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[Press release] Yolanda-hit villages declared as first ‘Zero Open Defecation’ barangays in Leyte -Save the Children

Yolanda-hit villages declared as first ‘Zero Open Defecation’ barangays in Leyte Western Leyte, Philippines (27 September 2014) – Today 7 Yolanda-hit barangays across 3 municipalities around Ormoc have been declared as first in the entire Leyte province to eradicate defecation in public– a practice known to cause contamination of water sources and diarrheal diseases. The…

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[Petition] A Call to Restore the Budget Needed in 2015 for the Proper Implementation of Overseas Voting in the 2016 Elections Petisyon -change.org

Pinepetisyon si Budget Sec. Florencio Abad A Call to Restore the Budget Needed in 2015 for the Proper Implementation of Overseas Voting in the 2016 Elections Petition by Overseas Filipinos Overseas Filipinos, many of them working under harsh conditions, are called mga Bagong Bayani (New Heroes) by the Philippine government. They not only support entire clans.…

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[Resources] Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place -OHCHR

Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place The UN Human Rights Office launches a new resource, making available all the human rights education provisions of treaties and other instruments in one place. The web resource “The Right to Human Rights Education”, launched during a side event at the 27th session…

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[International] Australia/Cambodia: Deal Puts Refugees at Risk -HRW

Australia/Cambodia: Deal Puts Refugees at Risk Phnom Penh Has Poor Record on Refugee Protection, Basic Rights A new refugee agreement between Australia and Cambodia does not meet Australia’s commitment to send refugees to a “safe third country,” and will undermine refugee protection in the region, Human Rights Watch said today. A Cambodian government press release…

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[Press release] Land use group urges Senator Cayetano to push for demolition of Torre de Manila and pass the National Land Use Act -CLUP Now!

Land use group urges Senator Cayetano to push for demolition of Torre de Manila and pass the National Land Use Act As the Torre de Manila construction persists, the Campaign for Land Use Policy Now (CLUP Now!) network calls on Senator Pia Cayetano to stand her ground in upholding the historical integrity of the Rizal…