[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…

[In the news] Iloilo groups back RH bill | Sun.Star

Iloilo groups back RH bill | Sun.Star. VARIOUS groups in the city and province of Iloilo declared their support to the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill now pending in Congress. Government officials and employees, civil society groups, media and interfaith groups gathered for a day of the purple ribbon for RH to…

[In the news]Labor-sending countries call for laws protecting migrant workers – Pinoy Abroad – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

Labor-sending countries call for laws protecting migrant workers – Pinoy Abroad – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. ANDREO C. CALONZO, GMA News Lawmakers from the top five labor-sending Asian countries on Thursday urged host countries to enact laws protecting their citizens working abroad. In a statement issued on Thursday, lawmakers from the Philippines,…

[In the news]Only 1% of country’s coral reefs remains pristine — WWF | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Only 1% of country’s coral reefs remains pristine — WWF | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. ‘Public-private partnership needed to eliminate rape of seas’ MANILA, Philippines – The public and private sector should work together to finally stop the rape and plunder of the country’s marine resources, said the…

[In the news]Aquino regime releases P5B as back payment for poor’s PhilHealth premiums – Interaksyon.com

Aquino regime releases P5B as back payment for poor’s PhilHealth premiums – Interaksyon.com. Chichi Conde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines — The Aquino administration has released P5 billion to cover back payments of the national government’s counterpart for health insurance premiums of indigent families from 2007 to 2010. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said the fund partly covers…