Instead of burdening the people with increased taxes, the Makabayan lawmakers urged the Finance Department to work on its tax collection efficiency and go after the big tax evaders.
Month: September 2016
Challenges to human rights reporting in the Philippines cited
In a forum organized by Bulatlat, challenges to human rights reporting in the Philippines are presented by journalists Benjie Oliveros and Ilang-Ilang Quijano and Anne Ednalyn Dela Cruz, a faculty member of St. Scholastica’s College.
Fabella hospital offices to transfer to Quezon City on Oct. 3
“The transfer is a step towards abolishment of free and affordable hospital services.”
NHA contractual employees want job security, benefits
More than half a million government employees are non-regulars who are classified under different names, suc as emergency-hired, memorandum-of-agreement (MOA) workers, job-order employees.
A model of democracy?
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The upcoming US presidential election provides a perfect example for the idiom “a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.” US citizens would not have much choice come November. They would have to choose between “the two most unpopular presidential candidates in polling dating back more than 30…
‘Follow Duterte’s order, disband paramilitary groups,’ military told
From July 2010 to June 30, 2016, Karapatan documented 94 individuals killed by government-backed paramilitary troops.
‘Maverick’ | Green group hails DENR head for ‘political will’ vs. destructive mining
Environmentalists hope government action against destructive firms will lead towards reorientation of the mining industry.
Peasant groups assail killing of Palawan farmer
Peasant groups assailed the killing of a farmer leader in the 39,000-disputed government-owned lands sprawling the towns of Coron and Busuanga in Palawan.
Women of Ilocos Sur call for ‘CHANGE’
Women play a vital role in society and their socio-economic needs must be addressed so they could fully realize their potential.
Martial law or not, need for radical change remains
“The Marcos dictatorship failed to crush the revolutionary movement. …and no reactionary government can defeat it as long as the societal bases and factors for their existence remain.”
Cavite fisherfolk defend shelter, livelihood from corporate land grab
Small fishermen in Patungan, Maragondon, Cavite are being driven away by real estate developers to give way to a high-end resort and other commercial establishments.