After nearly two decades, 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 allocated for government ridiculous. In a bid to stop the mining disasters from happening, several environment, human rights and Church groups led by Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) have set March 10-14, 2014 –dubbed “Mining Hell Week” –as a time of reckoning of the tragedies and the irreversible damage…
No more legal and technical excuses. This was the message to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of progressive solons and lawyers, and farmer-leaders from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance in a press conference today at Quezon Circle. The now-dire state of the national land reform program, they argued, was ultimately a result of DAR’s halfhearted commitment to act decisively for the interests of its primary constituency— small, landless farmers. “The main problem facing CARPER today is DAR’s lack of political commitment to implementing land reform on all agricultural lands, as provided by Article XII, Section 4 of the 1987…
CBCP-NASSA is looking for Communications/ Public Information Officer for its Yolanda response (Relief and Rehabilitation)
CBCP-NASSA’s response to Typhoon Yolanda that devastated 9 Dioceses in the country, with the support of Caritas Internationalis and 86 Dioceses (through Alay Kapwa Campaign/ Program and direct support). Thanks to your support, 55,000 households were reached. We continue to rely on your prayers and support to journey with the survivors throughout their rehabilitation.
Farmers to DAR: Stop Deceiving Us with Your Accomplishments on Paper! Farmers belonging to the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) blasted DAR’s Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes for misleading the public and the legislative branch in its report on the agency’s previous accomplishments and future targets during the February 5 Committee on Agrarian Reform hearing at the House of Representatives. Quezon City—Around 200 farmers from HACIENDA LUISITA (Tarlac), BONDOC PENINSULA (Quezon), HACIENDA DOLORES (Pampanga), and MACABUD (Rizal), picketed the Department of Agrarian Reform to bring attention to the ineffectiveness of the department in implementing land reform and support services since 2010….
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