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By IBON Commentary | IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat.com The first 100 days of any administration are unique – this is the moment of transition from the old government, and the new administration is at the height of its optimism, trust and popularity. These are all vital political capital for reform. What it does in…

Press Release June 4, 2010 Progressive green groups challenged incoming President Noynoy Aquino to implement fundamental environmental reforms and actions in his first 100 days in office to reveal if he is indeed sincere in the protection and conservation of our environment and national patrimony. The groups posed eight challenges a day before the 2010…

At stake in our fight against JPEPA is the protection and preservation of our natural resources and our environment, the defense against the exploitation and oppression of human labor against the Arroyo regime’s pimping of Filipino nurses, caregivers and skilled workers, the rightful claim of indigenous peoples to their ancestral domains, of farmers and workers…

Contrary to President Arroyo’s statement that the ratification of Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) will protect the country from the global financial crisis, it will make the country more vulnerable to economic shocks. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Contrary to President Arroyo’s statement that the ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) will…

While the treaty’s sponsors, Senators Miriam Santiago and Mar Roxas, still have a lot to explain to their colleagues about the economic implications of the JPEPA – not to mention the still unresolved issues of toxic waste dumping and dubious gains for Filipino nurses and health workers – it seems that the issue of constitutionality…

The recently-implemented Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA) promised increased exports to Japan. But as the IJEPA went into effect in July, Indonesian Industry Minister Fahmi Idris said that Indonesia’s main exports, such as agricultural products and timber, will continue to face high non-tariff barriers in the form of quality standards, while Japanese high-tech imports will…

The collapse of the World Trade Organization (WTO) talks last week are pushing Japan to become even more aggressive in seeking bilateral and regional trade deals that advance its big corporate interests. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 The collapse of the World Trade Organization (WTO) talks last…

“In the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement, particularly articles twenty-eight and twenty-nine in the agreement, outlines that huge fishing fleets from Japan will be allowed to explore our national waters in the Philippines, particularly our exclusive economic zones.” BY STEFAN CHRISTOFF Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 Opposition to a bilateral trade…

The anti-JPEPA (Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement) fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is set to lead an across-the-country “JPEPA-free zone campaign,” where the country’s fishing waters will be declared as free from the execution of the bilateral trade pact currently waiting the concurrence of the Senate. BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Contributed…