Congress should not railroad Pres. Aquino’s 2015 budget

Sep 21, 2014 No Comments by

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today said that the majority should not railroad debates on the 2015 budget with a threat of a re-enacted budget adding that they would oppose any attempt at re-enacting the budget as this transforms the entire budget into a pork barrel.

“This talk about a re-enacted budget is not only baseless but also dangerous as this would transform the entire budget into Pres. Aquino’s pork barrel no different from the re-enacted budgets of Pres. Arroyo. We will do everything to oppose this,” said Rep. Colmenares.

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Gov’t should increase food allowances for inmates

Sep 20, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today called on the Aquino administration to increase the food allowance of inmates and improve their accommodation and medical services because they are suffering many times over, worse it is the Office of the President and the Department of Budget and Management who scrapped the budget for inmates. “ As […]

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Bayan Muna condemns special treatment of “The Butcher Palparan”

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

The trial court’s acquiescence’  to the transfer of former Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan  from the   Bulacan Provincial Jail to the Philippine Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio showed that the “state of impunity in the country  will continue and its authors will even receive special treatment under the present Aquino administration,”  Bayan Muna Representative Carlos […]

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Erring napocor and psalm officials should pay P62 Billion back pay of workers not consumers

Sep 14, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today said that it is erring officials of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) should be the ones who should pay the P62 billion back pay of dismissed workers of Napocor and the payment should not be imposed on consumers. “As it is, […]

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Emergency powers means sweetheart deals and high electricity rates

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments

 Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares today said that Pres. Aquino’s request for emergency powers means sweetheart deals, corruption, take or pay, and high electricity rates. “Apologists of Pres. Aquino should not split HAIRS on this issue and call a spade a spade. The president asked for emergency powers just like Republic Act 7648 during Ramos’ time and the […]

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