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Category: Advocacies

Achieving real peace

September 19, 2019

The system is abusing the word “peace” while refusing to take the necessary steps to make it real “Peace negotiations, not all-out war,” was the theme of a forum that I and some workmates attended recently. It was organized by the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, Pilgrims for Peace, and Kapayapaan (Movement for a just and […]

The 2020 Budget: Infrastructure, Populist Measures, and War

September 15, 2019

As the proposed 2020 budget makes its way through congress, the Duterte administration’s priorities favor infrastructure for big business, war, and populist measures over substantive economic and social services that benefit the majority of Filipinos.

Neoliberal Charter change: foreign control of PH economy

September 2, 2019

Decades of economic liberalization has weakened domestic agriculture and Filipino industry, as is happening with the rice sector today. Yet Congress is still proposing to remove the last remaining protections for the economy in the 1987 Constitution.#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics

The truth about TRAIN

July 10, 2019

#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomic #PeoplesSONA2019

Inflation slows but prices still higher than before

May 7, 2019

Inflation slowed in April 2019 but rice, fish, sugar, and many vegetables are still more expensive than last year

TRAIN Package 1A: From the poor to the rich

November 30, 2018

Government’s continued implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) means that TRAIN’s taxes will keep raising prices next year and make inflation higher than it should be. Read: TRAIN still inflationary with lifting of fuel excise tax suspension