By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld It wasn’t exactly an auspicious start for the campaign of a partnership that even presidential candidate Miriam Defensor-Santiago herself has described as “strange.” After delivering a three-minute speech in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Santiago left it to her running mate, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to wave at the…
Day: February 13, 2016
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star For several years now, multinational corporations – including the biggest in the United States – have resorted to various schemes to avoid paying the right taxes. They thus defraud the governments, and the peoples too, in their home countries and the nations hosting them.…
“There is very limited time for substantive discussions.”
“There is a need for us to express alarm, since this oppressive policy – which has already been the subject of congressional debates in the past – remains largely in place.”
The national government subsidizes only 10 to 12 percent of NKTI’s operations.
“I think, what I constantly learn from indigenous people is we have to simplify everything. We all have to strip away all these veneer and all these capitalist consumptive destructions of the earth and coal, and oil, and logging and live simple lives connected to our mother.” — Eve Ensler