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[Event] No Coal Mining Expansion in Caluya – Global Day Of Action Against Coal

No Coal Mining Expansion in Caluya – Global Day Of Action Against Coal Dear All, For more than 30 years since the coal mining operation in Semirara Island started, the people already suffered from environmental destruction, loss of livelihood, exposure to chemicals hazardous to their health. Last year, a wall in the Panian mine site collapsed which burried and killed five people working in the mine site.…

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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…

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[Urgent Appeal] Perjury Case Filed Against a Student Human Rights Defender -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL October 9, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) Perjury Case Filed Against a Student Human Rights Defender Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) previously sent an appeal regarding the incident of harassment perpetrated by school authorities against a student human rights defender named Ernie Gonzales Quisora. This time, we are forwarding you a…

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[Press Release] BMP demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’

Workers group demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’ THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Laude, and joins the Filipino people in demanding justice for her murder. The brutal killing of Ms Laude, a 26-year old…

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[Press Release] Labor party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing -PM

Labor party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing Partido Manggagawa (PM) condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11. PM expressed its readiness to mobilize its women and LGBT members and…