“Putting on the line the slaughter of communities, deviously invoking the Bangsamoro’s rightful claim to their homeland and the peace process in laying the carefully calculated plan for Charter Change cannot be anything but mass murder and outright treachery.”

Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Maza in a press conference denouncing President Arroyo’s renewed bid for Charter Change via federalism.

Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Maza today called for immediate price intervention from the Arroyo government with runaway inflation, now at 12.2%, hitting the poor hardest.

Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Largoza Maza today said President Arroyo’s defense of the Value Added Tax at the State of the Nation Address is the biggest of all lies at yesterday’s 57-minute, tall-tale marathon.

“It is not true that 90% of the country’s VAT on power collection is being paid for by the rich and well to do,” said Maza, citing research conducted by the consumer group, POWER and statistics from the Department of Energy which reveals that:

"Nakakasuka na. What with lies as your staple and empty promises for dessert. President Arroyo's SONA is replete with fake economic gains and band-aid solutions to the worsening poverty.”

Thus said Gabriela Women's Party Representative Liza Maza who, in contrast to the glitter of gowns and jewelry, donned her faded maong jeans and rubber shoes on Congress’ red carpet, walking out of the Batasan after attending the morning session.

MANILA, Philippines -- Activists again stormed the main office of Pilipinas Shell in Makati City on Monday, pelting it with slippers to protest rising oil prices and call the recent diesel rollback of P1.50 per liter "insignificant."

MANILA, Philippines – Saying they were tired of hearing more “lies” and “illusions” that the country has been better under her nine years in office, eight militant partylist representatives on Monday announced that they would not attend President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) next week.

Instead, Representatives Satur Ocampo, Teodoro Casiño, and Neri Colmenares of Bayan Muna; Liza Maza and Luz Ilagan of Gabriela, Rafael Mariano and Joel Maglunsod of Anakpawis; and Raymond Palatino or Kabataan would join protesters on the streets.

MANILA, Philippines -- Gabriela party-list Representative Liza Maza flew to Japan Wednesday to pursue a "quest for justice" for a Filipina migrant worker allegedly raped by a US soldier in southern Okinawa.

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Gabriela Women’s Party Representatives Liza Maza and Luz Ilagan today joined partylist solons from Bayan Muna in filing a bill to remove the 12% Value Added Tax (VAT) on electricity in a bid to immediately reduce electricity rates.

“This measure is a much needed relief for consumers amid skyrocketing food and oil prices. Initial studies show that if this is approved, electricity rates can be reduced by as much as P1.50/kWh,” said Rep. Maza.

Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan denounced today the killing of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas Southern Mindanao Region (KMP-SMR) spokesperson, and Bayan -SMR vice chairperson Celso Pojas.

Pojas was killed on May 15,2007 at around 6:00 am, right outside the gate of the Farmers Association of Davao City, of which Pojas was secretary general.