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[Press Release] Harassment, pol rights violations against unionists intensified in 2015 -CTUHR

Harassment, pol rights violations against unionists intensified in 2015 Cases of harassment and intimidation against trade unionists and labor activists dramatically soared in Y2015 as documented by the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights. Compared to five cases in the previous year, at least 35 cases of harassment and intimidation committed against 192 individuals…

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[Press Release] Philippines: Aquino’s Doubtful Legacy on Rights No Real Progress on Justice for Serious Abuses -HRW

Philippines: Aquino’s Doubtful Legacy on Rights No Real Progress on Justice for Serious Abuses (New York, January 28, 2016) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s six-year term in office will end in mid-2016 without achieving his promised goal to significantly improve human rights in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report…

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[Press Release] Teachers recognize Senate approval of optional poll duties, reiterate higher pay for teachers sitting as election workers -TDC

Teachers recognize Senate approval of optional poll duties, reiterate higher pay for teachers sitting as election workers Public school teachers welcome the Senate approval of Election Service Reform Act (ESRA) on third and final reading the other day. The bill seeks to make election duty non-compulsory for state teachers. “Under the existing laws, teachers are…

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[Press Release] Militant workers to Congress: Develop a heart and a spine; override the presidential veto on the SSS Pension Hike -BMP

Militant workers to Congress: Develop a heart and a spine; override the presidential veto on the SSS Pension Hike Members of the militant labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) held a picket at the Batasan gates today to call on lawmakers to override the presidential veto against a P2,000 increase in the monthly pensioners…

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[Press Release] ‘Reveal clear human rights platform’, Amnesty urged presidential bets -AIPh

‘Reveal clear human rights platform’, Amnesty urged presidential bets Amnesty International Philippines asked presidential aspirants to make public commitments to protect human rights if and when they are elected president in the coming May 2016 elections. “We wrote letters to presidentiables asking them to respond to our 5-point Human Rights Agenda. These recommendations are based…

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[Press Release] Ahead of the Paris summit, Filipinos join the Global Climate March to demand climate justice

Ahead of the Paris summit, Filipinos join the Global Climate March to demand climate justice MANILA, 28 November 2015 – Around 10,000 advocates representing climate-impacted communities, religious groups, youth, labor unions, anti-coal and renewable energy campaigners, and other concerned citizens took to the streets to join the Global Climate March on the weekend before the…

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[Press Release] Filipino Youth in fear of a Possible Doomsday with a No Deal Scenario in Paris, held a Funeral March at the Climate Justice Rally -DAKILA

Filipino Youth in fear of a Possible Doomsday with a No Deal Scenario in Paris, held a Funeral March at the Climate Justice Rally Thousands of Filipinos marched for climate justice today, March 28, and converged at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. Broad groups of social movements, religious groups, trade unions, farmers, urban poor and…

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[Press Release] Caravan against coal energy reaches Manila; requests dialogue with PNoy

Caravan against coal energy reaches Manila; requests dialogue with PNoy Various coal-affected communities sail to Malacanang to demand cancellation of all coal projects 300 residents of coal-affected communities from Luzon and Visayas staged protests in government offices and in Malacanang as they ended their five-day caravan on November 27 urging the government to stop all…

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[Press Release] Local governments stand firm against mining -ATM

Local governments stand firm against mining LGUs and green groups discuss local autonomy and mining Local governments and green groups reinforced their stance against large-scale mining yesterday, in a policy dialogue held in Astoria Plaza, Pasig City, asserting that local bans and moratoriums against mining are legal and mandated. Public administration experts and local communities…

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[Press Release] Spotlight on the Philippines during Climate Reality Project and Live Earth 24 hours of reality live event in Paris

Spotlight on the Philippines during Climate Reality Project and Live Earth 24 hours of reality live event in Paris Together with former US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore, Filipinos will add their voices to the global chorus demanding climate action. Manila, Philippines (11/08/15) – On November 13th and 14th the world will…

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[Press Release] Thousands of cyclists and advocates to ride for survival on the B.I.G. RIDE and call on APEC leaders to integrate bikes in sustainable solutions to transportation and climate change -Dakila

Thousands of cyclists and advocates to ride for survival on the B.I.G. RIDE and call on APEC leaders to integrate bikes in sustainable solutions to transportation and climate change Manila, Philippines — Thousands of cyclists gather for the 16th Tour of the Fireflies to promote bicycles as part of a long-term solution to traffic congestion,…

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[Press Release] Progressive Youth Groups Slam CHED for Pro-Business, Anti-Student Policies -SPARK

Progressive Youth Groups Slam CHED for Pro-Business, Anti-Student Policies Memos issued within the year condemned for raising tertiary education costs A week before the anticipated week-long suspension of classes due to the APEC Summit, students from different universities in Metro Manila stormed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) head office to protest against policies and…