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 [...]
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.
30 July 2014
Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap said the House leadership can expect for a political battle in response to President Aquino’s marching orders for Congress to approve the extension of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). In his SONA speech yesterday, Aquino said he expects Congress to approve a measure extending the issuance of Notice of Coverage [...]
10 June 2014
Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap said Congress must discontinue and reverse its historical blunder – the anti-peasant and pro-landlord Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988 that it passed 26 years ago. “Continuing CARP will be a grand disservice and betrayal to landless Filipino farmers who are demanding for a new and genuine agrarian,” the solon said. [...]
22 April 2014
Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap today assailed the ongoing 2014 Balikatan Joint US-PH military exercises in Bicol. Some 3,000 Filipino soldiers and 2,500 U.S. military personnel are participating in the drills in various provinces nationwide. The 30th round of the Balikatan exercises will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response. “This year’s bilateral exercises happening from [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.