Category: Other Stories

Government covering up on Malayao murder—CPP

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions SAN PABLO, Isabela—The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced efforts by the Rodrigo Duterte government for what it calls the “regime’s foulest move in sowing false information surrounding the murder” of National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultant Randy Malayao last January 30 in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.…

Comelec disqualifies Aksyon Health Workers Party-list

The recent disqualification of Aksyon Health Workers Party-List clearly leads us to believe that genuine party-lists, even with a track record of its initiators to boot and members belonging to the marginalized and underrepresented sector, could never make the cut just because of contestable technicalities. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Another progressive…

Tariffication to worsen dependence on imported rice

While not a guarantee to lower prices in the long run, opening up the rice sector to unbridled imports leaves the country’s rice security at the mercy of an unpredictable and increasingly unreliable world market. This happens as 95 percent of Philippine rice imports come from just two countries whose own domestic production is either slowing down or declining. Globally, rice production has been steadily decelerating in the past four decades.