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Disgusting hypocrisy and corruption
June 21, 2019 |

This June, reports began to circulate about corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Duterte’s former speaker, Harry Roque himself exposed that PhilHealth was scammed hundreds of billions of pesos. Part of this are the overcharging of hospitals, “upcasing” or listing of cough for instance as pneuonia and duplication of lists and receipts. Among […]

SOT: Putting contractualization into law
June 21, 2019 |

End ENDO your face. This seems to be the message of the US-Duterte regime to workers after railroading in Congress the approval of the Security of Tenure (SOT) Bill before the 17th Congress ended. Duterte has promised to end contractualization since he came to power. In 2017 and 2018, he attempted to pacify workers by […]

Duterte’s land program: Reconcentration, not distribution
June 21, 2019 |

Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called land distribution is bogus. Behind this, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is railroading the reclassification and conversion of agricultural lands to speed up its reconcentration in the hands of big land lords and bourgeois compradors. From April to May this year, DAR issued one administrative order after another to hasten the […]

Transportation woes
June 21, 2019 |

Everyday, Filipinos, especially in the national capital, have to endure a myriad of transport problems. The most glaring of these are traffic, road shortages and the absence of an efficient mass transport system which cost them a big chunk of their incomes. These problems are further exacerbated by various schemes of those in power, which […]

CMO 20: A neoliberal scheme in education
June 21, 2019 |

Academics and professionals were dismayed with the decision issued by the Supreme Court on June 11 which upholds the constitutionality of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) order which seeks to remove Filipino, Panitikan (Filipino Literature) and Constitution from the college curriculum. The said provisions are contained in the CHEd Memorandum Order Number 20 (CMO […]

Who will benefit from the privatization of Clark Airport?
June 21, 2019 |

Big bourgeois compradors and bureaucrat capitalists are currently pocketing billions of funds and kickbacks by implementing the US-Duterte regime’s grandiose infrastructure projects. Among these is the Clark International Airport Expansion Project in the province of Pampanga, one of Duterte’s big ticket infrastructure projects under his Build, Build, Build program. Pro-capitalist project Duterte is using the […]

4 na ar­mas, na­kum­pis­ka ng BHB-Sa­mar
June 21, 2019 |

Apat na armas ang na­kum­pis­ka ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan (BHB)-Northern Sa­mar ma­ta­pos ang ma­ta­gum­pay na reyd sa de­tatsment ng Alpha Com­pany, 63rd IB sa Sit­yo Little La­nu­bi, Ba­ra­ngay La­nu­bi (EJ Dulay), Lao-ang, Northern Samar noong Ma­yo 21, alas-4 ng uma­ga. Pi­na­sa­bu­gan ng BHB at pi­na­pu­tu­kan ang de­tatsment. Na­kum­pis­ka sa reyd ang tat­long rip­leng R4, isang […]

Nag­pa­pa­sa­sang mga bu­ruk­ra­ta
June 21, 2019 |

Hin­di la­mang si Rod­ri­go Du­ter­te ang may di-mai­pa­li­wa­nag na pag­lo­bo ng ya­man ha­bang na­kau­po sa gub­yer­no. Noong 2018, nagtaasan ang halaga ng 15 upisyal ng kanyang gabinete ayon sa isinumite nilang Statement on Assets, Liabilities and Network o SALN. Pitong kongresista naman—karamiha’y kaalyado ng nakaupong rehimen—ang nakita ng paglobo ng yaman sa loob lamang ng […]

Duterte, duwag sa China at US
June 21, 2019 |

Ga­nap na ka­ru­wa­gan sa Chi­na ang ipi­na­ma­las ni Rod­ri­go Du­ter­te na ma­ni­nin­di­gan ayon sa so­be­ra­nong in­te­res ng Pi­li­pi­nas kaug­nay ng in­si­den­te sa Recto Bank noong Hun­yo 9. Ma­la­wak ang pa­na­wa­gang pa­pa­na­gu­tin ang Chi­na sa pag­bang­ga at pag-iwanng isang traw­ler (bang­kang pa­la­ka­ya) ni­to sa mas ma­li­it na bang­kang pa­ngis­da na may lu­lang 22 Pi­li­pi­no. Sa ha­lip, […]

2nd IB: Ber­du­go ng Mas­ba­te at Albay
June 21, 2019 |

Aa­bot sa 1,000 re­si­den­te mu­la sa wa­long ba­ra­ngay sa Ca­wa­yan, Mas­ba­te ang nag­protesta sa ha­rap ng mu­ni­sip­yo noong Hun­yo 3-8. Ki­nun­de­na ni­la ang ma­tin­ding mi­li­ta­ri­sa­syon at igi­ni­it na pa­la­ya­sin ang mga sun­da­lo ng 2nd IB na umo­ku­pa sa ka­ni­lang mga ko­mu­ni­dad mu­la pa Ma­yo 20. Ayon sa Ki­lu­sang Mag­bu­bu­kid ng Mas­ba­te (KMM), du­ma­ra­mi ang bi­lang […]