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Low govt priority to health impairs capacity to deal with nCoV

February 4, 2020

NEWS

The decreasing share for health in the national government budget shows the low priority given to this. This affects the country’s ability to address public health challenges such as the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

The PCOO’s disinformation must be stopped

January 30, 2020

The Duterte administration’s persistent red-baiting of IBON and other groups instead of addressing the issues raised is an affront to the public. The public deserves the truth and to be informed about the issues that matter to them the most. Instead, the government is red-baiting critical voices to silence opposition and to hide the real […]

Real Duterte Legacy: Three years of slow growth sign of failing gov’t econ policies

January 25, 2020

NEWS

The economy is on its third year of slowing growth under the Duterte administration, and the slowest in eight years. This shows that government’s claimed economic gains are myths.

Real Duterte Legacy: Agri crisis belies admin claims of econ success

January 23, 2020

NEWS

The crisis in Philippine agriculture due to government negligence contradicts claimed economic achievements under the Duterte Legacy Campaign. The administration’s neglect and prioritization of local and foreign big business interests is worsening an already weak and struggling sector.

Amid Taal disaster, ‘Duterte Legacy’ disinformation campaign launched

January 22, 2020

NEWS

The campaign is not just rife with disinformation, said the group, but also insensitive politicking for the still distant 2022 elections.

Martial Law omission a mockery of history

January 21, 2020

NETWORKS

In pushing to revise history, the Marcoses are evidently basking in the successive court victories they have been securing under the current administration. They have been enjoying freedom and have even been installed in government, as if their crimes against the Filipino people have been forgotten.

Lower disaster budget shows lack of govt priority

January 15, 2020

NEWS

Despite the country being disaster-prone, the administration has instead decreased calamity funds in the 2020 national budget.

Wake me up before you POGO

January 9, 2020

BY JOSE LORENZO LIM

The government has relied on the BPO industry for economic growth but even that is slowing down as seen in the decline of BPO investments in the country. Now, the government seems to be replacing BPOs with POGOs as the future of the services sector.

Economic missteps in 2019, hope for 2020

January 4, 2020

The optimism of the economic managers that “the Philippine economy is strong and ready to soar” is misplaced.