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Makabayan chairperson and former Bayan Muna congressman. People’s lawyer. #KayangKaya
Mar 12 8 tweets 2 min read
MARCOS AND LACSON RED SCARE TACTICS ARE SO MARTIAL LAW ERA

If there is one thing that the recent campaign rallies in Iligan, Cebu, Iloilo, Cavite, Bulacan and Bacolod show, it’s that a broad range of Filipinos are now coming together to support the Leni-Kiko team. (1/8) Rightist or leftist, liberal or progressive, communist or anarchist, believers or non-believers, everyone is welcome in these rallies, including DDS and BBM supporters who are seeking enlightenment. (2/8)
Mar 10 7 tweets 2 min read
THE GOVERNMENT AND OIL COMPANIES SHOULD TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM

Next week's projection for the new round of oil price hikes is a doomsday scenario. With Energy Secretary Cusi himself saying that P100 per liter is possible, it cannot be business-as-usual. Image Hindi man maiwasan ang pagtaas ng presyo ng langis, may paraan para maprotektahan ang mga konsumer mula sa ganito kagrabeng pagtaas ng presyo.

Dapat lahat handa magsakripisyo. Ang mga konsyumer, ilang linggo na nagtitiis sa sunod-sunod na pagtaas ng krudo.
Jan 14 7 tweets 1 min read
BONGBONG MARCOS' THREE SINS AGAINST THE PEOPLE

First, he continues to block efforts to retrieve the ill-gotten wealth amassed by his family. That's hundreds of billions that could have been used for free medicines, healthcare, and social interventions for the poor. Do we want a president that blocks efforts to return the people's money to the public coffers?
Jan 13 6 tweets 1 min read
GOVERNMENT MUST LOOK FOR MEANS TO SUSTAIN, NOT SHELVE, CONTACT TRACING

The recent pronouncements of DOH Usec. Vergeire and DILG Usec. Malaya over the inability to intensify contact tracing show that this cycle of increasing cases will repeat itself in the near future. As COVID cases remain at an all-time high, government must intensify contact tracing efforts to isolate & treat those infected w/ the virus. With an almost 2:1 ratio of positivity, it’s critical to find out who has been exposed so they can be given proper medical interventions.
Nov 13, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
#NoToMarcosDuterte2022

The battle lines are now clear.

With Sara Duterte’s filing of candidacy for vice president and her adoption by the Partido Federal as Bongbong Marcos’ running mate in 2022, the merger of the forces of tyranny, dynasty and corruption is complete. (1/6) The son of a former dictator and daughter of a wanabee dictator are now poised to continue the dark legacies of their fathers. This can only bode ill for the vast majority of Filipinos, many of whom suffered under the corrupt and brutal regimes of their fathers. (2/6)
Nov 11, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Comprehensive response to the pandemic and health crisis tops Makabayan's ele toral platform for 2022. Image Second item in the platform is addressing the economic crisis and genuine people's development Image
Feb 27, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read
THREAD: My comments on the Chico River Irrigation Pump loan agreement signed between Ambassador Zhaojian Hua, on behalf of the Export-Impot Bank of China, and Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, on behalf of the Philippine Government, on April 10, 2018. The Loan Agreement is onerous & highly favors China. It sets an annual interest rate of 2% for the Php3.6 Billion loan plus an annual “Commitment Fee” of .3% and a “Management Fee“ of US$ 186,260. China demands that the loan be ‘paid in full without counterclaim or retention.”