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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A view of the presidency as an institution

CenPEG noted that President Aquino’s biggest backers saw their wealth increase three to four times as large as when his presidency started.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sectors see all lies and doom in Aquino’s SONA

“Aquino needs only to look at his own backyard, at the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, to know that things have not changed.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan Related story | ‘Aquino poised to institutionalize DAP’ -- groups

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SONA | Thousands march to call for Aquino ouster

President Aquino’ seven deadly sins, according to the Promotion of Church People’s Response, are widespread poverty, rising unemployment, sham land reform, increase in prices of staple goods and services, unabated killings and human rights violations, corruption and...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Lack of jobs belies DAP is for economic stimulus, says urban poor

“Aquino has opened the country’s economy for the benefit of big foreign businesses. He would even give them tax incentives. But we, Filipinos, are not getting the same. What would happen to us?”

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Anything but yellow on SONA as disillusionment with Aquino increases

"The devil, or the evil of DAP, is in the details. It cannot be found in lump sum allocations that Abad is peddling to the public."– Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Drilon’s DAP for pet dam project spurs formation of anti-pork alliance

“The Jalaur Dam is one of the pet projects, if not milking cows, of Senate President Franklin Drilon, one of Aquino’s leading allies.” – Environmental Network against Pork Barrel and Corruption

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

State of Teachers under Aquino: more work, less benefit, and a static salary

“After class, we are bringing home our students’ academic outputs for us to evaluate and assess. We are also doing class preparations at home. It is ironic that we have no time to teach our own children.”...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Huge chunk of DAP did not benefit the poor – think-tank

“In qualitative terms, the DAP as a whole did not meet stimulus standards of immediately and significantly creating jobs, raising incomes, and stimulating local economic activity.”

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

‘Are they going to wipe out my family?’

Seven years after soldiers killed his daughter, peasant-turned-activist Gregorio Galacio was killed by suspected military men at dawn on July 19.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Full entry of foreign banks detrimental to employees, general public – bank unions

“R.A. 10641 (the new banking law) utterly gives away the Philippine banking industry to foreign financial giants.” – Banking and Financial Unions Against Central Bank Circular on outsourcing

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

‘Permanent contractuals’ in government increasing

“The term is an oxymoron but it is what best describes the situation of many government employees.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage

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