This was not brainwashing. This was enlightenment.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or an agriculture secretary to see what needs to be done. Long term solutions are actually contained in countless policy papers, program designs and pieces of legislation. The problem is that no government has had the perseverance and political will to actually see them through.
NutriAsia is, in fact, engaged in one of the oldest tricks in the contractualization handbook: using a third party (a manpower agency or, in this case, B-MIRK) to skirt its obligations as an employer.
Tyranny, oppression, and the struggle for justice, freedom and democracy have a strange way of turning people into fighters.
Indeed, why would she abandon a comfortable bourgeois life to live among poor peasants in some faraway barrio? Why the choice for the road less traveled?
The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte’s approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.
Duterte’s Cha-Cha will in fact create a new dictatorship even as it strengthens and expands the political dynasties’ monopoly on power.
At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is