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[Press Release] Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law -AI

Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago today, despite evidence that the practice is prevalent, Amnesty International said. The Anti-Torture Act, passed on 10 November…

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[Press Release] 1,000 kilometer, 40-day Climate Walk Marches to Ground Zero Tacloban on Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary

1,000 kilometer, 40-day Climate Walk led by Philippine Chief Negotiator for UN Climate Talks Marches to Ground Zero Tacloban on Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary Dubbed as the Climate Walk: A People’s Walk for Climate Justice, the march gathered various environmental groups, celebrities, government officials, faith groups, youth, and individuals[i] during its launch last October 2 in…

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[Press Release] Workers in Leyte, still far from recovery a year after Haiyan -CTUHR

Workers in Leyte, still far from recovery a year after Haiyan Leyte–A year after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Central Visayas, the working people of Leyte are still struggling to recover as poverty worsened with continued loss of jobs, lack of livelihood, inadequate government support and turtle-pace rehabilitation programs of the Aquino administration. Even those previously…

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[Press Release] Akbayan Rep. Gutierrez assures passage of 6-month extension of filing of claims for ML victims

Akbayan Rep. Gutierrez assures passage of 6-month extension of filing of claims for ML victims With the November 10 deadline fast approaching, Akbayan Rep. Barry Gutierrez on Thursday assured the passage of the six-month extension for the filing of claims by victims of human rights violations during Martial Law. Gutierrez made the statement amid fears…

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[Press Release] Celebrities Kylie Padilla and Mikael Daez and GMA team with Save the Children for Yolanda survivors

Celebrities Kylie Padilla and Mikael Daez and GMA team with Save the Children for Yolanda survivors Mikael Daez and Kylie Padilla today become official representatives of children’s charity Save the Children. The pair, who are GMA’s hottest young stars are the first Filipino representatives of the charity who internationally have ambassadors such as ‘Hollywood’ A-Listers,…

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[Press Release] CSOs reject diluted World Bank safeguards

CSOs reject diluted World Bank safeguards Frustrated and angered by the lack of right-upholding provisions – this was the general disposition of non-government organizations (NGO) and civil society organizations (CSO) to the World Bank (WB) draft safeguard as they walked out from the World Bank consultation and staged a protest outside Astoria Plaza in Ortigas.…

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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…