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No country for old, even young workers

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Aquino government, according to its Twitter posts, intends to declare as ‘milestones’: the purported decrease in unemployment and the 13th month pay tax exemptions. Filipinos have a term for this: “consuelo de bobo.” According to data and analysis of Ibon Foundation, the country is still suffering from the worst…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“This is an issue of life-and-death not only for the indigenous peoples but also for the whole nation. If all of the mining projects will push through, the damage on the environment and on the people’s lives would be irreparable,” Joan Jaime of Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Kamp) said.

Sidebar: Philippine Mining Industry A Source of Profits for TNCs, A Curse to Communities

Too many problems have been confronting the Filipino people. To effectively confront these problems and issues, tough but obvious solutions can be implemented. However, the Arroyo government refuses to act decisively, claiming it could not do anything about it or at best, implements peripheral solutions. This is programmed helplessness. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS ANALYSIS The Supreme…

The Arroyo government’s economic program of deregulation, liberalization, and privatization has already made the Filipino people more vulnerable to the world economic crisis and yet it is not doing anything about it because it is denying the fact that the crisis would strike the country hard. More accurately, the Arroyo government has not made any…

Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo’s name cropped up in a corruption scandal once again. It has barely been a week since the Sandiganbayan found Joseph Estrada guilty of plunder and a scandal has erupted again involving the husband of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 33 September 23-29, 2007 Jose Miguel…

A lot of news seems to be competing for the deadlines: the arrest of Jose Maria Sison, the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos, the expose of Vidal Doble and the “Hello Garci” tapes, and the NBN deal and the alleged involvement of Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos. However, these seeming disparate news are actually connected. BY…