November 29, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Peasants rejoice as Congress fails to vote on proposed Cha-Cha

“The so-called foreign investment to be brought by economic Cha-cha is only for the benefit of the hacienderos and big businesses and not for the Filipino people.”

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Ruling party rushing Charter amendments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares has been urging lawmakers to “transcend their political affiliations” and think not only of this generation but also the future generations who, he said, will be condemned to greater poverty once this...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Charter change, agrarian reform extension to intensify land grabs – farmers group

“Where shall Aquino’s Cha-cha get the lands to be put up for sale to foreigners?”

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Charter change to worsen land grabbing

In its public launching, May 28, the newly formed Philippine Land Reform Movement (PLRM) said Aquino’s Charter change will worsen the widespread land grabbing, land-use conversion, and forced eviction of peasants and rural poor in the countryside.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Furtive measure to take away national patrimony

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective While the public’s attention is being directed toward the debate over the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, the House of Representatives has been fast-tracking a resolution to remove or render...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Foreign investments: Why change the Charter?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In terms of growth in foreign direct investment inflows among the six “major” economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Philippines was on top...

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Makabayan bloc protests railroading of charter amendments

“If we lift the current restrictions, local enterprises and businesses would suffer due to the unrestrained dominance of foreign investors. Lifting the economic limits would also open the floodgates for further exploitation of our country’s scarce natural...

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...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Entertainment, trivia to dominate media with entry of foreign investments

“They would invest here not to develop Philippine media or to enlighten Filipinos but to gain profits.” – Dean Luis Teodoro

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Who will benefit from Chacha? Not the poor, progressive groups say

“The Philippine economy has not developed despite rising foreign investments because domestic economic policy has been biased for foreign investors at the expense of long-run national development.” – Ibon Foundation

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Railroading charter change

“The fight against charter change is not about votes in Congress but about the demands of huge numbers of people gathering and forcing their district representatives not to throw support for charter change.” Part 2 |

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