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[Press Release] Renergy transformation now power for people! -PMCJ

Renergy transformation now power for people! April 22, 2015   Quezon City, Philippines – On the occasion of the global observance of Earth Day, climate justice groups, non-government organizations and grassroots people’s movement launched today a year-long campaign that would intensify the push for REnergy Transformation or the shift from carbon and fossil-intensive energy systems…

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[Press Release] Land use group highlights importance of proposed national land use bill in environmental protection -CLUP Now!

Land use group highlights importance of proposed national land use bill in environmental protection As the world celebrates Earth Day, the Campaign for Land Use Policy Now! (CLUP Now!) stresses the importance of the proposed National Land Use Act (NLUA) in protecting the environment and its inhabitants. Labeled as a ‘green bill’, the NLUA is…

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[Press Release] ASEAN urged to strengthen Civil Society’s role in regional peace and human security -GPPAC-SEA

ON THE ACSC/APF 2015 IN KUALA LUMPUR: ASEAN urged to strengthen Civil Society’s role in regional peace and human security ‘As the ASEAN heads towards developing its Post-2015 vision of a people-centered and peaceful ASEAN, key members of civil society organizations (CSO) see the crucial task for the regional bloc to strengthen the role of…

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[Press Release] Activists stage “pabasa” to denounce people’s suffering under P-Noy -FDC

Activists stage “pabasa” to denounce people’s suffering under P-Noy Activists belonging to the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and the multisectoral campaign Palag Na! staged their own version of the traditional pabasa near the gates of Malacanang today to denounce the suffering caused by the “arrogant, insensitive and incompetent” administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino III.…

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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…