Category: Philippines

Focus together with Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (RIGHTS) co-organized with local people’s organization Kilos Ka a two- day discussion on land rights from April 15-16 in Begong Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur. The forum-workshop was attended by around 40 participants representin …

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Focus Policy Review on the Progressive Agenda in the 2019 Elections and Beyond This issue of the Focus Policy Review explores how the Duterte administration responded to key issues through its policies and action points. These responses, which in a nutshell are very neoliberal and authoritarian, fal …

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Focus on the Global South (Focus) will launch its Focus Policy Review 2019, “Critical Junction: Derailing or Accelerating the Dictatorship Express” DATE : Friday, 12 April 2019, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM VENUE: Max’s Restaurant, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Diliman, QC The FPR is a biennial publicati …

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Hanjin Workers’ Families, Kids and Friends Demand Immediate ‘Return to Work’ of Locked-out Employees 25 March, Manila – Some four hundred (400) family members, children, and friends of the remaining fifty three (53) locked out Hanjin workers trooped towards the Department of Labor and Employment (DO …

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Marching under the banner “Tapat na solusyon, Hindi Tapal na solusyon” [True solutions, not band-aid solution] in the occasion of the World Water Day on March 22, 2019, the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ)–together with its member organizations affected by the water shortage in Metro …

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Press Release: Indigenous women’s action for Women’s Day “Ang lupa ay ginawa hindi para lunurin sa tubig. (Land was not created to be drowned in water)”. 8 March 2019, Quezon City – This is a line in the song sang in Dumagat, translated into Filipino, by the indigenous women in front of the building …

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We, from various national farmer organizations, civil society groups, and food sovereignty advocates oppose the anti-farmer law. This law titled “RA 11203: An Act Liberalizing the Importation, exportation and Trading of Rice, Lifting for the Purpose the Quantitative Import Restriction on Rice,” is n …

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  RCEP Negotiations Must Not Include Obligation to Join or Implement UPOV Systems and In Anyway Undermine Farmers’ Rights [Full text of Philippine civil society letter on RCEP and plant variety protection] The undersigned signatories are writing to strongly stress that the Regional Comprehensiv …

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  Press Release Manila Bay Para sa Tao slams anti-poor reclamation project QUEZON CITY—A group composed of fisherfolk, non-government, women, urban poor, student organizations, and other civil society groups marched to the Department of Agriculture (DA) office today to campaign against the over …

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In the wake of worsening human rights situation in the Philippines under the Duterte administration, Trade Justice Pilipinas, a peoples network campaigning for just trade and investment policies calls on the European Union to withdraw special trade incentives granted to the Philippines under its Gen …

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