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relations between the Philippines and other countries, including the US; treaties; VFA, foreign troop presence

RICE TRADE LIBERALIZATION | PH never learns from its mistakes

The passage of the Rice Liberalization Act (RA 11203) to resolve the looming rice supply crisis and inflation, as claimed by the economic managers of the Duterte administration, showed that the government never learned from the economic tragedies brought by more than three decades of globalization policies (liberalization, deregulation, and privatization) in the Philippines.

China-funded Chico Pump Irrigation violates IP rights

Besides the onerous agreement that governs the financial loan for Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Pinukpuk, Kalinga province, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance is also raising the violation of indigenous people (IPs) rights committed by the project proponents.

STATEMENTS | Diplomats should not spread fake news & become accomplice to human rights abuses

We call upon TECO to seriously examine mistakes you have made in your forwarding fake news and inadvertently taking part in a smear campaign, so that this regrettable incidence will not repeat itself. We also remind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, and officials in all other government agencies who have received this TECO letter to refrain from spreading the fake news purported in it, so as not to aid and abed human rights abuses in the Philippines yourselves.

Daranudor ti Ilocandia: Soberania, itandudo kontra iti US ken China

Iti kasasaad a ti “independent foreign policy” nga inkari ni Duterte ket nagturong laeng iti wayawaya a panagpili no siasinno nga imperialista ti makaipaay ti benepisio kenkuana. Kasapulan a ti naruay nga umili ti mangital-o ti soberania ti pagilian iti amin a tay-ak kontra iti dua nga imperialista. Kiddawentayo iti gobierno ti panangirupir daytoy iti integridad iti teritorio ti Pilipinas iti Spratly’s, ti panangipublikoda kadagiti linaon a kondisiones ti pautang ti China, ken kasta met, dagiti operasion nga isaysayangkat ken impasdek a pasilidad ti US iti pagilian.

Editorial: Are we truly an independent nation?

The former President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962, declared June 12 a Philippine public holiday, to commemorate the “people’s declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence,” and in 1964 he proclaimed June 12 as the Philippine Independence Day.

Make real the independet foreign policy raps — Kastan

BANGUED, Abra — Indigenous peoples from Abra, led by the Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (Kastan CPA-Abra), called on President Rodrigo Duterte to make real of his strong pronouncements against foreign intervention towards a pro-people independent foreign policy.