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Solon says Magna Carta of Poor measure only justifies poverty

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano yesterday said House Bill 4484 or the “Magna Carta of the Poor” approved on second reading by the House of Representatives is a measure that “justifies poverty.”
“The bill conveniently sugarcoats the government’s inefficiency in providing a decent, quality life for the people,” Mariano said.

“All anti-poverty measures that do not include genuine land reform and national industrialization as strategic and long-term solutions to poverty will remain as a tool for the perpetuation of poverty,” the solon said. “HB 4484 is a cosmetic measure that aims to cover the chronic flaws in the social system.”

“The nature of the bill is only to ‘protect the rights’ of the poor and not to resolve and eradicate widespread poverty. HB 4484 does not address or even recognize the root causes of prevailing poverty and social inequality in the country — landlessness, backward agrarian economy, absence of real industries and unequal division of wealth among social classes,” Mariano said..... MORE

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