Day: September 3, 2007

The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is already a bad deal for the Philippines, but its flaws are highlighted further by comparing it with similar trade deals negotiated by Indonesia and Malaysia, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 30, September 2-8, 2007 The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership…

The much-touted bonanza of consumerist globalization may have produced its most hackneyed if repulsive scenario yet, this time in the land of state-approved prostitution, where a handful of Filipino political exiles have taken refuge from the brutal regimes back home. The personnel and offices of the National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP), legally allowed in Utrecht…

Student journalists in the Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) were banned from their own school. They discovered this the hard way when they tried to enter the school the day after they held a protest action against the administration’s oppressive decisions and were barred entry. BY TRINA FEDERIS Bulatlat Vol. VII,…

What does NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison’s arrest imply for the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations? Are localized peace talks really possible? Bulatlat interviewed Luis Jalandoni, chairman of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, on these. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 30, September 2-8, 2007 As Luis Jalandoni – chief negotiator of the National…