Failon Ngayon 30-second question: Ayon ka ba sa karagdagang buwis?
(At 0:58) Atty. JV Bautista: Ako hindi. Kasi sa ngayon, marami sa mga batas na ipinapataw, lalo na itong E-VAT, pampahirap sa bayan, kasi hindi nagdidistinguish ng mahirap at saka mayaman e. Ako naniniwala sa progressive taxation. Dapat ang ipinapataw na buwis, yung kung sino kumikita ng malaki at yung malalaki ang kayamanan nila, dapat yun ang buwisan ng gobyerno. After all sila naman ang pino-proteksyunan ng gobyerno, yung mga mahihirap nga pinababayaan.
Crisis powers will lead to onerous contracts with power firms – JV Bautista
Dark Power Rising: The Philippine Power Industry 9 Years After EPIRA by the Freedom from Debt Coalition
SENATORIAL candidate and human rights lawyer JV Bautista expressed concern today as Malacanang is mulling over a special session of Congress to resolve the power crisis in Luzon and Mindanao.
Bautista said, “Granting special powers to Arroyo like the same blanket authority given to (former president) Ramos at the height of the 1990s electricity crisis would usher in new versions of the onerous contracts with independent power producers”. Read the rest of this entry »
Former President Joseph Estrada, who is also running for president, had a similar story. He said another presidential candidate had offered to reimburse all his campaign expenses if he withdrew from the race. But while Estrada refused to say who had made the offer, one of the senatorial candidates in his ticket, JV Bautista, said Villar was “the most likely person to do that … because the other political contenders do not have that kind of money to offer.” Villar denied ever talking to anyone regarding the matter.
Philippine Daily Inquirer Posted date: March 05, 2010
SEN. MANUEL VILLAR sees a pattern in the recent attacks mounted by some of his political foes and believes they have hatched a conspiracy to portray him as a “transactional leader.” In an interview Thursday with GMA-7’s Mike Enriquez, the standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party said his Senate foes wanted to paint him as somebody who was buying off his political rivals as well as the media. Their strategy is “to create an impression that I am in the habit of bribing people,” Villar said. “But all of my money came from hard work and patience, from my sweat and blood. I don’t just give it away to anyone.” Read the rest of this entry »
IBAAN, Batangas, Philippines—Ousted President Joseph Estrada on Tuesday revealed that another presidential candidate was offering to reimburse his campaign expenses in exchange for his withdrawal from the May 10 presidential election.
Erap and Villar
Estrada declined to identify the candidate, but JV Bautista, one of his senatorial candidates, said Villar was the “most likely person to do that.”
“He is the most logical person to do it because the other political contenders, the other candidates, do not have that kind of money to offer to Erap,” Bautista told reporters during a campaign sortie here.
“Remember, Erap is no pushover in [terms of] financial capability. So if you are going to offer something to him, it must be very, very big, which only a billionaire—a billionaire businessman—can offer,” he added.
Magdalo lawyer advises next president on the prevention of “kudeta” and military uprisings
Lawyer and senatorial candidate JV Bautista offered an unsolicited advice today to the country’s next president regarding the prevention of coup d’ etats and military uprisings. Read the rest of this entry »
Bongbong may use “reclaimed” ill-gotten wealth in campaign
PMP Senate bet JV Bautista warns that a Marcos family comeback will erase EDSA gains
The Marcos Family
A day shy of the 24th anniversary of the EDSA People Power I Revolution which toppled the Marcos dictatorship, a Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) Senate bet warns that Nacionalista Senatoriable Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is “in a position” to use “reclaimed ill-gotten wealth” for his senatorial campaign. Read the rest of this entry »
The Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (Force of the Filipino Masses), formerly Partido ng Masang Pilipino (Party of the Filipino Masses) is a populist political party in the Philippines. It is the political party of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
SANLAKAS is a nationwide multi-sectoral organization established to protect and advance the rights and welfare of the Filipino masses through their involvement in the mass movement.
Partido Lakas ng Masa
PLM is a new political and electoral party that is a product of the consultation with various mass organizations. PLM recruits among the ranks of the broad sector and sections of the working class and the toiling masses. It recognizes the election as an arena of struggle, but it intervenes in the election not in the traditional form of campaigning but in ways and forms that raises the level of mobilization and struggles of the masses.
Freedom from Debt Coalition
The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) – Philippines is a nationwide multi-sectoral coalition conducting advocacy work in the national, local and international arenas, to realize a common framework and agenda for economic development. The main task of the Coalition is advocacy, which is the process of promoting alternatives and working for change in policies, programs, structures and relations.