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Downgrade of case vs. Subic rape servicemen is sellout of justice and sovereignty April 21, 2006

Posted by s511 in Akbayan Issues, foreign affairs, Press Statements, sovereignty.
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The DOJ decision to downgrade the case against three of the accused in the Subic rape case is a sad development in the pursuit of justice towards a resolution of the situation.

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AKBAYAN solon insists on legislative action towards full abolition of death pen, not just through commutations April 18, 2006

Posted by s511 in Akbayan Issues, Death Penalty, Human Rights, Legislation, Press Releases.
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AKBAYAN Party-List Representative Etta Rosales today said that more than a presidential pronouncement; the death penalty should be abolished altogether through the enactment of a pending law.

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COMELEC is wasting taxpayers’ money on signature drive verification April 4, 2006

Posted by s511 in Akbayan Issues, electoral reform, graft and corruption, Legislation, Press Releases.
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The Commission on Elections is again playing the part of Malacañang’s dummy with its insistence on verifying the signatures collected by the Sigaw ng Bayan movement for a people’s initiative. It feels like 2004 all over again with a compliant COMELEC risking charges of contempt, graft and malversation just to complement Malacañang’s blessing on the cha-cha train.

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