Posts by tag: Bayan Muna

7 years ago

ATENEO FORUM ON PORK

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Bayan Muna Representative Atty. Carlos Isagani Zarate (center) stressed the need to abolish both the legislative PDAF and presidential “pork” or special funds in order to stop the culture of patronage politics. Joining Zarate is Asst. Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao Atty. Rodolfo Elman (second, left), teachers of Ateneo de Davao University and anti-corruption advocates during Wednesday’s forum on pork barrel held at Ateneo de Davao University. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

8 years ago

OATH-TAKING

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Bayan Muna Party’s Representative-elect Carlos Isagani Zarate takes oath before Judge Virginia Europa Friday in Garden Oases, Davao City. Behind…

8 years ago

Partylist not spared from trapo politics

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Partylist not spared from trapo politics

By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

“Sadly, personality politics is still at play in the partylist contest.  The system even goes to the extent that winnability hinges on traditional politicians’ endorsement and money.” — Carlos Isagani Zarate, Davao-based human rights lawyer and Bayan Muna second nominee

8 years ago

POLITICS OF CHANGE

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Progressive party-lists under the Makabayan Coalition hold a meeting de avance Thursday in Davao City’s Freedom Park. Carlos Zarate, second…

8 years ago

Today’s View: Working class heroes

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Today’s View: Working class heroes

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

And as the workers, farmworkers and peasants marched and braved the heat, with hundreds of red flags waving, they showed Aquino they are still a force to reckon with, undeterred despite the oppression they are experiencing from massive corporations who stole their lands and displaced them from their homes and livelihood.