August 31, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Consulting the bosses

By DEE AYROSO

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Signing up vs pork | People hope a small step leads to big changes

“Any big effort would not succeed if we would not do things as small as affixing our signatures. All big things have small beginnings.”- Bong Almonte, signatory to the People’s Initiative Against Pork

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Impeachment raps declared sufficient in form after tense deliberations

Majority of the 60 members of the committee are members of the ruling Liberal Party of President Aquino, contributing to the tense atmosphere during the hearing especially at the voting on the first two impeachment complaints.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

People’s Initiative opens new road to abolishing pork

“At the end of the day, the success of the battle against pork relies on the strong resolve of the people.” – Sarah Elago, Youth Act Now

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...

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