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Bayan Muna office in Northern Samar fired at

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The office of a regional office of Bayan Muna party-list in sitio Bukhasan, Cawayan village, Catarman, Northern Samar was reportedly strafed, July 11 at around 10 p.m. by two unidentified men. Youth and student activists Andrew Sudario, 28, Elsa Marno, 17, Jonas Herreras, 18, Ernesto Bantilo, 27, and Jun-Jun Morillo 17 were all inside the office when it was strafed. They are members of Karapatan-Katungod Northern Samar, the League of Filipino Students and Anakbayan. In a fact sheet sent to Bulatlat.com, Sudario…

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Progressive solons sign waiver, challenges Aquino, gov’t officials to ‘walk the talk’ on corruption * Latest Posts Other Stories Politics & Governance 

Progressive solons sign waiver, challenges Aquino, gov’t officials to ‘walk the talk’ on corruption

By Mao Hermitanio Bulatlat.com Main Article: After Corona’s removal, groups call for Arroyo’s conviction The Makabayan bloc of progressive partylist representatives in the House of Representatives today signed unconditional waivers of right of confidentiality and secrecy of bank deposits in response to the challenge for greater transparency and accountability in government brought about in part by the impeachment trial of convicted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato C. Corona. Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño, Rep. Neri Colmenares, Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, Gabriela Womens Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan, Emmie de Jesus, ACT…

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Death of 56-year old fisherman sparks more outrage against VFA, Balikatan * Latest Posts Top Stories 

Death of 56-year old fisherman sparks more outrage against VFA, Balikatan

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
As long as the US military is treated ‘above the law’ by the government, their victims among the civilian populace will not be given justice.” – Bayan Muna-Southern Mindanao

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For sake of consumers, gov’t should regulate oil industry to ensure transparent pricing * Latest Posts Other Stories 

For sake of consumers, gov’t should regulate oil industry to ensure transparent pricing

By SONNY AFRICA IBON Foundation, Inc. As the world marks International Consumer Rights Day, research group IBON said that the consuming public, which bears the brunt of unabated oil price hikes, has the right to know how the oil companies determine oil prices. The group urged government to regulate the oil industry to ensure transparency in pricing. It also challenged oil firms to give additional information about their operations to show that the price of local oil is not beyond what is justified. “Only oil firms have full details of…

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To Smart, Globe, Sun, refund P111 million for illegal text charges – Bayan Muna * Latest Posts Other Stories 

To Smart, Globe, Sun, refund P111 million for illegal text charges – Bayan Muna

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Lower texts rate now and sanction non-complying telecommunication firms. This was the demand of the progressive party list group Bayan Muna as its members held a protest in front of the offices of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) early this week. The group decried what it said was the NTC’s “inutility” in sanctioning the country’s telecommunications companies for ignoring the commission’s order to lower rates for short message services ( SMS or more popularly known as texts messages). The group also pushed…

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Pinoy Gay in US Killed; ProGay to march vs discrimination, for more AIDS funds * Latest Posts Other Stories 

Pinoy Gay in US Killed; ProGay to march vs discrimination, for more AIDS funds

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Homophobia is alive and killing people. A gay Filipino hairdresser in Seattle, the United States was robbed, beaten into a coma last November 15 as he walked home. The 58-year old Danny Vega died last Sunday, and this has ignited outrage from the Filipino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. He died from injuries sustained after being attacked and robbed by three young men. The men, he described to police as African American, are still at large. Police have made no…

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