“The supervening event of a very high inflation is enough reason to raise the wages of workers, salaries of employees and livelihoods of [Filipinos].”
Agri budget not enough for food producers; subsidy sought
Farmers said Marcos Jr’s decision to give priority to debt servicing and infrastructure during this period of worsening food crisis is telling of what’s in store for Filipinos in the next six years.
Filipino farmers can feed the nation but…
“What follows the food crisis will be the worsening hunger of the people.”
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“What good are farm-to-market roads if they do not have anything to transport? Agriculture and fisheries productivity has worsened due to continuous hikes in production costs.”
Marcos Jr. urged to recognize inflation, present structural economic solutions
“It’s not just because of the Duterte administration, it’s because of decades of accumulating policies which started during the Marcos dictatorship.”
Farmers present 12 ‘doable’ agri program for Marcos Jr.’s first 100 days
“Marcos Jr. ‘s disbelief at the rising inflation rate shows his nonchalant attitude and extreme disconnect with the hardship experienced by Filipinos. His life of opulence is far from what ordinary hand-to-mouth Filipinos go through.”
Marcos Jr.’s cabinet, Solid North and shades of Martial Law years
Marcos Jr. has yet to complete his list of cabinet members but several of those identified have been found to be from the family’s bailiwick, the Ilocos region, or linked to his father’s appointees.
Proposed tax hike to burden low-income Filipinos
A labor group assailed the Department of Finance’s proposed tax reform for the new administration, saying the government apparently does not care on people’s welfare.
Filipinos seek concrete reforms as 2022 elections near
Dev’t groups say Filipinos are seeking tangible solutions, looking at the upcoming election as a turning point for democracy and development.
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“The next administration must do away with previous and existing neoliberal policies that wreaked havoc on our agriculture and productive forces.”
Farmers push for price ceiling, buffer fund as prices increase
Filipino farmers are urging the Department of Trade and Industry to implement measures like price ceiling and buffer fund to address increasing prices of basic goods and necessities.