Philippine sovereignty

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 […]

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.

China funding over Philippine sovereignty

June 25, 2019

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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 […]