Today’s Views

Whitewash

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Jan 18, 2010

The recent moves of the Arroyo government in the aftermath of the Maguindanao massacre reeks of nothing less than a…

Labor Migration: A Dangerous Doctrine

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Nov 10, 2008

The more the economy is stagnant, the less its ability to create jobs, the more dependent government becomes on overseas labor deployment.

Here’s why ’08 Philippines budget is anti-poor

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Oct 02, 2007

COMMENTARY | By Ibon Foundation

Contrary to the Arroyo government’s claims of a social payback in exchange for new tax measures, only 17 centavos out of every peso in revenues are allocated in next year’s budget for health, education and housing services. In the budget, funding for government hospitals was slashed by 12 percent. By contrast, the Department of National Defense will get thrice as much as the health department.

Arroyo’s days of reckoning

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Sep 24, 2007

COMMENTARY

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not yet off the hook. She may have to face her day of reckoning as a private citizen, probably even before her term ends in 2010.