By GEORGE ZORNICK, The Nation | Report Truthout If you’ve ever had a conversation about the minimum wage with friends and family, you invariably hear an argument about how raising it would hurt small businesses. There is compelling academic research that increasing the minimum wage doesn’t dramatically impact employment levels, but a new study underscores…
Day: July 27, 2012
By SONNY AFRICA/IBON Foundation
In closing the 2012 SONA, President Aquino asked rhetorically: “Isn’t the agenda for change moving forward?” Unfortunately after two years, there is clearly no fundamental change and no systematic economic reforms taking place.
By MARYA SALAMAT
“It is high time to call a spade a spade: the Aquino government has demonstrated that it can no longer meet even the minimum demands of the Filipino people for environmental protection and the wise utilization of natural resources towards people-oriented development and industrialization.” – Kalikasan Partylist
‘Send Gloria Arroyo back to jail’ (Photo courtesy of Anakpawis Partylist / Bulatlat.com)
While many of the members of the Congress have their attire haute couture and not a few designed by the country’s top fashion (read: expensive) designers like Pitoy Moreno , nationalist lawmakers like Ilagan opted to stay grounded just like the people she vowed to serve. By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN Davao Today DAVAO CITY — “In…