Economy

Wage woes amid higher prices

There should be an immediate, substantial and across-the-board minimum wage increase against the high inflation. Approve and mandate the Php750 national minimum wage that workers’ groups are calling for. Suspend TRAIN Package One, which is […]

Economy

Greater burden due to TRAIN

While the change in global oil prices and peso depreciation were factors in recent inflation, TRAIN also already increased the prices of oil products, sugar sweetened beverages and other goods and services. The public has […]

Economy

Public funds for private gain in education

Foreign ownership of education could lead to the further commercialization of education especially with the introduction of new competitors to the private education business. Commercialized PH education has already seen decades of increasing tuition and […]

Economy

Less land for food

While foreign land grabbing intensifies across the globe, the concentration of Philippine agricultural lands in the hands of oligarchs amid sham land distribution is becoming even more rampant, depriving the tillers of the fruits of […]

Economy

Megadams: Displacement looms

The Philippine government spearheaded Water Day 2018 celebrations themed “Nature for Water”. Water for the people advocates however note that the government’s big-ticket Build Build Build water and energy dams plans, aside from being unnecessary, […]