[Press Release] 300 Youth Leaders Converged for a New Revolution Amidst Calls for a Revolutionary Government -ACTIVE Vista

300 Youth Leaders Converged for a New Revolution Amidst Calls for a Revolutionary Government On the 154th anniversary of the birth of the great revolutionary leader, Andres Bonifacio, 300 youth leaders gathered to pledge to continue his unfinished revolution. Dubbed as the Heroes Hub: Youth Empowerment Summit, the activity aims to empower the youth towards…

[Press Release] TDC hails Andres Bonifacio, asks DEPED to strengthen Philippine History High School

TDC hails Andres Bonifacio, asks DEPED to strengthen Philippine History High School TODAY, as the country commemorates the birth of Andres Bonifacio, the Philippines’ foremost revolutionary hero, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) again made an appeal to the Department of Education (DepEd) to include the teaching of Philippine History in high school curriculum starting school…

[Press Release] Assert Sovereignty, Resist Tyranny Says KILUSAN and Workers for People’s Liberation

On 154th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio: Assert Sovereignty, Resist Tyranny Says KILUSAN and Workers for People’s Liberation Reliving the fervor of Bonifacio’s struggle towards sovereignty, members of Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya (KILUSAN) along with Workers for People’s Liberation (WPL-MAKABAYAN), Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan (KAISA KA) and transport group Samahan ng mga…

[Press Release] ASEAN and EU Parliamentarians decry shrinking civic space; unite with CSOs in defending human rights and rule of law

ASEAN and EU Parliamentarians decry shrinking civic space; unite with CSOs in defending human rights and rule of law ASEAN and European parliamentarians speaking at a Town Hall Meeting organized by the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum at the Commission on Human Rights grounds in UP Diliman decry the “democratic deficit” and worsening human…

[Press Release] ACSC/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum criticize ASEAN’s exclusivist character, shrinking civic space; calls for alternative regionalism

ACSC/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum criticize ASEAN’s exclusivist character, shrinking civic space; calls for alternative regionalism The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum 2017 pinpointed today ASEAN’s characteristic exclusion of marginalized peoples and underprivileged sectors since the regional organisation’s inception 50 years ago and called for an alternative regionalism that puts utmost premium to peoples’ rights…

[Press Release] “Leave no senior citizens behind” CSOs, lawmakers call for passage of universal social pension system -COSE

“Leave no senior citizens behind” CSOs, lawmakers call for passage of universal social pension system Quezon City— Civil society groups, international organizations, and lawmakers push for urgent passage of universal pension to include three million senior citizens who are missed out in the current pension system or neither receive social nor contributory pension. Despite the…

[Press Release] TFDP calls for Filipinos to oppose violent policies of the Government, resist dictatorship! -TFDP

TFDP calls for Filipinos to oppose violent policies of the Government, resist dictatorship! Rights group calls for the Filipino people to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent policies and resist dictatorship in a press conference in Quezon City on September 19, 2017. In line with the 45th commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law, Task Force…

[Press Conference] CSOs to ASEAN: inclusion, not exclusion in social protection planning, design and implementation

CSOs to ASEAN: inclusion, not exclusion in social protection planning, design and implementation “Social Protection for All!” Representatives of Civil Society Organizations from various Southeast Asian countries accompanied by a contingent from urban poor communities in Manila walked to the venue of the ASEAN High Level Conference on Social Protection at Sofitel Hotel on 16…

[Press Release] Electric consumers with CSO protest in front of ERC and Meralco main office to expose Meralco’s anomalous ‘sweetheart’ deals over its PSA applications

Electric consumers with civil society organizations protest infront of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and Meralco main office to expose Meralco’s anomalous ‘sweetheart’ deals over its power supply agreement (PSA) applications. Photo by FDC Led by the members of the Power for People Coalition (P4P), Sanlakas, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), the Philippine Movement for…

[Press Release] NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ

NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ http://world.350.org/…/press-re…/no-to-btmu-and-jica-at-gcf/ SONGDO, July 5, 2017 — Today, 8 Japanese NGOs and an international coalition of civil society groups urged the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to reject applications for accreditation from the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).…

[Press Release] Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case -PMCJ

Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case Tagged secretary’s statement as ‘empty talk’ Just four (4) days after civil society organizations, communities, and individuals led by the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) filed a case at the Supreme Court against the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Secretary…

[Press Release] COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! -Green Thumb Coalition

COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! Filipinos blast Trump for exiting of Paris climate deal, ignoring climate obligations . Hundreds of Filipino communities on the forefront of the climate crisis, as well as civil society organizations, banded together to assert the protection of human rights and the environment for present and future generations…

[Press Release] Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses -HRW

Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus (New York, May 26, 2017) – The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 23, 2017,…