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The APECO Imbroglio and the Anti-APECO Struggle: A Situationer

The APECO Imbroglio and the Anti-APECO Struggle: A Situationer

Feb 13, 2012

The APECO Imbroglio and the Anti-APECO Struggle: A Situationer Task Force Anti-APECO— February 2012   APECO, or the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone, is the special economic zone that is now being built in the once-tranquil town of Casiguran. Shepherded by the powerful Angara dynasty, and pledged to bring economic progress to one of the 20 poorest provinces in...

Position Paper on RA 10083 or the law creating the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority

Position Paper on RA 10083 or the law creating the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority

Feb 12, 2012

Position Paper on RA 10083 or the law creating the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority   Republic Act 10083 creates Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO). It amends RA 9490, which created the Aurora Special Economic Zone.  RA 9490 legislates the creation of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on 500 hectares of public...

It’s More Fun Without APECO – A Call for Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Casiguran

It’s More Fun Without APECO – A Call for Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Casiguran

Feb 10, 2012

It's More Fun Without APECO - A Call for Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Casiguran     February 2012 Dear Friends, Supporters and Fellow Advocates, We, from the Prelature of Infanta and Task Force Anti-APECO, are hoping for your solidarity with our latest efforts to stop the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO)....

Continuity and Change in Philippine Anti-Poverty Paradigms: 1986-2010

Continuity and Change in Philippine Anti-Poverty Paradigms: 1986-2010

Jan 25, 2012

Continuity and Change in Philippine Anti-Poverty Paradigms: 1986-2010 By Jerik Cruz (Note: This article is a longer version of a piece that will appear on Focus-Philippines' upcoming Poverty Policy Review) We know that from the time that humankind first invented the wheel, poverty and inequality have marked nearly all human societies and civilizations. But...

Poverty in the Philippines: Overall Summary of Trends

Poverty in the Philippines: Overall Summary of Trends

Jan 25, 2012

Poverty in the Philippines: Overall Summary of Trends (Note: This piece is a segment from a larger article “Poverty in the Philippines: A Profile”, showcased in Focus-Philippines’ upcoming Poverty Policy Review) This profile of poverty presents a number of patterns and trends which have characterized the experience of Philippine poverty in recent years. The...