November 27, 2015     Philippines
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Economy & Business


Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Grounded at Baclaran church by police, Lumád protesters dance vs Apec

“In 1996, President Fidel Ramos said Apec will bring development, and will make us a Tiger Economy. Now, we can’t even meow like a kitten.”

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

‘APEC to push people to hunger, death’ – global activists

“Cementing this kind of neoliberalism requires repression and we’ve seen that repeatedly.”

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Farmers, indigenous peoples thumb down expansion of oil palm plantations

The Philippine Coconut Authority’s (PCA) 2014 to 2023 road map has identified about a million hectares of potential oil palm farms. Ninety eight percent of these areas are in Mindanao.

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Layoffs in PBCom prompt bank employees’ protest

“We cannot turn a blind eye for our members who are being eased out of their jobs one by one by the management just to save on costs in the name of profit.”

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

APEC govts’ designs on SMEs, women seen as a bane rather than a boon

"Women's supposed domination of small and medium scale businesses do not prove inclusiveness and gender equality."

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

MRT deemed more dangerous, decrepit due to privatization

"it does not take a genius to figure out that we have been lied to. We have been scammed and held up by corporations and our own government, all in the name of private profits and debt...

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Big time oil price hike questioned amid falling global oil prices

International oil price data show local oil prices should have been going down rather than up.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Commuters urge High Court to issue TRO vs. MRT-LRT fare hikes

RILES Network believes officials of the Aquino government involved in privatizing the MRT and LRT of hastening it to collect kickbacks in time for 2016 national elections.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Benguet flower growers seek help against extortion

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Cut flower growers of Alno village in this capital town sought the intervention of the town council to curb the abusive extortion practice of some traffic enforcers along the...

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Why is Aquino raising MRT, LRT fares when it is not needed? groups ask

“There is more than ample budget for the MRT and LRT but Malacañang wants to increase fares so that they can have discretion over the savings and turn this into a Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)-like pork barrel...

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Group blasts Agus-Pulangi hydro plants privatization

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Advocates in Lanao del Sur blasted the proposed privatization of Agus-Pulangi hydropower plants in Mindanao by 2017. “The privatization plan lacks proper consultation and approval from the people...

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