Fearing for the lives of those “red-tagged” by government officials including Lt. Gen. Antonio Perlade, a group of petitioners led by Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate has prodded the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday (Oct. 30) to halt the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 while it has yet to issue a decision on the 37 petitions opposing the law.
The power struggle in the House of Representatives has nothing to do with lawmakers allegedly fighting to get a bigger slice of pork barrel funds, appropriations committee chairman Rep. Eric Yap said Monday (September 21).
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Sunday said the supposed initiative for a revolutionary government is “just another ploy in the arsenal of schemes…
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Tuesday withdrew his yes vote to House Bill 6864 or the “Better Normal” Bill, saying he changed his mind because of its provisions “impinging” on the people’s right to petition their government for redress of grievances.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Sunday urged the national government to fully disclose how it has spent the P3.7 trillion of the 2020 national budget before it can be trusted to spend the P162 billion under the proposed Bayanihan 2 of the House of Representatives.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Sunday assailed the administration’s push for Charter change even as the country remains in the middle of a pandemic.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Sunday admonished the Department of Health (DOH) to be transparent in reporting the Covid-19 cases in the country and not prevent hospitals to report positive cases they have treated as long as they are verified.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Tuesday called on the Department of Information and Communication (DICT) to be transparent and disclose how it spent its confidential funds.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Wednesday said Congress should condemn the United States for putting overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East in danger with its airstrike that killed a top Iranian general in Iraq.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Tuesday objected strongly to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project as well as his warning to the courts not to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking it.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Sunday welcomed “with cautioned enthusiasm” the joint announcement of a possible unilateral and national reciprocal ceasefires between the government panel and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
Even if they are taxed, Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) in the country should continue to be investigated, Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate said on Tuesday.
In response to powerful earthquakes that rocked Mindanao, Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate has filed House Bill 5259 or the “Evacuation Centers Bill,” mandating the establishment of disaster-resistant evacuation centers between barangays.
Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares and party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Monday said the 11 point drop in Pres. Duterte’s trust rating in the latest Pulse Asia Survey can be attributed to the still high prices of commodities and the administration’s pro-China policy.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate and Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares on Thursday demanded that oil companies withdraw their opposition to the unbundling of their prices “so that the public will know if they are overpricing.”
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Tuesday said the Department of Energy (DOE)’s admission that the supposed oil price rollbacks should have been bigger showed the urgent need for the “unbundling” of oil prices, allowing consumers to see what they are being charged.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Friday said the “misunderstanding” between Davao Rep. Paolo Duterte and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat shows how fractious the administration coalition is at present.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Thursday said neither he nor any of his five colleagues in the Makabayan bloc partook of the supposed P100-million allocation per lawmaker in the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020.
Bayan Muna party-list on Wednesday gave a sneak peek at the barong Tagalog with protest designs to be worn by its representatives for the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
Bayan Muna chairman and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares and Rep. Carlos Zarate on Monday welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court scrapping the “sweetheart deals” that Meralco negotiated with its own generating companies in 2016 and similar deals by other power distribution companies.
Manila Water Co.’s president and chief executive officer (CEO) on Monday told lawmakers the water concessionaire was not yet considering refunding its customer base that had been experiencing water interruptions since March 6.
Bayan Muna chairman and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate on Saturday slammed water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad for the “massive, unannounced water interruption” in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
Bayan Muna chairperson Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate on Wednesday urged the Senate to press its demand for transparency in the government’s loan agreements with China and compel the executive to make public official copies of the loan documents.
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate and chairman Neri Colmenares on Friday assailed the Department of Finance (DOF) for green-lighting the “highly unusual” loan agreement that would allow China to take over Philippine ports, airports and even energy resources in case of default.