Day: August 17, 2013

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The negotiations between the Philippine and US governments is just on its first round but the results are already predictable since both sides are saying exactly the same thing about the whys and wherefores of this new “framework agreement” to supposedly lay down “general parameters and principles to guide…

New Military Bases Agreement by another name?

“The terms are so broad that we can assume that US forces will have unlimited access and indefinite stay in the Philippines, alongside the opportunity of being granted effective control of certain PH facilities for the storage of equipment and weapons and billeting of troops. All that is basing even if they don’t admit to it.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan

See also: ‘Treachery, lies,’ slammed in Malacañang’s justifications for increased US troop presence