Philippines

U.S. Bankruptcies, A Portent of Worse Things to Come

The bankruptcy of five global financial services firms based in the U.S. is not yet the worst that could happen. There is yet no end in sight to the current convulsion of the crisis in the U.S.. If things do not bode well for the U.S., more so for the Philippines. There is no truth 

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Surface James Balao, disaparecido

Appeal for support from a Canadian in the Philippines I am asking all of you to read this message and to help in any way that you can. For the last week and a half my office has been in the midst of an urgent campaign. Ten days ago, on September 17th, a member of 

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The Bangsamoro Crucible

Readers grappling with issues engendered by the aborted signing of the controversial MOA between government and MILF negotiators may find helpful the new book Rethinking the Bangsamoro Crucible published by the Center for People Empowerment and Governance (CenPEG). (Read story…)

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Backlash of U.S. Financial Crisis: RP economy to suffer — IBON Foundation

Contrary to government officials’ claim that the current U.S. financial crisis has little impact on the Philippine economy, independent think-tank IBON Foundation deems otherwise. (Read story…)

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Fil-Am Activists Slam One-Time Lumpsum Payment for Filipino WWII Vets

An organization of US-based Filipino activists has criticized the passage, by the Democrat-led US House of Representatives, of House Bill No. 6897 or the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008. The bill, which was passed today by a 329-23 vote, provides for a one-time lumpsum payment to Filipinos who fought side by side with US 

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Groups Stage Protest vs Global Forum on Migration

The Philippines will host the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GMFD) this October. Filipino migrant workers, however, deem that the forum will only aggravate their conditions. (Read story…)

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A Day in the Life of a Jeepney Driver

eepney drivers work long days and endure a lot of difficulties in their struggle to eke out a daily living. At the end of the day, however, their earnings are far from enough to afford basic necessities. (Read story…)

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More Violence Feared

DAVAO CITY –The Moro partylist group Suara Bangsamoro (Voice of the Moro People) fears that the dissolution of the peace panel would result in an escalation of violence in Mindanao communities. (Read story…)

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Detained Pastor Ordered Released by CA

Detained Pastor Berlin Guerrero was ordered released to the custody of his lawyers this morning by the Court of Appeals (CA). A United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) pastor, Guerrero was abducted May 27, 2007 by elements of the Naval Intelligence Security Forces. He was allegedly tortured before being turned over to the 

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Wag the Dog

Somewhat like God, if 9/11 didn’t happen it would have had to be invented. The attack on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon were exactly what US neo-conservatives and US oil interests needed: an excuse for regime change in Afghanistan, and later, in Iraq, as part of an aggressive policy of military, 

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