Enduring poverty due to government’s rejection of significant wage increase

Economic relief through wage hike always necessary – Anakpawis Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Rafael Mariano said the announcement of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) that almost 28% of Filipinos have remained poor in the past six years strongly justifies the need for a significant wage increase. “The Aquino government’s continued rejection of a significant hike [...]

Enduring poverty due to government’s rejection of significant wage increase

Presyo ng yutilidad, serbisyo at bilihin ibaba! (Privilege speech on August 1, 2012)

G. Speaker, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege upang ipahayag ang sentimyento ng mamamayan kaugnay sa tatlong hagupit na nararanasan ngayon ng mayorya ng mga Pilipino – ito po ay may kaugnayan sa patuloy na pagtaas ng singil sa kuryente, pagtaas ng singil sa tubig at pagtaas ng presyo ng langis.

Presyo ng yutilidad, serbisyo at bilihin ibaba! (Privilege speech on August 1, 2012)

Justice for the people, jail Arroyo! – Anakpawis

Anakpawis Partylist served a “People’s Warrant of Arrest” against Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and demanded the former president’s continuous incarceration for her unpunished crimes against the people.

Justice for the people, jail Arroyo!  – Anakpawis

State-controlled mass transport necessary; “Prioritize safety of commuters in gov’t regulation of mass public transport system” – Anakpawis

27 March 2014

Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap expressed strong concerns with the successive accidents involving public utility buses (PUBs) as well as the torturous situation endured by the commuters of MRT and LRT. “Public transport is public service. It is the government’s duty to ensure a safe and productive public transport system,” the solon said. Early this week, [...]

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Mindanao blackout highlights failure of EPIRA: No sufficient, reliable power supply under privatized power sector

27 February 2014

Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap said the blackout in major areas in Mindanao highlights the failure of the privatized power industry. “The government lacks power over the entire power industry. That is the problem. Even the Department of Energy cannot answer what caused the blackout.” “Despite the high cost of electricity that consumers are paying, we [...]

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Anakpawis supports P125-million plunder case vs. PNoy, Abad, delos Reyes and Napoles

22 January 2014

“We support the plunder case filed against President Aquino, DBM secretary Butch Abad, DAR secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, Janet Lim-Napoles and others who are involved on the plunder of the P125-million Malampaya funds. This only shows that corruption persisted and even worsened under the Aquino administration.” “The public must continue to seek truth and justice [...]

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Gov’t urged to take decisive actions to stop Meralco hike; State-imposed moratorium on power rate hike necessary

16 December 2013

Anakpawis Partylist today demanded the House of Representatives to stop the implementation of the P4.15 per kilowatt hour (kWh) power rate increase imposed by the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). “The Committee on the Energy should look into the bottom of this rate increase, pinpoint the power companies that colluded to shutdown and create artificial tight [...]

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Review and repeal EPIRA, the culprit of expensive power rates: Further probe ‘collusion’ between Meralco and power producers

10 December 2013

Anakpawis Partylist said Congress must take decisive steps to stop the implementation of Meralco’s power rate hike that will impact heavily on the national economy and livelihood of consumers. In a hearing of the Committee on Energy, Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap challenged the committee and House members to exercise political will to stop the power [...]

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Greed amid calamity; Reverse deregulation policy to stop oil price hikes

03 December 2013

Anakpawis Rep. Fernando L. Hicap today urged the national government to reverse the downstream oil industry deregulation policy that is the culprit of successive oil price hikes. “Oil companies are exhibiting greed amid calamity. This is offensive and unacceptable.” Effective at 6:00 am today, oil companies Shell, Petron, PTT and Phoenix increased pump prices by [...]

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Rep. Rafael Mariano

A genuine servant of the people, Ka Paeng is a peasant leader who has dedicated his life to advancing the cause of the toiling masses.

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