It is Pres. Aquino and Sec. Gazmin who are selling philippines sovereignty

Mar 23, 2014 No Comments by

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today answered Malacanang’s verbal attack thru Department of National Defense Votaire Gazmin’s statement yesterday on the issue of China’s incursion in Philippine territory.

“Bayan Muna publicly criticized Chinas thru rallies and public statements, it even lead the recent Congress investigation against China’s incursions into our territories. While Gen. Gazmin has not even attended an anti-China rally,” said the senior deputy minority leader.

“In 2006 Bayan Muna challenged before the Supreme Court the legality of China’s and the Philippines’ joint exploration of the Spratlys under the Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking or JMSU calling it treason. We rallied before the Chinese embassy as early as April 20, 2012. Unlike Sec. Gazmin and Pres. Aquino we opposed not only the JMSU but also corruption-ridden Chinese projects such as the NBN-ZTE deal and the Northrail project,” he added.

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Malacanang version of FOI bill is extremely watered down inutile

Mar 22, 2014 No Comments

  Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today warned that the adoption of the Malacanang version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill is ominous and would render the measure inutile. The people must be more vigilant now in pushing  for a stronger FOI law,  one that is not diluted or watered down to appease […]

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Reduction in Meralco’s proposed power rate hike is substantial but ERC should be open to slashing it further

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

 Meralco’s reduced computation of its proposed power rate hike for January is a good start in our effort to substantially reduce, if not remove altogether, the rate hikes stemming from the anomalous spike in electricity prices in November and December last year. From P5.33 inclusive of all charges, Meralco has recomputed the rate increase down […]

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Meralco should stop misleading consumers, there was definitely overcharging

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today hit the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) by saying that there was no overcharging in their December billing. “If that is the case then what is Supreme Court (SC) temporary restraining order for o the recomputations done by the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and […]

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Ombusman decision on Garci was long overdue

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares still welcomed the long overdue decision of the Office of the Ombudsman against Virgilio Garcillano indicting him for perjury and falsification of public documents. “Even if the Ombudsman has now just resolved an important case, we are glad that it finally resolved our complaint against Garcillano on the issue of […]

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