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Groups push for stronger legal protection for the environment

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity

NATURE HAS RIGHTS. The groups call for the recognition and passage of 'Rights of Nature Law' on July 22, 2019. Photo by Kale Luaton, PMPI

'Big blow against impunity': Human rights groups welcome Palparan conviction

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The court finds the former army general Jovito Palparan, who was nicknamed 'berdugo' (The Butcher), guilty of kidnapping and illegal detention of UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan

Militants hold a protest during the promulgation of former Army General Jovito Palparan at the Bulacan RTC on September 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Caritas PH brings P10-M aid to home-based Marawi evacuees

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:29 PM

An estimated number of 97 788 families from Marawi or 438 701 evacuees are staying with their relatives or friends in surrounding regions

EVACUEES. NASSA/Caritas Philippines during its rapid needs assessment in one of the evacuation areas in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of NASSA/Caritas Philippines

Caritas Philippines appeals for donations for Marawi

May 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Caritas Philippines the social action arm of the Catholic Church initially releases P300 000 to support the relief operations of the Diocese of Iligan social action center

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being silenced

FALLEN. A photo of Wilerme Dorado Agorde is placed on his front door during his wake. Photo by Edwin Gariguez

Pia Wurtzbach's Coron visit highlights resiliency, IP issues

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:35 AM

All the Calamian Islands are ancestral domains of the Tagbanuas So far there are only 2 communities that have been awarded the title There are 23 barangays still applying for titles a development worker explains

WARM WELCOME. Pia Wurtzbach rides a motorcade around Coron town proper on January 21, 2017. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

#ReliefPH: Catholic Church launches solidarity appeal for Batanes

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The typhoon hit province still needs food shelter water and non food items says NASSA Caritas Philippines national director Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona

Coal power plant project faces Church opposition

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The church agency says addressing the looming power crisis should not be at the expense of the health of the people and the environment

NO TO COAL. NASSA's Fr. Edwin Gariguez (2nd from right) joins other groups in launching of the one Million signature campaign against coal-fired power plant during a press conference in Quezon City on June 5. Photo courtesy of Nassa

'Pass FOI bill to stop PDAF misuse'

Aug 18, 2013 - 1:56 PM

The Makati Business Club MBC and the Coalition Against Corruption CAC condemns the system diversion of pork barrel

Catholic bishops split over PPCRV

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Bishops are divided on whether to continue supporting the watchdog which they think has grown cozy with Comelec and Smartmatic