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[Press Release] Yolanda survivors calls for climate justice during Papal visit -PMCJ

Yolanda survivors calls for climate justice during Papal visit Survivors of typhoon Yolanda in Anibong, Tacloban, along with various civil society organizations, welcomed Pope Francis yesterday with a series of activities pertaining to climate justice and rehabilitation during his visit to areas devastated by the storm surge. One among the communities left most devastated by…

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[From the web] Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines -MAILONLINE

Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines By Simon Parry, MAILONLINE January 14, 2015 Street children as young as five are being caged in brutal detention centres alongside adult criminals in a cynical drive to smarten up the…

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[Statement] Joint statement from church advocacy arm and civil society organizations on climate change on the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines

Joint statement from church advocacy arm and civil society organizations on climate change on the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines January 14, 2015 On the occasion of the coming of Pope Francis to the Philippines and his solidarity visit to the typhoon-devastated community, we, in the Church and civil society…

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[Press Release] TFDP to PNoy: release all victims of political incarceration to show genuine mercy and compassion not as “pakitang-Pope lamang”

TFDP to PNoy: release all victims of political incarceration to show genuine mercy and compassion not as “pakitang-Pope lamang” Human rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) challenged President Benigno Aquino to prove his sincerity by acting not only on the cases of common prisoners but also on the release of political prisoners…

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[Press Release] Environmentalists Weep Over Nazarene Feast Trash ” -EcoWaste Coalition

Environmentalists Weep Over Nazarene Feast Trash ” 9 January 2015, Quezon City. Environmental advocates belonging to the EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, expressed grief over the defilement of the surroundings as millions of Black Nazarene devotees joined the “Traslacion” today. “While admiring the devotees’ steadfastness to fulfill their vows, we could not help but express our…

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[From the web] France: An Attack on Free Expression, Response to Charlie Hebdo Killings Should Protect Rights -HRW

France: An Attack on Free Expression Response to Charlie Hebdo Killings Should Protect Rights (PARIS, JANUARY 8, 2015) — French authorities should bring to justice those responsible for the horrific attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should guard against backlash against French Muslims…

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[From the web] Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! -RMP

Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! For the past months we have witnessed the escalation of violence done against the indigenous peoples who are against the aggressive encroachment of mining and agri-businesses in their ancestral lands. We yet again raise the red banners of grief…

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[Announcement] For hiring -Philippine NGO Coalition on the UN CRC

Philippine NGO Coalition on the UN CRC FOR IMMEDIATE HIRING Position Description Advocacy and Information Officer Starting Date: For immediate hiring Background The NGO Coalition CRC is a coalition of civil society organizations that monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the country, engaging the Philippine government, stakeholders, as…