Category: Salungguhit


Subsidizing Themselves. The Arroyo administration has been justifying its refusal to scrap the value-added tax (VAT), arguing that it is the source of subsidies for the poor who are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. (By Flon Faurillo/bulatlat.com)

State of the People. Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may well be expected to give this year a State of the Nation Address (SoNA) that is merely an extended version of her “Ramdam ang Kaunlaran” (Progress is Felt) slogan. Only her sycophants in Congress will applaud her speech because the people, who are bearing the brunt of…