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[Press Release] Organic Shop Turns On the Lights for Earth Hour -Dakila

Organic Shop Turns On the Lights for Earth Hour

dakilaIn celebration of this year’s Earth Hour, Got Heart Foundation, together with SolarSolutions and DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism will switch on the lights of the Got Heart Shop in the evening of March 23, 2013, Saturday, in White Plains, Quezon City.

For the past six years, celebrating the earth hour means switching off the lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm all over the world. This event is joined by households, business establishments, and some local government units. It aims to raise awareness and engage the public to act on the need to address climate change.

In contrary to this practice, an organic shop in Quezon City will turn on their lights in this year’s Earth Hour. While the whole world turns dark, the shop will switch on all their lights with the use of solar power. With the theme “Go Beyond Earth Hour. Go Solar.” , Got Heart Foundation, SolarSolutions, and DAKILA aim to campaign another way of addressing climate change. Instead of switching off the lights for one hour to help the earth, the event will highlight the benefits of using renewable energy to lessen the carbon emissions that contribute to heating the planet, thus, helping the earth in the longer run, beyond the celebrated earth hour.

The Philippines is one of the countries that receive a great amount of sunlight. This is one major source of renewable energy that the country could take advantage of. Using solar power is beneficial for the planet and economical for the electrical energy consumers. This is why Got Heart Shop decided to switch to using renewable energy source.

According to the shop owner, Mel Yeung, “We decided to go solar because we want to share the light of hope through sustainable social enterprises and green technology.” Today, the shop is entirely run by solar power.

DAKILA will organize the event on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in White Plains, Quezon City. The program will run from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Some climate action advocates will gather in support of the call to address climate change. A renewable energy source will be used in the entire program with the help of SolarSolutions Inc.

For more info, contact Dakila at 4354309, 09238285454 or email mabuhay@dakila.org.ph

Press Release
21 March 2013
Dakila

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[Event/Advisory] National children’s forum -Save the Children

MEDIA ADVISORY

What: NATIONAL CHILDREN’S FORUM


With Whom: Minerva Cabiles, Child Rights Governance Advisor, Save the Children

Rodelio Ablir, Executive Director, Samahan ng Mamamayan – Zone One Tondo (ZOTO) Inc.

And 400 children and adult representatives

When: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, November 17, 2012 (Saturday) Amoranto Theater, Gate 4, Don Alejandro Roces cor. Reyes St., Quezon City
Why: In commemoration of the 23rd Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) this coming November 20, more than 400 children and supporting adults from 40 children’s groups and child-focused civil society organizations nationwide will gather in a national forum on children’s issues.

The forum aims to gather children’s organizations from different parts of the country to share their perspectives on priority child rights issues that they face in their localities and draw up a list of key recommendations on what the government can do to address these issues. These recommendations can be the basis of children’s advocacy agenda that civil society organizations and children’s groups can take forward at the national and local levels, and especially in the coming electoral campaign process.

The event is organized through the Children Talk to Children About the UN CRC (C2C) Project, a child-led initiative on child rights monitoring and national-level child rights advocacy being supported by the Samahan ng Mamamayan-Zone One Tondo (ZOTO), Inc. and Save the Children since 2009.
Program Flow:

8:00-8:30am Parade of 400 children and adults with symbolic effigy and advocacy messages in placards, banners and streamers

8:30-9:00am Children Talk to Children (C2C) Project Video and Teka Muna, Bata Muna Magazine Launch

9:00-3:00pm Discussion, presentation and open forum on children’s issues and recommendations

3:30-4:00pm Synchronized dance of 250 children as a symbol of solidarity for children’s welfare

Details/Contacts: For media practitioners who are interested to cover the event, please confirm your attendance by sending a text message to or calling Ms. Angel Tiamson-Saceda, Communications Officer, Save the Children, at 09178590759. You can also call at +63 2 853-21-42 or send a fax at +63 2 853-0215.

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[In the news] Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week -InterAksyon.com

Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week’
By InterAksyon.com
October 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III has declared the fourth week of October as the annual Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week to highlight the rights of the Filipino youth.

In an interview over dzRB on Saturday, deputy Malacanang spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino signed Proclamation No. 489 on October 11. The proclamation cites Section 13, Article II of the 1987 Constitution, which provides that the state shall protect the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being of the Filipino youth, inculcate patriotism and nationalism and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.

The Philippines is one of the 31 parties that have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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[In the news] Groups, MILF condemn Iligan bombing -MindaNews

MindaNews » Groups, MILF condemn Iligan bombing.

By Mindanews
May 7, 2012

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/06 May) — The Iligan City Disaster and Rehabilitation  Coordination Center (ICDRCC), a group comprising more than 20 civil society organizations, have vehemently condemned Saturday night’s blast as “an evil act of a savage person or group,” coming as it did while the city is still recuperating from the devastation brought about by the killer floods unleasthed yphoon Sendong.

Atty Manny Salibay, chair of ICDRCC, called on sectors to assist the police and the military to find the culprits of the blast that killed two persons and injured at least 30 others, and to help attend to the needs of the injured and the relatives of the dead.

“We will not be terrified by this act of terrorism. God will be with us,” the group said in a statement.

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) also condemned the bombing.

Robert Maulana, a  member of the  MILF peace panel said the bombing was “an act of violent insanity that killed and injured people.”

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[In the news] Rights worker nabbed for ’09 slay plot vs Sulu gov – INQUIRER.net

Rights worker nabbed for ’09 slay plot vs Sulu gov
INQUIRER.net
January 14, 2012

 DAVAO CITY—Former Jolo Councilor Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie was arrested by police and military agents from his house in Barangay Mintal here before dawn Saturday.

Tulawie, a human rights activist, had been ordered arrested by a Sulu regional trial court in connection with the 2009 assassination attempt on Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan.

Tan narrowly escaped death when a bomb exploded just outside the provincial capitol in Patikul town as his car passed by but 12 others were injured in the attack.

Tulawie had repeatedly denied a role in the assassination attempt on Tan, saying the charges brought up against him were politically motivated.
Tulawie had openly criticized Tan for his peace and order policy, which he said, had resulted in massive human rights violations in Sulu.

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[Event] Run Forest Run! – Environmental Studies Institute, Miriam College

RUN FOREST RUN
January 14, 2012 (Saturday); 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Assembly Area: MC High School Covered Court

For more details, please contact the Environmental Studies Institute,
Miriam College at 920-5093.

For the benefit of the Miriam College Rainforestation Projects and Southern Sierra Madre Scholarship Program.