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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
29 November 2013
Anakpawis Rep. Fernando L. Hicap said the national and local governments should work double time to address the shelter and housing problem of Yolanda survivors. “With more than a million people now homeless, we are facing a major housing crisis,” Hicap said. Based on the latest National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) situation [...]
19 November 2013
Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Fernando Hicap welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision declaring as unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or the pork barrel system. “This is a landmark decision by the Supreme Court.” “This is an initial victory for the people and broad social sectors opposing the pork barrel system. But, we must remember that [...]
14 November 2013
Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap said the humanitarian crisis brought about by supertyphoon Yolanda could swiftly turn into a national political crisis because of the unacceptable incompetence shown by the Aquino government in providing urgent aid to typhoon survivors. “The world is now witnessing the real caliber and nature of President Benigno Aquino III. His presidency [...]
11 November 2013
Solon calls for gov’t transparency in int’l aid for Yolanda victims Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap said Malacanang should expedite transparency with the outpour of foreign aid for victims of super typhoon Yolanda that ravaged most of Visayas and MIMAROPA regions over the weekend. “There have been an out pour of aid, donations and pledges of [...]
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.