EMERGENCY POWERS FOR PNOY UNNECESSARY, SUBJECT TO ABUSE

Dec 11, 2014 No Comments by

Consumer group People Opposed to unWarranted Electricity Rates (POWER) has decried the Lower House’s approval last night of House Joint Resolution No. 21 granting Pres. Aquino emergency powers to address a projected thinning of electricity reserves in the summer of 2015.

“This is like giving the President a bazooka to kill a fly when all that is needed is a fly swatter,” said POWER Convenor and former congressman Teddy Casiño.

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Bayan Muna urges congress to fast track HB 3648 or evacuation center bill

Dec 08, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares today called on Congress to fast track House Bill 3648 or the Evacuation Center bill saying that with strong typhoons like Yolanda and Ruby becoming the norm due to climate change we should also adapt and ensure the safety of our constituents. The bill which was filed as early as in […]

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BAYAN MUNA CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF FREE MOBILE DISASTER ALERTS ACT

Dec 03, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares called for the immediate activation of the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Law in the face of the typhoon about to hit the Philippines in the next few days.  Rep. Colmenares authored the law as part of the country’s response in times of calamities. “The immediate implementation of this law is […]

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Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares on the P22.4B supplemental budget

Dec 02, 2014 No Comments

“We will demand that Malacanang explain why it is rushing this now that the year is almost over especially the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) projects of at least P2.6 billion, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) budget for a Philippine National Police (PNP) plan for P2.8 […]

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Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares on the Malampaya fund scam probe:

Dec 02, 2014 No Comments

It is good that the Senate has finally started its probe on the Malampaya fund scam and we hope that legislation that would make the Malampaya fund and other off budget funds would be remitted to the general fund or in a fund that could be directly given to the people instead of a special […]

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