[Event] Public Forum June 10- Peoples’ Movts vs. Tax Injustice and Inequalities: Learning from the Yellow Vest Protest -UPCIDS

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) Program on Alternative Development, in partnership with Focus on the Global South, International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) Philippines, Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum (AEPF), Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), and Stop the War Coalition, invite you to the first of a series of roundtable discussions…

[From the web] FDC – Aquino Gov’t Surpasses Arroyo as Biggest Debtor; Urges Voters to Rise Up Against Debt, Poverty and Inequality

FDC – Aquino Gov’t Surpasses Arroyo as Biggest Debtor; Urges Voters to Rise Up Against Debt, Poverty and Inequality MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III not only failed to curb the country’s poverty and debt burden. He turned out to be the biggest loan addict, and a total failure in addressing the Philippines’ entrapment…

[Press Release] No real development in large-scale agricultural plantations – CTUHR

No real development in large-scale agricultural plantations – CTUHR Following the launch of a network fighting against the expansion of the large-scale agricultural plantations in Mindanao, labor group Center for Trade Union and Human Rights said that operations and continuing expansion of large-scale agricultural plantations in the country did not bring development to the people…

[Resources] Keeping Land Local: Reclaiming Governance from the Market -Focus on the Global South

Keeping Land Local: Reclaiming Governance from the Market — learn about local struggles around the world to defend land and territory. Available as a free download at Keeping Land Local: Briefing Papers on Land Struggles, No. 3 | Focus on the Global South http://focusweb.org/landstruggles Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials.…

[Press Release] World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights, Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities-HRW

World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities (Washington, DC, October 10, 2014) – Draft World Bank policies under consideration at the bank’s meeting on October 10-12, 2014, would dangerously roll back protection for communities affected by bank projects, independent groups said today. Foreign ministers and central…

[Job Announcement] NGO Work for Immediate hiring and deployment -RIGHTS, inc.

NGO Work for Immediate hiring and deployment *FOR IMMEDIATE HIRING and deployment* The Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (RIGHTS), Inc., a non-government organization working on agrarian reform and rural development seeking applicants for the following positions for a Yolanda rehabilitation project: 1) Project Coordinators 2) Sustainable Agriculture Officers 3) Communications and…

[Statement] Advancing ASEAN Peoples’ Solidarity Toward Sustainable Peace, Development, Justice and Democratisation -ACSC/APF

Statement of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2014 Advancing ASEAN Peoples’ Solidarity Toward Sustainable Peace, Development, Justice and Democratisation We, more than 3,000 delegates from civil society, peoples’ and grassroots organisations and individuals in Myanmar, the ASEAN region and beyond, jointly discussed a wide range of thematic and systematic issues currently confronting…

[Statement] Alyansa Tigil Mina rejects Nickel Asia as development partner for Guiuan post-Yolanda rehabilitation

Anti-mining group rejects Nickel Asia as development partner for Guiuan post-Yolanda rehabilitation Alyansa Tigil Mina, a coalition of more than one hundred organizations that is challenging the current policy regime on mining in the country, is strongly opposing the designation of Nickel Asia Corporation as the lead private sector “development partner” for Guiuan, south of…

[From the web] Filipino-American Personal Development Author Launches Inspirational Book with a Purpose -AMSDaily

Filipino-American Personal Development Author Launches Inspirational Book with a Purpose On July 30, 2012, Filipino-American Alpha Miguel-Sanford, the editor and founder of the personal development website Aspire.Motivate.Succeed! (AMSDaily) is releasing her second book, “The Best Inspirational Stories I Ever Read: Guide to a Purposeful Life,” as a way to help individuals define their understanding of…