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Bill filed to get more women into politics

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House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

There is a need to change the male-dominated Philippine political landscape in order to foster equality, according to Akbayan party-list representatives.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

ERC chair wants more time to answer raps

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Energy Regulatory Commission Chairperson Zenaida Cruz-Ducut. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

Embattled Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chair Zenaida Ducut has asked Malacañang to be given more time to answer the charge that she failed to protect power consumers when she gave tacit approval to the record-high rate increase announced by the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) last December.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace looking into complaint against ERC chief Ducut

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Energy Regulatory Commission Chairperson Zenaida Cruz-Ducut. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma on Tuesday said the Office of the President has started looking into the complaint filed against Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chair Zenaida Cruz-Ducut.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ducut option: Resignation

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Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Zenaida Ducut. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.erc.gov.ph

Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chair Zenaida Ducut has two options—resign or be suspended. Malacañang said this on Friday, noting the widening demand for the removal of the unpopular official who is being blamed for the unprecedented power rate increases that the ERC allegedly approved.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ERC chief bucks Akbayan complaint, resignation call

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ERC CHIEF UNDER FIRE  Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla speaks with ERC Chair Zenaida Ducut at the hearing of the Senate committee probing the record-high rate increase imposed by Meralco. Two lawmakers have asked Malacañang to suspend Ducut for allegedly not looking after the interest of consumers.  RICHARD A. REYES

The Energy Regulatory Commission’s chairperson and CEO, Zenaida Cruz-Ducut, said Friday there was no irregularity in the quasi-judicial body’s approval of a staggered implementation of a record P4.15/kWh increase in power generation and other pass-on charges for the month of November 2013.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dismissal of ERC chief sought over power rate hike

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Akbayan Representatives Barry Gutierrez and Walden Bello filed a complaint at the Office of the President seeking the dismissal of ERC chief Zenaida Ducut. PHOTO by Tetch Torres-Tupas/INQUIRER.net

Akbayan Partylist on Thursday sought the dismissal of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) head Zenaida Ducut for her alleged failure to protect the consumers against the spike in the cost of electricity.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

14 party-lists win seats

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A controversial group representing overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and another formed by former military mutineers on Friday made it to the first batch of winners of the party-list election.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

High court denies motion to lift hold on RH law

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The Supreme Court opened its annual summer session in this city on Tuesday by denying a motion for reconsideration to repeal the status quo ante order it had imposed on the reproductive health (RH) law .

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Dinagat resident files petition to disqualify lawmaker Bag-ao

Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

A petition seeking the disqualification of Akbayan Rep. Arlene Javellana Bag-ao from her post has been filed before Congress after she allegedly shed her affiliation with the party-list group and shifted loyalty with the ruling Liberal Party in her bid to run for congressman in the lone district of Dinagat Islands in Mindanao.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Party over for party-list No. 1, ‘A’ groups

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cartoon, january 5, 2013

It looked like a lottery draw complete with numbered ping-pong balls jumping inside a tambiolo or raffle drum—except that the prize was not millions of pesos but slots on the ballot for the party-list elections on May 13.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What’s wrong with Akbayan Rep?

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Surigao del Norte First District Rep. Francisco Matugas on Thursday defended Akbayan party-list Rep. Kaka Bag-ao’s designation as caretaker of Dinagat Islands.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Another Akbayan member appointed to Palace position

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Tomasito S. Villarin. Photo from http://cdm.aim.edu

President Aquino has tapped another member of Akbayan party-list group to serve as his undersecretary for political affairs.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Akbayan lawmaker defends role as caretaker of Dinagat pork

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Though some of her colleagues in the House of Representatives are branding it “patronage politics,” Akbayan Rep. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao on Wednesday defended her role as a conduit for funds for pork projects in Dinagat Island, saying any benefit it may have to her run for the district’s congressional seat next year was only “incidental.”

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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