August 23, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Tiamzon couple: ‘Aquino’s Charter Change a poison to the nation’

“Cha-Cha aiming to extend the term of Aquino and to disempower the Supreme Court poses an immediate threat while economic Cha-Cha poses long-term threats to the welfare of the nation.”

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Makabayan solons deny involvement in feeding program irregularities

“We emphasize that not a single centavo of funding for the two projects passed through our hands. We had absolutely no role whatsoever in the procurement of supplies and disbursement of funds for the project, which were...

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Congress has only ‘power of the coin purse’ due to pork in 2015 budget – former national treasurer

“We will have an election budget filled with lump sums and one that does not adequately address social development.” – Leonor Briones, former national treasurer

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Bayan Muna dismisses threat of ethics case against ACT Rep. Tinio

“They could only claim that it is an ‘executive’ session if they admit to an illegal act. But even then, the said session would not be considered by the court as an executive session because the privilege...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Police complaint vs SONA protesters, a ‘retaliation’ – Bayan

"These afterthought nuisance charges are plain baloney. Police are either exceptionally ignorant of the law, routinely cannot understand it, or are covering up for their violations, or all of the above."—Edre Olalia, secretary general of the National...

Friday, August 8th, 2014

2015 budget: more pork, more debts – Kabataan partylist

In 2010, the yearend outstanding debt was just P4.36 trillion ($98.623 billion) and debt burden per capita was P46,377 ($1,049 for each of 94 million Filipinos). By next year, every Filipino would be indebted by nearly P63,000...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Clones of DAP, PDAF, other pork populate 2015 budget – Makabayan

“To claim so much savings while borrowing hundreds of billions is terribly wrong.” Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A view of the presidency as an institution

CenPEG noted that President Aquino’s biggest backers saw their wealth increase three to four times as large as when his presidency started.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sectors see all lies and doom in Aquino’s SONA

“Aquino needs only to look at his own backyard, at the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, to know that things have not changed.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan Related story | ‘Aquino poised to institutionalize DAP’ -- groups

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

‘Aquino poised to institutionalize DAP’ — groups

“The president is overtly asking Congress to legislate his version of the DAP story, in effect urging the Legislature to join forces with the Executive Branch in defying the third branch of government.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep....

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SONA ng Bayan: colorful and festive, critical and fiery

Sona ng Bayan participants marched carrying colorful protest emblems: headgears with calls to jail corrupt politicians, including President Aquino, T-shirts with angry and witty messages against corruption, streamers and banners of various sizes and colors and...

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