Tags: Saudization policy

Filipinos affected by Saudi crackdown brace for the worst

“The Aquino government had been too busy defending its Disbursement Acceleration Program and trillions of its presidential pork while allocating a paltry P50 million ($1.15 million) repatriation fund in the 2014 budget and a P2 billion ($46 million) reintegration fund for those who will be repatriated home.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis The Aquino government was beaming with pride when it announced that the country had a high – by Philippine standards – year-on-year GDP growth rate of 7.8 percent during the first quarter of 2013. Construction registered the highest growth with 32.5 percent, followed by financial intermediation with 13.9 percent, manufacturing at…