[In the news] Binondo shopowners urged to pull out tainted Taiwanese foods – Interaksyon.com

Binondo shopowners urged to pull out tainted Taiwanese foods – Interaksyon.com. MANILA, Philippines – Environmental activists on Tuesday marched through the streets of Binondo district, Manila’s Chinatown, urging shopowners to pull Taiwanese food products suspected of being tainted with a chemical used in plastics manufacturing. “AlerToxic Patrollers” of the Eco-Waste Coalition went from store to…

[In the news] Referendum on divorce for PH? | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Referendum on divorce for PH? | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. MANILA, Philippines – Authors of the Divorce Bill at the House of Representatives on Tuesday welcomed the idea of a referendum to feel the pulse of the public on their proposed measure. Gabriela Party-List Rep. Luz Ilagan replied,…

[From the web] PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speaks out–“I still suffer from trauma after two decades” Interview 2

Source: http://www.humanrights.asia An interview with torture victim Romeo Luneta published by the Asian Human Rights Commission PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speaks out–“I still suffer from trauma after two decades” Interview 2 SPECIAL REPORT Torture in the Philippines & the unfulfilled promise of the 1987 Constitution OVERVIEW: In the second part of the interview, Romeo Luneta speaks…

[In the news] Diokno quits over VIP prisoners fiasco – Interaksyon.com

Diokno quits over VIP prisoners fiasco – Interaksyon.com. Chichi Conde, InterAksyon.com, JV Arcena, Radyo Singko MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) Bureau of Corrections Director Ernesto Diokno, under fire over revelations of special treatment for certain prisoners who are allowed to go in and out of jail, has tendered his irrevocable resignation, and President Benigno Aquino III…