Issue 6

Paul Hutchcroft on The Philippines

Thank you very much. It’s a real pleasure to be here today to join this comparative discussion of political leadership throughout the region and I am pleased to have this opportunity to talk about the […]

Issue 4: Regional Economic Integration

An Assessment of the Philippine Economy

This report discusses the cyclical and unsustainable pattern of Philippine economic growth, the factors precipitating the economy’s cyclical downswings, the contribution of the various sectors and implicit growth strategy, the effect on employment by gender, and the state of the country’s natural resources and environment. It argues that the cyclical pattern of growth and movement in income are related not only to the pattern of spending at the macro level, the nature of electoral politics, and developments at the sectoral and regional level. They are also affected by the unsustainability of the implicit growth strategy prior to the 1980s, limitations of the current liberalization strategy, and the state of the country’s natural resources and environment. […]

Issue 4: Regional Economic Integration

An Assessment of the Philippine Economy (October 2013 —Abstract)

This report discusses the cyclical and unsustainable pattern of Philippine economic growth, the factors precipitating the economy’s cyclical downswings, the contribution of the various sectors and implicit growth strategy, the effect on employment by gender, and the state of the country’s natural resources and environment. It argues that the cyclical pattern of growth and movement in income are related not only to the pattern of spending at the macro level, the nature of electoral politics, and developments at the sectoral and regional level. They are also affected by the unsustainability of the implicit growth strategy prior to the 1980s, limitations of the current liberalization strategy, and the state of the country’s natural resources and environment. […]

Issue 3: Nations and Stories

Exposition, Critique and New Directions for Pantayong Pananaw

         The Filipino language has two forms for the English word “we/us”: “tayo” and “kami.” In Bahasa Indonesia, the same distinction holds for the pair “kita” and “kami” (Johns 1997). “Tayo,” which is described as […]

Issue 3: Nations and Stories

To Suffer Thy Comrades

To Suffer Thy Comrades: How the Revolution Decimated its OwnRobert Francis GarciaQuezon City / Anvil Press / 2001 Editor’s Note: To Suffer Thy Comrades describes in detail Bobby Garcia’s life as a New People’s Army […]

Issue 2: Disaster and Rehabilitation

The Stink that Won’t Go Away

President Arroyo has inherited not only a garbage mess but a controversial garbage contract as well There is no question that Metro Manila needs an urgent solution to its stinking problem. But government seems to […]

Issue 2: Disaster and Rehabilitation

Garbage Nightmares: The Philippines

Forum on Garbage and Solid Waste Management, University of the Philippines, Diliman, March 4-8, 2002 This discussion was organized by the editors of the UP Forum, a popular monthly newspaper of the University of the […]

Issue 2: Disaster and Rehabilitation

Film Review—“Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao”

“Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao”Anthony CollinsColor. English. 29 min. IE Film and Video Company, 2001Available from Documentary Educational Resources www.der.org Documentary film audiences are generally people concerned with a particular issue or a specific place where […]

Issue 1

Of Strongmen and the State

John T. Sidel Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines Stanford, U.S.A. / Stanford University Press / 1999 Patricio N. Abinales Making Mindanao: Cotabato and Davao in the Formation of the Philippine Nation-State Quezon […]