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[Blog] Turkey’s attack on Secularism By Jose Mario De Vega

Turkey’s attack on Secularism I refer to “Turkey imposes ban on piercings, tattoos in all schools” by RT Question More, September 28, 2014. According to the said report: “Turkey’s government has banned all school pupils nationwide from having tattoos or body piercings in a new dress code deemed oppressive and unenforceable, according to the law’s…

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[Resources] The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption By Melba V. Tutor

The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption By Melba V. Tutor University of the Philippines School of Economics; mvtutor@up.edu.ph Abstract Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program provides cash grants to poor households conditional on pre-determined investments in human capital. This study analyzed its impact on consumption using the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey. Average…

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[Statement] Pagkain Sapat Dapat! STOP HUNGER NOW! -NFC

Pagkain Sapat Dapat! STOP HUNGER NOW! Quezon City – On the occasion of World Food Day, 16 October 2014, the National Food Coalition, a broad organization of peasants, urban poor folks, women, and youth, calls upon the Philippine Congress, to pass immediately the zero-hunger bill — House Bill No. 3795 and Senate Bill No. 2137.…

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[Event] Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

What: Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Event, Time and Venue: Kwentong P53: Kwentang Kapos? Poverty Video Launch and Forum: 1:00-3:00 PM, Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City (take the entrance opposite the City Hall) Anti-Poverty Jam: 5:00-10:00 PM, Perlie’s Garden and Restaurant, Elliptical Road, Quezon City (between NKTI…

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[Statement] Labanan ang Gutom at kahirapan! Ipaglaban at Isulong ang Produksyon ng Pagkain ng Bayan! (Pahayag sa World Food Day) October 16, 2014 -Kilusan

Labanan ang Gutom at kahirapan! Ipaglaban at Isulong ang Produksyon ng Pagkain ng Bayan! (Pahayag sa World Food Day) October 16, 2014 Hungkag ang World Food Day sa Oktubre 16. Dumaranas ng matinding gutom ang mahigit 800 milyong tao o 12% ng populasyon ng mundo anumang araw. Nasa kanayunan, kung saan ang produksyon ng pagkain,…

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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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[Event/Campaign] National Day of Action Against Coal -PMCJ

National Day of Action Against Coal October 17,2014 10:30 A.M. -12:00 NOON Mendiola Philippine Climate Activists led by Philippine Movement for Climate Justice will join march to Malacanag tomorrow to protest against the President’s request for an Emergency Power to address the so-called looming “energy crisis” next year. The group carrying a giant effigy of…

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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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[Blog] Can NMM be an effective monitoring body? By Darwin Mendiola

Can NMM be an effective monitoring body? October 14, 2014 By Darwin Mendiola Human rights violations particularly extra-legal killings (ELKs), enforced disappearances (EDs) and torture continue to occur in the country with total impunity. Until now, not a single person has been brought to justice. Even in high-profile cases which have been swiftly investigated, they…

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[Press Release] Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense -GANDA Filipinas

Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas, a human rights advocacy organization led by transgender women in the Philippines, condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, in the hands of a United…

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[Press Release] Leading child rights organizations unite to push new bill that protects children in emergencies -Save the Children

Leading child rights organizations unite to push new bill that protects children in emergencies Manila, Philippines –Three of the country’s largest child rights organizations, Save the Children, Plan International, and World Vision, unite to push passage of House Bill 5062 or the “Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act,” which calls for a comprehensive plan to…

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[Press Release] Child Poverty in PH on the rise study -PIDS

Child Poverty in PH on the rise study The number of children living in poverty in the Philippines continues to climb despite the country`s recent economic gains. According to a study titled `Child Poverty in the Philippines` by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), there were already about 13.4 million Filipino children…