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In the Shadow of Debt:The Sad but True Tale behind a Quarter Century of Stagnation in the Philippines

In the Shadow of Debt:The Sad but True Tale behind a Quarter Century of Stagnation in the Philippines

Jan 15, 2012

In the Shadow of Debt:The Sad but True Tale behind a Quarter Century of Stagnation in the Philippines By Walden Bello* Assaulted on all sides owing to its entanglement in the ZTE-NBN corruption scandal, the administration has confronted its critics with the image of an economy that is purring along, that is doing just fine except for the rise in the price of...

Neoliberalism as Hegemonic Ideology: Rise, Apogee, Crisis

Neoliberalism as Hegemonic Ideology: Rise, Apogee, Crisis

Jan 15, 2012

Neoliberalism as Hegemonic Ideology: Rise, Apogee, Crisis By Walden Bello* (This paper was delivered at the plenary session of the 2009 National Conference of the Philippine Sociological Society held at the PSSC Building, on Oct. 16, 2009.) This paper seeks to shed light on how an ideology achieves hegemony, how this hegemony is maintained, and what happens...

Global Land Grabs: Investments, Risks and Dangerous Legacies

Global Land Grabs: Investments, Risks and Dangerous Legacies

Jan 15, 2012

Global Land Grabs: Investments, Risks and Dangerous Legacies by LAND RESEARCH ACTION NETWORK* “The issuing of land concessions and leases for tree plantations over large areas and for excessive periods has led to social and environmental problems and required both the resettlement of people and compulsory acquisition of the land which the people farm on. The...

Why the WTO is unable to deliver trade benefits to small scale fishers

Why the WTO is unable to deliver trade benefits to small scale fishers

Jan 14, 2012

Why the WTO is unable to deliver trade benefits to small scale fishers BY BASS UMALI How can small fishers benefit from global trade? The WTO design offers no space for small producers. Small fishers are not represented, their interests are not articulated and in many cases misrepresented in trade negotiations. In fact, there is no substantial definition of the...

Policy Initiatives toward Reclaiming Development in the Visayas

Policy Initiatives toward Reclaiming Development in the Visayas

Jan 14, 2012

Policy Initiatives toward Reclaiming Development in the Visayas Buenaventura B. Dargantes Cheryl C. Batistel Maria Aurora Teresita W. Tabada For the past two years, the Development Round Table Series for the Visayas have held discussions in an effort to generate insights into the complex developmental issues affecting central Philippines.  The process was...

Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Mindanao Food Basket: Confronting the Challenge of Policy Reform for Agricultural Activity

Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Mindanao Food Basket: Confronting the Challenge of Policy Reform for Agricultural Activity

Jan 14, 2012

Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Mindanao Food Basket: Confronting the Challenge of Policy Reform for Agricultural Activity Salvador H. Feranil Rogelio Abdulrahman G. Teves Context Hunger is widespread and continues to persist in this country.  In 2008, the Social Weather Stations survey showed an alarming 23.7 percent of households reporting hunger, or not...