Philippines

Inflation

Inflation worsening: Gov’t should act fast as households’ incomes hemorrhage

Research group IBON said that inflation has not tapered off as government projected but has accelerated in September, highlighting government’s continued neglect in addressing rapidly rising prices of goods and services. The group said that government continues to push failed neoliberal measures, while feigning concern for Filipino families struggling with a quickly falling purchasing power. 

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NERI COLMENARES

‘Arroyo’s Cha-cha opens up her possible return to the presidency’

Colmenares on Arroyo’s draft charter Bayan Muna Chairman and former Rep. Neri Colmenares today (Oct. 9) said that the Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 which Speaker Gloria Arroyo filed contains provisions which could catapult her back to the presidency. “ While Article XVII section 2 provide that the incumbent president and vice president shall 

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Michael Yang is presidential economic adviser

By Ellen Tordesillas Things will never be the same between China and President Duterte after the latter’s unprovoked comment about businessman Michael Yang and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua at the dinner with officers and members Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. last Oct. 4 in Malacañang. Duterte is now regarded by Chinese officials as a 

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Filipino women journalists: attacked but unbowed*

Journalists cannot sit idly by while the highest official of the land leads the attacks on press freedom and wields the machinery of government to peddle lies and deception. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — For reporting the truth behind a gruesome killing in Mindanao, veteran journalist Julie Alipala was branded a terrorist in 

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Critical thinking under government attack, transformative education at risk

Recent government statements including by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) aim to stifle critical thinking of educators and students. By trying to censor ideas it finds objectionable, the State is violating the public’s right to free expression and academic freedom. This will stop education from being truly transformative. 

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RED-TAGGING. Members of the film community are up in arms after the military claimed students are being recruited by the Communist Party of the Philippines through film screenings. Photo courtesy of Dakila

Statements on Red-Tagging

Read the full statements of the organizations here: DAKILA DAKILA, the artist-activist group behind the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival, condemns the “red-tagging” of the Duterte administration of schools, youth, artists and groups organizing Martial Law-themed film screenings. DAKILA, a group known to organize film screenings complemented with discussions on social messages of the 

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ATE VI FOR ATTY MAC:  Star for all Seasons and Representative Vilma Santos-Recto raises the hand of senior citizens rights advocate and election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, as an expression of her full support for Macalintal’s candidacy for Senator in the 2019 midterm elections.

Vilma Santos endorses Macalintal’s Senate bid

Star for all seasons and incumbent Batangas Representative Vilma Santos-Recto personally endorsed veteran election lawyer and senior citizens rights advocate Romulo Macalintal for Senator in the forthcoming 2019 midterm elections. In an ambush interview after guesting on Saturday (October 6) in the weekly radio show of Macalintal over DZRH, the veteran actress said that she 

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Ang pitong Tausug

Ni Rene Boy Abiva Bulatlat.com Noong araw na inaasahang tatama ang mata ni Ompong sa lupa ay s’ya namang araw kung saan kayo’y inani ng bala sa Barangay Tambang, Patikul, Sulu. Inihelera ng halimaw ang inyong katawan na waring mga kalakal sa gitna ng pamilihan at pinagpiyestehan ng mga usisero at midya ang inyong lasug-lasog 

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Julie Alipala

Harrassing Julie won’t kill the truth

By Ellen Tordesillas The harassment that journalist Julie Alipala of the Philippine Daily Inquirer is being subjected to because her story of the killing of seven persons in Patikul Sulu contradicts the military version underscores once again the higher risks that reporters in the provinces face compared to those in Metro Manila. A post in 

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300k jobs lost under Duterte

Job creation in the rest of the economy was not enough to compensate for the huge job losses especially in agriculture. There were gross job losses of 2.2 million between July 2016 and July 2018 but only 1.9 million in gross job creation, hence the 295,000 drop in the number of employed. Read more: http://ibon.org/2018/09/jobs-crisis-getting-worse-under-duterte-govt-ibon/

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