Through the International Trade Program, IDEALS aspires to equip the economically marginalized or disempowered stakeholders of international trade policies and programs such as farmers, fishers rural workers–with legal literacy that will allow them to engage the government on trade issues.
Prepared by: Atty. Tanya Lat, Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services, Inc. (IDEALS) Last September 9, 2006 in Helsinki, Finland, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi signed the historic Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement
By: Jae de la Cruz and Arnel Mateo In 2007, after the recently concluded 12th ASEAN Summit, the Philippines entered into several bilateral agreements with China in an effort to expand its bilateral relations with China. According to the Philippine
With the proliferation of different contracts entered into by the Philippine Government, whether in the local or international arena, Filipino people have become cautious and vigilant of its effects on their lives. The people, however, cannot give opinion without being
Background: The Philippines’ entry to the World Trade Organization had opened the gates of trans-boundary trading in many respects. However, numerous countries want to explore even more trade activities and want to tackle, beyond the WTO, rules on investments, competition
The Philippines was a Spanish colony for roughly three hundred years, leaving an indelible mark in the country’s cultural heritage. In 1521, the archipelago was named in honor of then Spanish crown prince Philip, who would later assume the throne