“As Migrante feared, it is the OFWs who will bear the brunt of paying the monthly contributions and not the employer. How can OFWs have a secure future with SSS if 12% of their monthly income gets robbed by the government that stubbornly refuses to raise pensions?”– Arman Hernando, Migrante Philippines chairperson
“They are shallow. I was just trying to make people laugh. They should not listen to us if they don’t like it.” Candidate Ronald dela Rosa, reacting to condemnations on his statement “The fastest way to learn Kapampangan was to kiss Pampanga women on the lips” in a campaign sortie in Central Luzon last February.
“Walang isang kandidato diyan na hindi nagsisinungaling, kaya hindi dapat nagiging issue ang honesty ngayon.” (There is no single candidate who does not lie, so honesty should not be an issue now.)–Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, defending her Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) candidates accused of dishonesty and corruption.
“Tayo ang EDSA! Tayo ang pag-asa, ang totoo at ang pinakamakapangyarihang pwersa laban sa diktatura!“–Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. during a commemoration of the first People Power Uprising at EDSA last Saturday, 23 January.
President Rodrigo Duterte has recently approved the Rice Tarrication Law, allowing massive rice importation into the country.
Before attendees of the Free Rey Casambre Campaign at the University of the Philippines last Saturday, Public Interest Law Center managing counsel Rachel Pastores said the judges and prosecutors who handle the cases of incarcerated National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultants must be encouraged to do what is right. (Image by Carlo Francisco/Kodao)