[Press Release] Social Movements support a binding treaty that will create obligations for transnational corporations to respect human rights -UNHRC

United Nations Human Rights Council: Social Movements support a binding treaty that will create obligations for transnational corporations to respect human rights The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity – a coalition of 190social movements, networks and organizations from around the world – along with the TreatyAlliance and Swiss social movements have…

[Appeal] Urging Ph representative in Geneva to support the resolution to begin a process for establishing a treaty on the issue of business and human rights at the U.N. Human Rights Council

Her Excellency Ms. Cecilia B. Rebong geneva.pm@dfa.gov.ph RE: Support at the U.N. Human Rights Council for a resolution to begin a process for establishing a treaty on the issue of business and human rights Dear Ambassador, “We, the undersigned organisations” call on you to demonstrate your leadership and commitment to human rights at the June…

[Statement] Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises This statement has been endorsed by a wide alliance of international networks, organizations and social movements, listed below.[1] It represents the collective expression of a growing mobilization of global civil society calling for further enhancement of international…

[Blog] The Power of Love: Against All Odds By Jose Mario De Vega

The Power of Love: Against All Odds By Jose Mario De Vega I completely understand and I have no illusion whatsoever that the stand I am taking today will be met with paeans of criticism, condemnation, rebuke, mockery and barrage of renunciation by the bastard herds considering the very fact of the seeming abnormality, unconventionality…

[Press Release] EU urged to pass law ensuring HR compliance of European firms’ supply chain -CTUHR

EU urged to pass law ensuring HR compliance of European firms’ supply chain NGOs say new legislation can aid in ending “natural resource trade fueling conflict” A group of 58 non-government organizations from different parts of the world urged the European Commission to pass a “strong and effective” legislation that will “prevent European businesses [from]…

[From the web] The Promises to the Relocated 32 Families in Zambales due to Mining Expansion Remain Unfulfilled, yet the Mining Operations of Shangfil Continues -www.allvoices.com

The Promises to the Relocated 32 Families in Zambales due to Mining Expansion Remain Unfulfilled, yet the Mining Operations of Shangfil Continues BY ben696molino, http://www.allvoices.com May 22, 2012 More than five months after 32 families in Bgy. Bolitoc, Sta. Cruz, Zambales were forced by the Shangfil Mining and Trading Corporation to dismantle their houses and…

[In the news] DTI suspends investment promotions for mining in absence of clear government policy -InterAksyon.com

DTI suspends investment promotions for mining in absence of clear government policy by Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com May 11, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has stopped courting new investors in mining in the absence of a clear government policy. “We cannot aggressively promote it now because there is an…

[In the news] Congress to seek Commission on Higher Education’s explanation on tuition hikes | Sun.Star

Congress to seek Commission on Higher Education’s explanation on tuition hikes | Sun.Star. April 27, 2012 MANILA — The chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education wants the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) to explain the logic behind the recent tuition increases in private colleges and universities nationwide. Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo…

[Statement] Care for the integrity of creation, care for people!

CARE FOR THE INTEGRITY OF CREATION, CARE FOR PEOPLE! Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.” (I Cor 10:26) We, concerned people of the Diocese of Ilagan are alarmed by the presence of various so-called developmental projects in the province of Isabela which are directly under the control of transnational corporations and large-scale mining…

[Blog/from the web] Electric power consumers coalition bares root cause of Mindanao brownouts -www.cityofwaterfalls-iligancity.com

Electric power consumers coalition bares root cause of Mindanao brownouts By: Dave Tauli Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers April 3, 2012 SENATOR Sergio Osmeña III is barking up the wrong tree, and has the facts wrong on the Mindanao crisis. This is a big problem for Mindanao power consumers because it seems that Sen. Osmeña…

[From the webn] Sex, gender and toilets -RAPPLER.com

Sex, gender and toilets. by Sylvia Estrada Claudio, RAPPLER March 27, 2012 We had a discussion about comfort rooms in our office recently. I know that office discussions about toilets are not a rare thing. Who uses, who cleans and who dirties toilets are often mixed up with issues of power and hierarchy. My grasp…

[From the web] Sa pagtaas ng presyo ng LPG:umaabot sa kusina,tumatagos sa sikmura -workersstandpoint.wordpress.com

SA PAGTAAS NG PRESYO NG LPG: UMAABOT SA KUSINA, TUMATAGOS SA SIKMURA workersstandpoint.wordpress.com March 11, 2012 Sa pagtaas ng presyo ng langis, kadalasang nakikita ang protesta sa kalsada ng mga tsuper at operator ng pampublikong transportasyon. Pero higit sa lahat, ang usaping ito ay umaabot sa kusina at tumatagos sa bituka! Ang pagtaas ng presyo…

[In the news] Middle way on mining -INQUIRER.net

Middle way on mining. March 6th, 2012 As in the impeachment court, so it was at the recent mining forum in Makati City, where pro- and antimining advocates engaged in a heated face-off, capped by the sight of arguably the country’s most powerful businessman, Manny V. Pangilinan, losing his cool and calling the environmentalist-scion of…