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One Nation, Two Worlds: The Myth of Inclusive Growth

One Nation, Two Worlds: The Myth of Inclusive Growth

THE Aquino administration has been in power since mid-2010 and the last three years gives undeniable evidence as to whose interests it upholds primarily. There is growing wealth and prosperity for a few amid joblessness and poverty for the many—these are among the deep signs of a regression in the national condition that a recycled Aquino agenda for the last half of its term will not remedy.



Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program:  Aquino’s legacy or a mockery?

Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program: Aquino’s legacy or a mockery?

ASIDE from restoring democracy in the Philippines in 1986, the administration of the late President Corazon “Cory” Cojuanco-Aquino was noted in history for instituting a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) that aims to give land to the landless. But 28 years later, the Cojuanco-Aquino’s own 5,000-hectare sugarcane plantation in Tarlac is yet to be actually distributed to the beneficiaries of her own social reform program.