#UndoingDuterte | OFWs gained nothing under Duterte admin, says migrant rights group

By ALEX SUAREZ Bulatlat.com MANILA – Overseas Filipino workers and their families only saw broken campaign promises in the last five years of the Duterte presidency, Filipino migrant rights advocates said in an online forum. “Overseas Filipino workers were neglected under Duterte. His campaign promises did not materialize, especially when he said that we can… Continue reading #UndoingDuterte | OFWs gained nothing under Duterte admin, says migrant rights group

#Undoing Duterte | Ordinary folk burdened with higher taxes, price hikes, stagnant wages

The Duterte regime may spin the narratives on the economy all they want. But all indicators show that the country is in a much worse shape today than when it took over in 2016. By ARNOLD PADILLA Graphics by Luisa Sandoval Bulatlat.com Part 1: Duterte’s economic legacy, crisis worse than pandemic 2021 SONA Coverage MANILA… Continue reading #Undoing Duterte | Ordinary folk burdened with higher taxes, price hikes, stagnant wages

#UndoingDuterte | Small businesses appeal for government support amid pandemic challenges

By DAWN CECILIA PEÑA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) owners are still trying to get back on their feet after enduring the burden of the world’s longest lockdown. “Up to this day, we are still having a hard time adjusting because we know we cannot be 100 percent safe at work.… Continue reading #UndoingDuterte | Small businesses appeal for government support amid pandemic challenges

#UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant

To identify close contacts up to third or fourth degree, community health advocates said that contact tracing has to rely on an already robust public health system which the Philippines does not have in the first place. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO With additional research from Kelly Marie Moraleda, Rein Tarinay, and Alex Suarez Graphics… Continue reading #UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant

#UndoingDuterte | Public health’s sorry state under an unapologetic regime

Graphics by Alex Suarez / Bulatlat With President Duterte down to his last months in office, community health advocates say health spending is an election issue that must be addressed – a first step in undoing the sorry state of the country’s public health care under an administration that won with a promise of tapang… Continue reading #UndoingDuterte | Public health’s sorry state under an unapologetic regime

#UndoingDuterte | Duterte’s economic legacy: Crisis worse than pandemic

The supposed pillars of economic growth have always been wobbly. With the weight of the pandemic, they totally collapsed. By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com 2021 SONA Coverage Part 1 of 2 MANILA — President Duterte will give his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) amid a still raging pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis will be used… Continue reading #UndoingDuterte | Duterte’s economic legacy: Crisis worse than pandemic

#UndoingDuterte | World Bank educ report proves government abandonment

(Photo by Mark Henry / Bulatlat). By LUISA SANDOVAL Additional research by Gabryelle Dumalag Graphics by Dawn Peña Bulatlat.com MANILA – Grade 7 student Carmela Garcia often runs out of internet load or data for her online classes. And on days that she has internet load, a stable connection is another story. “It is still… Continue reading #UndoingDuterte | World Bank educ report proves government abandonment