Our statement on the passage of 2012 budget

First posted: 22nd November 2011

We condemn Senate’s railroaded passage of Aquino’s 2012 budget, including cuts in SUCs and social services.

As per sources in Senate, there were no major changes in the allocation for SUCs, proposed cuts were approved and no major addition to budget of health, education and other social services was passed.

Despite widespread protests, budget remains in favor of debt servicing, profits, dole-outs and military. Meager spending for the social services show that the 2012 budget is anti-people and is far from being a “reform budget.”

This is greater reason to protest and revolt. We are calling on various sectors to hold strikes, marches, and mass protests this week. We will hold “Days of Rage” on November 24-25, barrage the bicameral meetings with protests, and hold a nationwide camp-out protest during the first week of December.

Vencer Crisostomo
Spokesperson, Kilos Na
National Chairperson, Anakbayan