June 30, 2023
A year after taking the secretary post, the agriculture sector continues to be in shambles on a macroeconomic scale under the leadership of President Marcos Jr.
June 25, 2023
Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the rather low-standard official poverty threshold for a family of five. In other words, Philippine minimum wages are family poverty wages.
June 16, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration has apparently taken over the reins of the agriculture department at a time of severe food and agriculture crisis, but without much inspiration.
June 9, 2023
Hyping climate spending is hypocritical if environmental destruction continues.
June 2, 2023
The Philippine government has a repetitive narrative when it comes to infrastructure – that it will “revitalize the economy” and “create more jobs” or that the government is “Building more for better lives” — claims so-repeated that they seem like obvious benefits. But history shows that this is not always the case.
May 22, 2023
The global economy is being dragged down by fundamental forces that even the mighty US is still captive to. It may be the world’s dominant imperialist power but it is still merely monopoly capitalist and as such subject to the deeply-ingrained contradictions of capitalism.
May 19, 2023
What the G7 wants and the manner it exacts these are untenable and are only bound to hurt the majority of the world’s populations.
May 9, 2023
The current Marcos Jr administration will have US support despite its deeply corrupt, dynastic and rights-violating character. Or at least as long as the US keeps getting what it wants, and the Philippines doesn’t ask for anything that the US doesn’t want to give — like real freedom and development, or sovereignty and independence.
May 7, 2023
Will the MRT-7 answer our systemic transportation problems? At this stage, the project has so far turned out to be a gateway for corporate elites to gain more profits at the expense of the people’s welfare.