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)
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By TYRONE A. VELEZ Davao Today DAVAO CITY– Partylist lawmakers from Mindanao reiterated calls to scrap the “pork barrel” or…
By DON J. PAGUSARA
For what really is this goddamn pork barrel? Why is this a modus vivendi in our legislative system, first of all?
By ACE R. MORANDANTE
“The Aquino administration only puts at risk the lives of the people because the US government only wants to position their troops in our country with the objective of waging war against China and North Korea.” — Sheena Duazo, spokesperson for Bayan in Southern Mindanao
Bayan Muna Party’s Representative-elect Carlos Isagani Zarate takes oath before Judge Virginia Europa Friday in Garden Oases, Davao City. Behind…
By DAVAO TODAY
Addressing all budget airlines, especially Cebu Pacific, lawyer Carlos Isagani Zarate said that “(M)ore than taking care of profits, the safety of the riding public must not be sacrificed.”
By DAVAO TODAY
Tabora said the university has been a loyal customer to Cebu Pacific for many years. But its “manifest human failure” on Sunday, he said, only proved that the airline company does not “deserve our patronage.”
By CHERYLL D. FIEL
“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
Progressive party-lists under the Makabayan Coalition hold a meeting de avance Thursday in Davao City’s Freedom Park. Carlos Zarate, second…
By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.
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.