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Ka Bel inspires patriotic protests vs. EDCA, union busting

“Crispin Beltran was a patriot who detested foreign troops in Philippine soil, while Aquino is a US puppet who opened up the entire country to US troops. Beltran was a champion of workers’ rights who labored to build unions in the country; Aquino is a capitalist stooge who is presiding over the widespread busting of unions in the country.” – Elmer Labog, KMU
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By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Official secrecy, obfuscation and outright lies have characterized continuing US military presence and activity in the Philippines since permanent US military bases were booted out in 1991. Whatever information has been made available by the two governments has been in the form of a sustained public relations campaign. Front…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Begin with a statement that your so-called allies “need access to Philippine terrain” — a totally clueless assertion that assumes that your current allies will always be your allies, despite the fact that one of them, Japan, attacked and brutalized your country during World War II. Devise…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Now we know why the “negotiations” for what would emerge as the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) were conducted under a cloak of secrecy. Not a single byte of the draft was made available to other government functionaries, not even the treaty-making arm of the Philippine state, the Senate,…

Workers, youth, other sectors march in thousands, slam Aquino’s anti-labor policies

“The massive unemployment among the youth is testament to the Aquino regime’s failure to bring change to the lives of Filipinos. Millions of our countrymen are hungrier than ever, with most people remaining jobless, and those with jobs are living with barely sufficient wages.” –Kabataan Party Rep. Terry Ridon