give refugees protection and urgent sanctuary.

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

The 2013 Elections

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  • DepEd Memo 221 allows military prsence in schools, undermines initiatives to help bring education amid shortages - Gabriela

    Lawmakers from the women’s partylist group Gabriela said the Department of Education’s epic failure to provide much needed education to children in the farthest barangays and indigenous peoples communities is multiplied a thousand fold by its indifference to military attacks on tribal schools. Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luzviminda Ilagan today said they are set on calling Secretary Armin Luistro to task for his failure to make true on commitments made in dialogues last year to address the issue of militarization in Lumad schools.

  • Billions in DepEd budget allotted for private schools’ sure profits

    Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon today assailed portions of the basic education budget which are allotted for the “sure profits” of private schools.

    During the congressional deliberation for the P436-billion proposed budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) for 2016, Ridon asserted that DepEd might have actually designed the full implementation of the K-12 Program in a manner that will guarantee greater profit for private school owners.

  • Anakpawis, Colmenares push for house probe on impact of Fisheries Code amendments

    Manila Bay small fisherfolk and operators lobby
    Anakpawis, Colmenares push for house probe on impact of Fisheries Code amendments
    Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap and Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares filed yesterday House Resolution No. 2380 calling for a house inquiry on the reported adverse effects on the livelihood of small fisherfolk, fish workers and operators of small and medium commercial fishing vessels of RA 10654 or the 2015 amendments to the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998.