The president, who claims to have killed cartel bosses with his own hands, is not one to be bullied, and he has now set his sights on cleaning up the financial corruption in his country, promising to “ Before Rodrigo Duterte assumed the office of president, the Philippines was suffering from the effects of IMF/World Bank-imposed austerity and privatization that exploited its people and resources.
It was also one of Asia’s most corrupt and troubled nations.
Now the president is going after tax-dodging oligarchs and multination corporations who haven’t paid a cent for decades. How does Duterte get away with taking on the rich and powerful? He boasts a massive 83% popular approval rating across the country.
The elites and their media empires held former regimes to ransom. The oligarchs cannot use the mainstream media to destroy him because the people don’t trust what the media says anymore.
The survival of the Filipino family and the economy of the communities should not be placed on the fragile shoulders of the Filipino child.” Under RA 7610 better known as the Anti-Child Abuse law as amended by RA 9231, children below 15 years old are not allowed to work except when working in a family enterprise or in public “entertainment or information” where the child’s participation is absolutely necessary.
He or she is not allowed to work for more than 20 hours per week or more than four (4) hours per day.
PACT National Coordinator Maria Salome Ujano, programs with corresponding budget must also be institutionalized for the prevention and better response to the child trafficking for labor exploitation.
There are approximately 3.2 million child laborers in the Philippines working in the agricultural, industrial and service sectors with 3 million of them in the worst forms of child labor,according to a survey conducted by the National Statistics Office and the International Labor Organization in 2011.
campaign also calls for the prosecution of violators of anti-child labor laws and the Anti-Child Trafficking Law, which considers child trafficking for labor exploitation as a crime.
Christian Faith Antonio, President of the PACT youth organization, I Against Child Trafficking (IACT) told more than 500 high school students of Cabanatuan City that Region III to which they belong have the most number of child laborers.
But whose judgement should we trust – the global cabal, or his own people?
Duterte delivers When he says he will “” from his country, there is no question he will follow through, despite the inherent risks.
They have worked hard to gain financial independence and are now in the process of kicking the Rothschild controlled banks out of their country. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one.