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.
The worsening human rights situation in the Philippines requires the United States to rethink its political and economic relations with the country.
Organizing is still a life-threatening proposition in many workplaces around the world.
As financial crisis looms, the Philippines look to overseas Filipinos to keep the country together.
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.
Hint: it's probably not Aung San Suu Kyi.
In their countrys tradition of creative dissent, Filipino artists have taken up the struggle against extrajudicial killings.
Six months after the tsunami that struck the coastal communities of the Indian Ocean in December, affected people all over South and Southeast Asia continue the process of rebuilding their lives, their property and their communities.
Soon after the terrorist attacks of September 2001, the Bush administration launched the "second front" of its war on terrorism, deploying troops in the Philippines for training and joint military exercises in late 2001 and early 2002.