(A poem by Benito Quilloy, ASCENT’s Senior Consultant, on the cross-stitch done by Rita Espinoza, ASCENT’s Project Staff. They are currently detained in Camp Crame, Quezon City on trumped-up charges.) Libu-libong maliliit na parisukat Sa telang parang banig Na may takdang sukat Isang tusok ng karayom Bawat parisukat Taglay ang tatlong suson Ng sinulid na … Continue reading Cross-stitch
Martial law has severe negative impacts on the lives and rights of ordinary people.
“…the government is spending an average of only PhP2.39 per day for every person for the country’s 104 million people…”
The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes (PNFSP) launched the book Landgrabbing Cases in the Philippines: Hunger, Greed and Resistance on 17 May 2017 at Max’s Restaurant in Quezon Memorial Circle. According to Bulatlat, “the case studies presented delve on the state of the country’s agricultural lands and other land resources and how these are … Continue reading IN PHOTOS: New book on landgrabbing launched
Aside from environmental degradation, large scale destructive mining has time and again been associated with grave human rights violations.
Because of its location in the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippines is considered one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.