Year: 2019

As the elites of global capitalism converged this week for the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland’s Davos resort, they were presented with dim projections of world economic growth by three multilateral institutions, the rich nations’ club, and a multinational corporate consulting firm. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its 2019 global growth estimate…

THE US-based nongovernmental organization (NGO) Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) is correct: the Philippines is indeed “a war zone in disguise,” and is among the world’s deadliest countries for civilians. But it is not only due to the Duterte regime’s murderous campaign against suspected drug users and small-time pushers that at the…

Hail to the (Endo) King!

Sy may indeed be a hardworking man. But so are his conglomerate’s employees. With Sy’s determined use of neoliberal policies such as contractualization, the fruits of tens of thousands of his employees’ hard work go largely to his companies’ profits. Here lies the unheralded side of his Forbes-topping net worth, the secret to his centavo to billion peso taipan tale and why labor groups are raising their placards to hail the Endo King.

Comelec disqualifies Aksyon Health Workers Party-list

The recent disqualification of Aksyon Health Workers Party-List clearly leads us to believe that genuine party-lists, even with a track record of its initiators to boot and members belonging to the marginalized and underrepresented sector, could never make the cut just because of contestable technicalities. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Another progressive…