Speeches Articles

After Neoliberalism… What?

Neoliberalism is dying, with the radical left and the far-right as only contenders to bring about another system, says Alternative Nobel Prize winner, sociology professor Walden Bello at the recent climate conference on the context of climate emergency and the crisis...

Democracy and Charisma: A Dangerous Liaison

Democracy in the Era of Charismatic Politics in India and the Philippines Talk delivered to audiences in Canberra, Perth, and Melbourne during a book promotion tour, November 26-December 10, 2019. The title of my talk is “Democracy in the Era of Charismatic Politics...

EDSA, Neoliberalism, and Globalization

(Delivered at Coalesce Conference, sponsored by Ateneo Lex, Ateneo de Manila, March 18, 2017.) Most of you had not yet seen the light of day when the EDSA Uprising took place in February 1986. To my generation, this event was a memorable step in the Philippines...

Valedictory Speech

Mr. Speaker, dear colleagues: I stand before you today to give some parting words on the occasion of my resigning from this august body, which will be effective on As you all probably know by now, I am resigning from the House because I can no longer support my...
Valedictory Speech

Valedictory Speech

Mr. Speaker, dear colleagues: I stand before you today to give some parting words on the occasion of my resigning from...