Monthly Archives: November 2009

New US envoy to “inherit” huge problems in RP-US relations

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today said that the new US ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas, Jr. will be facing a huge test when he assumes offices, given the many unresolved issues in RP-US relations. US president Barack Obama yesterday announced Thomas as the replacement of current US ambassador Kristie Kenney. Read More »

Clinton statements on VFA, human rights too sweeping, vague

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan felt the answers given by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressing issues like the Visiting Forces Agreement and human rights were at most “sweeping and vague and failed to address the growing concerns of unequal relations between the Philippines and the US.” Read More »