What Marcos Jr’s US trip was really for
October 5, 2022
The real success of Marcos Jr’s trip to the US was the rehabilitation of his family’s justifiably tarnished name and rebuilding foreign policy bridges that former Pres. Duterte burned. However, the trip did not really bring back anything beneficial for the people especially in terms of solving the country’s long-standing economic crisis.
The People Economics Litmus Test: Economic Platforms For Whom?
February 8, 2022
As the presidential election campaign kicks off, what economic platforms do the candidates have to offer?
Funding war on communities, not defense of Philippine sovereignty
October 1, 2021
The House of Representatives (HOR) railroaded approval of the 2022 national budget, including bloated funds for the defense department which has been more visible in violating human rights than defending Philippine sovereignty.
“Independent foreign policy”? Not in WPS
June 15, 2021
China funding over Philippine sovereignty
June 25, 2019
Duterte selling out sovereignty for Chinese funding – IBON
June 20, 2019
Research group IBON said that the Duterte administration’s downplaying of the hit-and-run by a Chinese vessel of a Philippine fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) shows how it gives more importance to Chinese funding over Philippine sovereignty. On June 9, a Chinese vessel rammed and sank the Filipino fishing boat F/B Gem-Ver and […]
China a growing but still minor ODA partner of the Philippines
November 28, 2018
Beware of onerous China ODA – IBON
November 19, 2018
In its eagerness to raise billions of pesos in funds for its hyped infrastructure program, the Duterte administration is brokering questionable deals with China that could threaten Philippine sovereignty. Research group IBON raised the warning in anticipation of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to the Philippines. IBON said that a number of agreements between […]