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Minda News
Duterte declares unilateral truce with RedsNDFP “shared with President Duterte the determination to work for a just and la
Duterte declares unilateral truce with Reds
Minda News / Posted 24 minutes ago
NDFP “shared with President Duterte the determination to work for a just and lasting peace.” In a text message to media, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate said Duterte’s pronouncement of ceasefire is most welcome but said the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Militant lawmakers laud Duterte for ‘heartfelt’ SonaAddress (Sona), especially with the president’s announcement of a ceasefire wit
Militant lawmakers laud Duterte for ‘heartfelt’ Sona
Inquirier.net / Posted 40 minutes ago
Address (Sona), especially with the president’s announcement of a ceasefire with the communist rebels. In a statement, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate called Duterte’s Sona “heartfelt, straightforward and lapat sa lupa (down to earth).” Zarate... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte cooperating with militants will help bring peace—OcampoFormer Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO President D
Duterte cooperating with militants will help bring peace—Ocampo
Inquirier.net / Posted an hour ago
Former Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO President Duterte’s willingness to cooperate with militant groups will bear good fruit in the peace and order situation of the country, said former Bayan Muna representative Satur... Read more
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Minda News
Duterte signs EO on FOIthat covers all branches of government. That has been an effort of more than tw
Duterte signs EO on FOI
Minda News / Posted yesterday
that covers all branches of government. That has been an effort of more than two decades already, to no avail,” it said. Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate said the EO is “very good and long awaited step in the quest for transparency and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Lawmakers push for FOI lawto follow the paper trail as regards issues concerning Executive agencies,” Kab
Lawmakers push for FOI law
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
to follow the paper trail as regards issues concerning Executive agencies,” Kabataan party-list Rep. Sarah Elago said. Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said that the ball is now in Congress’ court to pass an “all embracing FOI... Read more
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Minda News
Dear President Dutertein Mindanao. Bai Ali Indayla is spokesperson of Manilakbayan. Josephine Pagalan
Dear President Duterte
Minda News / Posted yesterday
in Mindanao. Bai Ali Indayla is spokesperson of Manilakbayan. Josephine Pagalan, a Manobo leader from the Caraga region will be the guest of Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate in the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Dut... Read more
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Rappler
Following Duterte's lead, lawmakers call for FOI passage in Congressthe principles of full transparency in government and full accountability of go
Following Duterte's lead, lawmakers call for FOI passage in Congress
Rappler / Posted yesterday
the principles of full transparency in government and full accountability of government officials and employees,” said Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate. While Kabayan Representative Harry Roque said in a text message: “FOI law... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Turning victory into defeatto the congressman who originally exposed the alleged plunder of sweepstakes fu
Turning victory into defeat
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
to the congressman who originally exposed the alleged plunder of sweepstakes funds by the Arroyo regime. It was former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares who first revealed the alleged anomalies involving the funds of the Philippine Charity... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No Aquino comment but others dismayedof hundreds of activists during her term as President. Justice remains elusive
No Aquino comment but others dismayed
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
of hundreds of activists during her term as President. Justice remains elusive for the Filipino people,” Tinio said. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said his group was gravely disappointed. “More could have been done to strengthen the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
SC clears GMADe Lima, members of the militant Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives
SC clears GMA
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
De Lima, members of the militant Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives are unhappy that Arroyo gets to walk free. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed “grave disappointment” with the SC ruling. “This is a certainly a setback,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Arroyo in tears, Calvary ‘over’instead of leaving it up to the Sandiganbayan, which originally junked Arroyo’s
Arroyo in tears, Calvary ‘over’
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
instead of leaving it up to the Sandiganbayan, which originally junked Arroyo’s demurrer. Rep. Carlos Zarate of the Bayan Muna party-list group expressed “grave disappointment” at the dismissal of the plunder case. “More could have been... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Mike Arroyo on SC ruling:  Thank God, GMA’s innocentthe faith “through the trials brought about by unrelenting prosecution and defa
Mike Arroyo on SC ruling:  Thank God, GMA’s innocent
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
the faith “through the trials brought about by unrelenting prosecution and defamation perpetrated by the previous regime.” Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said they were gravely disappointed with the high court’s decision and blamed the... Read more
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Rappler
Leftist groups lament SC ruling on Arroyo's plunder casefirst State of the Nation Address (SONA.) (READ: Duterte ready to grant Arroyo
Leftist groups lament SC ruling on Arroyo's plunder case
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
first State of the Nation Address (SONA.) (READ: Duterte ready to grant Arroyo pardon) Elago's sentiments were echoed by Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate, describing the ruling as a "setback." "This should not derail us from... Read more
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Minda News
Lawmaker lauds junking of kidnap raps vs Lumad supportersrights defenders who are supporting the Lumad bakwits at the Haran Evacuation C
Lawmaker lauds junking of kidnap raps vs Lumad supporters
Minda News / Posted 6 days ago
rights defenders who are supporting the Lumad bakwits at the Haran Evacuation Center here. In a text Message on Tuesday, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said the accusations were baseless and intended to harass the human rights... Read more
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Inquirier.net
More could have been done to convict Arroyo—solonBayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO A militant lawmaker
More could have been done to convict Arroyo—solon
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO A militant lawmaker on Tuesday slammed the Supreme Court (SC) decision dismissing the remaining plunder case against former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Bayan... Read more
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The Manila Times
Appeals court junks ‘text’ refundapply to the lowering of the SMS retail rate,” the ruling pointed out. The NTC
Appeals court junks ‘text’ refund
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
apply to the lowering of the SMS retail rate,” the ruling pointed out. The NTC is the main respondent to the case, with Bayan Muna party-list group as interveners as taxpayers and subscribers. While the intention of the NTC was for the good of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
DOJ junks kidnapping case vs ‘Haran 15’motion for reconsideration at the DOJ. With the new resolution, the DOJ will t
DOJ junks kidnapping case vs ‘Haran 15’
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
motion for reconsideration at the DOJ. With the new resolution, the DOJ will then withdraw the case against the 15. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate, in a statement, lauded the DOJ for reexamining the case against the Haran... Read more
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Rappler
Experts mull PH federalism shift, improving electoral systemof the votes they gained. In contrast, other countries distribute house seats b
Experts mull PH federalism shift, improving electoral system
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
of the votes they gained. In contrast, other countries distribute house seats based on their vote shares. Former Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares has proposed to remove the 3-seat cap to ensure that the seats in Congress... Read more
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The Manila Times
Liberal Party to join ‘super majority’party and the 47-strong party-list coalition bloc. The Makabayan bloc, compose
Liberal Party to join ‘super majority’
The Manila Times / Posted 10 days ago
party and the 47-strong party-list coalition bloc. The Makabayan bloc, composed of representatives from Gabriela, Bayan Muna, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Kabataan and Anakpawis are also supportive of President Duterte. Ifugao Rep.... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Poorest provinces to benefit in federal system – Alvarezformal peace negotiations between” the government of the PHilippines and the Na
Poorest provinces to benefit in federal system – Alvarez
Manila Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
formal peace negotiations between” the government of the PHilippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, also an author of the resolution, said HR No. 16 also calls for the immediate release of 21... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Aguirre vows to resolve criminal raps vs 15 human rights advocatesthe 15 respondents. "Sec. Aguirre promised to resolve [the motion for reconsid
Aguirre vows to resolve criminal raps vs 15 human rights advocates
Pilipino Star / Posted 10 days ago
the 15 respondents. "Sec. Aguirre promised to resolve [the motion for reconsideration] at the earliest possible time," Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said. Zarate, along with the accused human rights workers met with Aguirre... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aguirre vows to resolve bid to junk rap vs human rights advocatesfor reconsideration to reinstate the finding of the Provincial Prosecutors Offi
Aguirre vows to resolve bid to junk rap vs human rights advocates
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
for reconsideration to reinstate the finding of the Provincial Prosecutors Office that dismissed the case against the 15. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate, along with the accused human rights workers, met with Aguirre on Friday to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Great wall’ of protection for PHcreating serious risk of collision and danger to Philippine ships and personnel
‘Great wall’ of protection for PH
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
creating serious risk of collision and danger to Philippine ships and personnel,” the tribunal said. In Davao City, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate urged the international community to step up pressure against China to stop... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PH gov’t warned of joint explorations after tribunal rulingalarm over any future exploration agreements with other nations due to the coun
PH gov’t warned of joint explorations after tribunal ruling
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
alarm over any future exploration agreements with other nations due to the country’s “bad experience” in the past. Bayan Muna party-list was particularly referring to the Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking, a 2008 agreement that allowed China... Read more
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Minda News
Moro, militants welcome Duterte’s vow to “implement all signed peace agreements”louder than words.” “Kulang sa speech pero may nagawa na” (It’s not in the spe
Moro, militants welcome Duterte’s vow to “implement all signed peace agreements”
Minda News / Posted 12 days ago
louder than words.” “Kulang sa speech pero may nagawa na” (It’s not in the speech but so much has been done), she said. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate agreed that while it was not specifically stated, “it is reassuring enough that he said... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Filipinos rejoice as Ph wins in maritime dispute vs China – Bulatlatlive fire exercises near its reclamation areas in the West Philippine Sea, whil
Filipinos rejoice as Ph wins in maritime dispute vs China – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 12 days ago
live fire exercises near its reclamation areas in the West Philippine Sea, while US Air Force planes conduct patrols. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate lauded the PCA rulings as it “strengthens and solidifies the Philippine position in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Alvarez lauds PH victory in sea casewhich is beyond the jurisdiction of the International Tribunal for the Law of t
Alvarez lauds PH victory in sea case
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
which is beyond the jurisdiction of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos),” he added. Meanwhile, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate lauded the ruling which “strengthens and solidifies the Philippine position in future bilateral... Read more
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Rappler
Lawmakers hail ruling on Philippines' case vs ChinaTom Villarin: "Ruling is a triumph of diplomacy. Now, we can hold high our hea
Lawmakers hail ruling on Philippines' case vs China
Rappler / Posted 13 days ago
Tom Villarin: "Ruling is a triumph of diplomacy. Now, we can hold high our heads over WPS (West Philippine Sea)." Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate: "The Hague Arbitral Tribunal strengthens and solidifies the Philippine... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino faces charges over DAPcommandos dead in a clash with Moro rebels last year. In a 26-page complaint,
Aquino faces charges over DAP
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
commandos dead in a clash with Moro rebels last year. In a 26-page complaint, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and Bayan Muna party-list group pressed malversation, usurpation of powers and graft charges against Aquino and his budget... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
PNoy sued againAcceleration Program even after it was declared unconstitutional and illegal by
PNoy sued again
Manila Standard Today / Posted 16 days ago
Acceleration Program even after it was declared unconstitutional and illegal by the Supreme Court. ANDREW RABULAN Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, one of the complainants, said the DAP was “nothing more than presidential pork taken from... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Malversation, graft charges over DAP filed with Ombudsman against Aquino, AbadBalmores) The 10 groups which filed the 26-page complaint included the Volunte
Malversation, graft charges over DAP filed with Ombudsman against Aquino, Abad
Manila Bulletin / Posted 16 days ago
Balmores) The 10 groups which filed the 26-page complaint included the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Bayan Muna, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Recognition and Advancement of Government Workers,... Read more
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Sun Star
Criminal raps filed vs Aquino, Abad over DAPof the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In their complaint filed at th
Criminal raps filed vs Aquino, Abad over DAP
Sun Star / Posted 16 days ago
of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In their complaint filed at the Office of the Ombudsman, groups led by Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Groups file graft raps vs Noy, Abad over DAPAcceleration Program (DAP), parts of which were declared unconstitutional by th
Groups file graft raps vs Noy, Abad over DAP
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
Acceleration Program (DAP), parts of which were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2014. The groups led by Bayan Muna, Gabriela and the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption accused Aquino and Abad of graft, technical malversation... Read more
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The Manila Times
Aquino, Abad charged over DAP(DAP). In a 26-page complaint filed before the Ombudsman, groups led by the Vo
Aquino, Abad charged over DAP
The Manila Times / Posted 16 days ago
(DAP). In a 26-page complaint filed before the Ombudsman, groups led by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, Bayan Muna and Gabriela argued that the DAP—supposedly an economic stimulus program that allowed agencies under the executive... Read more
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Sun Star
Criminal raps filed vs Aquino, Abad over DAP implementationof the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In their complaint filed at th
Criminal raps filed vs Aquino, Abad over DAP implementation
Sun Star / Posted 17 days ago
of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In their complaint filed at the Office of the Ombudsman, groups led by Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Aquino, Abad face criminal raps over DAP – Bulatlatgroups made true their promise to hold Aquino accountable for the anomalous Dis
Aquino, Abad face criminal raps over DAP – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 17 days ago
groups made true their promise to hold Aquino accountable for the anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate and leaders of umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) filed with the Office... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Graft raps filed against Aquino, Abad over DAPPresident Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad over th
Graft raps filed against Aquino, Abad over DAP
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 days ago
President Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate and Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes are among the group leaders who filed the complaint... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Aquino, Abad face graft, malversation raps over DAPcaused-oriented groups filed the 26-page complaint, including the Volunteers Ag
Aquino, Abad face graft, malversation raps over DAP
Manila Bulletin / Posted 17 days ago
caused-oriented groups filed the 26-page complaint, including the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Bayan Muna, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Recognition and Advancement of Government Workers and... Read more
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Rappler
Complaint filed with Ombudsman vs Aquino, Abad over DAPnot a stimulus program, as many of the projects approved by Aquino has nothing
Complaint filed with Ombudsman vs Aquino, Abad over DAP
Rappler / Posted 17 days ago
not a stimulus program, as many of the projects approved by Aquino has nothing to do with stimulating the economy," said Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Sarate, who was present during the filing on Friday, July 8. Before the end of the fiscal... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino, Abad sued for technical malversation over DAPoutlawed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Volunteers Against Crime and
Aquino, Abad sued for technical malversation over DAP
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
outlawed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chairman Dante Jimenez, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Secretary General Renato Reyes filed the complaint... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Bato: More narco cops to be namedlinked to the illegal drug trade and other crimes. They should all be given a d
Bato: More narco cops to be named
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
linked to the illegal drug trade and other crimes. They should all be given a day in court and justice should be served,” Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said. “Hopefully this is the start of a serious cleansing in the ranks of law enforcement... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Alvarez belies return of ‘pork’be no more PDAF,” Alvarez said, referring to the then official name of pork bar
Alvarez belies return of ‘pork’
Pilipino Star / Posted 19 days ago
be no more PDAF,” Alvarez said, referring to the then official name of pork barrel – Priority Development Assistance Fund. Bayan Muna congressman Carlos Zarate has cautioned the incoming House leadership against giving lump sums to legislators... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
President won’t allow return of ‘pork’ in the 2017 national budget – Alvarezas Congress is concerned, we’ve done away with the PDAF system in compliance wi
President won’t allow return of ‘pork’ in the 2017 national budget – Alvarez
Manila Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
as Congress is concerned, we’ve done away with the PDAF system in compliance with the SC ruling,” he said in an interview. Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said he is counting on President Duterte to be true to his promise not to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bayan calls on Duterte to halt Edca implementationMilitant group Bayan Muna and other cause-oriented groups stage a protest rally
Bayan calls on Duterte to halt Edca implementation
Inquirier.net / Posted 21 days ago
Militant group Bayan Muna and other cause-oriented groups stage a protest rally along Kalaw streeet in Manila on Tuesday, the last day of US President Barack Obama’s state visit to the Philippines. The police used water cannons to disperse the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ball starts rolling for federal systemby federal region or state.” Rodriguez’s initiative also did not prosper. ‘Bu
Ball starts rolling for federal system
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
by federal region or state.” Rodriguez’s initiative also did not prosper. ‘Burning the house down’ At that time, Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate described the move as a “total sellout of our country and must... Read more
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Rappler
Turning over to the Duterte administrationseat was previously offered to the Left during Duterte's first press conference
Turning over to the Duterte administration
Rappler / Posted 23 days ago
seat was previously offered to the Left during Duterte's first press conference after the elections. The Left was eyeing Bayan Muna party list Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate as its nominee. 10 days later, Duterte changed his plans citing... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Bayan Muna refiles P2k SSS pension hike bill on Day 1 of Congress – BulatlatMembers of Kilusang Mayo in a picket at SSS headquarters in Quezon City before
Bayan Muna refiles P2k SSS pension hike bill on Day 1 of Congress – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 23 days ago
Members of Kilusang Mayo in a picket at SSS headquarters in Quezon City before Aquino vetoed the bill.(Contributed Photo) Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate hopes that in contrast to former President Aquino’s veto of the proposed bill, newly installed... Read more
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Sun Star
Bayan Muna refiles P2,000 SSS pension hike billMANILA -- Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed optimism o
Bayan Muna refiles P2,000 SSS pension hike bill
Sun Star / Posted 24 days ago
MANILA -- Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed optimism on Friday that the passage of the Social Security System (SSS) pension bill can now be fast-tracked in the 17th Congress so that pensioners will finally “receive the long... Read more
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Minda News
Moro, militants welcome Duterte’s vow to “implement all signed peace agreements”louder than words.” “Kulang sa speech pero may nagawa na” (It’s not in the spe
Moro, militants welcome Duterte’s vow to “implement all signed peace agreements”
Minda News / Posted 24 days ago
louder than words.” “Kulang sa speech pero may nagawa na” (It’s not in the speech but so much has been done), she said. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate agreed that while it was not specifically stated, “it is reassuring enough that he said... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Allies in Congress laud Duterte on first day of administrationdestroyed due to partisanship,” Treñas said. “We are ready to answer his call f
Allies in Congress laud Duterte on first day of administration
Inquirier.net / Posted 25 days ago
destroyed due to partisanship,” Treñas said. “We are ready to answer his call for unity and brotherhood.” For his part, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate expressed hope that Duterte’s administration would listen to the “people’s agenda” prepared by... Read more
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