The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC-USA), bound by our faith in Jesus Christ and our common witness for the fullness of life, reaffirm a shared commitment to support the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
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The Davao Light and Power Company announced Thursday it will conduct a 10-minute power interruption on August 13 and 14 in Panacan and Tibungco.
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples Rights and its partner indigenous communities commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this occasion, we offer our observations on how the government has addressed the rights of indigenous peoples. Despite the enactment and implementation of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) 20 years ago and the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) 10 years ago, we find no significant changes to the situation and enjoyment of rights of indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
The Save Our Schools Network said it was assured by the Commission on Human Rights that it will investigate the reported attacks of Lumad schools and communities in Mindanao when CHR chairperson Chito Gascon visited them on Saturday, Aug. 5.
We look for the president’s promise of change: the socio-economic reforms and political reforms that require the president’s political will to control the resistance of the oligarch and political dynasties to fundamental change. However, the president has out of control on his cabinet, they control him and his peace policies and effort. These are the Christian challenges – a peacemakers challenge, my challenge, our challenge. A challenge that requires faithfulness and perseverance whatever it costs- comfort or even life.
I do not wish to belabor with you on the merits and bases of the joint venture agreement. We can save that argument for the right time and the proper venue.
The two National Interfaith Humanitarian Missions, especially the recently-concluded second wave, were able to open venues for the victims’ demands. These were venues that even the poorest, and in social heirarchies normally voiceless, evacuees were able to access. This
allowed the fleshing out cases of human rights
violations under Martial Law beyond the
common narrative of the effects of the aerial
Students of the University of the Philippines in Mindanao were taken aback after the school administration announced it will continue to collect tuition a day before the enrollment Sunday, July 30.
Protest marks the first day of enrollment in the University of the Philippines in Mindanao Tuesday, Aug. 1 as students express opposition to the collection of school fees in the state university. (More…) (Photo by Marie Crestie Joie Contrata)
The Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) announced that it will be holding the biggest building and construction show series in Mindanao this September.