Instead of burdening the people with increased taxes, the Makabayan lawmakers urged the Finance Department to work on its tax collection efficiency and go after the big tax evaders.
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“The transfer is a step towards abolishment of free and affordable hospital services.”
More than half a million government employees are non-regulars who are classified under different names, suc as emergency-hired, memorandum-of-agreement (MOA) workers, job-order employees.
Environmentalists hope government action against destructive firms will lead towards reorientation of the mining industry.
Peasant groups assailed the killing of a farmer leader in the 39,000-disputed government-owned lands sprawling the towns of Coron and Busuanga in Palawan.
Women play a vital role in society and their socio-economic needs must be addressed so they could fully realize their potential.
“The Marcos dictatorship failed to crush the revolutionary movement. …and no reactionary government can defeat it as long as the societal bases and factors for their existence remain.”
“This is the meat of the problem, the basic suffering of the people, which is connected to their stomach.”
“Martial Law may not exist today but the social conditions that gave rise to it remain.”
Ibon Foundation and patriotic scientists are pushing for the development of the local steel industry, saying it is a basic industry that has a bearing on the development also of other industries, from construction to transportation to making machines for agriculture and consumer goods production.
Many steps have yet to be undertaken for the spirit and intent of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) — to make the armed conflict more humane and to protect civilians — be realized.