Day: September 24, 2016

Independence, not isolation

The “independent foreign policy” that President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants to adopt for the Philippines has for some reason been interpreted as either a policy of isolationor autarky in the sense of non-involvement with the rest of the world and a denial of the interdependence of nations, or as a total break with the…

National industrialization — change we want

To any objective, impartial observer, there is no denying that mass poverty, chronic joblessness and socioeconomic inequality constitute stark realities in the country today. Even the past Aquino government, while making extravagant claims about the “robust” state of the Philippine economy, has acknowledged the lack of “inclusive growth.” Plainly speaking, this only means the rich…