April 20, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, April 14th, 2014

Upending economic sovereignty thru Cha-cha

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In the run-up to the Manila visit of US President Barack Obama, mass media attention has been riveted towards the cat-and-mouse game of Philippine and Chinese naval forces near the Ayungin Shoal and the high-profile declarations of support by the US for its defense treaty allies, Japan and the

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Dealing with China

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld When we criticize and oppose a new de facto basing agreement dubbed the “Framework Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation” between the Philippines and the United States of America, we are often...

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Honoring agreements, a prerequisite to peace

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld THE SIGNING of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) by the Philippine Government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) yesterday, is being hailed as “historic” and ushering in...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

US bases: Aquino’s gift to Obama

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This April, during the much-awaited visit of US President Barack Obama, Philippine President BS Aquino will be serving nothing less than our national sovereignty and dignity on a silver platter via...

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Counterrevolution in Venezuela

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld “Make trouble, fail, make trouble again, fail again… till their doom; that is the logic of the imperialists and all reactionaries the world over in dealing with the people’s cause, and...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The Chavez legacy lives on

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Venezuela marks the first death anniversary of its charismatic, outspoken and hugely popular President, Hugo Chavez, in the midst of relatively small but persistent street protests that have turned violent and...

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Victims twice over

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Human rights victims of the US-backed Marcos dictatorship, have every reason to feel aggrieved and insulted by President Benigno S. Aquino’s appointment of a police general to head the martial law...

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Killer drone

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld IF UNITED STATES President Obama and his Wall Street patrons would have their way, US troops, warships and aircraft will soon be pre-stationed (read: permanently based) in Philippine territory from where...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Déjà vu?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The announced completion of the negotiations for the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) with the signing by the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of...

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

The bigger conspiracy

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In opposing the steep rise in electricity rates charged by Meralco and the generation companies (GenCos) starting December 2013, we need to dig deeper into the why’s and wherefore’s of high...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Dirty power players

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Before Christmas last year, the Manila Electric Company or Meralco, the Philippines’ largest distributor of electrical power with a franchise for 22 cities and 89 municipalities, including the whole of the...

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