[From the web] Contractual labor: A dead end? -RAPPLER.com

Contractual labor: A dead end?. By Amber Gonzales and Nathaniel Gatpandan July 30, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Imagine a building standing strong for more than two decades suddenly collapsing. Surprising isn’t it? This is how Eli, 56, described what he felt when told he could not continue working anymore. A janitor at the Polytechnic University…

[Event] RTD – lobbying on pending recommendations on the UPR and Discussion on the tripartite monitoring of implementation of UPR RECOMMENDATIONS

RTD – LOBBYING ON PENDING RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE UPR and DISCUSSION ON THE TRIPARTITE MONITORING OF IMPLEMENTATION OF UPR RECOMMENDATIONS JULY 11, 2012 9:30 – 2:30 pm Multi-Purpose Hall, Commission on Human RIghts Please be ready with lobbying papers on your particular concerns. will appreciate confirmation of attendance addressed to : Dir. Karen Dumpit :…

[In the news] Protect environment, activists tell government | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

Protect environment, activists tell government | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. By ELLALYN B. DE VERA, The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online January 25, 2012   MANILA, Philippines — Climate justice advocates appealed to the government to stop destructive activities that directly affect the environment as they commemorated Wednesday the 40th day of the devastation wrought…