ARNOLD J. PADILLA is a Filipino activist, writer, and researcher. His articles have been published by Manila-based think tank IBON Foundation; by online publications The Philippine Online and Pinoy Weekly; and by international advocacy groups Reality of Aid (ROA), Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), and PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP), among others. He also used to teach at the Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila and is the former Public Information Officer of the New Patriotic Alliance (Bayan). At present, he is a Research Consultant at IBON Foundation and manages the Food Sovereignty program and anti-land grabbing campaign of the Malaysia-based PANAP.


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  1. Great to be a writer-researcher-journalist because you have the facility to communicate. Much more so when one is an activist [political, environmental, other fields] because you can easily get your message across in writing of various forms like news [the fastest vehicle], feature items, or via poetry, short story, etc..

  2. Hi Sir.
    I am Reggie from UP Manila. Can I interview you for my thesis? It may be via email if that’s the most convenient for you. I can send you the questionnaires, sir. It is about the political influence of businessmen Henry Sy and John Gokongwei.

    Thank you sir.

  3. Hi Sir Arnold!

    I’m a student doing a research about the ERC and performance of electrical utilities. I saw your posts and I think they’re great. I have a few questions in mind about what you’ve discussed and some inquiries about the field. Is it possible to contact you privately?


  4. Wow, I see someone actually read the chapter I wrote on prepaid electricity! It has been an insidious tool here in South Africa to divert attention away from collective struggle (for resources and services) towards individual struggle (to pay for “electricity units”). Good luck with your struggle in the Philippines!

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