Monday, March 30, 2020


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Officials urged to use billions of excise tax share to alleviate the poor

The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) urged local government officials in the Ilocos region to utilize their share from the tobacco excise tax to alleviate the economic standing of their poor constituents.

Infra gets lion’s share in Ilocos 2019 budget

VIGAN CITY — The infrastructure sector was allotted with ₱71 billion which comprise 54.8 percent of the region’s ₱129 billion allocation for the 2019 proposed budget, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-1) regional office bared last June. The Department of Public Works and Highways will implement the projects.

Youthspeak: Isang malaking kahibangan ang pahayag ng NEDA

Kaugnay ng pahayag ng National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA) na nakabubuhay ang 10, 000 pisong buwanang budget para sa pamilyang may 5 kasapi.Kasinungalingan, malayo sa aktwal na abang kalagayan ng mamamayan, at kawalang malasakit ang pagturan ng NEDA na sasapat ang Php10,000 sa loob ng isang buwan bilang budget ng isang pamilyang Pilipino.

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Editorial: Need a courageous and faithful CHR

Notwithstanding the demand of stakeholders for better services two, no three national governtment commissions were deprived of their budget for next year by the House of Congress and were appropriated only a measly P1,000 each for 2018.

Statements: Duter-Tyranny in the House

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s sycophants at the House of Representatives are having a field day in their fascist and anti-people schemes in the past days.

Beneco chides DOE Usec for hold on condonation of coop’s loan

BAGUIO CITY — The Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) general manager criticized Undersecretary Petronillo Ilagan of the Department of Energy (DOE) for blocking the condonation of the cooperative’s loan for barrio electrification.

Youthspeak: We forge ahead

The news of the P8.3 billion budget realignment to pave way for free college tuition came as a pleasant surprise for Filipino students as the previous year ended. It is a wide known fact that the Philippine education system is discriminating and problematic, thus this change was more than welcomed especially by the underprivileged.

Statements: Mangahas na makibaka, mangahas na magtagumpay

Makasaysayan ang resulta ng deliberasyon ng pambansang badyet sa taong 2017-2018 kung saan nadagdagan ang pondo para sa tersyaryang edukasyon ng mahigit P8.3B.

Victory! Youth party mulls steps towards free education

BAGUIO CITY – With the approval of the P8.3-billion allocation for free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the 2017 national budget, the Cordillera chapter of Kabataan Partylist heralds a “victory” of the ranks of the Filipino youth in the collective and unwavering struggle for the right to education.

Excise tax subsidio para mannalon

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur — Kinarit ti Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) dagiti lokal a gobierno iti Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union ken Abra nga ilatang ti Department of Budget and Management (DBM) ti maawatda nga excise tax para iti subsidio iti produksion ken kas tulong pinansial kadagiti mannalon. Daytoy ket kalpasan nga impakaammo ti DBM a ruk-atanna ti agarup P11 bilion para kadagiti lokal a yunit ti gobierno a paggapgapuan dagiti bulong ti tabako.

Magsasaka ng Cagayan, nagprotesta

CAGAYAN – Nagkaroon ng kilos protesta ang mga magsasaka ng tabako sa Amulung, Cagayan noong Pebrero 19, 2016. Kaugnay ito sa kanilang kahilingan na direktang magbenepisyo ang mga magsasaka ng tabako sa pondong mula sa excise tax, sa pamamagitan ng mga proyekto at programang makakatulong upang mapalaki at mapabilis ang kanilang produksyon ng tabako.



Rising above fear and repression for genuine agrarian reform

For many peasant leaders like Manong Tony, the struggle for land rights, higher farmgate price, and appropriate services have also become a struggle to rise above state violence and fear.