President Aquino’s announcement today abolishing the Philippine Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) falls short of the demands for justice emanating from the massive public outcry against the pork barrel.

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Mataas na GNP/GDP growth rate?  Mas malaking anti-poverty?  Ang CCT ay ibibigay sa lahat na ng “poor,” di lang sa “poorest of the poor.” SSS para sa mga “informal sector“; P18, 000 bawat “informal settler family” na idedemolis at ire-relocate at lahat na ay sasaklawin ng Philhealth.

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There are two perilous trends in the Philippine education sector that are missed out in the barrage of conflicting claims and the raging debates on its current state, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) said Monday.

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The Freedom from Debt Coalition asserts that the unchanging poverty incidence is a result of persistently high inequality in the country. It should not come as a surprise.

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“For FDC, the IMF is dead, a walking dead...The sooner we bury this economic zombie, the better for the economies and the peoples of the world,” says FDC president Ricardo Reyes.

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