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CREATE Bill: Tax cuts, profit increase for capitalists
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The Lower House and Senate submitted last February 3 to Malacañang the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (Create) Bill. This bill will reduce the corporate tax rates from 30% to 25% for big corporations, and up to 20% for small and medium enterprises. This aims to ensure bigger profits for capitalists under the […]

Effect of the failed blended learning system: Disinterest and low level of learning
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles | Features

The Duterte regime has allowed this February the reopening of classes in universities and colleges offering medical-related courses. These include the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, University of Sto. Tomas and Centro Escolar University. But how about other schools? The government still has no comprehensive plan for the safe reopening of schools for majority […]

Students’ mental health suffers
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The ill-adapted blended learning system is causing unmanageable mental stress to more and more children. Since its implementation, at least 18 children have reportedly committed suicide after experiencing difficulties in answering modules, due to the lack of a support system, and slow or lack of internet connection. The last incident was the suicide of a […]

Hundreds of thousands protest in Myanmar
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Despite the pandemic, hundreds of thousands are marching daily in Myanmar since February 5 to protest against the military dictatorship. They demand the military junta which took over the government to relinquish its power and to release the country’s elected government officials led by Aung San Suu Kyi. The Tatmadaw (military in Myanmar) imposed rigid […]

US Senate acquits Trump for second time
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles

The US Senate acquitted former Pres. Donald Trump last February 14 of the charge incitement of insurrection which resulted in a riot at the US Capitol on January 6. Voting 57-43 in favor of the conviction, the Senate failed to convict Trump because the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority (67 votes). The Senate […]

Oil prices rise for third time this year
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles

For the third time this year, prices of petroleum products increased last February 14. In particular, the prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene increased by ₱0.75, ₱1.25 and ₱1.10 per liter, respectively. On February 9, the prices also rose by ₱0.85, ₱1.10 and ₱1.00 respectively. Compared to last year, prices of gasoline are already higher […]

Walang presyong katumbas ang kalayaan ng bansa
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Editorials

Labis na kinasuklaman si Rodrigo Duterte ng sambayanang Pilipino sa kanyang pahayag noong Pebrero 12 na “malaya ang Amerika na ipakat ang kanyang mga tropang militar sa Pilipinas” sa ilalim ng Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)—basta’t magbabayad sila sa anyo ng mga sandatang militar. Aniya, kulang ang bayad ng US lalo’t ginagamit na nito ang dating […]

“Modernisasyon” ng AFP, nakaasa sa US
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Nakasandig ang modernisasyon ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa gamit, pagsasanay at ayuda ng US. Mayorya sa malalaking aytem, tulad ng mga eroplano, barko at helikopter, ay maaari lamang bilhin sa mga kumpanyang Amerikano at kanilang mga subsidyaryo at kasosyo sa mga kaalyadong bansa tulad ng Israel, Brazil at Jordan. Iginigiit ng mga […]

Palabigasan ng militar ang programang pambarangay ng NTF-ELCAC
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Tulad ng E-CLIP, “balik-baril” at iba pang programang pangkontra-insurhensya, tiyak pakikinabangan ng mga upisyal ng militar ang inilaang ₱16.4 bilyong pondo sa Barangay Development Program (BDP) ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Ang programang ito ay hitik ng mga pagkakataon para sa korapsyon sa porma ng mga kikbak mula sa […]

Dalawang paslit, biktima ng maruming gera ng rehimen
February 21, 2021 | Ang Bayan | Articles

Habang pinagdedebatehan sa loob ng Korte Suprema kung paano nilalabag ng Anti-Terror Law ang demokratikong mga karapatan, walang puknat ang pang-aatake ng estado sa mamamayan, laluna sa mga lugar na malayo sa mata ng mga mahistrado at midya. Dalawang paslit ang naging biktima ng maruming gera ng rehimeng Duterte na tumatarget sa mga sibilyan. Marami […]