Category: International

The first part of this paper will delve into how the Philippine government has adopted GDP accounting, while the second section will analyze the historical background and ideological basis of this capitalist criterion of development. Finally, alternative methods of measuring development vis-à-vis the GDP will be discussed. BY PROF. EDILBERTO M. VILLEGAS Contributed to Bulatlat…

On Dec. 11 stopthekillings.be, a coalition of 65 trade union organizations, NGOs and political parties, held a torch vigil in front of the Philippine embassy in Brussels at the occasion of international human rights day. They commemorated the victims of political assassinations since the start of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency in 2001. At the same time,…

With its trade, mining, and economic interests in the Philippines, it is no wonder that Australia is pushing for the signing of military treaties with the Philippine government. There were reports that even without a treaty, 20 soldiers from the elite Australian Special Air Service (SAS) were involved in combat operations with AFP and U.S.…

The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is a dangerous first step towards complete government renunciation over policy-setting towards the development of the domestic Philippine economy, said IBON research head Sonny Africa. BY IBON FOUNDATION Bulatlat.com The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is a dangerous first step towards complete government renunciation over policy-setting towards the development…

The passage of the anti-terror bill is expected to spur more economic and military aid for the Arroyo government, in exchange for deepening its involvement in the U.S.-led “War on Terror” and protecting America’s economic stake in the Philippines, independent think-tank IBON Foundation said Sept. 1. Posted by Bulatlat.com The passage of the anti-terror bill…