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[Urgent Alert] Save 78 poor fisherfolk families from forced eviction and starvation in the Freedom Island of Paranaque City -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-003-2012 29 January 2013 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Save 78 poor fisherfolk families from forced eviction and starvation in the Freedom Island of Paranaque City ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; hunger, starvation, corruption; impunity; rule of law —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human…

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[Press Release] Green groups, Romblon governor question regional court ruling against local issuances -ATM

Green groups, Romblon governor question regional court ruling against local issuances Asserts local autonomy and right to protect environment Manila—Gov. Eduardo Firmalo and members of Alyansa Tigil Mina will challenge the Resolution issued on the Special Civil Action Case No. V-1906, which declared Romblon’s Executive Order No. 001, s.2011, unconstitutional. Issued January 17, the resolution…

[Press Release] Health and social protection network on feuding senators: Pass amendments to Philhealth Law! -KAMP

Health and social protection network on feuding senators: Pass amendments to Philhealth Law! With only five remaining session days before Congress adjourns sine die, a network of health and transformative social protection advocates are urging the feuding senators to put on the agenda Committee Report No. 40/Senate Bill No. 2849, the bill amending the Philhealth…

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[In the news] Congress ratifies ‘Marcos compensation bill’ -RAPPLER.com

Congress ratifies ‘Marcos compensation bill’ By RAPPLER.COM January 28, 2013 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)- The Senate and the House of Representatives on Monday, January 28, ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the ‘Marcos compensation bill,’ a measure seeking to provide compensation to human rights victims during the Martial Law era. Its formal title is “Human…

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[From the web/campaign] What is #FREEOURDEFENDERS campaign? -TFDP

#FREEOURDEFENDERS! Free all political prisoners! Government keeps denying the existence of political prisoners. We need to assert the truth! Join us in a call to #FREEOURDEFENDERS! Free all political prisoners! In previous statement, PNoy’s spokesperson Lacierda declared that ‘We have no political prisoners.’ Then the Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to deliver Government’s commitment to…

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[Press Release] Teachers join kick-off walk for schoolchildren registration -TDC

Teachers join kick-off walk for schoolchildren registration The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) is joining the Department of Education’s kick-off program for the early registration of schoolchild, 5:30AM at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. “Our group, and the teachers in general support Philippine government’s goal to achieve education for all. This activity is just a manifestation…

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[Statement] With mining, incompetence runs deep: Reviewing Factoran’s response to EO 79 -ATM

With mining, incompetence runs deep: Reviewing Factoran’s response to EO 79 Last week’s commentary “How Incompetence is killing the Mining Industry,” posted by Phil Ferrel, rewritten by B. Muyco as “Thoughts of former Natural Resources Secretary Jun Factoran,” digs deeply with shallow thought in an attempt to justify an industry that is hostile to Filipinos’…

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[Event] Rock against political dynasties! -Agaw Trip Komiks at Laya Sining

Inihahandog ng Laya Sining, sa pakikipagtulungan ng Partido Lakas ng Masa, Krusada Kontra Dynasty, at JB Music ang ROCK AGAINST POLITICAL DYNASTIES! February 1 po, sa Ishmael Bernal Gallery sa UP Diliman. FREE CONCERT po ito. https://www.facebook.com/pages/agaw-trip-komiks/212496078786595?fref=ts Iboto ang iyong #HRPinduterosChoice para sa HR EVENTS. Ang botohan ay magsisimula ngayon hanggang sa 11:59 ng Nov…

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[Video/Film] BALITOK goes to Nueva Vizcaya

BALITOK goes to Nueva Vizcaya. January 30 ( Wednesday) 3PM at Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) Gymnasium Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151299757185896&set=pcb.10151299780515896&type=1&theater Iboto ang iyong #HRPinduterosChoice para sa HR VIDEOS. Ang botohan ay magsisimula ngayon hanggang sa 11:59 ng Nov 15, 2013. Ikaw para kanino ka pipindot? Simple lang bumoto: • pindutin ang inyong napupusuan sa poll button…

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[Event] Dean Jose Manuel Diokno to host Rights Talk on “Civic Education during Martial Law in the Philippines and Beyond” at the University of Hong Kong on Wednesday, 30 January -AHRC

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward you the following press release from the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- FORWARDED PRESS RELEASE AHRC-FPR-003-2013 A Press Release from the Centre for Comparative and Public…

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[In the news] Mining giant Xstrata-SMI suffers another blow -asiancorrespondent.com

Philippines: Mining giant Xstrata-SMI suffers another blow By Edwin Espejo, asiancorrespondent.com January 24, 2013 The Xstrata-controlled Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) suffered yet another setback when the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP, or Provincial Board) of South Cotabato on Monday, January 21, reiterated a previous resolution reaffirming the validity of a provision of the Provincial Environment Code that…

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[Press Release] Joint investigators and prosecutors training for the first time to fight torture -MAG

Joint investigators and prosecutors training for the first time to fight torture The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are working together with non-governmental organization, the Medical Action Group (MAG) in a UK-funded project to strengthen present efforts to fight torture in the country. The British Embassy Manila through its Human…