Category: Feature

Please sign! Petition: Human rights defenders in Honduras need protection

The Honduran state is failing to protect peaceful protestors. Communities in the Rio Blanco area have been protesting a proposed hydroelectric dam on their lands since the project was first…
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Press Release: Legislator renews call for alternative mining law

Press Release March 12, 2014   Legislator renews call for alternative mining law   Lone District of Nueva Vizcaya Representative and House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Carlos M. Padilla said…
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“ESTABLISHING ‘NO-GO MINING AREAS’ AND THE NEED TO ENACT AN ALTERNATIVE MINERALS MANAGEMENT BILL” PRIVILEGE SPEECH DELIVERED BY REP. CARLOS M. PADILLA MARCH 12, 2014

“ESTABLISHING ‘NO-GO MINING AREAS’ AND THE NEED TO ENACT AN ALTERNATIVE MINERALS MANAGEMENT BILL”   PRIVILEGE SPEECH DELIVERED BY REP. CARLOS M. PADILLA MARCH 12, 2014     MR. SPEAKER,…
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NPR Interview with Matthew Hart: “Underground Cities And ‘Ghost’ Miners: What Some People Do For Gold”

From December 3, 2013 “Underground Cities And 'Ghost' Miners: What Some People Do For Gold” NPR Interview with investigative journalist Matthew Hart Gold is assumed to have eternal, inherent value,…
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FPIC in the Philippines: Regulations and Realities (Oxfam PDF)

Dear all, Oxfam has just completed a policy briefing paper called "Free Prior Informed Consent in the Philippines: Regulations and Realities" which describes the key legal protections for FPIC in…
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Privilege speech of Cong. Carlos M. Padilla: The RUGGIE FRAMEWORK as a tool of addressing business and human rights

PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF CONG. CARLOS M. PADILLA DELIVERED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 ON THE RUGGIE FRAMEWORK AS A TOOL OF ADDRESSING BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS MR. SPEAKER. ONCE AGAIN, I…
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Statement of Support to the 16th August 2013 Inter-Agency Meeting on Palm Oil

Calling for a moratorium on palm oil plantation expansion in ancestral domains, forest areas, agricultural lands Alyansa Tigil Mina, a coalition of more than 100 orgs that is challenging the…
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Indigenous women – still at the margins of development

Indigenous women – still at the margins of development by Judy A. Pasimio, LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) “In a period of lethargic global economic activity, we registered…
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PETITION Demanding the DENR Sec. Ramon Paje: Pres. Aquino Cancel the FTAA of SMI-Xstrata Tampakan Mining Project

Despite the existing ban on open pit mining issued by the local government unit of South Cotabato, the residents and indigenous peoples community are still under grave threat from the…
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VIDEO SHARE: Interview of Rappler’s Maria Ressa with Dinagat Islands Congresswoman-elect Kaka Bag-ao

By a margin of 3,248 votes, Bag-ao emerges victorious over Gwen Ecleo in a symbolic congressional race in Dinagat Islands. Her win disrupts the almost 50-year political reign of the…
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