[Statement] ATM Statement to Presidential Candidates—Take progressive stand on mining

ATM Statement to Presidential Candidates—Take progressive stand on mining Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), a national coalition of more than 130 members including mining-affected communities, non-governmental organizations, faith-based groups, academic institutions, and other groups collectively challenging the promotion of destructive large-scale mining in the Philippines, call on the Presidential Candidates to take a progressive stand on…

[Press Release] Candidates to Reflect on Rights Questionnaire to Inform Voters of Presidential Contenders’ Stance on Key Issues -HRW

Philippines: Candidates to Reflect on Rights Questionnaire to Inform Voters of Presidential Contenders’ Stance on Key Issues Link to HRW’s letter to candidates: https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/03/22/letter-2016-presidential-candidates (New York, March 23) – Candidates in the May 2016 Philippine presidential election will have an opportunity to explain to voters their positions on major human rights issues, Human Rights Watch…

[Press Release] #PilipinasDelayed: Youth sector decries absence of youth agenda in electoral debate -SPARK

  #PilipinasDelayed: Youth sector decries absence of youth agenda in electoral debate “The fiasco we have seen transpired in national television is the reason why more and more members of the youth are becoming disillusioned with Philippine politics,” said one youth leader concerning the three-hour long COMELEC-organized debate which aired Sunday on TV5. SPARK –…

[Press Release] “Take a stand against destructive mining! Pass a new minerals management law!” candidates urged -ATM

“Take a stand against destructive mining! Pass a new minerals management law!” candidates urged Human rights and environment advocates visited the headquartes of Presidential and Vice Presidential tandems Mar-Leni, Grace-Chiz and BinGo to challenge them to take a stand against destructive mining and support the passage of a new minerals management bill on Thursday. Activists…

[Press Release] DIGNIDAD movement launched in march rally 30 years after EDSA uprising, activists pledged to fight for life of dignity for all

DIGNIDAD movement launched in march rally 30 years after EDSA uprising, activists pledged to fight for life of dignity for all An alliance of social movements advancing universal, comprehensive and transformative social protection was formally launched today through a march rally that culminated in Bantayog ng mga Bayani with each of the more than 1,000…

[Off the shelf] Philippine Electoral Almanac Revised And Expanded

Philippine Electoral Almanac Revised And Expanded In light of the upcoming national and local elections, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) and the Presidential Museum and Library has published the newly-revised and expanded edition of the Philippine Electoral Almanac, a go-to resource of Philippine electoral history from pre-colonial period to the present.…

[Featured Site] Green Thumb Coalition! facebook page

We are the Green Thumb Coalition! We are a confluence of different organizations who want to discuss socio-environmental issues here in social media. We dare the presidential, senatorial and other political candidates to make a stand for the environment. Green Thumb Coalition We are the Green Thumb Coalition! We are a confluence of different organizations…

[Press Release] Teachers recognize Senate approval of optional poll duties, reiterate higher pay for teachers sitting as election workers -TDC

Teachers recognize Senate approval of optional poll duties, reiterate higher pay for teachers sitting as election workers Public school teachers welcome the Senate approval of Election Service Reform Act (ESRA) on third and final reading the other day. The bill seeks to make election duty non-compulsory for state teachers. “Under the existing laws, teachers are…

[Event] #TheLeaderIWant President-VP Forum by RAPPLER.com

#TheLeaderIWant President-VP Forum In 2013, Rappler brought together journalism, technology and community in its coverage of thesenatorial and local elections. For the 2016 Presidential Elections, technology will bring together compelling journalism, an informed citizenry and an engaged crowd in one common journey: the search for #TheLeaderIWant. To guide voters along this journey, Rappler and its…