Southeast Asia

PH biggest US military and security aid recipient in Southeast Asia

November 22, 2022

As US Vice President Kamala Harris visits the country, we note how the US-Philippine relations have become more vital than ever to the global superpower’s quest for dominance. The Philippines has been getting the biggest US military and security aid among Southeast Asian countries since 2019 and is expected to still receive the biggest amount […]

PH among worst performers in Southeast Asia

June 13, 2022

The government hypes the Duterte legacy but comparing growth, jobs, inflation, trade and debt figures with other Southeast Asian countries shows the Philippine economy as among the poorest performers. This is due not only to its poor COVID response, harsh lockdowns and refusal of economic stimulus but to pre-pandemic mispriorities.

Severe food insecurity in Southeast Asia

October 18, 2020

“The Philippines should not have to be counted among the top countries with moderate to severe food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition as per the food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had the government not abandoned and liberalized agriculture.” – Rosario Guzman, in The Role of Consumers in Agroecology forum