As COVID-19 wipes out whatever is left of the limited opportunities for Filipinos to earn a living, the Duterte administration’s lacking response, combined with an oppressive political environment, creates conditions for a perfect storm of social unrest.
Gov’t Claim of High GDP: Sustained Growth?
Poor people cannot be blamed for not sharing the government’s euphoria over the 6.4 percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP). After all, they cannot feel such growth, and a close scrutiny of the figures shows that the latest data on the local output only reflects the kind of economy the country has. By…