The Democratic Party, read â€śThe War Liteâ€ť Party, is basking in the glow of victory today. It has regained control of the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate for the first time in 12-years. The two issues that it won on-The Iraqi War and the whacky persona of President George W. Bush-had little or nothing to do with the Democratic Party. Those two matters were actually sourced by activists in the Anti-Iraqi War Movement!
With the battle shifting to the Upper House, AKBAYAN Partylist today trooped to the Senate to call for the junking of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). â€śJapan may have done it once, but we will not allow the dumping of toxic wastes in the country againâ€ť, the group said referring to the 1999 incident, when 122 containers declared as â€śrecyclable paperâ€ť (which turned out to be clinical wastes) arrived at the Port of Manila.