By Peter Wallace
Let me take the subject of law further forward from my column “Time for a legal revolution” (7/24/14) with a few more points to ponder.
1. The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (already extended by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms or Carper) should not be extended. It should be abolished instead.
By Neal H. Cruz
I wanted to hear (and I’m sure millions of other Filipinos did, too) President Aquino say in his State of the Nation Address last Monday how he intends to solve the acute unemployment problem in the Philippines. But beyond saying that an additional 1,165 million Filipinos were employed from April 2013 to April 2014, there was nothing more. Yet unemployment is our biggest problem and the cause of widespread poverty. Solve it and you also solve a lot of other problems.
By Amando Doronila
Over the past few weeks, key social reform programs designed to redistribute the nation’s wealth more broadly have stalled as the Aquino administration stonewalled against public demands for their accelerated implementation.
In 1998, in my absence and without my knowing it, the Department of Agrarian Reform surveyed my properties in Barangay F. Simeon in Ragay, Camarines Sur. I only came to know about it after seven years.