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Hindi Business ang Public Transport

November 21, 2017

Hindi tutol sa modernisasyon ng public transport system ang mga nagsasagawa at sumusuporta sa transport strike. Naninindigan tayo na ang interes ng mga tsuper, operator, at mga commuter ay hindi dapat maging biktima ng hit-and-run sa pagratsada ng PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) ng gobyerno. “Modernisadong” sasakyan: Import-dependent at pabor sa mga korporasyon Napakasarap sa pandinig […]

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EDITORIAL: Same Music, Different Tune?*

June 21, 2013

The Aquino government scored a victory in the May 2013 elections – though questions of the elections’ credibility linger – with the administration coalition garnering nine (9) out of twelve (12) Senatorial slots, bringing the majority’s control to 18 out of 24, or three-fourths, of the Senate seats. This has undoubtedly heartened the Presidency, and […]

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EDITORIAL: Too Tired for Two-Tiered*

June 4, 2013

On May 15, 2012 the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Wage Order No. 15, altering the prevailing wage system in the CALABARZON industrial corridor in Southern Luzon. This was followed by similar issuances for Metro Manila and other regions in the country. The wage […]

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EDITORIAL: Disasters in Mindanao: The Inevitable Result of Foreign Mining and Government Neglect*

June 3, 2013

Recent storms have taken away the illusion that Mindanao is safe from rain-wrought calamities. Typhoon Pablo (international codenamed Bopha) which hit Davao last December, displaced 11,000 families, killed 1,067 people, and left 8,663 hectares of land unproductive. This disaster, however, cannot be attributed solely to the storm. The lands of Mindanao have long been mined […]

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Ideological Lessons on the Struggle Over Wages

May 19, 2011

The latest P22 increase in workers’ Cost of Living Allowance in the National Capital Region (NCR) is yet another attack on labor. After a two-year pause on wage hikes, allegedly due to the global financial crisis, this increase can only be read as a means of the Aquino regime to block a legislated P125-nationwide wage hike sponsored by Anakpawis Partylist representatives in the lower house.