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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.

Bayan Muna: Shaming is a violation of human rights

Says it will not curb the country’s drug problem


Shaming of suspects is not a deterrent to crime. Suspect shaming is in fact a violation of human rights.

This is how Bayan Muna partylist representative and human rights lawyer Carlos Isagani Zarate reacted to the so-called “Flores de Pusher”  in Tanauan, Batangas.


Ano ang maaasahan sa Bayan Muna kung mananalo ulit sa eleksyon?



Itutuloy po namin ang aming tapat at malinis na paglilingkod bilang boses ng mga mahihirap at api sa Kongreso.


Unang tututukan ng Bayan Muna ang pagtaas ng sahod at benepisyo ng ating mga manggagawa at empleyado.

 Magagawa po ito sa panamagitan ng isang legislated wage increase, pagbawas ng income tax ng mga karaniwang empleyado, pagtaas ng pensyon, at pagtigil sa kontraktwalisasyon.


Bayan Muna slams imminent closure of Fabella Hospital

Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate today slammed the Aquino administration’s imminent  closure of the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital Medical Center, branding the move as “akin to further strangulation of the country’s maternity health care system.”   

Bayan Muna condemns killing of its Samar leader Emil Go

Bayan Muna Partylist representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate condemned "in the strongest terms" the Friday morning killing of Emil Go, its Northern Samar lead convener.

Bayan Muna bats for 2K SSS pension hike
Says they will still push for veto override on May 23

Members of Bayan Muna Partylist picketed the Social Security System (SSS) in Quezon City for a renewed push for a congressional override of a pension hike vetoed by Pres. Aquino last January.

Bayan Muna bats for lower income taxes

Calls on candidates to give workers a break



Former Bayan Muna Partylist representative Teddy Casiño today expressed serious concern over the possible hijack of "dubious, bogus and dynastic" partylist organizations in the 2016 polls.

In this morning's Pandesal Media Forum in Quezon City, the former lawmaker cited information revealed by election watchdog Kontra Daya showing partylist groups identified with political dynasties or whose nominations have been passed on to  members of the same family.


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