Sacada: A look at the Hacienda System in the Philippines

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Sacada: A look at the Hacienda System in the Philippines

by Editha Venus Maslang, DPA

In examining the situation of sacadas, the author used the ‘empowerment’ theory – one’s capacity for critical thinking and understanding of structural inequalities. The sacadas have remained marginalized and disempowered over the past years owing to the transitory and migratory nature of their work, their lack of access to social protection, and the socio-economic inequities that pervade in their work environment.