Bayanihan 3: Where will P405.6 billion go?

House lawmakers are currently discussing the Philippines’ third economic stimulus package worth P405.6 billion or around $8.5 billion. The proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One Act or Bayanihan 3 apportions P216 billion to cash subsidies for all Filipinos, accounting for the largest share in the package. Source: Draft Bayanihan 3 bill (Infographics by Dawn Cecilia… Continue reading Bayanihan 3: Where will P405.6 billion go?

Advocates propose over P120-B allocation for education under Bayanihan 3 

(Photo courtesy of Alliance of Concerned Teachers Facebook page) “The police and military were first to get salary increases, while teachers are forced to make-do with their meager salaries.” By ADAM ANG Bulatlat.com MANILA — A multi-stakeholder group has suggested raising the fund portion for the education sector under the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as… Continue reading Advocates propose over P120-B allocation for education under Bayanihan 3 

In Southeast Asia, income woes most severe, economic aid most lacking in PH

A protester joins the May Day action in Manila. (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea/Bulatlat) More than half of Filipino households said that if they lose all of their income sources, their resources to cover daily needs could only last up to two weeks. By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Among all members of the Association… Continue reading In Southeast Asia, income woes most severe, economic aid most lacking in PH

Not your usual kwentong barbero: Real tales during lockdowns

Banban and his friend Ronie in their barbershop. (Photo by Geela Garcia) By GEELA GARCIA Bulatlat.com ANTIPOLO, Rizal — The Duterte administration’s lockdown ladened approach to the pandemic has already been proven to be fruitless, yet the government continues to refuse to listen to the calls of the people for mass testing. A year later,… Continue reading Not your usual kwentong barbero: Real tales during lockdowns