The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement an Act of Economic Treason

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

A Review of Philippine Laws and Cases On Access to Information and Peoples’ Participation

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

A Primer on the Philippine-European Relations and the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the European Union

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

Briefing Paper on the Establishment of the ASEAN-Japan Free Trade Area (FTA)

Background and Framework Immediately after signing the Japan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement in Singapore in January 2002, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi proposed that an ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP) be set up. No specifics were given at the time, and the

Primer on the Asean-Australia-New Zealand FTA Negotiation

Background: The JointDeclaration issued by theLeaders at the ASEAN,Australia and New ZealandCommemorative Summit inNovember 2004,announced the launch ofnegotiations for anASEAN-Australia-New-Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) to be realized inten years. A set of guidingprinciples for thenegotiations, which has tobe completed within