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Part 2: Why the climate strike is a social justice issue (and why it should strike at the core of growing fascism)

September 23, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

The climate strike is a fight-back strike, it can’t be any other. It is a social justice issue as it is based on people’s assertion of their right to determine our common future.

Why the climate strike is a social justice issue (and why it should strike at the core of growing fascism)

September 20, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

The climate strike is a fight-back strike, it can’t be any other. It is a social justice issue as it is based on people’s assertion of their right to determine our common future.

Here comes zombie neoliberalism

August 30, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

Like a zombie, neoliberalism is decaying, it cannot be reformed, it just has to be killed.

Why Negros?

August 21, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

All over the Philippines, 207 peasants have already been killed as of March 31 since the start of the Duterte administration – 50 of the killings occurred in Negros. Three of the 15 peasant massacres nationwide happened in the island, claiming 29 out of 31 precious farmers’ lives.

President’s SONA in denial of slowing growth and fundamental econ crisis

July 29, 2019

In his fourth SONA, President Duterte did not admit that the economy is on a slowdown and that the country’s production sectors are deteriorating. Instead, the President harped on deceptive, business-biased policy proposals that at the very least do not address the basic problems of the economy.

Strengthen Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution instruction in basic and tertiary education

June 24, 2019

BY JOHN PAUL ANDAQUIG

Panitikan provides students with an understanding of the literary traditions of the Filipino people. Minimizing the teaching of Filipino, Panitikan and Constitution thus robs young learners of their soul as citizens and future leaders.

2019 midterm elections results: Harsher policies ahead

May 26, 2019

Administration-backed bets dominated the 2019 midterm elections especially in the Senate. The Duterte administration will certainly fast track its priority neoliberal policies as soon as the 18th Congress opens. It already used its super-majority in the 17th Congress to pass socioeconomic measures aggravating the country’s jobs crisis, poverty, and underdevelopment. More and harsher ones loom […]

WANTED: An Independent Senate

May 11, 2019

Midterm elections have always been crucial for any incumbent, as results will either affirm or reject the programs and policies so far of the ruling party. The 2019 midterm elections, however, appears to be different, as it happens at the heels of the Duterte administration’s implementation of harshest neoliberal economic policies and undermining democracy. The […]

What the Rice Tariffication Law violates

April 10, 2019

The declared policy of the newly signed Republic Act (RA) 11203 or Rice Tariffication Law, now with issued implementing rules and regulations, is apparently to ensure food security. Ironically, it is the very same principle that the law puts at risk. Food security is a precondition for economic development. A hungry population is a weak, […]