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After more than 30 years I recently spent a week in the Philippines, giving a few arranged talks at universities, meeting with NGOs, and old friends who shared their understanding of this fascinating fast growing country of approximately 105 million people living on an archipelago that consists of more than 7,107 islands. 2,177 more words


Philippines Fighting Rages as Peace Effort Hangs in Balance

Mindanao’s largest Muslim rebel group supports Philippine army’s effort to quash splinter movement

By Trefor Moss
The Wall Street Journal

The Philippines army is trying to quash a splinter rebel group in the country’s south to save a fragile peace deal. 818 more words

Purisima: The A(quino) hole

I guess it’s clear now how deep the hole Noynoy Aquino has dug for himself.
XX He knew about the plan, cleared it, kept confidence in the guy who put together the plan, and that guy picked the man who called the shots. 700 more words

Wala Lang

Aquino, Napeñas violated PNP chain of command—BOI report

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III along with sacked Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas violated the chain of command in implementing Oplan Exodus which investigators also found to be “defective” from the get-go. 739 more words


Corrected: Oppose Aquino-Akbayan scheme to extend bogus, pro-landlord CARPER

Note: What follows is a statement by the Filipino youth activist group Anakbayan. This is a corrected version of an earlier statement which said the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill or GARB does not give any compensation to landowners. 591 more words


Thomasian’s stand on people’s call for PNoy’s resignation

A recent rally in Mendiola last Feb. 27 for the impeachment of Pres. Benigno Aquino III, Thomasians voiced their stand against the resignation of PNoy who they believe should finish the remainder of his term. 465 more words