Manila, Philippines, 15 July 2014 -- Groups demanding the cancellation of Philippine debts delivered luggage full of questionable loan contracts and conditionalities to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who is visiting the country from July 14 to 15.

Quezon City, 4 July 2014 -- The signing of the Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a prelude to an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement with EFTA and eventually with the European Union as well.

Quezon City, Philippines, 30 June 2014 -- On the day of the deadline of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) for land distribution, farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), an umbrella coalition campaigning for a just and effective agrarian reform program, called for an

The United States political regime is a fusion of liberalism and imperialism, and its State Department exhibits this contradiction.  While most of its functions are straightforwardly imperial and harmful to the world, there are a few activities the institution undertakes that might be said to be

Protect Food Security and People from Transboundary Impacts

 Bangkok, Thailand, 25 June 2014

Photo by Astrud Beringer, FIAN Philippines

Quezon City, Philippines, 11 June 2014 -- Fresh from renewing their unities and collectively expressing dismay at the government’s inability to seriously implement and complete agrarian reform, 200 farmers and allied organizations under the People’s Agrarian Reform Congress (PARC) once g

When the original CARP that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.

About 300 garment workers, NGO staff, civil servants and media staged a “fashion show” at the United Sisterhood Alliance-Worker’s Information Center (US-WIC) in Phnom Penh on May 25, called “Beautiful Clothes, Ugly Realities”.

Quezon City, Philippines, 5 June 2014 -- “Stop Ayala Land-grabbing!

Quezon City, Philippines, 3 June 2014 -- With less than a month left before the deadline for land distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), farmers' groups in the Philippines are taking unprecedented measures to ensure that the agrarian program does not die a w