Nation First (PH)

Type: Organization
Name: Nation First (PH) (Bayan Muna, Nation First)
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Negros militant group launches signature drive vs pork

MILITANT group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros launched the people's initiative against pork barrel in the province Monday by holding a protest march from the Fountain of Justice to the San Sebastian Cathedral in front of the Bacolod plaza.Alejandro ... [Published Sun Star Network - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

Impeach raps sufficient in form – House

10:16 pmby LLANESCA T. PANTI AND ROBERTZON F. RAMIREZ REPORTERS WITH CATHERINE S. VALENTEThe House justice committee on Tuesday found the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno 3rd sufficient in form.The panel, headed by Rep. Niel Tupas, ... [Published Manila Times - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-pork groups court Ilonggos

BY GLENDA SOLOGASTOA and MAE SINGUAYILOILO City – Multi-sectoral rallies launched the People’s Initiative signature campaign against the pork barrel system here and Bacolod City yesterday.Mainly led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and Bayan ... [Published Panay News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Nation: Thinner crowd at anti-pork rally does little to douse fervor

Yesterday’s event, which was also held at the Luneta Park in Manila, was attended by only 5,000 people, Police Director Carmelo E. Valmoria, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, said in a phone interview.Even at its peak, at around 11 ... [Published Business World - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Congress can't repeal a People's Initiative law, Bayan Muna rep insists

By Raissa RoblesPosted at 08/25/2014 11:52 PM | Updated as of 08/25/2014 11:52 PMThings got even more interesting.Bayan Muna Congressman Neri Colmentares is standing his ground that Section 10 of the draft People's Initiative law is constitutional.Former ... [Published ABS-CBN News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 5 reports

At least 10,000 sign up for people’s initiative vs ‘pork’, say organizers

By Julliane Love De Jesus | INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–At least 10,000 citizens signed up at Rizal Park alone on Monday for the People’s Initiative against the pork barrel system, based on the unofficial tally made by the protest organizers.Around ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Will 6 million sign up to scrap pork?

Movement organizers admit it's not going to be easy to get at least 6 million signatures for a people's initiative, but insist that the timing is still rightMANILA, Philippines – It’s a goal that is way up there.Anti-pork barrel advocates will need at ... [Published Rappler - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Law expert cautions anti-pork groups

MANILA, Philippines—A constitutional law expert cautioned organizers of the Abolish Pork Movement who are pushing for the People’s Initiative Against Pork to follow the rules in order “not to be knocked out in the very first round.”Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 2 reports

Bayan Muna to intervene in P7-B telco refund case

MANILA, Philippines - Bayan Muna will question before the Supreme Court (SC) a Court of Appeals (CA) order stopping the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) from directing mobile phone firms to return P7 billion in excess text charges to millions ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Campaign vs ‘pork barrel’ on

CEBU CITY – More than 1,000 church leaders and officials of various civil society groups around the country met in Cebu City yesterday to endorse the people’s initiative bill aimed at officially abolishing any form of “pork barrel” system in the coun ... [Published Tempo - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Power crisis? Emergency powers? Try some planning, groups tell gov’t

MANILA – The real reason why there is talk of “looming power crisis” and proposals to grant emergency powers to the president has finally been revealed.Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad claimed recently that the Supreme ... [Published Bulatlat.com - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 2 reports

‘Reject pork idolatry’ 25 minutes ago

People’s Initiative sets 6-m signature drive to pass anti-pork barrel billCEBU CITY—Insisting that they will not be diverted from key national issues, multi-denominational religious leaders linked arms here on Saturday and kicked off the first people’s ... [Published Manila Standard Today - Aug 23 2014]

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"The most crucial (stage) is the (determination of sufficiency in) substance because once the complaints pass the substance, you will order the respondent to answer and you will open the respondent to all sorts of questions" Tupas said
"In the interest of clarifying concerns regarding the constitutionality of the proposed PI bill abolishing the pork barrel system, I’m posting Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares’ memo on the controversial Section 10 of the said bill."
"We disagree that the pork barrel system remains in the 2015 NEP (National Expenditure Program) submitted by the administration to Congress" deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said
"We want people to know what we’re fighting for. Nothing has changed in our lives. Nothing has changed from last year."

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Impeach cases vs Noy hurdle first round [Published Philippine Star - 20 hours ago]
3 impeachment complaints deemed ‘sufficient in ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 26 2014]
Impeach raps sufficient in form – House [Published Manila Times - Aug 26 2014]
Negros militant group launches signature drive ... [Published Sun Star Network - Aug 26 2014]
3 impeach raps vs Aquino declared ‘sufficient i... [Published Rappler - Aug 26 2014]
Peoples’ Initiative vs pork draws thousands to ... [Published Bulatlat.com - Aug 26 2014]
Impeachment raps vs PNoy 'sufficient in form' [Published Interaksyon - Aug 26 2014]
3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, accor... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 26 2014]
First impeachment rap vs Aquino found sufficien... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 26 2014]
Apostol moves to junk to other impeachment raps... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 26 2014]
House committee to vote today whether or not im... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 26 2014]
Antipork forces vow to hit 10M signatures [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 25 2014]
Anti-pork groups court Ilonggos [Published Panay News - Aug 25 2014]
Pork very much alive – lawmakers [Published Manila Times - Aug 25 2014]
House starts plenary debates on economic Cha-cha [Published Philippine Star - Aug 25 2014]
Nation: Thinner crowd at anti-pork rally does l... [Published Business World - Aug 25 2014]
Congress can't repeal a People's Initiative law... [Published ABS-CBN News - Aug 25 2014]
Prospects dim for success of impeach-Aquino cases [Published Manila Times - Aug 25 2014]
At least 10,000 sign up for people’s initiative... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 25 2014]
Will 6 million sign up to scrap pork? [Published Rappler - Aug 25 2014]
Law expert cautions anti-pork groups [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 25 2014]
Thousands rally for People’s Congress in Manila [Published Gulf News - Aug 25 2014]
News Analysis: People's initiative for abolishi... [Published China.org.cn - Aug 25 2014]
Between 'Million' and today: ‘Pork system still... [Published Rappler - Aug 25 2014]
Church leaders laud those fighting all ‘pork’ i... [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 25 2014]
Why 6 million signatures are needed vs pork bar... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 25 2014]
Aquino, allies dared to sign people's initiativ... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 25 2014]
Aquino dared to sign people’s initiative agains... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 25 2014]
Filipino protesters seek 6m signatures to aboli... [Published Asia News Network - Aug 25 2014]
SAAN KA PUPUNTA? Anti-pork activists rally in R... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 25 2014]
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