[Press Release] Environmentalists Push for Green and Just Recovery Strategy that Puts Mother Earth and Her People First -EcoWaste Coalition

Environmentalists Push for Green and Just Recovery Strategy that Puts Mother Earth and Her People First 24 July 2020, Quezon City. Environmental advocates belonging to the EcoWaste Coalition urged President Rodrigo Duterte to put the well-being of Mother Earth and the 109 million Filipinos at the center of the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy and plan…

[Press Release] Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” -UATC

Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” On 26 June[1], the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a broad network of human rights organizations and human rights defenders together with its partners, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the…

[From the web] Mga guro ikinatuwa ang pahayag ng deped na walang saysay ang mga ‘waiver’ at hindi sapilitan ang physical reporting -TDC

Mga guro ikinatuwa ang pahayag ng deped na walang saysay ang mga ‘waiver’ at hindi sapilitan ang physical reporting Ikinatuwa ng mga guro ang naging pahayag ng Department of Education (DepEd) ukol sa isyu ng mga ‘waiver’ na sa naunang ulat ng TDC ay pinapipirmahan sa mga gurong pinapapasok sa mga paaralan. “Minsan pa ay…

[Press Release] Illegal arrests are terrorist acts; HB 6875, unconstitutional – EILER

Illegal arrests are terrorist acts; HB 6875, unconstitutional  Ecumenical Institute of Labor Education and Research (EILER) strongly condemns the illegal arrests conducted by state forces this week with which six jeepney drivers from Caloocan and seven labor rights defenders from Cebu are currently detained. It has been several days since the Northern Police District illegally…

[Press Release] Groups welcome assistance to private school teachers under second Bayanihan law -Ating Guro

Groups welcome assistance to private school teachers under second Bayanihan law The sectoral group Ating Guro Partylist expressed their support to legislators for including private school teachers to the recipients of government financial help under SB 1564 or the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act.” “This bill would rectify the errors committed against private school…

[From the web] Groups Push for Consumer Protection from Misleading Product Claims amid the COVID-19 Crisis -EcoWaste Coalition

Groups Push for Consumer Protection from Misleading Product Claims amid the COVID-19 Crisis 14 May 2020, Quezon City. Two non-government organizations today reminded online consumers to be cautious of product advertisements that promise to prevent, treat, or cure the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a joint statement, Laban Konsyumer Inc. (a consumer protection group) and…

[Press Release] Environmental and Food Security Advocates Say Home Composting and Farming Should Form Part of the Post-COVID “New Normal” -EcoWaste Coalition

Environmental and Food Security Advocates Say Home Composting and Farming Should Form Part of the Post-COVID “New Normal” 11 May 2020, Quezon City. Advocates for environmental protection and food security cited the importance of home composting and gardening as the country grapples with the dire impacts of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on people’s lives…