Tags: Kadamay

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“No matter how much the Aquino government spends on the CCT, reducing poverty in the country still boils down to adequate social services and jobs creation, and more importantly, a ‘national development strategy’.” – Kadamay

Sidebar: Akbayan Reps, 19 Others Flip-Flop, Sign Resolution Supporting CCT Program

NEWS RELEASE 01 Sep 2010 The urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) reiterated its warning to the Aquino administration against accepting further foreign loans to fund its anti-poverty programs, saying that this will cause the country greater harm in the long run. News reports have confirmed that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
As if the trauma of losing their homes and belongings were not enough, evacuees at the PhilSports Arena, formerly known as the Ultra, faced more problems as the government seemingly backtracked on its promise to relocate the displaced families. Worse, the Pasig government allegedly had to use underhanded means to force the refugees to leave.

Members of workers’ groups and other cause-oriented organizations came in their thousands, from all over Metro Manila and adjacent provinces, to mark Labor Day by denouncing the US for causing the country’s current economic troubles and demanding for job security and temporary relief. They also reiterated their demand for a legislated wage hike, which was first put forward in 1999.