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TRANSCO's 4-centavo power rate hike is premature, illegal, immoral

The consumer group People Opposed to Unwarranted Electricity Rates (POWER) today slammed as “premature, illegal and immoral” the proposed four centavo/KwH provisional rate increase being requested by the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo), saying consumers should not be charged for electricity that has yet to be delivered.

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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  • Makabayan Bloc explains SONA walk out

    On the proposed Ethics Committee investigation of the Makabayan bloc - Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate explained the walk out of the Makabayan bloc on the last State of the Nation Address (SONA), “What we did was a walk out to highlight the fact that the real state of the nation will not be heard in Congress during SONA but outside with the Filipino people. The genuine state of the nation is that the Filipino people continue to live in poverty, millions are unemployed, and prices are spiralling beyond the reach of poor Filipinos and not the rosy picture that Pres.

  • DAP choicest cuts went to Drilon and Mar Roxas

    Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares Carlos Isagani Zarate today emphasized how the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was really used as a presidential pork barrel by doling out the first and choicest portions of the unconstitutional and illegal funds to close presidential allies like Senate President Frank Drilon and now Department of Interior and Local Governement (DILG) Sec. Mar Roxas.

  • Anti-pork groups file impeachment complaint vs Aquino

    A week before his fifth State of the Nation Address, a broad array of anti-pork barrel advocates has filed an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III. The 28 complainants are seeking Aquino’s removal from office, accusing him of culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust arising from his implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program. (Read Impeachment Complaint)