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No immunity for Janet Napoles! We will oppose all moves to make Janet Napoles a state witness

The Makabayan Coalition in Congress is set to block moves to make Janet Lim Napoles as a state witness in the P 10 billion pork barrel scam investigation

According to Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares, “we will oppose this move considering that Janet Lim Napoles is one of the main culprits in the pork barrel scam and this would be a clear travesty of justice. Napoles should be punished because of her crimes against the people. The Aquino administration should not make Napoles a state witness because it would seem that there was already a quid pro quo between them.

About Us

Makabayan is a political coalition of twelve Philippine progressive parties: Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Kabataan, Courage, Migrante, ACT-Teachers, Katribu, Akap Bata, Piston, Kalikasan at Aking Bikolnon . The council also includes personages in the field of arts, governance, mass media and people’s organizations. READ MORE

What we stand for

We are a coalition with a definitive vision for change. A coalition that advances the aspirations, triumphs, and potential of the people’s parties. A coalition that promotes nationalism, democracy, and the rights and welfare of the people at all times. READ MORE

The 2013 Elections

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    The Makabayan bloc in Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court decision to indefinitely extend the temporary restraining order (TRO) against Meralco's proposed power rate hike.

    According to Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares , “this is indeed a welcome development so that electricity consumers would not have to bear the unjust power rate hike of Meralco. We just hope that the SC will eventually declare the P4.15 rate hike void as well as the subsequent proposed increases connected to the market manipulation and collusion of power industry players,”

  • Bayan Muna mulls stopping Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) at the Supreme Court

    Says US policy of neither confirming nor denying it is carrying nukes, a clear threat to PH safety and security

    Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Javier Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate today said that it is beyond doubt that the Aquino administration is in a mad rush to complete the sell out of Philippine sovereignty through the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) when United States of America Pres. Barack Obama arrives in April 28.

  • POWER doubts if PEMC can follow ERC order, cites members' conflict of interest

    How can the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) seriously correct the abuses that happened in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) when members of the PEMC board represent the very companies that benefited from the manipulation of the market?

    This is the question that we in People Opposed to Unwarranted Electricity Rates (POWER) would like to raise in the wake of the ERC's ruling that orders PEMC to recalculate the incredible 70% overprice that happened in the WESM last November and December.