Neri Colmenares

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Name: Neri Colmenares
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 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 - 17 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Errata put legality of budget in question

LEFTIST lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc threatened Friday to question the legality of the P2.606 trillion national budget for 2015 after House leaders confirmed the insertion of 100 pages of errata that did not pass congressional scrutiny and plenary ... [Published Manila Standard Today - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmakers balk at giving Aquino emergency powers

10:11 pmby JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA AND LLANESCA PANTISeveral lawmakers do not see the need to provide President Benigno Aquino 3rd with emergency powers that will allow him to acquire generator sets to address an anticipated power shortage next summer.At ... [Published Manila Times - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Militant lawmaker opposes gov’t buyout of MRT-3

MRT Train. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMADOTC Undersecretary Jose Lotilla said as of July this year, government has already paid P54 billion in equity rental payment and another P22 billion in loan payments.This means a total of P76 billion in actual ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Palace denied funding for MRT maintenance: Colmenares

MANILA – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares criticized Malacanang on Wednesday for allegedly failing to properly fund the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT).Colmenares got MRT officer-in-charge Renato San Jose to confirm that Malacanang slashed ... [Published ABS-CBN News - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 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 Bulatlat.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

'Generators,' not emergency powers will resolve energy crisis

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said in an interview over radio dzMM that instead of emergency powers, the House energy committee is considering the implementation of the Interruptible Load Program, where big business establishments will use power generators ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Smart gets stay order on text refund order

AFTER sister brand Sun Cellular and rival Globe, it is Smart's turn to secure a stay order against the government directive for telecommunication companies to refund subscribers for alleged excessive text messaging fees.The Court of Appeals (CA) Sixth ... [Published Sun Star Network - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 4 reports

Congress thinks twice on emergency powers; DOE scored

The House of Representatives will not rush passing the joint resolution that would grant President Aquino the authority to contract additional generating capacity after the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to establish that there is indeed an imminent ... [Published Yahoo Philippines News - 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 12 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 4 reports

House urged not to rush additional powers for PNoy

The leader of the Independent Bloc in the House of Representatives cautioned Congress on Monday against hasty passage of a joint resolution giving President Aquino emergency powers to address alleged threat of a power shortage in the summer of 2015 without ... [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 13 2014]

Quotes

"nalaman namin hindi pala kulang ang suplay... ang shortage pala, nasa reserve, 'yung kukulangin [ay] 'yung reserba" Colmenares 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."
"i think the doe has been painting the wrong picture in the last few months. it's only now that you're saying that this is an issue of reserves, and this reserve will only be used during outages. it has become muddled. all the while the supply is more than the demand based on your statistics" Colmenares said during the hearing. - Rappler.com

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Party-list group to question P2.6-T 2015 budget [Published Philippine Star - 17 hours ago]
Errata put legality of budget in question [Published Manila Standard Today - 18 hours ago]
Lawmakers balk at giving Aquino emergency powers [Published Manila Times - Oct 23 2014]
Palace: Power crisis may cost us P23.3b [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 22 2014]
Palace denied funding for MRT maintenance: Colm... [Published ABS-CBN News - Oct 22 2014]
Militant lawmaker opposes gov’t buyout of MRT-3 [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 22 2014]
‘Not emergency power, but brain power and truth... [Published Bulatlat.com - Oct 22 2014]
House panel rejects Noy’s emergency powers [Published Philippine Star - Oct 21 2014]
'Generators,' not emergency powers will resolve... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 21 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]
Smart gets stay order on text refund order [Published Sun Star Network - 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]
Congress may grant limited additional powers to... [Published ABS-CBN News - Oct 20 2014]
House likely to drop Aquino emergency powers [Published Rappler - 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]
House divided on VFA abrogation… [Published Manila Bulletin - Oct 18 2014]
Jeffrey ‘Jennifer’ Laude severely beaten; calls... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 17 2014]
DOJ orders US marine in Subic slay to answer mu... [Published Manila Standard Today - 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]
Lawmakers file resolution junking VFA [Published Manila Times - Oct 16 2014]
Militant solons file joint resolution asking PN... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 16 2014]
House resolution seeks scrapping of VFA [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 16 2014]
House OKs P54 billion for MRT buyout [Published Philippine Star - Oct 15 2014]
De Lima takes rap over Abad video [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 15 2014]
UNA calls on De Lima to release video of her Os... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 15 2014]
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