1 week People will gain nothing from House power struggle – Bayan, Elago Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The people will not benefit from the ongoing power struggle at the House of Representatives whoever emerges victorious against the other, several activists said on Monday. "All those wanting to retain/change the House Speaker say they are doing it FOR the people. But none have actually advocated a higher budget for health, education, aid for the poor much less slashing the pork barrel for politicians. They say it's for all of us but it's really for them," Renato Reyes, secretary-general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), said in a statement. [Last sentence in the original Filipino: "Para ... more