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Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate

Zarate accuses DBM chief of blackmailing Congress

Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate has accused Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of “blackmailing” members of Congress “by dangling a supplemental budget” in exchange for the passage of the proposed Tax Reform for Attracting…

Bayan Muna to Duterte: Do a Mahathir, Kim Jong Un

Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Sunday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to do a Mahathir Mohamad, who recently won a landslide election in Malaysia, and freed political prisoners, including his former nemesis Anwar…

Makabayan bloc seeks repeal of TRAIN law

Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate led on Thursday the filing of a bill to repeal what he described as “anti-poor and anti-people” Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, citing detrimental effects on majority of…

Bayan Muna to Duterte: Do a Kim Jong-un

Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate dared President Rodrigo Duterte to follow in the footsteps of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who recently signed a denuclearization agreement with South Korea, saying Duterte could also take…