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Until our Mary Janes come home

October 22, 2019

Did you also feel your world stop in 2015 when we thought that Indonesia had executed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Mary Jane Veloso? Please, not another Flor Contemplacion, not another OFW coming home in a balikbayan box. Putting her kids through school was Mary Jane’s only compulsion for leaving her family and homeland for any […]

The Dangers of Development Work

October 20, 2019

DR. JUDY TAGUIWALO

Whether as technical experts or as administrative personnel, development workers especially in the Philippines working with grassroots organizations need to have a deep sense of solidarity with the poor and a strong commitment to supporting the efforts of grassroots communities and organizations to change their situation.

Agri sector slumps due to continuous government neglect

October 16, 2019

Even prior to rice liberalization, the country has become increasingly dependent on food imports Long-time government neglect and low prioritization has put the agriculture sector in a chronic crisis, said research group IBON. The group said that this is in line with government’s advancement of neoliberal policies favoring local and foreign big business. The Duterte […]

IBON launches alternative to failed govt econ agenda

October 10, 2019

Download your copy of the People Economics booklet Research group IBON is launching its campaign on People Economics to promote much-needed policy reforms that would really benefit the majority of Filipinos and engender genuine national development. Today, IBON holds the forum “People Economics: May Magagawa!” at the College of Science Admin Auditorium, UP Diliman to […]

My journey as a Jeepney operator’s wife

October 8, 2019

The year 1993 was the beginning of my journey as a jeepney operator’s wife. Two years before that, I got married to a First Quarter Storm (FQS) student activist.  In his forties, he was torn between leading a “normal life” (to marry and have kids) after being incarcerated in Bicutan for a year (he was arrested […]

Salamat po, Guro ko

October 5, 2019

Sa lahat ng Guro na maagang gumigising araw-araw kahit medyo puyat pa sa paglalamay sa paggawa ng lesson plan, salamat po. Sa lahat ng Guro na sa araw-araw ay nakikipagpatintero at habulan sa dyip at bus at nagiging isang mandirigma pagpasok sa mga bagon ng MRT at LRT para lang maka-abot sa tamang oras ng […]

IBON questions CITIRA job creation claims

October 3, 2019

Research group IBON said the Department of Finance’s (DOF) claim of over a million jobs to be created by corporate income tax cuts under the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) is imaginary. The group said that the DOF is hyping job creation to justify implementation of regressive tax measures. CITIRA will […]

Transport and traffic woes: govt’s epic fail

September 30, 2019

The transport and traffic problems will worsen if government continues to prioritize foreign and big business interests over public and national interests.

Global crisis even less reason for charter change

September 28, 2019

BY SONNY AFRICA

The policy question is not how to attract foreign investment at all costs. Rather, it is asking what needs to be done for foreign capital to genuinely contribute to the country’s long-term economic development.