Manila, Philippines, 15 July 2014 -- Groups demanding the cancellation of Philippine debts delivered luggage full of questionable loan contracts and conditionalities to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who is visiting the country from July 14 to 15.
“Goodbye, Mr. Kim, and take your oppressive loans with you,” chanted members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and Focus on the Global South during a staged send-off for “nuisance visitor” Mr. Kim.
Quezon City, 4 July 2014 -- The signing of the Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a prelude to an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement with EFTA and eventually with the European Union as well.
Quezon City, Philippines, 30 June 2014 -- On the day of the deadline of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) for land distribution, farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), an umbrella coalition campaigning for a just and effective agrarian reform program, called for an independent audit of the Department of Agrarian Reform and other CARP implementing agencies’ performance.
Protect Food Security and People from Transboundary Impacts
Bangkok, Thailand, 25 June 2014
Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises
Quezon City, Philippines, 11 June 2014 -- Fresh from renewing their unities and collectively expressing dismay at the government’s inability to seriously implement and complete agrarian reform, 200 farmers and allied organizations under the People’s Agrarian Reform Congress (PARC) once gain made a show of force at the Department of Agrarian Reform on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and on the eve of the country’s independence d
Climate change negotiations are being dominated by irresponsible states, polluters and corporations that only care about current operations and the furtherance of profits through more fossil fuel exploitation and in new carbon markets which are destroying forests, soil, wetlands, rivers, mangroves and oceans, and financializing and privatizing ecosystems and nature itself on which our lives depend.
Quezon City, Philippines, 5 June 2014 -- “Stop Ayala Land-grabbing! Implement CARPER!” This was the message today of 200 farmers from Porac and Floridablanca in Pampanga, and from Canlubang in Laguna, who are now in the process of being uprooted from the lands that they have been rightly entitled to by the CARPER Act (R.A. 9700) and the 1987 Constitution.
Quezon City, Philippines, 3 June 2014 -- With less than a month left before the deadline for land distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), farmers' groups in the Philippines are taking unprecedented measures to ensure that the agrarian program does not die a whimpering death, announcing on Tuesday plans for a massive gathering that promises to be the largest of its kind in 27 years.
Quezon City, Philippines, 12 April 2014 - More than five months after being left homeless by Typhoon Yolanda, residents of Sicogon Island are still fighting for a decent place to rebuild their lives and their homes.