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[Press Release] TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law

TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law   One of the thousand reasons why Ferdinand Marcos should not be given a hero’s burial is the disappearance of Fr. Rudy Romano thirty-one years ago, according to the human rights group Task Force Detainees of…

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[Press Release] Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session

Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session Geneva, Switzerland – Mining projects which encroached upon IP territories without our genuine consent causing a web of women human rights violations has been one of the statements issued by indigenous women and women’s rights advocates from the Philippines in the Convention…

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[Press Release] TDC welcomes “Ka Liling” to DEPED

Teachers welcome “Ka Liling” to DEPED The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) today welcomes Dr. Leonor Magtolis-Briones to the Departnement of Education as she start her first day as secretary of the country’s biggest bureaucracy. Benjo Basas, the group’s national chairperson said “it is our great pleasure to welcome Ka Liling to the DepEd family. We…

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[Statement] Women’s groups celebrate the CHR resolution that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Magna Carta of Women

Women’s groups celebrate the CHR resolution that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Magna Carta of Women We, women, celebrate the resolution of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Magna Carta of Women when he made debasing remarks on rape and abuse of a domestic worker, kissed female…

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[Press Release] Stop mining, communities urge Duterte admin – ATM

Stop mining, communities urge Duterte admin Groups hold anti-mining actions nationwide MANILA, 30 June 2016 – Mining-affected communities across the Philippines held protests and other actions to pursue reforms in mining ahead of the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the swearing-in of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez. Members and…

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[Press Release] “IT’S ABOUT TIME.” Affected communities defend new DENR Chief’s anti-mining, anti-coal stance -CEED

“IT’S ABOUT TIME.” Affected communities defend new DENR Chief’s anti-mining, anti-coal stance Residents from areas affected by mining and coal projects approve of newly-appointed Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez’s firm stance against large-scale mining and coal-fired power plants, defending her against insinuations from fossil fuel and mining proponents. Dr. Benito…

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[Press release] Not one more victim of torture, UATC urge

Not one more victim of torture, UATC urge “The Philippines has one of the smallest police-to-population ratios in the world, an overstretched force, predisposed to taking ‘shortcuts’ during arrests and criminal investigations,is the breeding ground for officers who resort to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in carrying out their jobs,”the United Against…

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[Press Release] Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country -SPARK

YOUTH GROUPS: HYPE WON’T SOLVE BADJAO GIRL’S PROBLEMS Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country Youth groups expressed concern over the growing hype surrounding rising internet sensations from marginalized sectors in society, particularly Rita Gabiola, popularly known as ‘BadjaoGirl.’ Viral photos of Gabiola, taken while she was begging for alms in…

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[Press Release] Environmental groups welcome CCC review of coal -CEED

Environmental groups welcome CCC review of coal Advocates for the environment wlecomed the Climate Change Commission resolution signed by outgoing President Benigno Aquino III, reviewing policies pertaining to new and existing coal-fired power plants in the country in light of the Philippines’ international commitment to shift to a low carbon economy. Members of the Green…

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[Press Release] Climate Justice Group welcomes Climate Change Commission Resolution Challenges Incoming President Duterte for Sweeping Reforms in Energy Sector -PMCJ

Climate Justice Group welcomes Climate Change Commission Resolution Challenges Incoming President Duterte for Sweeping Reforms in Energy Sector Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), a nationwide climate justice coalition expressed its appreciation for the latest Climate Change Commission resolution calling for the review of the Philippine energy policy and harmonization of regulation on new and…

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[Press Release] Human rights group decries Duterte’s proposal for death by hanging and shoot-to-kill order to curb criminality -Balay

Human rights group decries Duterte’s proposal for death by hanging and shoot-to-kill order to curb criminality The Balay Rehabilitation Center has asked the tough-talking president-apparent Rodrigo Duterte to be mindful of what he says following his proposal to impose death by hanging as a penalty to curtail the rampant criminality in the country. The human rights…