A Critique of the Aquino Government's Economic Program, and a Proposal for an Alternative Development Strategy 
     Manuel F. MONTES

Land Reform: Behind the Rhetoric of Aquino's Davao Promises 
     Sabino G. PADILLA

Patterns of Political Changes and their Social Impact in Mindanao and Sulu after the February 1986 Elections : A perspective
     Artemio D. PALONGPALONG

Towards a Democratic Peace and People's Security 
     Francisco NEMENZO, Jr. and Teresa S. ENCARNACION

Internal Armed Conflict in the Philippines and the Quest for Peace in the Period of Democratic Transition 
     Edmundo O. GARCIA

Rediscovering National Purpose (State of the Nation Address, July 1988)
     Corazon C. AQUINO

The Persistence of Crisis in the Democratic Space: Notes on the Politics of Non-Structural Change in the Post-Marcos Period
     Edgar B. MARANAN

The Turning Point that Never Was (A Military Perspective on the "February Revolution")
     Candido P. FILIO

Cory's People Power
     Benito LIM

Book Review: Gareth Porter and Walden Bello
     Armando S. MALAY, Jr.

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