“The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Progam (CARP) – the longest-running and most expensive land reform program in the country is a total failure. CARP is archaic, regressive and anti-peasant. It is high time to junk the bogus CARP and enact a new land reform program, “said Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano as he joined farmers in a protest at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Quezon City.
Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Rafael Mariano said the government is wasting public funds by continuing to fund the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), the longest-running and most expensive land reform program in the world. “By continuing to fund CARP, the Aquino government is squandering billions of public funds,” said Mariano.
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.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano today urged the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to impose a price freeze on petroleum products in light of the severe calamity caused by tropical cyclone Gener.
Anakpawis Partylist served a “People’s Warrant of Arrest” against Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and demanded the former president’s continuous incarceration for her unpunished crimes against the people.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said President Benigno Aquino III must be accountable if former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo manages to evade justice and escape her crimes against the people. “The government is condoning Arroyo’s evasion of justice. Aquino is letting Arroyo off the hook with the slow and partial prosecution against the former president.”
Anakpawis party-list joins various progressive groups in denouncing the new round of oil price hikes in a picket-protest today.
Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Rafael Mariano said President Benigno Aquino III’s pronouncement that the country could attain rice self-sufficiency and possibly become a rice exporter next year is far from reality and nearly impossible.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said the real score of the country’s situation is reflected on the actual condition of Filipinos and not on rosy statistics presented by President Benigno Aquino III in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Staunch critics of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on Monday said the current administration failed to resolve the long-running problem of joblessness in the country.