Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said the government is using ‘free health care coverage’ as a ‘showcase program’ to project good image and earn brownie points days before President Benigno Aquino III’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano demanded the release of all political prisoners as he expressed support to the nationwide week-long fasting led by organizations of political detainees.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano today criticized the duplicity of Executive Order 79 on mining issued by Malacanang that supposedly expands mining ban in prime agricultural lands, ecotourism areas and other critical areas but continue to tolerate operation of mining companies resulting to massive degradation of the environment and people’s livelihood.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano today expressed concerns that Executive Order (EO) 79 on mining signed by President Benigno Aquino III will only strengthen the domination of large-scale foreign corporations in the mining industry and will further disadvantage stakeholders including indigenous peoples, farmers and fisherfolks affected by massive land grabbing and displacement in areas with large-scale mining operations throughout the country.
Anakpawis party list on Friday deplored the P 86-B power rate hike the state-owned National Power Corporation (Napocor) will implement starting this year up to the end of the term of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in 2016.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano today said he will seek a congressional probe into the successive killings of peasant advocates in Central Luzon.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano today expressed strong opposition to Malacañang’s plan to allow U.S. spyplanes to conduct ‘flybys’ for monitoring and surveillance over the disputed Scarborough Shoal.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said the Aquino administration is deliberately delaying the distribution of Hacienda Luisita through the ‘circuitous and rigorous’ process implemented by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano today expressed full support to the ongoing high-level Mercy Mission and Peace Caravan in Quezon province to demand the immediate pull-out of soldiers and paramilitary troops deployed in Bondoc Peninsula and South Quezon. Forces deployed by the AFP in Quezon reportedly reached up to 4,000 troops from eight
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said House Bill 4484 or the “Magna Carta of the Poor” approved on second reading by the House of Representatives is a measure that ‘justifies poverty.’ “The bill conveniently sugarcoats the government’s inefficiency in providing a decent, quality life for the people.”