September 23, 2020
COMMENTARY BY SONNY AFRICA
With the government’s infrastructure budget bloating and the pork-filled 2021 budget being railroaded through Congress, every check on corrupt government officials is more urgent than ever.
August 24, 2020
August 18, 2020
Those that are no longer targeted by government to receive aid aren’t just numbers but actual families being left to wriggle out of the crisis on their own.
April 14, 2020
Poor households have struggled to survive four weeks of the enhanced community quarantine and will only endure greater difficulties during the two-week extension. The Duterte administration needs to let go of its burdensome bureaucratic requirements, increase funding, and expedite getting help to all families in need.
April 8, 2020
WATER FOR THE PEOPLE NETWORK
POSITION PAPER | As more and more COVID-19 cases are discovered in the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila, and in over 200 countries around the globe, ensuring sufficient, safe and accessible water is more important than ever.
March 10, 2020
In the Philippines, water resource projects under Duterte’s flagship infrastructure program are being funded with foreign loans, half of which are from China. One of these is the Kaliwa Dam, which faces opposition from indigenous people and residents of affected areas in Rizal and Quezon provinces. The dam poses huge threats on the environment and […]
February 11, 2020
Sa natitirang kalahating panahon ng termino ng administrasyong Duterte, haharap ito sa malalaking pagsubok sa kanyang tibay. Pangunahin na rito ang tuloy-tuloy na pagbagal ng ekonomiya sa nagdaang tatlong taon sa kabila ng pagsusumikap ng administrasyon na pagandahin ang mga numero sa pamamagitan ng mataas na paggastos ng gobyerno. Pangalawa rito, subalit may kaparehas na […]
January 21, 2020
December 13, 2019
BY SONNY AFRICA
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is posturing against oligarchs again. This time, the tough talk is against corporate water giants Manila Water and Maynilad.