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Bill filed requiring people to fall in line

Ako Bicol Party-list Represetatives Christopher Co and Rodel Batocabe. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS/www.congress.gov.ph

Queue jumpers, troublemakers and recalcitrants are the targets of an “anti-pasaway” bill that party-list lawmakers have filed at the House of Representatives.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol party list sending heavy equipment to Leyte, Samar

Ako Bicol party-list lawmaker Alfredo Garbin Jr. Photo from http://www.congress.gov.ph

Ako Bicol party list, in partnership with Sunwest Construction and Development Corp. and the local government of Legazpi, will send relief goods and heavy equipment to Samar and Leyte provinces to help in the massive clearing operations.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Local dynasties behind many partylist groups, says Atienza


What’s a better way to win a partylist seat? Go local. Incoming Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza sounded, on Thursday, the alarm on powerful families in control of local political bailiwicks who put up their own partylist groups to gain seats in the House of Representatives.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol, 3 others get SC relief

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ako Bicol and three other party-list groups, which the Commission on Elections (Comelec) earlier disqualified from taking part in the elections next year because they do not represent marginalized sectors, have been given a reprieve by the Supreme Court.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ako Bicol cites need to hurry SC decision

Citing “several public holidays” including the Christmas break, a former Supreme Court (SC) justice has asked the high tribunal to act with “extreme urgency” and stop the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from disqualifying the Ako Bicol party-list group (AKB).

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »