Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate today called on Malacañang to hasten the release of the order granting the "much needed and long awaited SSS pension hike by our senior citizens." "We have been swamped already with queries, even complaints, from our SSS pensioners. Yet, up until now, all that the SSS management can say is they are supposedly still awaiting the order signed by Pres. Duterte," said Rep. Zarate.
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today said he is "gravely appalled" by the move of Solicitor General Jose Calida recommending the acquittal of Pork Barrel Queen Janet Lim Napoles of serious illegal detention charges while at the same time pushing for the arrest of NDFP consultants involved in the peace negotiations. "Nakakabahala itong ginawa ng SolGen. Bakit of all cases na nasa opisina ng SolGen, may special interes sa Napoles case.
House Committee on Natural Resources Chair and Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed his support to the cancellation of 75 mining contracts by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). "Sec. Gina's resolute stand for the environment and the people is commendable and needs our support. We salute her brave stand against the giants of mining and push for more sustainable, pro-environment reforms that is the mandate of her agency.