Regions / Philippines

Bribery and sweetheart deals are a curse for democracy and civil society. But as columnist Walden Bello explains, corruption is not the principal cause of global poverty.
It might be the world's largest free trade area, writes columnist Walden Bello, but Southeast Asia is still getting a raw trade deal from China.

In the Dragons Lair

Although the United States closed its bases in the Philippines in 1991, it has nevertheless managed to deepen its military presence and intervention in the islands.
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