SPIRITUALITY, ECOLOGY, STEWARDSHIP

A talk on Spirituality, Ecology and Stewardship was given to Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) by Fr. Edwin Gariguez (extreme right), executive secretary of Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) together with the well-known songwriter-musician Gary Granada (5th from left) on June 11. (SocialActionNews)

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NASSA JOINS GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON EITI

NASSA Executive Secretary Fr. Edwin Gariguez was one of the members of the Philippine delegation attended the global conference on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) held in Sydney, Australia last May 22-24. The Philippines will now implement the EITI Standard, which will ensure more transparency of the payments to the government from the extractives sector in the country. Reports cited that the EITI Board admits the Philippines as an EITI Candidate country on 22 May 2013. In accordance with the EITI Rules, the Philippines is required to publish their first EITI Report within one year and six months of becoming…

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TRAINING OF TRAINERS

The Catholic Relief Service (CRS) Philippines together with the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA) is holding a one-week Training of Trainers on Sphere Minimun Standards and Emergency Needs Assessment, an Emergency Preparedness and Response Training (EPRT) Project Training Modules 2 and 3. The event started yesterday, May 27 until May 31 held at the Tropicana Suites, Malate, Manila and facilitated by the representatives from CRS Indonesia, Helmi Hamid, Capacity Buidling Manager and Yenni Suryani, Country Manager. (SocialActionNews)  

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ELECTION SYMPOSIUM

An election symposium was held at the Caritas Manila on April 22 entitled “Simbahan at Halalan 2013” in cooperation with Radyo Veritas. Executive Secretary of NASSA, Fr. Edu Gariguez was one of the panelists, while five senatorial candidates were became guests -Ramon E. Montaño, Ricardo Penson, Baldemoro Falcone, John Carlos “JC” G. Delos Reyes, and Marwill N. Llasos. (SocialActionNews)

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Feast of Baptism of our Lord starts NASSA’s New Year of action 2013

The personnel of the National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace (NASSA) concluded their week-long Retreat-Evaluation-Planning (7-13 January 2013) at the CBCP-NASSA BEC Development Center in Tagaytay

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CBCP-NASSA & ACDO Caritas Village Shelter Project– A Legacy of HOPE

Just on time for TS Sendonganniversary, on 17 December 2012, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA)

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Inmates’ Fasting to benefit Pablo’s victims

In response to President Aquino’s call to help the Typhoon Pablo’s victims, the inmates of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City decided to ‘sacrifice’ their three-day meal from December 24, 25, and 26, according to the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) Chairman Bishop Broderick Pabillo. The inmates of the Maximum Security Compound took seriously the call of the government as they formed an “Operation Kalinga sa Kapwa: Tulong sa mga naulila at biktima ng trahedya na dulot ng Bagyong Pablo” whereas they intend to donate the food allowances and subsidies allocated for them in…

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Public awareness of HIV-AIDS case needed—bishop

After the celebration of the 2nd National AIDS Sunday last December 3, a Catholic Bishop reiterated that public must know about the Virus infection-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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SAVE CARPER: RETAIN DAR WITH A STRONG LEADERSHIP

Recent developments in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) are very disturbing.  The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), a social justice program enshrined in the Philippine Constitution, may soon expire without substantial accomplishment.  Millions of landless tillers will remain landless.  Worse, thousands of DAR employees would soon be jobless. The National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA) – the advocacy and development arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in solidarity with Agrarian Reform advocates, condemns the impending move of the government to abolish DAR by 2014. NASSA is concerned with the commitment of the Aquino administration to…

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THE PHILEX MINE TAILINGS SPILL OF 2012: AN INDEPENDENT FACT-FINDING MISSION REPORT

THE PHILEX MINE TAILINGS SPILL OF 2012: AN INDEPENDENT FACT-FINDING MISSION REPORT THE 2012 PHILEX MINE TAILINGS SPILLAGE BALOG RIVER HEAVILY CONTAMINATED WITH MINE TAILINGS The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action,   Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) * Climate Change Congress of the Philippines (CCCP)* Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) and its Northern Luzon Cluster * Peace Foundation, Inc. * Pambansang Kaisahan ng mga Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (PKMP) *  Katribu Indigenous Peoples’ Partylist * Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) *  Social Action Center of the Diocese of Baguio-Benguet * Community Volunteer Missioners (CVM) September 16-17, 2012   Page A.         BACKGROUND…

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