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[Press Release] Not alone, never forgotten -UATC

UNITED AGAINST TORTURE COALITION Press Release 27 June 2015 Not alone, never forgotten Activists all over the world took to the streets to demand justice for torture survivors on International Day for Victims of Torture. In the Philippines, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) conducted its 9th BRAT! or Basta! Run Against Torture with more…

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[Press Release] Iloilo Cyclists as Modern Day Heroes, Rode for a Human Trafficking Free Philippines -DAKILA

Iloilo Cyclists as Modern Day Heroes, Rode for Freedom on Independence Day Pedal Power for a Human Trafficking Free Philippines In line of the celebration of Independence Day, DAKILA, in partnership with Centralian Cruisers Cycling Club (C4) gathered cyclists and advocates for the Independence Day Freedom Ride in Iloilo City. Iloilo hosted the 117th celebration…

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[Press Release] Foreign agenda is bad cha-cha – PM

Foreign agenda is bad cha-cha – labor group The House of Representatives (HOR) is on the verge of making the biggest historical mistake and disservice to the country today once its members vote for the removal of economic restrictions imposed upon foreign interests by the 1987 Constitution, the labor group Partido Manggagawa (PM) said in…

[Press Release] Farmers, Activists Vow to Intensify Own AR Initiatives vs Govt Failure and Land Grabbing -SARA

Farmers, Activists Vow to Intensify Own AR Initiatives vs Govt Failure and Land Grabbing Escalate the agrarian reform struggle and create a surge of ground initiatives. These are the main calls of farmers organizations and agrarian reform activities as they remember the passage into law of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) 27 years ago.…

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[Press Release] Rights and environmental defenders challenge PNoy, Congress and Senate to be green -#ItsNeverHardToBeGREEN

Rights and environmental defenders challenge PNoy, Congress and Senate to be green In celebration of the World Environment Day 2015, human rights and environmental defenders launch a campaign that tells the public and the government that “It’s Never Hard to be Green.” Green defenders led by SOS Yamang Bayan Network (SOS YB), Campaign for Land…

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[Press Release] Two Filipino anti-child trafficking organizations attended workshop on protecting children’s rights through efficient data management in Cambodia -TDH

Two Filipino anti-child trafficking organizations attended workshop on protecting children’s rights through efficient data management in Cambodia The Philippine Against Child Trafficking (PACT) and Zamboanga based NGO, Tanglaw Buhay Center- Katilingban sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI) represented the Philippines in the three-day data management workshop, “Protecting children’s rights through efficient data management” sponsored by Terre des…

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[Press Release] Teachers’ protest welcomes school year -TDC

Teachers’ protest to welcome school year The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) and Ating Guro Partylist staged a protest in Welcome Rotonda that featured lighting of candles, a noise barrage and poetry and street theater performances to bring their messages to the government. “Education sector gets the highest attention every school opening, however, the plight of…

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[Press Release] No to Mining Industry zone! Groups want congress to kill riders in the Mining Revenue Bill -PMPI

No to Mining Industry zone! Groups want congress to kill riders in the Mining Revenue Bill Groups from different mining-affected communities in the country exclaimed their opposition in the establishment of Mining Industry Zones (MIZ) in the Philippines as indicated in the proposed mining revenue policy in the congress. In their meeting in Quezon City…

[Press Release] B’laan leaders submit petition to NCIP en banc, claim illegal activities of regional offices -SOCSKSARGEND CARE

B’laan leaders submit petition to NCIP en banc, claim illegal activities of regional offices Cagayan de Oro – Leaders of B’laan from Bong Mal in Tampakan, South Cotabato submitted today a position paper to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) en banc against their regional counterparts’ activities to facilitate the free prior and informed…

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[Press Release] Church, Groups hail EU Vote on Conflict Minerals Regulation -PMPI

Church, Groups hail EU Vote on Conflict Minerals Regulation “Because they should not fuel conflict!” This is the major call of the newly approved draft regulation of the European Parliament on the so called “conflict minerals”, said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive director of Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA). “CSOs…

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[Press Release] Celebrities Support Discipline Without Harm -PETA ARTS Zone Project

Advocates of Positive Discipline: “Love Does Not Hurt!” Celebrities Support Discipline Without Harm Manila, Philippines — Children’s rights organizations and advocates of positive discipline gathered last May 21, 2015 at the Quezon City Sports Club to promote Positive Discipline as good parenting. The “Go Positive! Celebrity Advocate Media Launch” unveiled the newest addition to the…

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[Press Release] Online platform for global environmental policy review launches -ATM

Online platform for global environmental policy review launches Philippine environmentalists welcomed a global report on environmental policies as World Research Institute and The Access Initiative (TAI) launched the Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) in Washington, DC on May 20, 2015, 9:30 EDT. Environmental Democracy Index is the first online interactive public platform that tracks countries progress…