In Commemoration of the Moro People’s Fight Against American Colonialism, Bayan Muna asks the House of Representatives to fast track the deliberation of House Bill 1323, entitled “AN ACT DECLARING MARCH 6 OF EVERYDAY AS BUD DAHU DAY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BANGSAMORO PEOPLE’S RESISTANCE TO FOREIGN OCCUPATION, THEIR CONTINUING QUEST FOR PEACE AND SELF-DETERMINATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”
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The Bureau of Internal Revenue’s ad depicting medical doctors as tax cheats burdening public school teachers shows the Aquino government’s desperation in forcing doctors and Filipinos in general to pay taxes in order to finance corruption, pay the foreign debt, and increase expenditures for the military.
Throughout the world, the Philippines has been regarded as one of the best place for women, based from the results of the 2013 Global Gender Gap Index. The Philippines ranked 5th, three levels higher than in 2012 and highest in the Asia Pacific. It even surpassed many developed countries such as United Kingdom, Canada, France and the United States.
DAVAO CITY – In drumming up the significance of the month-long celebration for the Filipino womenfolk, various activities have been…
“We encourage the medical profession to ask the hard questions: Why exempt large corporations, especially foreign ones, from paying taxes? Why squeeze hard-working professionals and workers for their meager earnings?” said Crisostomo.
“Billionaire’s and tycoons wealth at the expense of workers and peoples’ rights.” This is the joint statement of Defend Job Philippines, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association and Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Print Town after the release of the 2014 FORBES Magazine’ Most Richest. A protest rally is staged at the financial capital of the Philippines to denounce the massive and illegal dismissal of workers, union busting, low wages and contractualization.
As of September 2013, the country’s General Government (GG) Debt stood at P4.468 trillion or 39.7% of GDP, lower than 40.3% as of September 2012. The current GG debt is P4.468 trillion or 39.7% of GDP, slightly up quarter-on-quarter from P4.315 trillion or 39.1% of GDP as of June 2013, but has improved significantly since President Aquino took office in 2010.
“We are infuriated with the government’s ineptitude to provide the needs of victims of disasters, especially children”, said Kharlo Felipe Manano, Secretary General of the Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns, an alliance of twenty-four (24) child-focused organizations in the Philippines.
The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) expresses its condemnation and serious concern over the killing of three members of the legal profession in just a period of two weeks from February 19 to March 4, as it relays its heartfelt condolences
to the families of Atty. Noel Archival of Cebu City, Judge Reynerio Estacio of Zamboanga City and retired prosecutor Issan Sawadjaan also of Zamboanga City.
In five days, this March 8, the Yolanda survivors will be marking the fourth month of the disaster. And genuine help from the government remains bleak. The recent news show the real state of the survivors. In one the most badly-hit areas, the municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, all the survivors could do is pin their hopes on the micro-lending facilities promised by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.