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    In celebration of Earth Day

      In celebration of Earth Day, residents of barangay Pungon, Maya and San Pedro in MacArthur Leyte shouted no to black sand mining infront of the magnetite extraction barge in the middle of a rice field in barangay Maya.

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    Agricultural Land Grabbing through Agribusiness Venture Arrangements with ARBs: Summary of Hijo Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (HARBCO) Case

    HARBCO à composed of 724 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who were awarded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) a collective CLOA for 579 hectares of the 1,469-hectare property of the Hijo Plantation, Inc. (HPI) HPI à former landowner of 1,469 has. of land located in Tagum, Davao del Norte. The property is primarily devoted to the production of export quality (Cavendish) bananas. 1995à HPI offered the land for coverage under CARP through the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) scheme.  The Courts awarded HPI a valuation of P1.03 million per hectare. 28 October 1996 à All identified and qualified ARBs…

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    Visayas kicks-off Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign 2014

      Visayas region had officially kicked-off its Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign 2014, launched and hosted by Diocese of Bacolod last March 6-7.  NASSA National Director, Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, and staff graced the event together with around 200 participants (priests and lay representatives) from fourteen Dioceses.   This year, the Alay Kapwa (AK) Program of the CBCP-NASSA launches its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously in three Dioceses, one from each of the three regions, Luzon Visayas and Mindanao, flagging this year’s theme “One Human Family without Poverty and Hunger.”   Alay Kapwa Program is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program of the Philippine…

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    Mindanao Dioceses launch Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign

      Mindanao Dioceses launch Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign Warm  and festive ambiance  welcomes  the National Launching of  Alay Kapwa  in the “City of Golden Friendship” in Cagayan de Oro which was hosted by the Diocese led by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and Social Action Director Rev. Fr. Nathaniel Lerio, SSJV  last March 3-4. The welcome mass which is celebrated by Archbishop Ledesma signifies the opening of the two-day celebration. For the 2nd time, the Alay Kapwa (AK) Program of the CBCP-NASSA launches its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously in three Dioceses, one from each of the three regions, Luzon Visayas and Mindanao,…

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    PNoy must certify as urgent the passage of alternative mining law

    Press release March 13, 2014 Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) on Thursday calls on the Aquino government to certify as urgent the enactment of alternative mining law by Congress. Since after nearly two decades, ATM, a coalition of more than one hundred organizations, and part of the TAO MUNA, HINDI MINA campaign, said the Mining Act of 1995 (Republic Act No. 7942) has failed to deliver on its promise of economic gains and jobs to communities where large-scale mining firms are operating. The flawed Mining Act of 1995 has so far resulted in disasters that render the revenue share it has…

NASSA News

ATM Statement for Earth Day: Filipinos should assert their right in protecting the environment

Statement April 22, 2014 ‘Ganansya ng iilan, disgrasya ng mamamayan’--- As the world celebrates Earth Day, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) a coalition of more than a hundred environmental and anti-mining groups continues its cry for a more sustainable future, not just for the environment but for

CBCP-NASSA launches 9.5 M Euro Appeal for Recovery Program in 9 Dioceses

“I call on the whole Caritas Internationalis Confederation to give our communities a chance for recovery,” says the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, signaling the launch of CBCP-NASSA Caritas Philippines’ emergency appeal worth

NASSA Job Vacancy

The National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA)/ Caritas Philippines - social development, advocacy and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, is in need of the following for the NASSA-Caritas Internationalis relief and rehabilitation

Vacancy Notice for Alay Kapwa Officer (Marketing)‏

We are looking for a team member for our Alay Kapwa Program with appropriate marketing/ promotion skills, who has integrity and passion for social action, justice and peace. Please find details in the Vacancy notice. We would appreciate if you could help disseminate to your friends who share our

ALAY KAPWA

Vacancy Notice for Alay Kapwa Officer (Marketing)‏

We are looking for a team member for our Alay Kapwa Program with appropriate marketing/ promotion skills, who has integrity and passion for social action, justice and peace. Please find details in the Vacancy notice. We would appreciate if you

AGRARIAN REFORM

Zambalenos TO DENR: Stop destructive mining in Sta Cruz, Candelaria, DECIDE NOW!

Zambales – Angry, impatient and desperate for government action--this is the current disposition of the people of  Sta. Cruz and Candelaria, after Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Dir. Leo Jasareno has not yet acted on alleged violations of

RESEARCH & COMMUNICATION

NASSA, PhilamLife to train dioceses in skills development

NASSA executive secretary Fr. Edu Gariguez seals with Maximillan Ventura of PFI an agreement to provide skills development for diocesan partners. MANILA, Jan. 24, 2014—The National Secretariat for Social Action of the Catholic Bishops