Contact: Mary Ann Manahan, +639063983206, (+63.2)355.2758, mbmanahan@focusweb.org

Quezon City, 1 October 2014— A year after what could have been an unprecedented decision by the Regulatory Office of the government agency Metro Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS-RO) to roll back water rates in September 2013, the people still await the ruling's implementation.

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands gathered in New York for one of the biggest marches against climate change. The occasion is the Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the theme of which is "take action." But does that action actually include measures that could do further harm to the planet?

(press release below)

Climate Justice Alliance: 

Statement to World Leaders and President Obama at the United Nations Climate Summit

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a Climate Summit in New York next week. Expected to attend are top officials from all UN Member States, big transnational corporations, financial institutions, and a few select civil society representatives. The goal is to build political will for a global agreement at the official negotiations in Paris in 2015 that would limit the world to a temperature rise of less than 2°C.

10 September 2014

Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity

Philippine groups express solidarity to people of El Salvador in fight against mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim Mining Corporation

September 16, 2014

Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!

Climate Summit, September 19 – 23, New York:

Focus on the Global South co-founder Walden Bello and staff members Pablo Solon, Afsar Jafri, Joseph Purugganan, and Dorothy Guerrero have contributed to a new reader from Transnational Institute (TNI) called "Shifting Power: Critical Perspectives on Emerging Economies." Their working papers examine BRICS and global trade, BRICS and global capitalism, and the changing role of China in the world economy.

Quezon City, Philippines, 24 July 2014 -- On the eve of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address the People’s Agrarian Reform Congress (PARC) strongly calls for transparency in governance and use of public funds, amidst the Disbursement Acceleration Program imbroglio.

New Delhi, 23 July 2014 -- In a statement released ahead of the WTO General Council meeting tomorrow, farmers' organizations in India called upon the Indian Government to stand firm on linking the Food Security proposal  with the Trade Facilitation Agreement in WTO.

Lor Peang, Cambodia, 17 July, 2014 – Dozens of families whose lands are being grabbed by KDC International in Ta Ches and Chhruk Sor communes in Kampong Tralach District, Kampong Chhnang province, held a press conference in Lor Peang village to appeal to the Cambodian Government and public for justice.

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