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De Lima urged to probe Napocor officials

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De Lima urged to probe Napocor officials

by Leonard Postrado
December 18, 2013

A fisherfolk group has asked Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to investigate and eventually prosecute the top executives of the state-owned National Power Corporation (Napocor) in connection with the oil spill that hit Estancia, Northern Iloilo, a day after super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) battered the Visayas region.
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UN award for Manila’s anti-poverty program should be recalled— Pamalakaya

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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.

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PCFS Tribute to Mandela

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The African chapter of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) pays tribute to Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013), whose life was dedicated to the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.

He firmly believed that the black race of South Africa had the same rights as the white minority: the right to equal opportunity to education and employment, public services, freedom of speech and assembly; the right to the freedom necessary to realize the full  otential of every South African as citizens and inheritors of their own country.

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APC joins Global Day of Action against WTO

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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.

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SAVE THE FISHERMEN Campaign: A Boat Dispersal Project for Fisherfolk Survivors of typhoon Yolanda

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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:

Pamalakaya-Pilipinas

Address: No. 56, K-9th

Barangay Kamias, Quezon City, Philippines 

Contact No: Telefax- 0632- 426-9442 

Email: pamalakaya.pil@gmail.comgerryalbert2013@gmail.com

Mar tells contractor to speed up Iloilo oil spill clean up

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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.

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Electrifying protest awaits PH president on surging cost of electricity

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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.

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