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The wages of corruption and the corruption of wages

The Gospel according to Luke (10:7) says: “The worker is worth his wage.”

But consider a pair of identical twins who go to the same schools, take the same courses, and end up working in the same company. If one twin is stationed, say, at the London office, he is likely to receive a higher compensation package than his brother who reports to the Manila office – even if they are assigned to the same job cell.

If the Gospel speaks the truth, why are workers who are identical in all things except office affiliation paid differently?

Same old challenges

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently showed Leonardo Montemayor the door and ushered in Cito Lorenzo as the new secretary of Agriculture. So far, 12 men have served as secretary of Agriculture since 1971. Since EDSA1 in 1986, the average period in service of Agriculture secretaries has been a mere 21 months.

More on FPJ

The rise of FPJ as a leading presidential contender is phenomenal. Yet, this phenomenon can easily be explained. It has been generally observed that the masses yearn for a messiah in times of crisis and helplessness and in conditions where the elite has lost the capability and the credibility to rule.

Why fear FPJ?

FPJ stands for Food, Peace, and Justice. This, according to some
quarters, is going to be the campaign slogan of Fernando Poe, Jr., once he throws his hat into the political ring. This FPJ slogan has punch: an already magnetic actor further captivating the poor by talking about food, peace and justice.

Feminist economics

FPJ stands for Food, Peace, and Justice. This, according to some
quarters, is going to be the campaign slogan of Fernando Poe, Jr., once he throws his hat into the political ring. This FPJ slogan has punch: an already magnetic actor further captivating the poor by talking about food, peace and justice.

Measuring the quality of life of Filipinos

One of the most difficult challenges in the fight against poverty is
the task of locating the poor. This challenge is felt nationally and is
even more apparent at the level of provinces and municipalities across the country. In reality, there is very little information about the poverty situation at the subnational level. Such information gaps can result to poor targeting and defective planning.