[Press Release] CLIMATE WALK: People’s Walk for Climate Justice, 40-day Climate Walk to Tacloban kicks off in Luneta

CLIMATE WALK: People’s Walk for Climate Justice 40-day Climate Walk to Tacloban kicks off in Luneta MANILA, Philippines, 2 October 2014 — Climate change advocates from various sectors urged world governments to “walk their climate talk” as they launched the Climate Walk, dubbed as “A People’s Walk for Climate Justice.” From the starting point at…

[Press Release] Dakila walks the talk for climate justice

Dakila walks the talk for climate justice It is believed that a flutter of a butterfly’s wings on one part of the planet may cause a tsunami on the other. When former world leaders did not bat an eyelash about scientists’ warnings about climate change years ago, they allowed for unimaginable consequences, which lashed more…

[People] Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 by Harry Roque

Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 Harry Roque’s blog Thoughts of an activist lawyer Here’s my choice for the top ten most important developments for Human Rights in the Philippines for 2012: 1. Passage of the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law. Unfortunately, the passage of this law was overshadowed by the passage of the Reproductive…

[People] Aquino Needs Fewer Words, More Action by Dr. Renato Mabunga

Aquino Needs Fewer Words, More Action by Dr. Renato Mabunga FREE ZONE http://renatomabunga.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/aquino-needs-fewer-words-more-action/ In 2010 President Benigno Aquino said the process of providing “true and complete justice for all” has begun. Two years later, human rights groups documented 13 cases of summary executions. The latest victim of the assassins was Dutch missionary Wilhelmus Geertman, a…

[Event] Don’t blame the women, blame the abuser! -CATW-AP

PNoy is set to sign a law which leaves out women in prostitution as criminals/vagrants! Invitation to Take Back the Night! (Don’t blame the women, blame the abuser!) April 3, 2012 6 PM, Mendiola Bridge (“Mary Magdalene Contemplating the Crown of Thorns” by Michelangelo) This Lent, the Filipino women are being doubly persecuted with the…

[Event] “Rage for RH! — Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment!” -RHAN

“Rage for RH! — Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment!” In celebration of women’s month, Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) invites you to “Rage for RH! — Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment!” on 30 March 2012, from 3:30 to 7:00 pm, at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Grounds, Quezon Avenue corner EDSA,…

[In the news] 15 human trafficking victims rescued – SunStar.com.ph

15 human trafficking victims rescued By Bong Garcia, SunStar.com.ph January 11, 2012  THE multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) has intercepted and rescued 15 victims of human trafficking in Zamboanga City, a top police official announced Wednesday. Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo said the victims were rescued around…

[People] Engaging governments through the UPR process by Dr. Boyet Mabunga

by Dr. Boyet Mabunga FREE ZONE (Note:  This article was first published in HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM, Volume 5, Number 1issue.  Updated and modified to incorporate latest developments and preparation on the Philippine 2nd Cycle Universal Periodic Review slated on the 13th HRC/UPR Working Group session in May to June 2012.) …………………………………………………………………………………….. “Every day we are…

[Event] Dinner Show for a Cause on 11-11-11- SARILAYA

11-11-11 Event. Celebrate Life by going back to the old ways:  simple lifestyle close to Mother Nature’s Heart;  simple dinner with great entertainment. Woven in a Dinner Show for a Cause on 11-11-11 are the following: An empowered women’s organization called SARILAYA. A catering social business through a cooperative. A healthy eating and environment advocacy…