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[From the web] Human rights center opens in Zambo City -Zamboanga Today

Human rights center opens in Zambo City http://www.zamboangatoday.ph Lawyers, advocates and community volunteers from non-governmental organizations who have helped to protect and promote the human rights of all conflict-affected people of Mindanao inaugurated yesterday the Zamboanga City-based satellite office of the Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC). The inauguration ceremony held at Saavedra Street in…

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[In the news] Legal suit filed vs SM Investments Corporation over planned mall expansion | Sun.Star

Legal suit filed vs SM Investments Corporation over planned mall expansion | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda February 29, 2012 AFTER weeks of preparation, oppositors to SM City Baguio’s planned mall expansion unleashed their complaint before the court at the Justice Hall Tuesday. Some 132 individual complainants and group representatives against the mall expansion filed the…

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[Press Release] Groups hit Intex Resources response to OECD NCP Statement -ATM

Groups hit Intex Resources response to OECD NCP Statement Charged Intex of flawed consultation and non-transparency Manila—Groups were dismayed upon Intex Resources Inc denial of proven allegations and findings of the Norwegian National Contact Point (NCP) that the company has failed to comply with OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises. “That is simply ridiculous that Intex…

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[Press Release] Workers challenge Congress not to be “kontrabidas” by disclosing all bank records -BMP

Workers challenge Congress not to be “kontrabidas” by disclosing all bank records Some 150 militant workers from the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino staged a picket at the Batasan gates of the House of Representatives to demand the “full disclosure of all bank records – not just the SALNs (statement of assets, liabilities and net worth) –…

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[In the news] Budget office releases over P300 million to upgrade state health facilities | Sun.Star

Budget office releases over P300 million to upgrade state health facilities | Sun.Star. February 27, 2012 THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P306.6 million to the Department of Health (DOH) for the implementation of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP). Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad said the total release, which will…

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[Press Release] 284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees -PMPI

284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees Baguio City – 284 members of the Philippine-Misereor Partnership, Inc (PMPI) will gather in Baguio city to meet for its 4th General Assembly on February 27 to March 1, 2012 with the theme “Harnessing Faith, Culture and Integrity of Creation towards…

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[From the web] Two for the long, rough road -RAPPLER.com

Two for the long, rough road. BY LILA R SHAHANI AND SYLVIA L MAYUGA, RAPPLER.com February 24, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Had they lived in postwar Manila when slums began their long and slow proliferation in ruins and empty lots, Teodosia ‘Teody’ Barquio-Gacer, 56, and Edwin Nakpil, 49, would have been nameless squatters. Half a…