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Elitist politics and economics: the real Aquino legacy

Towards the end of its six years in office, the Aquino government boasted its legacy of inclusive growth. Indeed for its neoliberal thrusts the Aquino administration may have achieved certain economic outcomes. But for the Filipino people, an unprecedented jobs crisis, using public funds to guarantee private profits, an even wider gap between rich and 

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15 pronouncements Duterte got right

By Altermidya.Net Much has been written about the wrong or unwelcome pronouncements of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte: his statement on journalist killings, catcalling, revival of the death penalty, and plans to bury late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. An unconventional political figure, he has generated criticism and fear, on one hand, but 

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Philippines’ Displaced Children Barred from School

By Carlos H. Conde Hundreds of Filipino children were barred from attending class when schools opened this week. The reason? The children have been living in shelters in Zamboanga City since their families fled fighting in the southern Philippines, and the Zamboanga City government failed to submit their school records and other requisite personal data 

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Peace talks and social justice

Quoting the article of Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., President of Ateneo de Davao University, read at the peace forum in Davao with Fidel Agcaoili representing the NDFP, on June 8, 2016: If today the CPP-NPA-NDF with its Marxian ideological roots talks peace with other Filipinos influenced by the faith in a compassionate God or with 

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Proclamation of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898

June 12, 1898: Philippine Independence declared

During the Spanish-American War, Filipino rebels led by Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippines after 300 years of Spanish rule. By mid-August, Filipino rebels and U.S. troops had ousted the Spanish, but Aguinaldo’s hopes for independence were dashed when the United States formally annexed the Philippines as part of its peace treaty with 

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The Proclamation of Philippine Independence

Declaration of Independence With a government in operation, Aguinaldo thought that it was necessary to declare the independence of the Philippines. He believed that such a move would inspire the people to fight more eagerly against the Spaniards and at the same time, lead the foreign countries to recognize the independence of the country. Mabini, 

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Andres Bonifacio: Hero of the Philippine Revolution

• Father of the Katipunan • Father of the Revolution and Philippine Democracy • The “Supremo” • The Great Plebeian • Born November 30, 1863 in Tundo, Manila • Died May 10 1897, in Mt. Buntis, by execution Andres Bonifacio was born to Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro, a Spanish mestiza, in a shack 

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Testimony nof Gen. Aguinaldo from Kawit, Cavite, March 22, 1948

This letter reveals: Who really killed Andres Bonifacio?

By FilipiKnow Without a doubt, Emilio Aguinaldo is certainly one of the most polarizing figures in Philippine history. While his achievements on the battlefield cannot be discounted, Miong’s legacy continues to be stained with the deaths of Andres Bonifacio and Antonio Luna—two revolutionary figures whose demise will always be connected to his name. It will 

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Dutertenomics off to a bad start

Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s initial choices for his economic team shows him treading the same Aquino administration path of elitist economics, research group IBON said. It added that Duterte’s early pronouncement on Charter change also strongly indicates continuity with the neoliberal economic policies that have kept Filipinos poor and the economy underdeveloped. The presidential frontrunner’s 

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IBON CHALLENGE: Duterte challenged to take first real steps as pro-people President

Research group IBON said that, if elected, 2016 national elections frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte would have risen to the presidency on a surge of frustration with traditional politics and chronic economic backwardness. The clamor for change deserves economic policies biased for the poor and the national economy and that break from the failed 

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