Category: Infoposts

Less land for food

March 30, 2018

While foreign land grabbing intensifies across the globe, the concentration of Philippine agricultural lands in the hands of oligarchs amid sham land distribution is becoming even more rampant, depriving the tillers of the fruits of the land they made productive, and threatening the country’s food security.

Megadams: displacement looms

March 25, 2018

The Philippine government spearheaded Water Day 2018 celebrations themed “Nature for Water”. Water for the people advocates however note that the government’s big-ticket Build Build Build water and energy dams plans, aside from being unnecessary, could destroy lives and livelihoods. The New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa and Laiban Phases I and II and the Chico […]

Slow internet speed

March 16, 2018

In Asia Pacific, the Philippines has the second slowest average connection speed and the third slowest average peak connection speed. To illustrate, the Internet speed in South Korea is more than seven times the average Internet speed in the Philipines. Singapore’s peak connection speed is five times the Philippine Average. #BetterDigitalWorld Read: http://bit.ly/2Gwe13g

Highest unemployment in ASEAN

March 12, 2018

Latest data shows that the number of employed Filipinos fell by 663,000 to 40.3 million in 2017 from the year before and the number of unemployed rose by 66,000 to 4.1 million. The unemployment rate has also risen to some 9.2% and remains by far the highest in ASEAN.

UCTs only temporary

March 11, 2018

DOF said TRAIN will be ‘manageable’ since there would be unconditional cash transfers (UCT) for 10 million poor households. However, UCT is at Php200 per month in 2018 and 2019 then becomes Php300 per month in 2020. It is discontinued in 2021, when the poorest Filipino families will be confronted by markedly higher prices that […]

US still a major player

March 10, 2018

While the Duterte administration claims to have an independent foreign policy, his major programs such as the packages of tax reforms and the planned Charter change are among the key policy reforms long lobbied for by US business groups together with US aid agencies. Moreover, the US remains a major player in the Philippine economy. […]