Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano today supported public health workers and indigent patients as they opposed the ongoing pre-bidding conference for the P5.6-billion Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) modernization project.
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.
The sub-committee on Labor Standards of the House Committee on Labor and Employment has approved House Bill 375 (P125 across-the-board legislated wage increase for workers in the private sector) during the public hearing on HB 375 held today, January 18, at the Strawberry Valley Hotel, La Trinidad Benguet.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) must compel telcos to abide by its order to immediately refund subscribers for overcharging text messages.
“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. ###
Hundreds of workers and establishment owners led by Anakpawis Partylist marched to protest against the Philippine Ports Authority’s plan to demolish their houses and business stalls inside the Port Area.
Anakpawis Partylist today challenged newly-installed Department of Energy (DoE) Secretary Jericho Carlos Petilla to concretely address the problem of high electricity rates in the country. The group staged a picket at the DoE office in Taguig to raise alarm on high power rates and Meralco’s plan to roll-out prepaid retail electricity.
Anakpawis members trooped to the MRT North Avenue Station in Quezon City today to protest the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) relentless push for MRT and LRT fare hikes that will affect 1.2 million train passengers mostly workers, employees and students.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said US President Barack Obama’s re-election effectively prolongs US’ increasing economic, political and security interests in the Philippines.
“The Aquino government is depriving millions of indigent Filipino patients with access to public health care because of national policies fast-tracking the privatization of public health services,” said Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano.