Category: Philippines

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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The Duterte administration’s rehabilitation of Manila Bay is set to begin on 27 January but a group of municipal fishers around the bay are decrying the lack of community involvement in the P47 billion clean up, and are demanding a more pro-people rehabilitation plan. “The government’s plan is ancho …

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December 3 marks the first death anniversary of Datu Victor Danyan, his two sons, son-in law, and 4 other tribal members and indigenous rights defenders of the T’boli community in Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu.  It also marks the first year of gross human rights violations by the men of 27th and 33rd Philipp …

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Pasay City, Philippines – Around 200 rice farmers, farmworkers, rural youth and women from various national and local organizations held a protest at the gates of Senate to oppose the approval of SB 1998 or the Rice Tariffication Bill scheduled for deliberation at the Bicameral Committee meeting tod …

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The Philippines team has been implementing the Focus on Global South regional programme in the Philippines since November 2001, with corporate-led globalization, trade and investments, poverty and social-economic justice, the commons, power and democracy, and climate change and justice as main theme …

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