MANILA, Philippines - Three groups held a protest outside the House of Representatives on Monday in time for the budget deliberations of the House Committee on Appropriations.
Urban poor group Kadamay and women's group Gabriela joined forces to condemn the P7 billion budget earmarked for housing. They said the budget is "too little" for the needs of the housing sector.
Kadamay believes the money will be spent on more demolition operations of urban poor communities.
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“Even as we are saddened by the news of their execution, lessons must be learned. Much needs to be done so that no other OFW will have the same fate as Sally Villanueva, Elizabeth Batain and Ramon Credo.”
This was according to Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan as three Filipino OFWs were executed today in China after they were found guilty of drug trafficking. read more »
“Marlina Flores-Sumera’s killing, done in public view and in broad daylight is yet another proof that the culture of impunity continues under President Noynoy Aquino. We strongly denounce this killing and demand that a thorough probe on her death be conducted so that justice may be served immediately.”
Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan as she denounced the killing of female radio broadcast journalist Marlina Flores-Sumera. She is a radio news anchor of dzME’s “Arangkada” news program. read more »
“The impending execution of three Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking in China should serve as a wake-up call for the Aquino government to boost local job creation and end the labor export policy that drug syndicates exploit in their recruitment of Filipino drug mules.” read more »
Mr. Speaker, this representation votes NO to HB 4146 on the basis that it is unconstitutional and it infringes on the right of ARMM voters to choose their leaders.
Postponing the ARMM elections from August 8, 2011 to May 2013 and appointing OICs in the stead of elected officials mocks the supposed autonomy granted to the region by virtue of the Philippine Constitution and Republic Act 6734 and 9054, also known as the Organic Act providing for the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. read more »
Gabriela Women’s party Representative Luz Ilagan denounced today the US aggression on Libya and called on the Philippine government to continue its efforts to facilitate the evacuation of Filipino migrant workers amid intensified US-led military attacks on the oil rich nation.
“It is important for the Philippine government continue efforts to bring our OFWs to safety. The US-led military intervention targets the Libyan capital of Tripoli where thousands of Filipinos remain, including those working as nurses and hospital workers.” read more »
Ang kinatawang ito, bilang isang endorser ng paghahabla kay Ombudsman Merceiditas Gutierrez, ay bumuboto ng yes sa House Resolution No. 1089.
G. Speaker, ayon sa Ulat ng Taong 2010 ng Tranparency International, sa loob ng sampung sunod-sunod na taon, ang ating bansa ay konsistenteng nagmamarka ng 3.0 sa perpektong 10 ng corruption perception index. Ito'y naglalagay sa Pilipinas sa ika-41 sa mga bansang pinakakurap sa buong mundo, ika-9 sa buong Asya at ika-4 sa buong Southeast Asia. read more »
“I am hopeful that in the course of plenary debates, critics of the Reproductive Health Bill will see what this legislation espouses for women and their families from the poorest sectors of the society.”
Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan today as plenary debates on the Reproductive Health Bill is expected to go into full swing sponsorship speeches were delivered in the previous sessions. read more »
Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan today said it is high time for President Aquino to reconsider his position on large-scale mining activities in the Philippines as she called for an immediate repeal of the Mining Act of 1995. President Aquino has categorically opposed a ban on large-scale mining activities. read more »
Sinabi ni Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño na hindi makatwiran na kumita ang pamahalaan mula sa windfall tax revenues dahil sa sunod-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis na nag-ugat sa tensyong pulitikal sa Gitnang Silangan.
Ang apela ng mambabatas ay kasunod ng paghahain ng House Bill 4355 para i-regulate ang oil industry sa pamamagitan ng price controls at stabilization at ang pag-buy back at centralization ng oil procurements.