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Afsar Jafri, Focus on the Global South, Nairobi, 17thDecember 2015:

This morning our Philippines Head of Office, Joseph Purugganan, appeared on the Market Edge program on ABS-CBN news to discuss the impact of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on the Philippines. 

Joseph asserts that the APEC economic agenda would lead to 1) greater inequality and wealth concentration, 2) further destruction of the environment and worsening of the climate crisis and 3) the erosion of peoples' rights. 

Presented at the forum on Access to Justice for victims of Human Rights Abuses by Transnational Corporations organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FDCL, and the Philippinenburo. Berlin, Germany. 27 October 2015.

By Joseph Purugganan Focus on the Global South

Let me begin by stating at the onset my main message: That human rights abuses by corporations should be situated within the context of the corporate-led development agenda that is aggressively being pursued in the Asia.

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