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Lawmaker sees passage of FOI bill


Akbayan Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez III expressed confidence that the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill would be enacted into law within this year, especially after President Benigno Aquino III included the measure in the priority bills of his administration.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino, others urged: Stay cool

Members from various militant groups gather at Plaza Miranda to watch President Aquino's Address of the Nation regarding the Disbursement Acceleration Fund (DAP). The DAP was considered unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ALEXIS CORPUZ

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello on Wednesday asked President Aquino and other parties involved in the row between the executive and the judiciary over the Disbursement Acceleration Program to “desist from confrontational language.”

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla’s bid ‘delusional’


Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. can run for the presidency all he wants, but he should not expect an easy victory, lawmakers said yesterday.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Akbayan refiles bill protecting students’ rights, welfare


Akbayan partylist members on Monday re-filed their Students’ Rights and Welfare bill which legislates the rights of students against unjust tuition increases and suppression of academic freedom in both private and public colleges and universities.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Complaint vs. ERC chief in ‘advanced’ phase—Palace

Energy Regulatory Commission Chairperson Zenaida Cruz-Ducut. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The case filed by Akbayan partylist against Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chairperson Zenaida Ducut over the power rate increase has moved to its “advanced stage,” Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »