Term extension real despite palace assurance

Aug 31, 2014 No Comments by

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today warned that even if Malacanang publicly declares that Pres. Aquino is not interested in term extension, this can be inserted in the Bicameral Committee reconciling the ‘Cha-cha resolutions’ currently pending in  the Senate and the House of Representatives, as admitted by the Cha-cha proponents themselves on August 27, 2014 during […]

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With cha-cha still on, Pres. Aquino still trying to escape accountability from DAP

Aug 29, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate today said that Pres. Aquino’s backtracking on Charter Change (Cha-cha) and term extension is just an attempt to evade another avalanche of  criticisms and avoid further plunge of his popularity. “Pres. Aquino wants to play safe, but the people is never safe in his statements. Cha-cha is being pushed […]

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Anti-selfie bill will affect everyone

Aug 29, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today said that the so-called “Anti-Selfie Bill” or House Bill 4807 will affect everyone with a cellular phone camera or any recording device because its provisions are “so broad” that it would cover even those innocently taking “selfies” or  “groupies” and those paparazzis pursuing news stories. According to HB […]

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Paje Admits Centralizing Agency Budget A Bad Budgeting Practice

Aug 28, 2014 No Comments

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje admits that the withdrawal of a department’s  unobligated budget in the middle of the fiscal year is a bad budgeting practice. During questioning by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate, Paje said that the DENR  has an  average of 53% utilization rate of its budget by the middle of its year […]

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Anti-selfie bill may create chilling effect on media

Aug 28, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate today expressed his concern on the so-called “Anti-Selfie Bill or House Bill 4807 saying that it will not only affect the media but even ordinary citizens. “At the onset HB 4807 will create a chilling effect on media and would especially affect citizen journalism particularly those who are trying to […]

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