By DEE AYROSO
Tags: neoliberal policies
Inequity, iniquity amid rising income inequality
Acute income and economic inequality, the negative phenomenon spawned by neoliberal economics, continues to widen worldwide. Wealth gets concentrated, in scandalous scale, in the hands of the few super-rich, depriving billions of the poor all over the world sufficient means to survive. World Bank-International Monetary Fund designed policies/programs pursued by governments to achieve “sustainable and…
No decent paying jobs for working women in the Philippines
Most women land jobs with low salaries and no security.
‘Neoliberal policies make people crazy’ – health groups
MANILA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) marks World Health Day on April 7, progressive health workers and professionals link worsening poverty and lack of social services to the growing number of people with depression. The theme for World Health Day 2017 is “Depression: Let’s talk.” Health Alliance for Democracy (Head) secretary general Dr.…
Lack of social services hinders women’s full development
“Ninety percent of the housing needs for 2012 to 2030 are on the lower-end cost, meaning it should be economic, socialized, and subsidized. More than 1.45 million housing units need to be state-subsidized for families who cannot afford the high cost of units being offered by the real estate companies.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL…
Ibon on WEF: ‘Asia’s Next Miracle’ tag just hype to lure foreign business, worsen exclusionary growth
Amid the slow recovery in many developed countries, foreign corporations are looking at potential markets where they could direct their excess capital in speculative areas and take advantage of opportunities to profit.
PH workers tell SoKor govt: Stop trade-union repression
The violent repression of Korean railway workers’ strike shows that neoliberal policies like privatization go hand-in-hand with fascist repression. — KMU
Policies outlined in President Aquino’s 4th SONA add to people’s burdens
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis A lot has been said about President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address. Perhaps one of the most scathing remark came from Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago who likened the president’s speech to a college paper because as Senator Santiago said, a lot of footnotes were placed in the body…