Filipino Steel and National Development

July 18, 2016

By Sonny Africa IBON FEATURES – A genuinely Filipino iron and steel industry is a vital strategic element for Philippine socioeconomic development, stability and national security. It can still serve as the backbone of manufacturing and national industrialization even amid the hyped globalization of the 21st century. The government needs to overcome decades of neoliberal […]

Path not to take: The exclusionary and elitist Daang Matuwid

May 8, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | The Aquino administration’s long-playing call to sustain its so-called legacy of a fast-growing economy driven by “good governance” resonated in the “ituloy ang Daang Matuwid” electoral campaign. That the elections are just a day away and that the term of Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III is nearing its end are opportune moments to review […]

Irreversible: envionmental costs of large-scale mining

November 8, 2012

IBON Featues | 8 November 2012 | Through the years, large-scale mining has caused deforestation and pollution as well as irreversible destruction to the ecology IBON Features– For spilling more than 15 million cubic meters of mine sediments from its Padcal mine tailings ponds in August, the Philex Mining Corporation figured in the news again. […]