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Rising oil prices expose Aquino’s false claims of growth and development

“It is hypocritical for President Benigno Aquino III to present the Philippines as a ‘developing nation’ to world economic leaders when his administration cannot control rising oil prices that continue to hurt and distress local businesses and consumers,” said Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano.



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Solon to Aquino: Make US gov’t pay for Tubbataha tragedy

Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Rafael Mariano today asked the Philippine government to demand the United States government to issue a public apology over the environmental carnage caused by the grounding of USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reefs, a protected marine park recognized by UNESCO.




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Privatization of public hospitals slammed

“After all, what’s the use of improved health service, upgraded and world-class hospitals if the people would still die staring at them because they can’t afford it?” he added. ###