“The policy of globalization opens up our economy to trade and investment of big, foreign business, to be run as business and to benefit only the few, while majority are impoverished.”
Day: November 6, 2015
Yolanda survivors criticized the Aquino government’s privatized rehabilitation which puts premium on big businesses over the interest of the poor disaster survivors.
Prices of goods and services have doubled or increased by 110 percent between 1997 and 2012. Meanwhile, the individual income tax brackets have remained unchanged.
“Across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, workers, peasants, indigenous people, urban poor, fisherfolk, especially women and children who comprise the frontline communities suffer multiple layers of climate vulnerabilities imposed by globalization policies such as mining plunder, land grabbing, slave wages and poverty.”
“There is no middle ground to justice. There are only the perpetrator and the victims. And in our case, the poor majority of the Filipino people are often the victims of state-perpetrated violence.”