|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bayan Muna Partylist|
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
March 5, 1967 |
|Political party||Bayan Muna|
Bayan Muna continues to oppose Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's presidency on claims of corruption due to the Hello Garci controversy, the fertilizer fund scam, allegations over widespread human rights abuses, including the State of Emergency in February 2006. During the suspension of freedoms, the 6 members were sought out with arrest warrants by the government and took refuge in Congress. Beltran was illegally arrested by state agents and was detained for more than a year. Virador was nabbed by state agents in Davao City. Thenceforth, the group of Bayan Muna, Anakpawis and Gabriela representatives -- Ocampo, Casiño, Virador, Maza, Beltran and fellow Anakpawis Rafael Mariano became known as the Batasan 6.