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[Announcement] Calling all chefs & nature-loving cooks! -Haribon Foundation

Calling all chefs & nature-loving cooks! http://haribon.org.ph/index.php/news-and-media/396-calling-all-chefs-nature-lovers Are you a chef, a self-confessed foodie, student organization, restaurant owner, or start-up food vendor? This is your chance to sell your vegetarian dish at the Forest Food Fair on July 25! Get a chance to win a prize The general public will get the chance to vote…

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[Urgent Appeal] Harassment; red tagging of Emily Fajardo, a community organizer assisting the FLACCI in Barangay Lamao, Limay, Bataan -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 8, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment; red tagging of Emily Fajardo, a community organizer assisting the Federation of Lamao Concerned Citizens, Inc. (FLACCI) in Barangay Lamao, Limay, Bataan ISSUES: physical integrity, in the form of the right to life, liberty and security of the person, individual liberty, in the form of the freedoms of…

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[Press Release] Teachers to P-Noy, we deserve higher salaries -TDC

Teachers to P-Noy, we deserve higher salaries Public school teachers acknowledge reports of Palace’s approval of the proposed budget for 2016 which includes a salary adjustment for teachers and government employees. Malacanang said that the biggest chunk for 2016 budget goes to the education department. “It is but legal to give the highest budget priority…

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[Press Release] Boxed and botched promises by DAR Region 8

Boxed and botched promises by DAR Region 8 Tacloban City – “Ang CLOA ay sa magsasaka ibinibigay at hindi ipina file sa drawer, ugat ng maraming isyu dito sa lupa ang pagtingin ng DAR Region 8 sa CLOA na isang dokumentong pwedeng basta itago kaya nababalewala, nawawalan ng halaga,” quips Dhon Daganasol, spokesperson of KATARUNGAN…

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[Press Release] Locals renew campaign vs. Centennial ‘mega-dam’ to save Sierra Madre -Pakisama

Locals renew campaign vs. Centennial ‘mega-dam’ to save Sierra Madre Gains more support in time for PNoy’s last SONA Local communities and civil society groups are set to launch a campaign to stop the construction of the New Centennial Water Source Project under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program of the Aquino administration. “This ‘mega-dam’ is…

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[Press Release] Social Movements support a binding treaty that will create obligations for transnational corporations to respect human rights -UNHRC

United Nations Human Rights Council: Social Movements support a binding treaty that will create obligations for transnational corporations to respect human rights The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity – a coalition of 190social movements, networks and organizations from around the world – along with the TreatyAlliance and Swiss social movements have…

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[Urgent Appeal] Recent demolition and pending relocation of residents of Radial Road 10 North Bay Boulevard, Navotas City -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 7, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) Recent demolition and pending relocation of residents of Radial Road 10 North Bay Boulevard, Navotas City ISSUES: The right to an adequate standard of living; right to adequate housing, right to water Dear friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the recent demolition…

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[Off the shelf] Squatters of Capital: Regimes of Dispossession and the production of subaltern sites in urban land conflicts in the Philippines by Christopher John “CJ” Chanco

Squatters of Capital: Regimes of Dispossession and the production of subaltern sites in urban land conflicts in the Philippines by Christopher John “CJ” Chanco Read full paper @www.academia.edu Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and…

[From the web] Despite Gains, Challenges Remains According to the 2014 US Human Rights Report on the Philippines

U.S. Embassy Manila Press Statement: Despite Gains, Challenges Remains According to the 2014 United States Human Rights Report on the Philippines On Tuesday, June 25, 2015 United States Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, also known as “the Human Rights Report.” The Secretary is required each year…

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[Press Release] Not alone, never forgotten -UATC

UNITED AGAINST TORTURE COALITION Press Release 27 June 2015 Not alone, never forgotten Activists all over the world took to the streets to demand justice for torture survivors on International Day for Victims of Torture. In the Philippines, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) conducted its 9th BRAT! or Basta! Run Against Torture with more…

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[Statement] Breaking the silence from torture impunity -MAG

Statement from the Medical Action Group, Inc. June 26, 2015 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (IDSVT) Breaking the silence from torture impunity Torture is considered a crime under the international human rights law. It is prohibited everywhere, at all times, and no exceptional circumstances whatsoever can be used to justify it. However,…

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[People] Justice where are you ? by Fr. Shay Cullen

Justice where are you ? Fr. Shay Cullen. Lady Justice is pictured blindfolded holding a scales and a sword. That needs to be changed. She needs to be seen as a clear eyed loving mother protecting children. Maria 10 years-old was raped by the live-partner of her mother. With the help of good neighbors and…

[From the web] UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines -OHCHR

UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has issued a summary of an inquiry initiated on the basis of information received in 2008 from three women’s rights NGOs in the Philippines. Filipino mother holds her daughter on a…

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[Announcement] ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity

ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity Experience the beauty of our biodiversity, the source of all our basic needs! Help us photograph Southeast Asia’s biodiversity! Join the Third ASEAN Zooming in on Biodiversity Photo Contest. Organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the contest aims to capture the beauty, richness, and values of…

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[Solidarity] Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists -Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally -HRW

Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists –Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally (New York, June 27, 2015) – Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and release unconditionally 14 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 26, 2015 in Bangkok, police…