Erle Frayne Argonza's Blog Posts Tagged 'civil' (12)

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST INTERVENE IN LIBYA

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

World opinion has been moving closer to approving a full intervention to oust Libya’s mad leader Kadhafy. As to what forms of intervention will be adopted, global leaders are still in the dark as of the moment.

 

I am not wont to see foreign intervention myself in the internal affairs of any country. This is a matter of respecting the principle of sovereignty, mutual respect, and cooperation among nations.

 

The…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 18, 2011 at 7:36pm — No Comments

HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY TO PHILIPPINE PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION!

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good evening from this side of the planet!

 

It is the 25th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution—the people power revolution that overthrew the dictator Ferdinand Edralin Marcos—as I write this note. Completely attuned to the celebratory mood of this special event, I hereby greet my fellow Filipinos a Happy Anniversary to our People Power Revolution!

 

As I’ve been saying these couples of years in my…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on February 28, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

ARAB REPUBLICS’ PERMANENT PRESIDENTS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good day to you fellow global citizens!

 

Political turbulence is manifestly the most featured template of the day for Arab republics. The bone of…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on February 22, 2011 at 2:40am — No Comments

HUMAN RIGHTS AGOG IN BARBARITIES & MADNESS

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 3, 2010 at 10:59pm — No Comments

US WATCH: INFRASTRUCTURE DECAY, NEEDS MASSIVE REDEVELOPMENT

Erle Frayne Argonza



A bridge has fallen, the Mississipi river flooded Orleans like some pathetic third world city, airports are too cramped up as they are incapable of containing the surge in passenger & cargo levels, the East Coast experienced the emergency shut down due to grid overload (causing massive blackout), railway tracks are thinning out and overall capacity is on downward trend, and more.



They seem to be unrelated, but for economists and sociologists the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 9, 2008 at 7:23pm — No Comments

PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE: ASIA’S BEACON OF HOPE

Erle Frayne Argonza



Philippine solidarity to all Fellows on Planet Earth!



On the 12th of June 1896, as the sun was rising, the Philippine Flag was raised for the first time in Kawit, Cavite. The Philippine National Anthem was also played, in the genre of classical marches, putting it alongside the French Republic’s anthem. Emilio Aguinaldo, first president of the new republic, declared the independence of the Philippines from Spain and the official birthing of the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 12, 2008 at 4:42am — No Comments

SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR MARGINAL SECTORS IN RESOURCE EXTRACTION

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Writ 23 March 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]



I have always supported a ‘social capital’ framework for advancing the interests of marginal sectors in resource extraction industries. Particularly affected are the indigenous peoples and the slash & burn planters. The New Nationalism article emphasizes this point clearly.



I also had advanced this contention in some other articles. In a speech before environmentalists held in late 2004, I… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 14, 2008 at 7:23pm — No Comments

HUMAN CAPITAL: PEOPLE ARE MOST VALUABLE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Writ 23 March 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]



New Nationalism, as I argued in the foundational article of mine, must also reckon with people as the most important assets of economy and society. The contention cogitated from the vantage point of human capital.



I already elucidated in the portion on ‘basic needs’ that people matter most. Interestingly, in Maoist China, this human capital contention was elevated to the level of cult: the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 4, 2008 at 6:21am — No Comments

TRI-SECTOR SYNERGY FOR DEVELOPMENT

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Writ 22 March 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]



Within a nation-state, from micro to macro levels, there better be cooperation among the three main sectors of development: state, market, civil society. I stressed this well in the New Nationalism article.



The emerging term for cooperation today is ‘synergy’. In the original sense of the term, it denoted the causal chain of “one thing leading to another.” It had since become a staple term in… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 1, 2008 at 3:26am — No Comments

BAD GOVERNANCE AND TURBULENCE: UPDATE ON MANILA SITUATION

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Writ. 16 March 2008, Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila]



Good evening!



It’s a Sunday evening, and right now the turbulence in the country brought about by protests against huge government anomalous transactions is the hottest agenda.



In this country, please note that bad governance has been responsible for so much political turmoil since the 1960s yet. The Marcos and Estrada administrations were overthrown via the ‘people power… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 16, 2008 at 6:13am — No Comments

SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR MINING

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Note: The author is a political economist and social development consultant. The paper was delivered in a panel lecture at the Kamayan Forum, Kamayan Restaurant, MetroManila, 12 noon-2 pm, 19 November, 2004.]





This paper advocates for an alternative framework regarding mineral resource extraction. It begins with the contention that mining must be considered as primarily a community undertaking, whether the community be national or local. As… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 9, 2008 at 6:13am — No Comments

OBSERVATIONS AND POSSIBLE ADVOCACY POSITIONS REGARDING THE MINING SECTOR

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Written for the Office of the President/multi-agency task force on mining advocacy. 10 Feb. 2005]



BACKGROUND



The paper summarizes the observations of this analyst regarding the mining sector. Some prospective advocacy positions are advanced at the concluding part of the report. The references were largely the Mining Act and related reports coming from the DENR



Being a constituency-enabling agency, this organization most… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 9, 2008 at 6:10am — No Comments

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