‘Imbes na makakabili ka ng isang kilong bigas’

“Sa TRAIN Law, ang gastos ng mahihirap, lumalaki. Imbes na makabili ka ng isang kilong bigas, kalahati na lang. At ang isang kilong isda, kalahati na rin.”–Arturo Quiros, Tagapangulo, Kilusang May Kapansanan

 

‘Mas maraming human rights violation’

“Sa pagtalikod ni Duterte sa usapang pangkapayapaan sa CPP at NDF ay mas lalong nagkakaroon ng kalayaan ang mga State Security Forces para magkomit ng samu’t-saring human rights violation.”—Joms Salvador, Secretary General, Gabriela

‘Hindi krimen ang lumaban’

“Hindi krimen ang lumaban. Ang tunay na krimen, mga kababayan, ay ‘yong nag=aasta lang diktador na lahat ng sabihin mo ay itinuturing na batas. Walang pakialam sa rule of law. Walang pakialam sa due process.”—Rep. Sarah Elago, Kabataan Partylist

‘Magkita-kita tayo sa SONA’

“Itataas natin ang panawaga, magkita-kita tayo sa SONA dahil alam naman natin ang puno’t dulo nito (mababang pasahod sa mga guro) ang ang patakarang neo-liberal ng gobyernong Duterte.”–Vladimir Quetua, Alliance of Concerned Teachers

‘Ipinaglalaban ang kalayaan’

‘There’s no such thing as tambay culture’

“There is no such thing as a tambay culture. That practice is a result of workers’ ways of dealing with precarious work, it’s how the jobless deal with joblessness, and joblessness as we all know is a result of a backward non-industrial economy based on export orientation and import-dependence.” —Prof. Sarah Raymundo, sociologist

A meme by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers on the issue of President Duterte’s order to the Philippine National Police to arrest loiterers in communities.

Severe Income Inequality in the Philippines

Despite being relatively high compared to other Asian countries, Philippine economic growth is lopsided in the interest of a few at the expense of the majority of poor Filipinos. High levels of wealth are concentrated in the hands of a few, while family incomes have stagnated in real terms, especially amid rising prices.

‘May prosesong sinusunod’