[in the news] Missionaries ignore threats as they aid poor Filipinos Rural Missionaries of the Philippines say they will ‘rise to the challenge’ and not be deterred -UCAN news

A starving child crawling to an empty pot in the middle of a temporary shelter while its mother looks on helplessly is a scene that Muy (not his real name) constantly encounters in his work. Scenes like this prompted the young nurse from the northern part of the country to work as a lay missionary…

[In the news] US senators file resolution condemning ‘ongoing human rights abuses’ in the Philippines -PhilStar.com

Five United States senators introduced a bipartisan resolution highlighting human rights concerns in the Philippines and urging the Duterte administration to respect freedom of expression. US Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) this week filed the six-page resolution, which specifically raised the cases of…

[In the news] Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction -CNN Philippines

Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction Residents including an indigenous group living near the site of China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, Quezon said Thursday they are strongly opposing the project. Members of the Dumagat tribe residing at the foot of Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay, Rizal fear that they may lose their ancestral…

[In the news] Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies -PhilStar.com

Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies A coalition of environmental groups launched Tuesday its “Green Scorecard” for the 2019 elections, aimed at raising awareness of the voting public on the proposed environmental policies of senatorial candidates. “Green Thumb Coalition’s Green Scorecard aims to bring forth environmental issues at the center stage of electoral…