FAO official rejects probe on Laguna Lake project

To the fishermen’s disappointment, William Rolf, senior fisher officer of the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) had rejected the request of the group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) to probe the impending dredging of the largest freshwater lake in the Philippines, the Laguna de Bai.

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Canadian lawyers want Morong 43 free

A SPECIAL REPORT ON MORONG 43 CASE MANILA, October 6, 2010—The Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) has sent a letter to President Benigno C. Aquino III and Justice Secretary Leila B. De Lima requesting to set free the Morong 43, or the 43 health workers arrested due to accusations of rebellion and illegal possession of […]

Investigate rape incidents in Saudi—Migrante

MANILA, October 5, 2010—Migrant rights’ watchdog, Migrante-Middle East has urgd the government to investigate the cases of five (5) Filipina nurses, who were allegedly abducted and gang raped in Saudi Arabia. In an email, John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator of Migrante-ME said, they have received a two separate reports the Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangan (KGS), […]

14 OFWs in Saudi arrested in ‘practicing’ religion

MANILA, October 5, 2010—Migrante Middle East (ME) appealed to the government to help 14 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrested by the Saudi cultural police due to participating in a Christian worship. John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator of Migrante-ME told CBCPNews that the 14 OFWs, whose names are yet to be verified, were included to more […]

Urban poor in Tondo to protest impending demolition

“Within the first 100 days of P-noy (Pres. Aquino’s alias given by the media) in the Palace, significant numbers of demolition incidents and dislocation of urban poor families occurred. Instead of establishing a government that is building lives and communities, it seems that the Aquino administration is serving as vehicle to further destruct and destroy the pillars of our society,” says urban poor leader Joy Lumawod of the Tondo Foreshoreland People’s Alliance in a statement.