Author: Walden Bello

Walden Bello is professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton and senior research fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University in Japan. He served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 2009 to 2015. Follow his blog at

  • Labour in the Age of Duterte: The Pacific Plaza Strike

    Whatever may be the conclusion of the strike, there is little doubt that the practice of contractualization, which has done so much damage to labour in the Philippines, is facing a mortal challenge from its victims. Keep reading »

  • The Philippines Typhoon: Climate Change and Political Disaster

    The Philippines is a country long wracked by political corruption, colonialism, military occupation and dependence and millions living in poverty. When natural disasters hit, such as Typhoon Haiyan, a category 5 storm battering the Philippines on November 8, these social faultlines are exposed. The majority of the population are little prepared for the storm, and … Keep reading »