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[Press Release] Green groups sue DENR and mining bureau -ATM

Green groups sue DENR and mining bureau An environmental group from the town of Sta. Cruz in Zambales recently filed a case against DENR officials, demanding the resumption of suspension orders against mining companies operating in the area. Local people’s organization Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz Zambales (CCOS) is awaiting the decision of the Court…

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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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[Announcement] The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific is looking for a Finance Officer

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific, an international feminist organization that advocates against sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly against trafficking, prostitution and pornography, is looking for a: Finance Officer Qualifications: a) Graduate of (4) four-year accountancy course; b) At least 2 years experience in financial and administration management, preferably in an NGO;…

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[Statement] FORUM-ASIA Statement – International Women’s Day 2015

FORUM-ASIA Statement – International Women’s Day 2015 On International Women’s Day FORUM-ASIA joins the international community in celebrating the political, economic, social and cultural achievements of women and acknowledging the contribution that women have played in pursuing and strengthening peace, development and protection of human rights. On this day FORUM-ASIA would like to send a…

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[Press Release] CSOs welcomed UN official and raised issues on food security in the context of disasters climate justice in PH -ATM

CSOs welcomed UN official and raised issues on food security in the context of disasters climate justice in PH Tacloban, Philippines— More than 100 representatives from various Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and Yolanda survivors welcomed the arrival of Dr. Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and raised critical issues of…

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[Statement] Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone 15 December 2014 On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.…

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[Press Release] New Data on CARP/ER Distribution Accomplishments Highly Questionable— farmers’ coalition calls for an independent audit; for the completion of the agrarian reform program -Focus on the Global South

New Data on CARP/ER Distribution Accomplishments Highly Questionable— farmers’ coalition calls for an independent audit; for the completion of the agrarian reform program The Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), a peasant-led umbrella coalition of people’s organizations, NGOs and human rights organizations, challenged the newly released Agricultural Indicators Systems by the Philippine Statistics Authority. The data…

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[Press Release] World-renowned Filmmaker Lav Diaz Dedicates His Latest Masterpiece, Storm Children, to Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and to the Advocacy for Climate Revolution -DAKILA

World-renowned Filmmaker Lav Diaz Dedicates His Latest Masterpiece, Storm Children, to Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and to the Advocacy for Climate Revolution The Philippine premiere of the latest masterpiece of world-renowned filmmaker, Lav Diaz, was held last November 4, 2014, Tuesday, 7pm at the Cinema 6 of Ayala Trinoma Mall. The Philippine premiere was presented…

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[Press Release] Lav Diaz’ Storm Children Premieres in the Philippines in Time for Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda -Dakila

Lav Diaz’ Storm Children Premieres in the Philippines in Time for Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda World-renowned filmmaker Lav Diaz who is set to premiere his 2-hour documentary, Storm Children (Mga Anak ng Unos) in the Philippines on November 4, 2014, Tuesday, 7pm at the Cinema 6 of Ayala Trinoma Mall. The Philippine premiere is presented…

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[Press Release] EMB stands firm on Zambales mining suspension -ATM

EMB stands firm on Zambales mining suspension Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region 3 denied the request of Eramen Minerals Incorporated (EMI) and Benguet Nickel Mining Incorporated (BNMI) in Zambales to lift the companies’ suspension orders to be able to haul nickel ore stockpiles weighing est. 170,000 tons. BNMI and EMI hauling and transportation were suspended…

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[Press Release] EU reiterates commitment to end torture

EU reiterates commitment to end torture during the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture The European Union reiterated its commitment to promote human rights and to eliminate torture during a forum, “End Torture in the Philippines” with the Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) held in Makati…