Rising unemployment, poverty under US-Arroyo regime

“Evil, vicious men from the military intelligence group abducted, tortured, raped and stabbed to death Ivy (Rebelyn’s nickname),” says Evengeline Pitao, mother of Rebelyn. MindaNews. photo by Rene B. Lumawag, Pixels & Cutlines.

By Pingkian

In the wake of the global financial crisis in October 2008, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, president of the Republic of the Philippines, boasted that the country’s economy is more resilient than it has ever been. That economic reforms her government had initiated “would enable the Philippine economy to weather the current storm.”

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     Also in this issue:

     NDFP condemns abduction, murder of Rebelyn Pitao

     US troops not welcome in the Philippines

     US-based Filipinos condemn US-RP military exercises

     Demands mount to investigate Israeli war crimes

     Kyrgyz Parliament votes to close down US military base

     Widespread unrest, protests rock Europe

     Beirut International Forum: Intensely united vs imperialism