By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In the early 1990s, the mantra of neoliberal economic globalization was “prosperity to the people of all nations without exception.” The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has fostered the mantra in the region in the same way that the World Trade Organization has been…
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Ni MARIA THERESA MORTA “Tulak!” Basa ng tubig na maalat. “Tulak pa!” Basa ng tubig na nagpapahirap ng paghinga. “Palit, palit, may tama!” Harap na. Unang linya. Hawak sa asul na harang. Lapat na lapat ang dalawang mga palad at sampung mga daliri. “Tulak!” At tumulak pa ng makailang ulit. Kasabay ng patuloy na buhos…
Whether on the road, the net, or in the hinterlands, no one is spared by globalization.
“There are police left and right. Who are you serving, those dragons?”
“We call on the people to remain steadfast amid the escalating state repression in time for the Apec.”
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld From clearing Metro Manila’s thoroughfares of street vendors, parked cars, and sidewalk stalls to prevent the horrendous traffic jams that everyday make moving from one place to another torture for motorists and commuters, to rounding up the street children that have become the fixtures of busy intersections…
“APEC is only shaping a so-called ‘better’ world for the 1% of the richest and most powerful corporations and individuals.”
“We condemn this latest Apec circus among imperialist powers agreeing to divvy up the wealth and military spheres of influence among themselves.”
“It would be much better if President Aquino alloted the budget in this summit for the modernization of government hospitals .”
“We oppose Apec and its schemes in robbing our country’s natural resources, and essentially its future.”
Workers buck APEC’s claimed growth.