Bad news: The mining transnational corporations (TNCs) are now in a festive mood and are salivating on the rich mineral resources of the Philippines that, despite its richness, has not translated to real prosperity of the country. The GMA administration has opened the country's door wider to international plunderers. The Philippines is rich in natural resources but the Filipino people are wallowing in deep poverty - the biggest irony of our country.
Good news: The people do not take this sitting down. Thanks to various progressive groups abounding in our country. And, more recently, these mining TNCs cannot mine everything without being punished by the people through the New People's Army. Hooray!