“In the pursuit of superprofits, the monopoly capitalists ruthlessly plunder forests, minerals, energy reserves, freshwater supplies, agricultural lands and marine areas.”
Month: November 2015
The flourishing of the different forms of national democratic struggle in the concrete realities of Philippine society proves that the program for system change is the most effective foundation of addressing the climate crisis and the rest of the most pressing challenges of our time.
Labor department’s decisions ordering the Lucio Tan company to regularize workers have yet to be enforced.
“Impunity exists because social structures that should ensure the protection of women and children from violence do more harm by being indifferent and even anti-women.”
Mrs. Burgos, who has held the AFP accountable for the April 2007 abduction of her son Jonas, said the failure of the troops to explain their presence cannot but create suspicion and alarm.
By JOHN PILGER News Analysis, Truthout Following the ISIS attacks in Beirut and Paris, John Pilger updates this prescient essay, originally published October 11, 2014, on the root causes of terrorism and what we can do about it. In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said,…
Unknown to many, Filipinos taxpayers and their families are made to carry the burden of paying for various deal sweeteners included in the LRT1 concession agreement. This includes a P5-billion project startup subsidy, P105 billion in tax exemptions, revenue shortfall subsidies, and assured fare increases of up to 10.25% every two years and 5% upon completion of the LRT1 extension. These are on top of a sovereign guarantee amounting to P7,519,428,667 to be paid next year in penalties and fees. All these will be drawn out from the pockets of Ruby and us, the taxpayers and commuters – a clear mass robbery in broad daylight.
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Our country is on fire yet we continue to rank our islands based on what tourists want. Should we rejoice when travel magazines list some of our islands as among the must-see places in the world? Yes, of course. But it doesn’t mean we should adopt their standards to measure the…
“It is clear that when it comes to basic pay, government employees in the lowest up to the middle-level positions are disadvantaged while those occupying higher positions are greatly favored under the proposed SSL 2015 of President Aquino.”
“We have already lost a teacher and many Lumad leaders; we will not wait until we lose another one.”
“Aquino told us during his campaign for presidency that he would resolve the case before he gets down. Now, he is ignoring us.”