MANILA, Philippines -- Militant groups entered their third day of protests outside the Senate gates as Rodolfo Noel Lozada Jr. continued his testimony on the controversial National Broadband Network (NBN) deal between the Arroyo government and Chinese firm ZTE.
The militant umbrella group Bayan (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, New Patriotic Alliance) called on the government to suspend all ongoing infrastructure projects in which the Chinese government is involved.
Arnold Padilla of Bayan said they are demanding an independent review of projects with Chinese involvement such as the Northrail and Southrail to check these for overpricing and padding.
?The suspension of the ZTE deal is not enough,? he added.