The paper presents a case study of an agrarian reform community (Cabuling, Tantangan) in the province of South Cotabato. It examines the results of the land distribution and subsequent programs implemented in the community focusing on the situation of the beneficiaries. The study inquired into the history of the program, the general situation in the […]
The AFMA provides a workable framework for agriculture modernization in the Philippines. However, if government does not act to address problems in the its implementation, agricultural modernization and poverty alleviation in the countryside will remain a pipe dream. This paper looks into the status of implementation of the AFMA, identifies existing implementation problems, and proposes […]
This paper was presented at the Forum on the Macapagal-Arroyo Tax Reform Program organized by Action for Economic Reforms and the Human Development Network and held on 22 October 2001. The paper asserts that the proposed shift to gross income tax does not address the pressing problems of the moment, specifically, a slipping BIR tax […]
This paper looks into the most crucial challenge confronting the Macapagal-Arroyo administration in relation to the mobilization of domestic resources. This is none other than the implementation of a coherent and practicable tax reform agenda whose goal is to increase the tax effort (measured as taxes as a proportion of gross domestic product) to a […]
This paper, written in Filipino, presents an analysis of how historical events dating back from the time the Spanish colonizers seized the means and fruits of their labor had shaped the current psychology of the impoverished Filipino masses. That despite developments over time, they have remained marginalized/ deprived of the means to improve themselves. Nevertheless, […]
The paper presents an overview of the performance of the education sector. It noted that while access improved over the years, internal efficiency stagnated and the quality gap widens further. The paper also compared performance across regions and population groups.
This paper outlines the state of the law on access to official information in the Philippines, and gives an overview of the role that non-government organizations play in promoting the right to official information.