29 October, 2007
The Bank Of The South: An Alternative To IMF - World Bank Dominance
By Stephen Lendman
Small signs of change are emerging, the Bank of the South may be one of them, and a new generation of leftist leaders may in the end break Washington's weakening (but still strong) hold on the region. That's the hope, and every step forward means more power to the people and another possible world.
Octover 27, 2007
Pardon ni Pres Erap Estrada, political survival ni Ate Glo
By Doy Cinco / IPD
Ang pagkakapardon kay Erap, ang propagandang LET'S MOVE ON, "patapusin sa mandatong hanggang sa 2010 ang pangulo, "gumaganda raw ang ekonomiya, ang lumalakas na piso't stock market at kawalang nakikitang alternatibang papalitna lider sa bansa at ilan lamang sa estratehiya't taktikang bubuhos ng malamig na tubig sa nagbabagang apoy ng kaguluhang pulitikal sa bansa".
01 November 2007
"Inflation and Overheating in China"
On October 25, 2007, China's National Bureau of Statistics (N.B.S.) released financial data for the third quarter. The data showed China's economy was growing slightly faster than expected, but that persistent inflation may curtail future growth. Because Beijing has limited options for reversing this trend, inflation may require some important political changes.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Let a Hundred EDSAs Bloom
By Emmanuel M. Hizon and James Miraflor
We are glad Mr. Joseph Estrada was pardoned. We are glad Erap entered into a compromise with Mrs. Arroyo, in effect absolving him of any wrongdoing he bestowed to a country so wronged and offended. Thank you for sparing us the effort to remind everyone that justice here in our society is a plaything of the rich and powerful, that the search for truth within the comforts of legalism, of our ‘beloved constitution’ and jurisprudence, is nothing but a blind alley.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
LPP: “kami ang namudmud ng pera?”
By Doy Cinco / IPD
Muling pinagwagwagan ng LPP (League of Provinces of the Philippines) ang mainit at patuloy na suporta nito para kay Ate Glo, "itinanggi ang nasabing suhulan at pamumudmud ng cash gift” sa mga gobernador at kongresman kamakailan sa Malakanyang breakfast. Isang araw matapos ang total denial sa PAID Ad, nagsirko ito't inamin na rin ng LPP na sila ang may kagagawan sa nasabing “gift giving” operation ng Malakanyang, kaya lang, itinangging may kinalaman ang pangulo, ang pusakal, ang engot na operador at mersenaryong Kalihim ng DILG na si Sec Puno (mula pa sa panahon ni Pres. Erap estrada).
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
TRILLANES STANDS BY HIS ALLEGATIONS; WILLING TO TELL ALL TO AN INDEPENDENT, IMPARTIAL AND CREDIBLE COMMISSION
Agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) visited detained Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV twice last Saturday ostensibly to gather information regarding Trillanes' statement on the "Glorietta 2 Bombing" where he accused National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales and AFP Chief of Staff Gen Hermogenes Esperon. However, Trillanes said that he will only reveal what he knows to an independent, impartial and credible body that would be created for the purpose. Following is the senator's full statement today on the same issue.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Glorietta Bombing, prelude to a PALACE COUP?
By Doy Cinco / IPD
Sino ang may kapabilidad (capacity), organisado, may koneksyon at may access sa palasyo't armory ng AFP na may kakayahang makagawa ng ganitong klaseng pagpapasabog lalo na sa sentro ng negosyo at sa isang pinakamaunlad na lunsod na sinasabing isang highly secured na lugar sa bansa.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
'SOPs' and the Grease Money Administration
by: Aya Fabros / IPD
The past couple of weeks, we've been bombarded with news of one government scandal after another -- from the ZTE-NBN deal and golf meeting offers to the impeachment vote bribes, to the Malacañang brown paper pabaons. These unfolding series brings together a cast from various government units, as it bares exchanges among powerful players including appointed and elected officials.
07 November 2007
''Chinese Banks Becoming Powerful Factor in the Global Financial Sector''
On October 25, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (I.C.B.C.), the world's largest bank by market capitalization, announced that it would purchase a 20 percent stake in Standard Bank, South Africa's largest bank. If the US$5.6 billion deal is approved, it will be the largest foreign direct investment in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994 and the biggest overseas investment by a mainland Chinese company.