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[Press Release] Save the Children calls for Protection of children in emergencies at Global Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan

Save the Children calls for Protection of children in emergencies at Global Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan Over 100 million children worldwide are affected by disasters yearly and, as a result, many face reduced educational opportunities. This challenge is particularly evident in the Philippines, where recent disasters destroyed entire schools, ruined classroom supplies…

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[Press Release] PMCJ: French climate loan ‘unjust’ and unacceptable’. Reparations not loans!

PMCJ: French climate loan ‘unjust’ and unacceptable’. Reparations not loans!   Manila, Philippines – Climate Justice activists denounced the recent offer of France President Hollande to the Philippines of pushing 50 million Euros ($56.6 million) for the Philippines, stating that it is unacceptable and raised issued concerning about the Manila Declaration on Climate Change. During…

[Press Release] PH-EITI report reveals problems in mining industry regulation -Bantay Kita

PH-EITI report reveals problems in mining industry regulation Bantay Kita, a coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) pushing for transparency and accountability in the extractive industries, supports the passage of an alternative mining law to replace the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. The current mining law has failed to boost economic gains from the extractive…

[Press Release] Women workers join calls for a national wage, secure jobs amid worsening poverty -Women WISE3

Women workers join calls for a national wage, secure jobs amid worsening poverty On International Women’s Day, Women Workers in Struggle for Employment, Empowerment and Emancipation or Women WISE3, an organization of women workers and families of victims of trade union and human rights violations, called on the government to adopt a national minimum wage…

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[Press Release] PH civil society groups not impressed with French Pesident’s “climate trip” to the Philippines -PMCJ

PH civil society groups not impressed with French Pesident’s “climate trip” to the Philippines French President Francois Hollande’s will be visiting the Philippines this February 26 to 27 accompanied by prominent personalities  known for their involvement in environmental advocacies to the Philippines, including Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard, and Mélanie Laurent as well as Patriarch Bartholomew…

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[Press Release] PNoy approves six-month extension of deadline for Martial Law claims application -Akbayan

PNoy approves six-month extension of deadline for Martial Law claims application Three months after the November 10, 2014 deadline expiration, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has approved Joint Resolution No. 3 extending for six months the deadline for Martial Law claims application to May 2015. Joint Resolution No. 3 is the consolidation of Senate Joint…

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[Press Release] CSOs meet with UN Special Rapporteur to express frustration to lack of gov’t food policy -ATM

CSOs meet with UN Special Rapporteur to express frustration to lack of gov’t food policy Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) headed by FIAN Philippines, Focus on the Global South, LILAK, Alyansa Tigil Mina, and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) held a conference on Feb 20, at the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) Penthouse to…

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[Press Release] Talking Peace but Waging War Aquino betrayed the peace process, killed BBL, militants say -BMP

Talking Peace but Waging War Aquino betrayed the peace process, killed BBL, militants say A MILITANT labor group accused President Noynoy Aquino of abandoning the peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The group further claimed that Aquino likewise killed whatever chances the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) had to be…

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[Press Release] Secretary General of the OMCT addresses challenges of protecting children from torture during the World Congress on Juvenile Justice

“Secretary General of the OMCT addresses challenges of protecting children from torture during the World Congress on Juvenile Justice” Geneva, 30 of January 2015. The Secretary General of the OMCT, Gerald Staberock, addressed the World Congress on Juvenile Justice setting out the challenges that States and the civil society faces when trying to protect children…