[Press Release] Asian Development Bank: Reconsider Uzbekistan Project-Proposed Project Fails to Address Forced, Child Labor- HRW

Asian Development Bank: Reconsider Uzbekistan Project Proposed Project Fails to Address Forced, Child Labor (Manila, September 11, 2013) – The Asian Development Bank should not proceed with its Uzbekistan irrigation project until grave human rights concerns including forced labor are adequately addressed, Human Rights Watch and the Cotton Campaign said in a letter to the…

[From the web] Growth gains didn’t trickle -INQUIRER.net

Growth gains didn’t trickle down. By Amando Doronila, Philippine Daily Inquirer May 7, 2012 Philippine economic performance during the past decade came under close scrutiny at the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and was found wanting. The shortfalls were most pronounced in the slow economic growth, weak job creation, a large infrastructure…

[Press Release] Protest greets ADB’s annual meeting -FDC

Protest greets ADB’s annual meeting MANILA, Philippines – As the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors commenced in Wednesday, various cause-oriented groups, led by the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), trooped to the Philippine International Convention Center, the venue of the ADB meeting, to protest the Bank’s role in…

[Press Release] Nat’l climate change network scores $101M e-trikes loan – Aksyon Klima Pilipinas

Quezon City, 2 Feb 2012 — More civil society groups called for the rejection of the hundred-million-dollar clean technology loan which was diverted from a solar power generation initiative to an electric tricycle (e-trike) project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). According to statements from Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, a national civil society network, “There appears…

[Event] Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Management in the Philippines

Roundtable: CLIMATE EXCHANGE: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Management in the Philippines 1PM-5PM 9 November 2011 (Wednesday) Please note that the venue of the Roundtable has been changed to: BENITEZ THEATER, Benitez Hall, College of Education, University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City. We bring together thinkers, climate change activists, key government officials,…

[Statement] “Walk the Talk”: Housing Rights Activists Call on ASEAN to Match Pro-People Claims with Human Rights Actions

The Centre on Housing Rights  and Evictions (COHRE)–Asia  and  housing rights activists in the region call on the Association of  Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),  to match its avowed goals of building  a people-centered and “sharing and caring” regional community with concrete actions that will seriously address the persistent housing and human rights issues, as well…

[In the news] Ballooning population blamed for hunger | The Philippine Star News Headlines

Ballooning population blamed for hunger | The Philippine Star News Headlines. By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) Source: Philstar.com   MANILA, Philippines – Supporters of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill have blamed the country’s ballooning population for the reported rise in hunger incidence in the last three months. Benjamin de Leon, president of the Forum…