Rights group hits OPAPP’s peace business

July 25, 2014 Karapatan today said the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process’ funds from the Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP) is 300-400 percent bigger than its approved… »

Mindanao: The Land of Promise?

Fairfood International releases ‘The Land of Promise?’, a documentary that exposes the shocking working conditions in the Philippines pineapple industry Almost 40,000 people work on the beautiful island of Mindanao,… »

Ilagan: SC delay in DAP decision favors DAP architects Aquino, Abad

Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luzviminda Ilagan today said the unnecessary delay in the Supreme Court’s decision on the petitions questioning the constitutionality of the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program favors… »

Tagum police arrests 2 drug suspects

TAGUM CITY (Tagum City Information Office) — Elements of the Tagum City Police Office (TCPO) arrested two persons found to have possessed dried marijuana leaves in two separate houses last… »

Mindanao state universities and colleges to offer DRMM and climate change courses

DAVAO CITY (May 30, 2014) – Mindanao’s state universities and colleges are stepping up efforts in making the island-region and its people more adaptable to climate change by integrating disaster… »

COPERS helps Zamboanga City rebuild

The 2-week siege that began on September 9, 2013 left 5,143 families or 26, 140 individuals homeless in Zamboanga City. Because of this enormous figure of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs),… »

3rd Padyak para kay Boyd cycling fundraising set for December 15

DAVAO CITY — It’s all systems go for the 3rd Gene Boyd R. Lumawag Cycling Fundraising event (Padyak Para Kay Boyd Para sa Burn Center 3) on December 15, 2013… »

Aboitiz Group’s Bohol relief efforts reach Php20.6 million, target 35,000 families

The Aboitiz Group, through its corporate social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, has raised a total of Php20.6 million to date (October 31) for its Bohol relief efforts, as donations from… »

Visual Arts Exhibit opens in Glan

GLAN, Sarangani (October 4,2013) – The local government of Glan opened Friday (October 4) a Visual Arts Exhibit at the town hall lobby in partnership with the National Commission for… »

Two more Ampatuans arraigned

TWO MORE of the principal accused pleaded “not guilty” on 2 October 2013 to 58 counts of murder in connection with the 23 November 2009 Ampatuan, Maguindanao massacre. Branch 221… »

Mindanao business sector still upbeat on Mindanao economy following Zamboanga crisis

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Mindanao’s business sector expressed confidence that Mindanao’s economy will bounce back following the resolution of the Zamboanga crisis, particularly that situation in the city is now… »

ADDU to hold Prospects for Post-Conflict Philippines summit

ADDU to hold Prospects for Post-Conflict Philippines summit DAVAO CITY–In celebration of the International Month of Peace, the Ateneo de Davao University is holding a summit on Prospects for Post-Conflict… »

PCID Statement on the Situation in Zamboanga City

The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) is alarmed by the events unfolding in Zamboanga City. The violent clashes, reportedly between forces of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)… »

NUJP ALERT: Court convicts Sun Star Davao EIC, former publisher of libel

Sun Star Davao editor-in-chief Stella A. Estremera and former Sun Star Davao publisher Antonio M. Ajero have been found guilty of libel for a July 28, 2003 article on the… »

Urban poor sector alarms over white wash on ‘pork’

Davao City – Urban Poor sector led by KADAMAY,  will hold a nationwide day of Protest today (August 30) following the surrender of Janet Napoles to demand transparency from the Aquino government… »

“Never stop dreaming”

Pupils from areas hardest hit by typhoons Sendong and Pablo now have reasons to hope and dream again. In partnership with local government leaders and the Department of Education, the… »

Aquino’s Sona Can’t Conceal High Prices, Unemployment and Glaring Poverty

“There will never be enough spin to conceal the glaring reality of the people’s growing poverty and glowing statistics of economic growth will remain meaningless. Mahirap pagtakpan ang katotohanang sa… »

Civic/religious and tribal leaders march to the municipal hall to show strong opposition to mining in Kiamba

COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS TO SAVE KIAMBA RAINFOREST KIAMBA NATIVES ORGANIZATION WORLDWIDE (KNOW) Kiamba, Sarangani Philippines 9514 Press Release 2013-001 July 9, 2013 Civic/religious and tribal leaders march to the municipal… »

Japan Turns Over Post Harvest Facilities in Lanao del Sur

Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe attended the turn-over ceremony of “The Project for the Construction of Post Harvest Facilities and the Purchase of Agricultural Equipment in Bubong, Lanao del Sur” on… »

Greenpeace commends Court ruling to stop field trials of ‘Bt talong’

QUEZON CITY (24 May 2013)- Greenpeace welcomes the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals that granted the ‘Writ of Kalikasan’ to stop the field trials of Bt eggplant. In… »

Australia, Philippines launch a new education research partnership

Australia and the Philippines today launched a partnership that aims to raise the quality of education in the Philippines by investing in research to support the implementation of the Department… »

Mindanao Lumads: Poverty worsened, not unchanged, for indigenous peoples

‘Let heroism flow through generations in defense of ancestral domains’ LIANGA, Surigao del Sur – A group of indigenous peoples in Mindanao have criticized the recent pronouncement by the country’s… »

UM scores anew in LET and Crim Exam

DAVAO CITY, April 29, 2013 – The University of Mindanao (UM) continues its better performance in the March 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) and April 2013 Criminologist Licensure Examination… »

Sarangani Olympeace: IMT beats MILF in basketball finals

ALABEL, Sarangani (MindaNews/26 April) – The International and Local Monitoring Team (IMT/LMT) dominated by four points its close opponent Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) team, 54-50, in Mindanao’s first OlymPeace… »

Bigger crowd seen this year in Mindanao’s biggest beach party

GUMASA, Sarangani (April 22, 2013) – The growing crowd each year flocking into the white sand beaches here in Glan never fails to hype Sarangani Bay Festival as Mindanao’s biggest… »

Muslim youth holds intramurals in Sarangani April 23-25

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 22, 2013) – Around 4,000 guests and delegates from the 49 Islamic schools in Sarangani are joining this year’s Musabaqah, an event the province is holding to… »

Kalilintad strengthens its Speakers Bureau for info campaign on Framework Agreement

The Kalilintad Development Foundation, Inc. (KDFI) in partnership with the Blas F. Ople Policy Center & Training Institute with support from the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace… »

US presence, Balikatan increase our vulnerability to attacks, war – Ilagan

“The Philippine government is promoting war and aggression by offering our country as a military base and allowing US presence in the Philippines.”   Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party representative… »

Cantilan Bank enhances network reach with the opening of its 4irst branch in the Visayas Region

Cantilan, Surigao del  Sur (March 21,  2013)– Cantilan Bank, Inc., the leading rural bank in the Caraga region, opened its 18th full-­‐service branch in Sogod, Southern Leyte to cater to… »

Thai envoy to RP visits Davao port

DAVAO CITY – His Excellency Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador of Thailand to the Philippines personally attended briefing at the Davao Baseport (also known to locals as Sasa Wharf) here as part… »

SC status quo decision on the RH Law affirms women’s continuing struggle for healthcare

The SC status quo ante decision effectively suspending the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law affirms that the struggle for women’s health continues. Various dissenting opinions including Gabriela Women’s Party’s… »

‘Education system needs overhaul’

Youth group Anakbayan today called on the President Noynoy Aquino and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately implement a moratorium on all school fee hikes next year and… »

Health group’s Kalbaryo opposes privatization of Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC)

Today, the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) and organizations belonging to the Network Opposed to Privatization (NOP) join together in a protest action dubbed as “Pribatisasyon ng Pampublikong Ospital: Kalbaryo… »

SMI’s ECC approval will ignite fiercer resistance – BAYAN

News Release February 20, 2013 SMI’s ECC approval will ignite fiercer resistance -  BAYAN General Santos City, Philippines –  In a press conference held here Wednesday morning,  the regional militant… »

PNoy, callous to the Mindanao People’s situation

PRESS RELEASE February 20, 2013 Reference: Cong. Neri Colmenares 09178350459  The issuance of ECC to the Sagittarius Mining shows PNoy, callous to the Mindanao People’s situation Bayan Muna condemns the… »

ECC to SMI-XStrata a green light to more HRVs –Karapatan

Press Statement February 20, 2013  Reference:    Cristina “Tinay” Palabay, Secretary General, 0917-3162831 Angge Santos, Media Liaison, 0918-9790580   ECC to SMI-XStrata a green light to more HRVs –Karapatan  http://www.karapatan.org/node/689 Karapatan… »

Tampakan mining will worsen climate risk in Mindanao

Philippine   Movement for Climate Justice34 Matiyaga St. Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City 1100   Metro Manila, PhilippinesPhone: +63.2.925.3036 Website: www.climatejustice.ph |Email Address: pmcj2012.sec@gmail.com   PressRelease February 19, 2013   Groups… »

‘Sa tuwid na daan, ipapatag ba ang mga bundok?’

NEWS RELEASE February 19, 2013 Faith-based group slams issuance  of ECC to SMI: ‘Sa tuwid na daan, ipapatag ba ang mga bundok?’ Leaders of the church-based group Philippine-Misereor Partnership Incorporated… »

Ateneo de Davao High School Class ’62 celebrates Golden Jubilee

Fifty years after graduation from high school, members of the Ateneo de Davao High School Class 1962 will return to the Matina campus on December 7  for a reunion that… »

President Aquino Failed in Delivering Justice to Ampatuan Massacre Victims – GWP REP. EMMI DE JESUS

“The slow pace of the Ampatuan massacre trial proved President Aquino’s administration inutile in securing swift justice for the victims and families of the massacre, as it continues to cultivate… »

Greenpeace urges the Philippines to act on illegal fishing

Palau , 23 November 2012– Greenpeace International is calling for immediate legal action against a Filipino ship that was previously engaging in an illegal transfer of fish on the high… »

Casiño to DOE Sec. Petilla: “Heed the Mindanao Power Summit recommendations”

News Release November 6, 2012 Reference: Bayan Muna Davao City – Party list representative and Makabayan senate bet Teddy Casiño has appealed to newly appointed Department of Energy (DOE) Sec. Jericho… »

Rep. Ilagan calls on Congress to discuss, amend, pass RH bill before Christmas break

GABRIELA PARTY NEWS RELEASE 06 November 2012 For Reference: Jang Monte (Public Information Officer) 0917-4049119 GABRIELA SOLON CALLS ON CONGRESS TO DISCUSS, AMEND, PASS RH BEFORE CHRISTMAS BREAK Gabriela Women’s… »

Australian Aid awards grants to organisations to pursue community development activities

The Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP), an Australian Aid initiative managed by The Asia Foundation, today awarded grants to 11 organisations for projects that will help expand opportunities for development… »

Appeal for Solidarity from the Iligan Survivors’ Movement (ISM) on its Dialogue with the Iligan City Local Government Unit and Line Agencies

4 November 2012 It is almost one year since typhoon Washi/Sendong hit Northern Mindanao and some Visayas cities in the Philippines. It was a tragic year ender for the year… »

ComVal performs more education interventions

COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE—–The province being known of its initiated education interventions continuously supports the national goal of providing quality education to children.                        The distribution of arm chairs, teachers tables,… »

Misa alang sa mga Kalag sa mga Namatay sa Sendong Malampuson

Misa alang sa mga Kalag sa mga Namatay sa Sendong Malapuson Iligan Survivors Movement 2 November 2012 Malampuson nga napahigayon ang Misa paHANDUM alang samga namatay niadtong panahon sa bagyong… »

NCIP launches IP MNCHN Project-Mindanao

Press Release November 1, 2012 NCIP launches IP MNCHN Project-Mindanao, celebrates 15thIPRA anniversary with Pres. Aquino Manila City- In line with the 15th year celebration of the signing of the… »

Thousands support peace rally in Lingig, Surigao del Sur

BAGANGA, Davao Oriental- More or less 2,500 marched in Lingig, Surigao del Sur on Tuesday in support of the government’s peace building efforts that banner sincere messages of reconciliation and… »

Ambush of Surigao anti-mining leader condemned

KALIKASAN PEOPLE’S NETWORK FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 26 Matulungin St. Central Dist., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 1100 Tel./Fax; +63 (2) 924-8756; E-mail: kalikasan.pne@gmail.com Website: www.kalikasan.net PRESS RELEASE 30 October 2012 Ambush… »

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