PH-US relations

Global victims of US military aggression

July 6, 2024

US’ military interventions globally range from direct military actions to covert operations to military support for client states. Lasting from days or weeks to over many years, these result in significant loss of life.

Independent? How the Philippines still serves US economic interests

June 13, 2024

All the celebratory hullabaloo and hype of “hard-won independence” and being a “free country” distorts how Philippine independence is nominal without true self-determination.

Hindipendence Day: The Matrix is Real

June 13, 2024

The US imperial machine’s grip on the Philippine neocolonial mind is far more subtle and sophisticated than simple puppetry though, and hence so much more powerful.

Extensive US overseas military bases for domination not defense – IBON

May 27, 2024

The US harps about China and Russia military aggression but its vast network of overseas military bases worldwide which the US has used to launch the most offensive military operations of any country since World War II shows that its aggression is much worse.

US drawing in more countries for its militarist agenda in Southeast Asia

May 26, 2024

The US’ military encirclement is one of its most heavy-handed ways to contain China’s expanding influence and to maintain its imperialist hegemony. The US is involving more and more countries to control more foreign armed forces, legitimize its military presence, and promote US arms sales. The militarism is portrayed as promoting stability and security but […]

Biggest Balikatan under Marcos Jr government: Most troops, most countries

April 24, 2024

The Balikatan military exercises with the United States (US) under the Marcos Jr administration are the biggest ever with the number of US troops growing from a few hundred in the 1990s to as much as 12,000 last year. The growing show of US military force is the US signalling its readiness to go to […]

PH biggest recipient of US aid in Southeast Asia

April 18, 2024

The Philippines is the biggest recipient of US aid in Southeast Asia. This isn’t really help for Filipinos but the US ensuring the Philippines plays its critical role in upholding US superpower military and economic dominance in the region.

5 marks of a crumbling democracy

July 20, 2023

The Marcoses personify the worst aspects of Philippine politics. And Marcos Jr is levelling up these anti-democratic features in the 21st century.