Nation First (PH)

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Name: Nation First (PH) (Bayan Muna, Nation First)
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

House seen passing 2015 budget by Wednesday

INQUIRER,net FILE PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The House of Representatives is expected to approve within the next few days a 2015 national budget reflecting changes introduced at the last minute by the Department of Budget and Management, such as “realignments ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Party-list group to question P2.6-T 2015 budget

MANILA, Philippines - Party-list group Bayan Muna will question the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget if it is passed without the adjustments sought by Malacañang being discussed in detail by lawmakers.“How can we pass this budget when the ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Militants protest at military academy in Baguio

MILITANTS trooped to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City to protest the anti-insurgency operations being conducted by the military in several areas in the country resulting in civilian deaths.Members of the Cordillera People's Alliance ... [Published Sun Star Network - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 4 reports

‘Not emergency power, but brain power and truth, to address thinning reserves’

MANILA — Consumer group People Opposed to unwarranted Electricity Rates (POWER) reiterated its position that granting emergency powers to Pres. Aquino’s to address the Energy department’s projected shortfall in power reserves during next year’s summer ... [Published - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

CA stops govt order for Smart to refund excess fees

In a resolution, the CA Sixth Division said Smart in its petition managed to establish the essential requisites for the issuance of a temporary restraining order, namely:- the invasion of right aought to be protected is material and substantial- the right ... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Lack of Enforcement of Bunker Spill Rules "Criminally Negligent"

Nearly 1 million tonnes of bunkers spilt last year in one incidentLegislators investigating last year's large bunker spill in Iloilo province , the Philippines , have said the failure of government agencies to implement the oil spill compensation law ... [Published Ship & Bunker - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rights and wrongs

The transgender slay case involving suspect United States (US) Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has people in a fury of righteousness.The outrage is natural and expected. A murder is a murder and since it involves — again — a kababayan ... [Published Philippines Daily Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 2 reports

EDCA will never work for PH interests – lawyers say

TAGUM CITY- Lawyers in Manila claimed on Wednesday that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States of America “will never work for the national interest.”In a phone interview with Davao Today, Harry ... [Published Davao Today - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Bayan Muna urges probe into LRT ‘sweetheart deal’

MANILA, Philippines — Two party-list lawmakers urged their colleagues in Congress on Tuesday to hasten the inquiry into the alleged “sweetheart deal” in the awarding of the P64.9-billion Light Rail Transit 1 Cavite extension project to a lone bidder.Bayan ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 3 reports

Uphold order directing refund for cellphone users, partylist asks CA

The appellate court should uphold the NTC decision dated November 20, 2012 that ordered Smart Communications, Inc., Globe Telecom, Inc., and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. to return more than P7 billion -- representing over-collected interconnection ... [Published Business World - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

House approves P2.6 trillion 2015 Philippine “elections” budget

Like and/or Share This Article: [embedded content]The largest budget to be released a year before an election, the 2015 Philippine national budget amounts to P2.6 trillion and includes billions of pesos in lump sums, reports Rappler .  This budget ... [Published Kicker Daily News - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 2 reports

Belmonte agrees with party-list group on lack of inclusive growth

House Speaker Sonny Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN IIMANILA, Philippines–Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has railed against the Aquino administration’s alleged failure to spread the benefits of a robust economy in the last four years to the ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 28 2014]


"The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) claimed the bodies of Salvador and Viste were found together with the bodies of the killed suspected rebel members but the CPA and Cordillera Human Rights Alliance who conducted investigation regarding the case found out that it was a lie" United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) pastor Joseph Agpaoa said
They added that, by entering into EDCA, the respondents effectively waived the country's sovereignty, adding that what they have done "is so gross that it constitutes a derogation of our country's dignity and an unconscionable sellout of our sovereignty."
"In the 15 years that the VFA has been in place, the country's sovereignty and national interest has been undermined in favor of US strategic economic and politico-military interests in the country and the Asia-Pacific region" they said
Reacting to the DOE's information, Bayan Muna partylist Representative Neri Colmenares said, "After this hullabaloo, this is just after all an issue of reserves."

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‘Errata’ reinserted in national budget bill [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 14 hours ago]
House seen passing 2015 budget by Wednesday [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 21 hours ago]
Party-list group to question P2.6-T 2015 budget [Published Philippine Star - Oct 24 2014]
Militants protest at military academy in Baguio [Published Sun Star Network - Oct 24 2014]
Activists rally at PMA camp vs civilian deaths [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 24 2014]
Palace: Power crisis may cost us P23.3b [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 22 2014]
‘Not emergency power, but brain power and truth... [Published - Oct 22 2014]
House panel rejects Noy’s emergency powers [Published Philippine Star - Oct 21 2014]
Palace insists on need for genset supply deal [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 21 2014]
SC sets EDCA oral arguments for November 18 [Published Interaksyon - Oct 21 2014]
Consumer group to DOE: Use ‘brain power,’ not e... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 21 2014]
Less urgency now seen for energy crisis powers’ [Published Business World - Oct 20 2014]
House rules out electricity crisis [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 20 2014]
Congress thinks twice on emergency powers; DOE ... [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Oct 20 2014]
Belmonte: Don't junk PH-US VFA [Published ABS-CBN News - Oct 20 2014]
Lawmakers not yet done with CJ Sereno on JDF [Published Business Mirror - Oct 20 2014]
Shortage of power reserves, not supply, expecte... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 20 2014]
DOE: 2015 power crisis an issue of reserves, no... [Published Interaksyon - Oct 20 2014]
House likely to drop Aquino emergency powers [Published Rappler - Oct 20 2014]
CA stops govt order for Smart to refund excess ... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 20 2014]
Lack of Enforcement of Bunker Spill Rules "Crim... [Published Ship & Bunker - Oct 20 2014]
Rights and wrongs [Published Philippines Daily Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
Palace on calls for the junking of the VFA: Loo... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 19 2014]
‘7 – 5 doables to reduce power rates, prevent 2... [Published - Oct 18 2014]
Jeffrey ‘Jennifer’ Laude severely beaten; calls... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 17 2014]
Makabayan bloc files House resolution to termin... [Published - Oct 17 2014]
VFA review best left to Senate - Speaker [Published Interaksyon - Oct 17 2014]
Palace backs VFA review [Published Philippine Star - Oct 16 2014]
Gov’t to seek US soldier’s custody in murder case [Published Business World - Oct 16 2014]
Lawmakers file resolution junking VFA [Published Manila Times - Oct 16 2014]
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