We discuss Joe Biden’s Asia Trade Policy, one year into his Presidency. Many countries in Asia will welcome any US effort to boost trade. Access to the prized US market and American products and services would be vital to balancing their dependency on China. 2022 will be a critical year for the United States’ trade policy for Asia. As President Joe Biden’s administration … [Read more...] about One Year in, What to Make of Joe Biden’s Asia Trade Policy?
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Cristina “Tinay” Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan. (Photo from her Facebook page) MANILA, Philippines — A rights group condemned Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s proposal to make military service for people aged 18 and above mandatory, saying that it might be a violation of basic civil and political rights. In a statement on Thursday, Karapatan secretary … [Read more...] about Karapatan: Sara’s plan to bring back military conscription a possible rights violation
A n electric cooperative in the Davao region, which is operated by the National Electrification Administration, is facing increasing scrutiny amid calls from an angry and impatient public for the termination of its franchise. Six local governments in Davao—Tagum City, Samal, Kapalong, New Corella, San Isidro, Talaingod—have signed their own resolutions calling for a new … [Read more...] about Bizz Buzz: Davao power utility troubles
BOARDING PASS A staff of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic ensures that only passengers who present valid vaccination and identification cards are allowed to board buses at Edsa Bus Carousel station on Main Avenue, Quezon City, as the government implements the “no vaccination, no ride” policy in Metro Manila’s public transportation on Monday. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA MANILA, … [Read more...] about Woman who went viral for slamming ‘no vaccine, no ride’ policy says sorry