Latest Event Updates
De Lima urged to probe Napocor officials
December 18, 2013
UN award for Manila’s anti-poverty program should be recalled— Pamalakaya
By Gerry Albert Corpuz, Gloria Madonna Velarde and Keluar Ramayana-Bintang
MANILA, Philippines— The activist fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) today urged organizers of the United Nations (UN) led MY Outreach Award for Asia Pacific and Oceania to take back the award given to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for its efforts in promoting MY World by allowing the “voices of the poorest of the poor” conditional cash transfer (CCT) beneficiaries be heard.
APC joins Global Day of Action against WTO
The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) joins the Global Day of Action against WTO, led by the Indonesian People’s Alliance (IPA), as the 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference concluded on 6th December at the Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia.
Rebuilding Lives, Resuming the Journey for Fish
Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Typhoon Yolanda, is deemed as the strongest super typhoon the world has ever known. According to the December 9, 2013 report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Mangement Council (NDRRMC), more than 2.3 million families or almost 11 million people were affected in forty-four (44) provinces. It also reported the number of deaths rose to almost six thousand (6,000), more than twenty-seven thousand people are injured while 1,779 people are still missing.
Almost forty percent (40%) of the affected families have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. The total estimated cost of damage is over 30 billion PHP. But, these are not just figures in reports. These are families, friends, fellow Filipinos and fellow men.
Typhoon Haiyan struck and devastated coastal communities, home to millions of fisherfolk. Considered as the poorest of the poor in the Philippines, these fisherfolk lost almost everything they had. Many of them lost lives, loved ones, homes and livelihood. Massive relief efforts has helped these families survive.
Now, they need support for the rehabilitation of their homes and communities to help them get back on their feet and move on with their lives. Granting these fishermen fishing boats and fishing nets would give them hope and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
For your donations and institutional support please contact:
Address: No. 56, K-9th
Barangay Kamias, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact No: Telefax- 0632- 426-9442
Mar tells contractor to speed up Iloilo oil spill clean up
MANILA, Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday urged the private contractor hired for clean-up operations of the oil spill in Estancia, Iloilo, to work double-time to immediately contain the impact areas and keep the environmental damage to a minimum.
By Chitato Artidyo and Gerry Albert Corpuz
Manila, Philippines- A high voltage and totally electrifying protest awaits Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III if his administration fails to stop the new round of hikes in the prices of energy according to rabid critics.