Tag: social situation

May harang pa kaya an lada?

Will chili peppers still taste pungent? Kan luminangkaw an presyo kan lada asin nagdalagan sa sarong ribo hanggang un mil dosyentos, duminakula man su paglaom ni Manoy Juan na mag-asenso. Kaya nag-arkila siya ki sadit na lote para mag-oma ki lada na ipapabakal. Nag-popoon pa lang mag-tubo su mga tanom niya, buminagsak tulos su presyo … Continue reading May harang pa kaya an lada?

The Missing Sonata in GMA’s SONA

Major Philippine dailies published last July 13 the “Katuparan ng Pangako sa mga SONA ni Pangulong Gloria”. It was not stated whether or not the publication was a paid advertisement but the fact that it bears the presidential seal, there is more likelihood that the same came from Malacanang. The publication presented in bullet points … Continue reading The Missing Sonata in GMA’s SONA

The Economics of GMA’s Cheap Rice Distribution Program

To help the poor cope up with the increasing prices of food products particularly rice, the Arroyo Administration, through the National Food Authority (NFA), has instituted the selling of the P18.25 and P25 rice per kilo. But is the government really helping the poor or is it just worsening poverty? Angela is a first year … Continue reading The Economics of GMA’s Cheap Rice Distribution Program

The Poverty in the Bicol Region 2

Last Wednesday, the National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB) released the official poverty statistics. One of the highlights is the increase of poverty incidence in the country to 26.9% for families in 2006 compared to 24.4% in 2003. Gustong sabihon, maski gurano kagayon kan mga uru-istorya ni Presidente Gloria Arroyo manungod sa ekonomiya, dai pa man … Continue reading The Poverty in the Bicol Region 2