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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) recently protested against reports that President Benigno Aquino III’s public-private partnership (PPP) schemes have included the privatization of 38,000 hectares of foreshore lands for reclamation projects in Manila Bay, Davao Gulf and 50 other coastal areas…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“The financial cost of repaying the capital investment of Private Finance Initiative investors is therefore considerably greater than the equivalent repayment of direct government investment.” – England’s House of Commons Treasury Committee

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“It is the farmers, without any meaningful support from the government, who principally worked for a bountiful harvest. Even the so-called budget for irrigation cannot be claimed as government support because we’re the ones paying the exorbitant irrigation fees. Now, because the the government is giving measly funds for the national rice and corn program, we seriously doubt that high harvest yields can continue.” – KMP

By MARYA SALAMAT
In a study of the proposed 2012 health budget conducted by the Coalition for Health Budget Increase (CHBI), it found out that the increases in the health budget only “define the Aquino Health Agenda of privatization and commercialization of public health care which will further jeopardize the health of the people.”

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The DAR is mandated to implement land reform, but now under this Pamana program, it is being tasked to be yet another agency carrying out counter-insurgency campaigns. Yet again we insist that farmers in the provinces want land, not bullets.” –Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

March 7, 2011 PRESS RELEASE Youth group Anakbayan today assailed the Aquino government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, saying the “sell-out” of social services will mean higher prices of utilities and commodities, and will cause deeper poverty for majority of the people. “It will mean guaranteed profits for people of the same class as the…