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OFWs Shave Heads in Protest Over Aquino’s ‘Poor Performance’ * Latest Posts Politics & Governance 

OFWs Shave Heads in Protest Over Aquino’s ‘Poor Performance’

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Calling President Benigno Aquino III as “anti- migrant” for slashing the legal assistance fund for OFWs and failing to work for the protection of OFWs, migrant workers’ groups identified with Migrante vowed to conduct more protests if he would not change track from pursuing an anti-migrant labor export policy.

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First 100 Days: Few Signs of Real Reform * Latest Posts Commentary Economy & Business Politics & Governance 

First 100 Days: Few Signs of Real Reform

By IBON Commentary | IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat.com The first 100 days of any administration are unique – this is the moment of transition from the old government, and the new administration is at the height of its optimism, trust and popularity. These are all vital political capital for reform. What it does in the first 100 days is not necessarily final for the remaining six years and, to be sure, just so much can be realistically done in so short a time. Yet the first 100 days offer…

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Aquino’s First 100 Days Fail the People, Leads Nation Through Road To Further Destitution and Exploitation – NDF Democratic Space 

Aquino’s First 100 Days Fail the People, Leads Nation Through Road To Further Destitution and Exploitation – NDF

With yellow euphoria rapidly dissipating, the first 100 days of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has clearly been a foray into consolidating for the interests of both foreign monopoly capitalists and the local ruling class of landlords and big bourgeois compradors, and intend nothing for the Filipino people but further destitution and exploitation. It runs in exact consonance with the grand design of Nonoy Aquino’s US imperialist master to further strengthen and expand its dominance in the county as well as in the Asia –Pacific region, especially when, as Barack Obama…

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Workers Give Aquino Perfect Scores On First 100 Days – KMU Press Releases and Statements 

Workers Give Aquino Perfect Scores On First 100 Days – KMU

100% barat sa manggagawa When President Aquino took over as president, our living conditions were evidently at the lowest levels as evinced by an all-time high disparity of wage levels with the cost of living. Government data show that a family in Metro Manila needed at P1,000 a day to survive, while the minimum wage was at P382. Disparity in other regions was even worse. The country’s top 1,000 corporations meanwhile earned a total of P3.1 trillion, according to former president Arroyo’s economic adviser. Disclaimer | What you are reading…

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News in Pictures: Peasants Attempt to Hold Vigil in Mendiola for Aquino’s 100 Days, Dispersed by Police  * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform News in Pictures 

News in Pictures: Peasants Attempt to Hold Vigil in Mendiola for Aquino’s 100 Days, Dispersed by Police 


More than a hundred peasants who attempted to hold their two-day vigil at the foot Don Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola Bridge), marking President Benigno Aquino III’s 100th day in power, were dispersed by police around 7:30 p.m. on October 6.

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Peasants Killed, Yet Not Even a Single Hectare of Land Distributed * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Hacienda Luisita Human Rights Labor & Employment Must-Reads Politics & Governance 

Peasants Killed, Yet Not Even a Single Hectare of Land Distributed

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Farmers’ group Kilusan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas said human rights violations and no land distribution even in haciendas under agrarian dispute characterize the first 100 days of the Aquino presidency.

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No Fundamental Reforms Against Corruption * Latest Posts Must-Reads Politics & Governance 

No Fundamental Reforms Against Corruption

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The drive against corruption will only gain momentum if there is real accountability, especially of the biggest crooks in government. The Aquino administration concretely can set the tone for this by going after former president Arroyo and her many big and small cronies, in her family and among her allies,” Jose Enrique Africa, Ibon Foundation research head, said.

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