By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Progressive lawmakers have put their foot down against six taxes on tobacco. Lawmakers from Anakpawis and Bayan Muna said the sin tax bill Congress approved on third reading last June 6, 2012 will not benefit local tobacco producers. “In the name of providing more funds for the…
Day: June 29, 2012
By MARYA SALAMAT
Child labor arises in the Philippines because of the government’s failure in generating decent jobs. – KMU
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas warned that the Philippines risks going through a rice crisis as the Benigno Aquino III administration is set to open the floodgates to bigger amounts of rice imports. June 30 marks the end of the quantitative restrictions (QRs) the World Trade Organization…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The Department of Agrarian Reform has interviewed 8,400 farmworkers when the tentative list of beneficiaries includes only 6,296 farmers who signed the stock distribution option in 1989.
In the Philippines, there is still no successful prosecution of security forces for killings, ‘disappearances,’ despite Aquino’s campaign and inauguration promises for accountability.