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[Press Release] Hundreds of Children to ‘Race for Survival’ to end malnutrition -Save the Children

Hundreds of Children to ‘Race for Survival’ to end malnutrition (Quezon City, Philippines) Hundreds of school children from Metro Manila run today in Save the Children’s ‘Race for Survival’ global relay race. Held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, the event is calling for equal access to health services and nutrition for children under five…

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[Press Release] Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders -GCM

Press Release: Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders October 22, 2014 (New York, NY) On October 22nd, in a report on the rights of migrant children to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced the release of a new document outlining principles and guidelines for…

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[Press Release] Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina

Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina “We are happy that some mining companies are willing to participate in an Environmental Performance Tracking Program, but we are skeptical of the future outputs and the scorecards,” said Jaybee Garganera, national coordinator of Alyansa Tigil Mina. Mining firms Philex, Atlas, Benguet and Nickel Asia partnered with…

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[Press Release] BMP demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’

Workers group demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’ THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Laude, and joins the Filipino people in demanding justice for her murder. The brutal killing of Ms Laude, a 26-year old…

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[Press Release] Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense -GANDA Filipinas

Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas, a human rights advocacy organization led by transgender women in the Philippines, condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, in the hands of a United…

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[Press Release] Leading child rights organizations unite to push new bill that protects children in emergencies -Save the Children

Leading child rights organizations unite to push new bill that protects children in emergencies Manila, Philippines –Three of the country’s largest child rights organizations, Save the Children, Plan International, and World Vision, unite to push passage of House Bill 5062 or the “Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act,” which calls for a comprehensive plan to…

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[Press Release] Child Poverty in PH on the rise study -PIDS

Child Poverty in PH on the rise study The number of children living in poverty in the Philippines continues to climb despite the country`s recent economic gains. According to a study titled `Child Poverty in the Philippines` by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), there were already about 13.4 million Filipino children…

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[Press Release] World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights, Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities-HRW

World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities (Washington, DC, October 10, 2014) – Draft World Bank policies under consideration at the bank’s meeting on October 10-12, 2014, would dangerously roll back protection for communities affected by bank projects, independent groups said today. Foreign ministers and central…

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[Press Release] Reclaim Power for the People Not Emergency Powers-P4P

Reclaim Power for the People Not Emergency Powers The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) along with other organizations launched the Philippine-leg of the Reclaim Power week – a global convergence of efforts to raise the urgency of transforming energy systems away from dirty fuels and towards a public and community-controlled alternative energy systems. Spearheading…

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[Press Release] NAGKAISA labor coalition declares war against “king of labor-only-contracting asiapro” in today’s world day of decent work

NAGKAISA labor coalition declares war against “king of labor-only-contracting asiapro” in today’s world day of decent work AROUND 200 members of labor coalition Nagkaisa picketed the Asiapro main office in Barangay Kapitolyo in Pasig City this morning to condemn the pseudo-manning agency for its gross violations of workers’ rights to mark the World Day of…

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[Press Release] Global privacy experts hold “landmark” meeting in Manila to discuss Asian State surveillance -FMA

Global privacy experts hold “landmark” meeting in Manila to discuss Asian State surveillance Manila, Philippines – A group of privacy and human rights experts from across Asia met this weekend to discuss developments in surveillance. The meeting, hosted by the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and Privacy International, brought together advocates and experts from Thailand,…

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[Press Release] Purisima chance to be honest has passed, must be charged -BMP

Purisima chance to be honest has passed, must be charged A MILITANT labor group assailed national police chief Allan Purisima and called his “open house” invitation to the members of the press as an attempt to cover-up his non-declaration and dishonesty in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALN). gigya width=”200″ height=”200″ src=”http://files.bannersnack.net/app/swf2/EmbedPlayerV2.swf?hash_id=fdba3bb058e8fee910c25d65b3436908&bgcolor=#3D3D3D&clickTag=null&t=1319457850″…

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[Press Release] CLIMATE WALK: People’s Walk for Climate Justice, 40-day Climate Walk to Tacloban kicks off in Luneta

CLIMATE WALK: People’s Walk for Climate Justice 40-day Climate Walk to Tacloban kicks off in Luneta MANILA, Philippines, 2 October 2014 — Climate change advocates from various sectors urged world governments to “walk their climate talk” as they launched the Climate Walk, dubbed as “A People’s Walk for Climate Justice.” From the starting point at…