Martsa ng Masa Laban Sa Bagong WTO Round!

Pahayag ng Stop the New Round! CoalitionState of the Nation Address (SONA) Patuloy ang pangunguna ng Pilipinas sa martsa ng liberalisasyon sa ilalim ng bandera ng World Trade Organization (WTO). Sa Pilipinas, bida sa martsang ito si Pangulong Gloria Macapagal Arroyo na nanguna sa pagpasa ng Senado noong 1994-95 ng labing siyam (19) na mga…

REMOVE MAYNILAD! SOLVE THE WATER CRISIS IN POOR COMMUNITIES!

This report attempts a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the Philippines’ membership in the World Trade Organization. It finds the country deriving no benefits from membership but incurring tremendous costs. Being in this multilateral body has been an unmitigated disaster for the country. Indeed, the appropriate term for the Philippine experience in the WTOfrom…

A Strategy for the Cancun WTO Ministerial

Declaration of the Stop the New Round! Coalition Philippines 22 January 2003 President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s statement at the October summit of APEC in Mexico decrying the unfair trade rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and her more recent rhetoric against “unbridled globalization” were long overdue. But, as they say, better late than never.…

APL condemns the Tariff Commission and calls for public review of country’s WTO commitments and other trade arrangements

The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) condemned the Tariff Commission (TC) for failing to protect the public interest after deciding last March 15, 2002 to recommend the non-imposition of safeguards on imported cement. The decision comes at a time when workers are reeling from massive retrenchments and the government is loosing millions of pesos in…