“Justice will not be real and complete if the coco levy funds will not be returned to its rightful owners – thousands of coconut farmers and their families. The interest of coconut farmers as the rightful and legal owners of the coco levy funds must be upheld.”
Nanawagan ang Anakpawis Partylist na hulihin at dalhin sa kulungan si dating Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo na pinadalhan nang Warrant of Arrest kahapon sa salang plunder o pandarambong sa intelligence fund ng Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano said 40 years after the declaration of Martial Law, political, economic and social conditions during the dark years of the Marcos dictatorship continue up to this day.
“The best way to remember Martial Law is to carry on the fight for social justice,” progressive party-list Anakpawis said through its Secretary General Jun Luna today, in response to Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Etta Rosales tirades against scheduled mass protests in commemoration of Martial Law.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano today disputed the announcement made by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz that the two-tiered wage system (2TWS) will ensure a more effective protection to vulnerable workers and will reduce inequality of wages.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said the Independent Oil Price Review Committee’s (IOPRC) findings that local oil products are not overpriced and oil companies have maintained ‘relatively lower rate of returns and profitability’ is unacceptable and unbelievable.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael V. Mariano condemned the extra-judicial killing of Poncing Infante, leader of transport organization Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) chapter in Central Luzon. Infante is also the leader of the biggest jeepney federation in Angeles City.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said in pushing for the corporatization of public hospitals, the Aquino government is practically signing en masse the death certificates of millions of Filipinos who cannot afford expensive health care services. The solon issued this reaction as the House Committee on Health discussed another bill promoting the corporatization of government hospitals.
On the eve of the International Day of the Disappeared, Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano urged Congress to pass the “Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012.”
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano challenged newly-appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal-Sereno to uphold the 14-0 decision of the High Court to distribute Hacienda Luisita to legitimate farmer beneficiaries.