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The DAP Express: Where is it Headed, and Do We Want to be There?

By Rafael Martin M. Consing III (2013-17455) When news broke out that billions of pesos from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) had been misallocated by certain legislators in July 2013, the resulting outrage from the nation’s citizens produced a domino effect. The subsequent investigation into what became known as the PDAF scam exposed Janet … Continue reading The DAP Express: Where is it Headed, and Do We Want to be There?

The Social Implications of the Balitaktakan Incident

By Rafael Martin M. Consing III (2013-17455) The last two months have been divisive for the politically-minded students of UP since the events of last September 17, when several dozen activists from the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP) aggressively harassed Budget Secretary Florencio Abad as he addressed an … Continue reading The Social Implications of the Balitaktakan Incident

Property and Social Justice: Where Do We Call Home?

By Rafael Martin M. Consing III (2013-17455) To put everything into context, some light must be shed on the events surrounding Adjani Arumpac’s War is a Tender Thing: The Great Depression of the 1930s changed the political and economic landscape of the Philippines for decades to come. Having created an atmosphere of poverty, unpredictability, and … Continue reading Property and Social Justice: Where Do We Call Home?

Siege Economy: Why the Sanctions on Russia Will Backfire

By Rafael Martin M. Consing III (2013-17455) On August 10, it was reported that the Scottish fish industry has stagnated heavily since Russia imposed a total ban on food imports from the European Union. On August 11, it was reported that the car industry in Russia, whose major operators include the American companies of General … Continue reading Siege Economy: Why the Sanctions on Russia Will Backfire