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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.