Sa halip na kalayaan, itinali ng mga kasunduan ang Pilipinas sa kalagayan ng pagiging palaasa at laging nakasandig sa Amerika. Sa larangan ng kabuhayan, sa kamay pa rin ng mga Amerikano ang kontrol sa kabuhayan at ekonomiya. Sa usapin naman ng depensa at militar, itinatayang nabansot ang kakanyahan ng kapuluang magpaunlad ng sariling kakanyahang pangdepensa dahil sa pagpapatuloy ng pagkakataling pangseguridad ng Pilipinas sa Amerika.
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#BanTrump protests to hound visiting US president in Manila
“Trump represents the worst aspects of US imperialism. His visit to the Philippines will bring more harm than good.”
‘Close US military bases and save money, lives’
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Now comes a new — and quite reasonable — proposal on what to do with the 700 US military bases overstaying in various countries across the world: Close them all, and save money and lives. The idea comes from David Vine, associate professor at…
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
Nothing to celebrate, no real friendship in master-puppet relations, critics say
By MARYA SALAMAT
The partnership between US warship builder and developer AMSEC Huntington Ingalls Industries and Hanjin Heavy Industries practically transforms the Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay into a US military base. – Gabriela Rep Luzviminda Ilagan
Sidebar: Groups disprove Aquino’s selling points in allowing greater US military presence
Aquino govt’s violations of Philippine sovereignty, the worst – CPP
By MARYA SALAMAT
Aside from allowing the US armed forces access to their former military bases, the Aquino government “allows the US FBI to interrogate prisoners in Camp Crame and use its custodial center in keeping foreign nationals it suspects of being “terrorists.”
The Yankees are back
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The docking of the USS North Carolina (SSN77) at Subic Bay, May 13, appears to be a sign that the issue of US military bases and the concomitant presence of US military troops has gone full circle. The submarine is being touted as “one of the stealthiest, most technologically advanced submarines…
Euphemisms increase with US military expansion
By MARYA SALAMAT
Deceptions and misnomers cover the arrival, stay and conduct of US troops in the Philippines, as noted by progressive and patriotic groups who questioned, too, the very pretexts being used to expand US military presence in the country and in the region.
Groups slam sellout to US by Aquino Govt
Benjie Oliveros | A symbol of subservience, a milestone in the struggle for national sovereignty
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Two significant events that define the country’s sovereignty, or the lack of it, mark this year: the 60th anniversary of the US-RP Mutual Defense Treaty, and the 20th year of the removal of the US military bases in the country. Thus, it has been 60 years since the country surrendered its…
Scrap the VFA!
Press Release/ May 26, 2009 In September 1991, I was one of the tens of thousands of jubilant, soaking wet people who gathered outside the Senate when the historic vote was taken to not renew the bases treaty with the US. It was quite a night, marking the culmination of decades of struggle by one…
The American Empire’s Bases Without Borders: New U.S. Global Basing Strategy Gears for a War to Last for Generations*
Since 9/11, the United States has set in motion a new basing strategy involving the most extensive realignment of U.S. military forces that will establish American military supremacy in all corners of the world. The strategy includes using the Philippines as a base for troop operations in the region and as a naval staging post…