Papers: EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network-Philippines

1. Comments of the EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network on the launch of formal negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

position paper on EFTA-PH

2. Position paper of the EU-ASEAN Network on the EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement

position paper-EU-PH FTA

3. Statement of the EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network on day of Global Action to Defeat Free Trade and investment Treaties and the International Day of Peasants and Farmers Struggle

Statement for Global Day of Action vs FTAs

4. WIKILEAKS PUBLISHES LEAKED TPP INVESTMENT TEXT NETWORK URGES PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK TPP PLANS

statement on TPP investment chapter

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The Failure of Neo-Liberalism in Southeast Asia and the Prospects of a Socialist Asian Century

This talk was presented at the Asian Socialism Conference, November 2014, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

By Sonny Melencio

SOUTHEAST ASIA was considered to be the next Asian tiger economy after the Newly Industrializing Countries (NICs) of Northeast Asia (Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan). But now, except for Singapore, all the rest of the Southeast Asian economy have not grown into economic tigers. What accounts for this? Continue reading

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Philippine Agrarian Reform in the 21st Century and Socialist Alternatives

This paper was presented at the Asian Socialism Conference, November 2014, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. 

Eduardo C. Tadem

      In June 2014, the Philippine government’s agrarian reform law reached its 26th year of implementation (including a 16-year extension period) with completion nowhere in sight. The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and its extension, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) had provisions that were generally favorable to their intended beneficiaries. But CARP/ER was also essentially the result of a compromise between pro and anti-agrarian reform blocs in the Philippine Congress and thus also contained provisions inserted by landowner lobbyists that are considered loopholes in the law.     Continue reading

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Forward, Bayanihang Sosyalismo!

December, 2013

This paper was presented and adopted by the PLM Special Convention on December 8, 2013, held at UP CSWD, UP Diliman.

FORWARD, BAYANIHANG SOSYALISMO!

By Sonny Melencio

THE WORD bayanihan means community assistance, or ‘communitarian’ in short. It means the coming together of the entire community to assist a member of the community who needs help. The spirit of bayanihan means assistance given voluntarily and without any monetary consideration by a member of the community. Continue reading

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