[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Thumbs Up Agreement to Ship Back Remaining 5,177 Tons of Illegal Waste Shipment to South Korea -EcoWaste Coalition

14 June 2019, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental/Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health and justice group, welcomed the agreement reached by the governments of the Philippines and South Korea toward the repatriation of 5,177 tons of illegal traffic waste originating from the latter. At a bilateral meeting held yesterday in Tagoloan and chaired by Port…

[Press Release] Groups Question Trash Shipments from Australia Passed Up as Fuel Not Waste -EcoWaste Coalition

25 May 2019, Quezon City. Environmental health and justice groups in the Philippines and Australia have joined forces to expose and question global waste trade that is using developing nations as convenient disposal sites for rich countries’ garbage. This developed as the Bureau of Custom-Region 10 issued an “Alert Order” for nine 40 footer container…

[Press Release] “Endgame”- human rights, environment groups’ final push for 2019 electoral agenda -PAHRA

Manila, Philippines—Human rights defenders, environmentalists, and grassroots communities held on Wednesday a series of activities in a final push for what they called “rights-centered” electoral agenda in the upcoming May 2019 elections. Using hashtags #SampuSigurado, #IsyuHindiKandidato and #SagotMoBaAko, the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Greenpeace SEA-Philippines, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), Bantayog Initiative, In…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Urges COMELEC-Authorized Agencies to Step Up Removal of Illegal Election Campaign Materials -EcoWaste Coalition

5 May 2019, Quezon City. The zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urged all agencies duly deputized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to intensify the ongoing drive against illegal election campaign materials. “As the campaign for the midterm polls enters the final stretch, we can expect more candidates and parties to step up their…

[Press Release] Groups Welcome Canada’s Offer to Take Back Trash, Calls for Transparency to Ensure Nation’s Interest is Served Well -EcoWaste Coalition

3 May 2019, Quezon City. Environmental health and justice groups have welcomed Canada’s offer to get their garbage in the Philippines re-exported to its origin. As reported yesterday by the Canadian media, the government of Canada has sent “a formal offer” to the government of the Philippines to have the illegal garbage shipments that arrived…

[Press Release] Rights Groups Call on Candidates on Labor Day to have a Human Rights Electoral Agenda -PCAT Cebu

Rights groups in Cebu City led by the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), in partnership with Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya (KILUSAN-CEBU) and the People’s Campaign Against Tyranny (PCAT), and together with the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), gather on Labor Day…

[Press Release] #Eleksyon 2019: Alternatibong Politika, Itaguyod na! Karapat-dapat na Agenda Ipakita sa Balota -AlterPol

With two weeks to go before Election Day, May 13, broad-based Alternative Politics Movement (ALTERPOL) and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) put out its People’s Agenda 2019 which captures the aspirations of workers, peasants, fisherfolks, transport workers, youth, women, indigenous people, and other sectors in a press briefing today, Tuesday, April 30, 2019…

[Press Release] Labor Day 2019: Common slate and platform by unified workers movement is a victory in itself, says labor groups -BMP

Labor senatoriables held a press conference at the foot of Mendiola Bridge early morning today to commemorate International Labor Day. The candidates, who have coalesced under the LABOR WIN alliance, said that the said venue was chosen not only as a message to Malacanang to persuade House and the Senate to prohibit contractualization, enact a…

[Press Release] Lakbay at Ilo-ilo: Prioritize people’s welfare in the development of urban and rural areas, block Cha-Cha -Lakbay ng Taumbayan

ILOILO CITY — Lakbay ng Taumbayan marchers representing farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, labor, urban poor, women, youth, LGBTQ, and PWD gathered at Iloilo City on April 30, 2019, to highlight the issues on land conversion, food security and climate change in the region. Aggressive Development and Land Conversion a Threat to Agrarian Reform, Food Security…

[Press Release] Workers Complain of Ill Effects of Climate Change on Work and Health,Demand Php750 Pay Hike and Better Conditions to Adapt -CTUHR

“We cannot focus on our work and the blower in the factory is not enough to ventilate the production plant,” said Blas, a factory worker. “We can’t work any longer now reducing our income due to heat,” Regie, a pedicab driver butts in. “Our family members contract several illnesses, cough, asthma and several skin diseases…

[Press Release] Filipino Protesters Troop to Canadian Embassy to Demand Re-Export of Illegal Garbage Shipments -EcoWaste Coalition

Makati City/Quezon City. One week after President Rodrigo Duterte issued an ultimatum to the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, citizen protesters led by the EcoWaste Coalition trooped to the Canadian Embassy in Makati City to demand the immediate re-export of Canada’s overstaying wastes in the country to their origin. Unmindful of the scorching heat…