Day: August 7, 2010

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis The recently-released results of the June 25-28 survey of the Social Weather Station (SWS) on the list of issues the Filipino people want the Aquino government to immediately address should provide President Benigno Aquino III with an indication of the direction the government should take toward “daang matuwid” (straight path),…

The dialogue brokered by government did not address the root causes of the unrest raised by the pilots who resigned. Instead, PAL will continue to implement its massive spin-off and contractualization schemes – approved by the Arroyo regime, not yet rescinded by the Aquino government — that will affect thousands of PAL’s cabin and ground employees.

In 2004, published a two-part investigative report on Hacienda Luisita, its troubled history, and the struggle of the farmers and workers for land and justice. The first part, For Land and Wages: Half a Century of Peasant Struggle in Hacienda Luisita, talks about the lives of the farmers and the events that led to the strike and massacre. The second part, Poorly Paid Workers Lose Jobs — and Homes, Too, exposes the toll the conflict had on the peasants.

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