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[Press release] Yolanda-hit villages declared as first ‘Zero Open Defecation’ barangays in Leyte -Save the Children

Yolanda-hit villages declared as first ‘Zero Open Defecation’ barangays in Leyte Western Leyte, Philippines (27 September 2014) – Today 7 Yolanda-hit barangays across 3 municipalities around Ormoc have been declared as first in the entire Leyte province to eradicate defecation in public– a practice known to cause contamination of water sources and diarrheal diseases. The…

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[Press release] Land use group urges Senator Cayetano to push for demolition of Torre de Manila and pass the National Land Use Act -CLUP Now!

Land use group urges Senator Cayetano to push for demolition of Torre de Manila and pass the National Land Use Act As the Torre de Manila construction persists, the Campaign for Land Use Policy Now (CLUP Now!) network calls on Senator Pia Cayetano to stand her ground in upholding the historical integrity of the Rizal…

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[International] Basil Fernando of the AHRC receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize” -AHRC

WORLD: Basil Fernando of the AHRC receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize” The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you that The Right Livelihood Foundation has announced the laureates for 2014. They are Mr. Edward Snowden, Mr. Alan Rusbridger, Ms. Asma Jahangir, Mr. Basil Fernando, and Mr. Bill McKibben. This…

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[Press Release] Akbayan Rep. Gutierrez pushes for extension of deadline for filing of claims for Martial Law victims

Akbayan Rep. Gutierrez pushes for extension of deadline for filing of claims for Martial Law victims “The lack of time should not pose as a hindrance to the recognition and reparation of the human rights victims for the sufferings and sacrifices they endured during Martial Law,” Akbayan Rep. Barry Gutierrez said. His statement came Sunday…