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