Sustainability of the Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services Program in Mindanao

This paper presents an evaluation of the sustainability of the CIDSS in Mindanao and recommendations for its continued implementation in the island region. The paper briefly discusses the armed conflict situation and the related issue of cultural disparities, although it does not elaborate on the causes of the conflict and its impact on the situation […]

Integration of the Madrasah System of Education Into the Philippine Educational System

The paper aims to present the state of the madrasah system of education in Mindanao, the problems in mainstreaming the system and recommendations for its recognition. It strongly recommended the integration of the madrasah system into the Philippine educational system. It called for the accreditation of existing madaris; the development of a reconciliatory curriculum; adequate […]

Addressing Rural Poverty in Cabuling: The Agrarian Reform Community Development Program

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 […]

Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization: Remaining a Pipe Dream

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 […]

The Move To Shift To Gross Income Tax: Wrong Timing

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 […]