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CANCEL THE DEBTS AND FREE UP OUR MONEY TO RECOVER AND REBUILD OUR LIVES! PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:49

The UN Human Right’s Council’s own independent expert, Cephas Lumina could not have been more blunt when he said, “grant aid, not new loans is needed to overcome the impact of the tropical cyclone that struck the country five months ago on 8 November 2013.”

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Stop Paying for Debts We Don’t Owe, Channel People’s Funds for Reconstruction PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:31

The call from an independent expert of the United Nations Human Rights Council for debt cancellation for the Philippines and his clamor for grants not new loans to fund reconstruction efforts for Yolanda-stricken areas puts to task both the government and international financial institutions. Five months after the super-typhoon devastated the country, PNoy’s strategic response plan boasts of nothing but new indebtedness of US$1 billion to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and guarantees for  profiteering interests of big corporations.

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No To Government's Rejection and Abandonment of Yolanda (RAY)-Affected Communities! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

Five months after Yolanda, cities, towns and communities across the Visayas and areas in Northern Palawan have yet to see any real help from the PNoy Government.

Stories of land-grabbing, displacement, rising hunger and human rights violations continue to be hummed by affected communities as they contend with the scarcity of meaningful governmental response - a disaster that dwarfs the fury unleashed by Yolanda.

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COALITION CALLS FOR THE REVOCATION OF MERALCO’S FRANCHISE! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:06

With the recent order of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) declaring the power rate hike void, would show strong evidence of manipulation of prices from Meralco.

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ERC DECISION:ERC PALUSOT, MERALCO PINALUSOT (ERC decision exculpates Self, MERALCO) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:09


The Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) decision announced the other day to void its early approval of the staggering November-December 2013 MERALCO rate hike exculpates itself and MERALCO of accountabilities while trying to appease massive public condemnation.

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FDC welcomes UN Independent Human Rights Expert’s Call for Debt Cancellation for the Philippines PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 22:40

The Freedom from Debt Coalition  ( FDC ) welcomes the call made by the United Nations Independent Expert Cephas Lumina today for debt cancellation for the Philippines in the face of the massive reconstruction the country faces in the wake of supertyphoon Haiyan.  Mr. Lumina is the Independent Expert charged by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor the effects of foreign debt on the enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights.

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Activists call for suspension of WESM operations PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:47

Citing repeated occurrences of market abuse and the spot market’s failure to provide consumers least cost power, workers and activists belonging to the labor coalition Nagkaisa and the Power to the People (P2P) called for the suspension of the operations of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

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PASSING IT BACK FROM OUR BACKS. WOMEN’S BURDENS EXACERBATED BY PNOY’S NEGLECT: STOP IT NOW! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:03

Today, we, the marginalized and grassroots women will march to the streets for reproductive, economic and climate justice. Today, on the occasion of celebrating International Women’s Day, we put forward our demands to the PNoy government as mothers, sisters, daughters, as citizens and as a sector, even as a people.

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