Corporate income tax recovery comprised 31 percent and 26 percent of the rates charged to consumers by Manila Water and Maynilad, respectively, in 2008 and 2012.
“Where will the poor mothers go?”
“The closure of Fabella hospital, amid the privatization of several other government-run hospitals and healthcare facilities, does not bode well for the continuous hike in maternal and infant mortality rates in the country.”
“This is a reflection of government neglect and abandonment. One of the solutions is for the state to provide adequate budget to basic and essential health services.”
Health workers and patients of the century-old maternity hospital fear that its transfer is prelude to its privatization.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Privatization is one of the three elements (along with liberalization and deregulation) of neoliberal economic globalization that has immensely contributed to mass impoverishment and gross income inequality worldwide. Now, it turns out that in the United States even the judicial system is being privatized,…
Can the government afford the nationalization of our trains? Yes!
“The MRT-LRT should be a public service. It should be for the people and not be used by big business to impose unjustified fees.”
“The penalty payments are the result of an onerous contract entered into by the Aquino government and the winning bidders. This is a form of sovereign guarantee that will be borne by taxpayers.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective What the government does, corporations can do better and more efficiently. Competition will bring down the prices of services, which were formerly provided by government. Besides, government-owned and controlled corporations are just milking cows of corrupt government officials so it is better to turn it over to the private sector.…