[Event] Will THAILAND’S luck change with YINGLUCK?

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA Philippines) and UP Third World Studies Center present a round table discussion on: WILL THAILAND’S LUCK CHANGE WITH YINGLUCK? Somchai Phatharathananunth, Ph.D. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Mahasarakham University 10:30 a.m.  Monday, 3 October 2011 UP Third World Studies Center ABSTRACT: Despite winning an absolute majority in…

[People] Rwanda in the Pacific? – Inquirer.net

Rwanda in the Pacific?. Afterthoughts Rwanda in the Pacific? Population Pressure, Development, and Conflict in the Philippines By: Walden Bello INQUIRER.net Along with its neighbors, the Philippines was burdened with a high poverty rate and faced the same challenge of overcoming underdevelopment four decades ago.  Today, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand have drastically reduced poverty and…

[People] A Tale of Two Countries: Family Planning in the Philippines and Thailand By: Walden Bello

From Inquirer.net Afterthoughts A Tale of Two Countries: Family Planning in the Philippines and Thailand By: Walden Bello Whenever students ask him if family planning is really essential in curbing population growth, Dr. Nibhon Debavalya, Thailand’s leading population expert, responds with a parable about Thailand and the Philippines. Interestingly, Meechai Viravaidya, the family planning and…

[In the news] Press freedom declines worldwide but PH posts ‘modest improvement – Freedom House – Interaksyon.com

Press freedom declines worldwide but PH posts ‘modest improvement – Freedom House – Interaksyon.com. Nonoy Espina, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – A press freedom watchdog said ‘the number of people worldwide with access to free and independent media declined to its lowest level in over a decade’ last year, although the Philippines, which is still considered…