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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…

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Invitation to join “SSS of the Soul to fight Human Trafficking”

“Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity, a disgrace to our society which calls itself civilized.” – Pope Francis Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. It forces victims into prostitution, involuntary servitude, unpaid labor, debt bondage and the illicit sale and harvesting of

Strokes of the Soul to fight Human Trafficking spearheaded in QC

The first PIMAHT activity for the “Sounds, Strokes and Scribbles (SSS) of the Soul to Fight Human Trafficking” – led by CBCP (represented by NASSA and Talitha Kum Philippines) - was held at St Peter’s Parish: Shrine of Leaders, Quezon City on 17 October 2014.   One hundred youth

Year of the Poor and Alay Kapwa 40 Launching

October 6, 2014 YEAR OF THE POOR in 40 YEARS OF ALAY KAPWA: “Do justice and Love kindness” As we continue our 5th centenary journey to the new evangelization, we are strongly confronted with the sad reality of poverty and injustice in the Philippines, many remains to be materially poor.

Reminder for the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty (17 October)

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty designated by United Nations since 1993.  This year’s theme: “To think, decide and act together against extreme poverty” calls for the need to include people living in poverty as partners in building our understanding

ALAY KAPWA

“Do Justice, Love Kindness” this National week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

  “Do Justice, Love Kindness” (Micah 6:8) – the Year of the Poor campaign slogan – challenges us to remember Jesus, not to see poverty as just numbers or statistics, but see as Jesus sees every human face, especially our brothers and

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

Invitation to join “SSS of the Soul to fight Human Trafficking”

“Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity, a disgrace to our society which calls itself civilized.” – Pope Francis Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. It forces victims into prostitution, involuntary servitude, unpaid labor, debt