Upang maningil sa mga pangakong napako ng administrasyong Aquino, libu-libong rallyista ang muling susugod ngayon sa huling State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa House of Representatives sa Batasan, lungsod ng Quezon.
“Hindi tayo bulag. Batid natin ang katotohanan. Bistado na ng marami ang mapanlinlang na pangakong pag-unlad sa pamamagitan ng Tuwid na Daan. Maka-elitista, neoliberal at tanging mga mayayaman ang nakinabang sa ipinagyayabang na pag-usad ng ekonomiya,” pahayag ng Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC).
Ang maling patakaran at sistemang ito, ayon sa grupo, ang dahilan kung bakit kahit na bilyun-bilyong piso ang ginasta sa programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino o Conditional Cash Transfer ay patuloy at lumalala ang kahirapan at di-pagkakapantay ng kalagayan ng mga mamamayan.
by James Matthew Miraflor
The script, which was used every SONA, is the most effective one. Blame former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to distance oneself from the evils of her government. Tell everyone how bad things were, as if the gravity of the darkness then would absolve all his failings. No one believes it anymore, if anyone believed it then. Our answer is the same as his: GMA is worse than Aquino? “Eh di wow.”
by Prof. Eduardo C. Tadem, PhD
On July 18, 2015, the country’s major news outlets reported on the findings of the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) of the magazine Economist that “despite the faster economic growth enjoyed (by the Philippine economy) during the past few years, the poverty rate will still be high as the gap between the poor and the rich widens.” The EIU also predicted that by 2019, “the Philippines will remain one of Southeast Asia’s poorest economies, with a lower level of GDP per head than the majority of the region’s other major economies.” These findings stand in stark contrast with the Philippines annual growth rate from 2010 to 2014 of 6.3 percent which “was the highest five-year average during the past 40 years.”
Freedom from Debt Coalition
The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) – Philippines is a nationwide multi-sectoral, non-sectarian and pluralist coalition conducting policy advocacy work and campaigns to realize a common framework and agenda for economic development.