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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 in 2013, scoring a 24% increase. That’s the good news. However, there’s the downside. Our country was at

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 |

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Charter Change to pave the way for ‘ocean grab’ – fisherfolk group

“The decision of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments to amend the 1987 Constitution will entice fishing investors abroad to embark on monopoly fishing expeditions inside the country’s territorial waters to fish for high value sea-based products...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

ARMM to continue until new law passed, says GPH chief negotiator

By ALEX D. LOPEZ Davao Today DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will continue to exist until a new law is passed. This was clarified yesterday afternoon, October 8, by the Government...

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Filipinos warned against Aquino government’s rush to amend 1987 Constitution

By MARYA SALAMAT When President Aquino sought US support for joining the Trans...

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Filipinos hold protest action in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protests

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA — Filipino activists said on Monday that more protest actions should be expected after the successful global protests against corporate greed and in support of the Occupy Wall Street” movement...

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Groups say Constitution needs enabling laws, not amendments

By MARYA SALAMAT "Globally in the past ten years, the trend among countries...

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