A clear anti-AUKUS message was sent to PM Anthony Albanese a day before he arrived in the Philippines for talks with President Marcos on greater militarisation in the South China Sea. Pip Hinman reports.
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The Barack Obama administration’s “Pivot to Asia” — the military, economic and political strategy to deploy more than half the US Navy to the Pacific — is continuing apace. Reihana Mohideen argues it needs to be resisted.
A delegation led by Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) presidential candidate Leody de Guzman came under gunfire in Mindanao on April 19, while meeting with members of an Indigenous tribe on their occupied lands, reports Susan Price.
The Party of the Labouring Masses and Fight of the Masses are jointly fielding a slate of candidates in the May 9 national elections in the Philippines. Vice presidential candidate Walden Bello spoke at the election platform launch.
Three of the country’s most powerful political dynasties – the Marcoses, Arroyos and Dutertes – have entered into an unholy alliance with the hope of consolidating power in 2022 and beyond, writes Sonny Melencio.
The decision to field presidential and vice-presidential candidates represents a bold — and unprecedented — move for the Philippines left. Sonny Melencio explains why the Partido Lakas ng Masa has taken this step.
Filipino activists delivering aid to communities abandoned by the government are facing daily threats, harassment and arrest. They are appealing for urgent funds to continue their work among the urban poor, writes Susan Price.