In line with the 2019 national elections, the Makabayan Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (Makabayan) bloc sought to strengthen its campaign to deliver politics of change in its recently concluded fourth national convention held at the Quezon City Sports Club (QCSC) on Tuesday, September 25.
The minority bloc is currently composed of eight party-lists from the House of Representatives: incumbent party-lists Anakpawis, Bayan Muna, Gabriela Women’s Partylist, Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), and Kabataan were joined by the newly-established People’s Surge, a party-list hailing from the Eastern Visayas geared to represent the people ravaged by disastrous calamities, Aksyon Health Workers (AHW), constituted by health workers, and Manggagawa Party-list (MP), a party-list aimed to represent the campaigns of the workers.
Delegates from Makabayan affirmed to deliver the politics of change geared to stand against the looming dictatorship of the current administration as it also declared Neri Colmenares as its sole senatorial bet for the 2019 elections.
Colmenares, a third-term representative from Bayan Muna, spoke to hundreds of delegates of the convention to manifest his commitment to deliver the mandate of the Makabayan Bloc to the Upper House.
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