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Bottom-up budgeting designed to fund vote-rich regions, boost Mar’s candidacy

A closer look at the regional allocation for the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) program reveals how it is “intrinsically designed” to boost the candidacy of former Interior Secretary and now Liberal Party presidentiable Mar Roxas, a lawmaker said Monday.

Ahead of the plenary debate on the budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon said that there is a reason why Roxas has been going around the country in the past months to promote BUB and even inaugurate completed BUB projects in the past months.

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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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  • Gabriela holds picket, wants sanctions for Liberal Party officials in "Twerk Scandal".

    Members of the women’s partylist group Gabriela trooped to the House of Representatives today in time for the pre-plenary budget hearing of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) amid a twerking scandal involving the said government office’s head. “Hindi natin mapapalagpas ang ganitong kabastusan at titiyakin nating may mapapanagot. We cannot let such raunchy display pass especially since it was initiated by a public official who is expected to uphold the highest standards of decency and propriety at all times,” said Rep. Emmi De Jesus who spoke among protesters.

  • 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.

  • 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.