A “big disappointment”, was how Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate described the final ruling of the Supreme Court that declared as constitutional the US-RP Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

“The decision is truly unfortunate; this is a sad day in our campaign for the defense of our national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Rep. Zarate.

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 2016 Elections

Latest News

  • SONA 2016 #TheChangeWeWant Solons forward educators’ wishlist for SONA

    ACT Teachers Party-List Reps. Antonio L. Tinio and France Castro call on President Rodrigo Duterte to tackle issues concerning the education sector including insufficient salaries, high taxation and the K-12 program.
    “President Duterte has been vocal about increasing the salaries of members of the PNP and AFP. But we hope that he will also keep in mind the long struggle of teachers for decent living salaries. We urge him to reverse his predecessors’ example of giving mere concessions and piecemeal increases to teachers,” said the solons.

  • Profs win DOLE commitment to fast track retrenched teachers’ cases vs. Miriam College and investigate schools that laid off teachers

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III vowed to fast track two cases against Miriam College filed by two of the teachers it retrenched due to K to 12. He also committed to check on several schools which retrenched teachers through questionable claims of financial losses due to K to 12 and their compliance with labor laws on salaries and benefits, security of tenure, contractual employment, and others.

  • Labor groups urge DOLE officials to back P750 national daily minimum wage, end to”ENDO”

    Manila, Philippines – Days before the first State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Rodrigo Duterte, union workers under Manila East Labor Association (Mela) affiliated with the Anakpawis Party-list today trooped to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) office in Intramuros, Manila to ask the agency’s top officials led by Secretary Silvester “Bebot” Bello and former Anakpawis Party-list Representative, now Undersecretary Joel “Ka Jomag” Maglunsod to finally ban all forms of contractualization, commonly known as “endo” (end of contract scheme).