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Aquino’s unwavering commitment to the neoliberal dogma

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Aquino’s unwavering commitment to the neoliberal dogma
By BENJIE OLIVEROS
Bulatlat.com
Rarely does one see Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to be so unequivocal and firm about policy issues. But recently, he did exhibit political will and decisiveness. Unfortunately for the working people, he demonstrated his resolve in rejecting two important issues confronting the Filipino worker: the call for a P125 increase in the daily minimum wage nationwide, and a proposed law prohibiting contractualization of labor. For this, he was branded as “anti-worker” by progressive labor groups.

However, there is more to President Aquino than just being anti-worker. Sure, he has shown nothing but disdain for the Filipino masses by making it difficult for the farm workers of Hacienda Luisita to obtain the land that is truly theirs and with no accomplishment to boast of, not even a single showcase, in agrarian reform. He has also repeatedly rejected any form of relief for the suffering Filipino worker who is being deprived of the right to a decent wage, secure employment, and right to unionize. Even his promotion of the conditional cash transfer program, which encourages patronage politics and mendicancy, demonstrates how he views the Filipino working masses..... MORE

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