Hunger, Repression, and Resistance — Workers’ Condition Under the Nine Years of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Mar. 27, 2010

Nine years of Arroyo administration and the large section of Filipino people particularly the labour sector are buried deeply in poverty, hunger and injustice. Unemployment for instance, continues to soar and prices of basic commodities become increasingly expensive. As the government proclaimed economic growth at the national level, the gap between the rich and the poor grows wider. Huge foreign corporations become more blatant in exploiting the growing supply of cheap labour that the government actively peddles. On the other hand, people’s dissent and opposition against these government policies and practices, are fiercely met by repressive laws and violence from state forces. Continue reading

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