Monthly Archives: September 2011

KMU pushes for genuine review of Oil Deregulation Law

"We are calling for a genuine review of the Oil Deregulation Law."

This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno's statement today, as it responded to Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's order to government agencies to review the law deregulating the oil industry, amidst widespread protests against the high and still-increasing prices of petroleum products. Read More »

We are part of the people’s protest on Sept. 19!

The leaders and members of the Kilusang Mayo Uno vow to actively participate in the people's protest on September 19. We unite with other sectors of society in fighting the overpricing of petroleum products being carried out by the oil cartel, as well as the collusion between the oil cartel and the Aquino government. Read More »

Compliance with JASIG and the Oslo Joint Statements is not a precondition but an obligation

Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The Government of the Philippines (GPH, formerly the GRP) through its negotiating panel is lying when it claims that Chairperson Luis Jalandoni of the negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has agreed to go into formal talks without the obligatory releases of all or most of the 17 JASIG-protected persons as provided for in the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and the Oslo joint statements of January and February 2011. Read More »

Bayan holds rally to mark 20th anniversary of bases treaty rejection

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today marked the 20th anniversary of the Philippine Senate's rejection of a new bases treaty with the United States, with a protest action in front of the US embassy. Twenty-years ago in September 16, amid intense public pressure and protests, 12 Philippine senators voted to reject a new treaty with the US, which ended the nearly four decades of US military basing in the Philippines. Read More »

KMU to DOE: Prove there’s no oil overpricing

Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno challenged the Energy Department today to prove the agency's claim, made after the nationwide protest against oil overpricing yesterday, that there is no basis to statements that oil products are overpriced by P9.00 or more per liter, saying it is the agency's task to assure the public on the issue. Read More »

GDP slowdown highlights flaws of “Aquinomics”

"Aquinomics" is not working and is headed for total failure.

The slowdown in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the second quarter of 2011 highlights the fundamental flaw of relying too much on supposed external growth drivers from the volatile global economy. While there is certainly the base effect resulting from the artificially high growth last year due to the expensive presidential elections, a careful scrutiny of the details shows the basic issues that have long been undermining the country's economic development.

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