By Jose Ma. Montelibano
Globalization is particularly effective among Filipinos. The great Filipino capacity for assimilation enables us to adjust much quicker to external influences, particularly the dominant ones. In many ways, this special trait allows fast adaptation and has brought blessing after blessing. In other ways, it has been most destructive to a people unable to hold firm on what it most important in culture and history.
By Alex Lacson
Only a few families control our politics, government and country.
By Solita Collas-Monsod
It was a disastrous third quarter for agriculture, hunting, fisheries and forestry (AHFF), according to the latest National Income Accounts estimates—a minus 2.7 growth rate (meaning a contraction). Disastrous for whom?
By Peter Wallace
Why is foreign investment so low? It’s the lowest compared to our neighbors, yet we have as much or more to offer.
By Mario Guariña III
The Filipino nation was born, at the turn of the 20th century, in the era of capitalist expansionism. A phenomenon peculiar to capitalism is capital accumulation, or the tendency of capitalist firms to get bigger and bigger. In Britain, the United States and Europe, where the capitalist mode of production took root, the monopolies and other great corporate combines had become dominant. The home market was not large enough for them, and they were compelled to turn overseas, first to seek expanded markets for the products of their industries, and, having accumulated more funds than ever, export capital itself, to create more capital and profit. In these ventures, they had the support of their governments.