Stand Point

STANDPOINT | An Open Letter to Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association

STANDPOINT | An Open Letter to Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association

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Dec 18, 2016

Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc., (MARBAI) is an association comprised of 159 member agrarian reform beneficiaries of mostly banana farmers, workers, planters and growers. Our organization existed as an offshoot to our collective efforts to recognize our rights to a fair livelihood in order for us to function as a productive force in the industry we helped build.

7 years after Ampatuan Massacre: Case delays blight any hope for justice

7 years after Ampatuan Massacre: Case delays blight any hope for justice

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Nov 22, 2016

November 23, 2009 is a day that will forever live in infamy, not only for the Philippine media community, which lost 32 of its own in what is now acknowledged as the single deadliest attack on the press on record, but also the for the country’s body politic, for which the slaughter was the worst incident of electoral violence in the country’s recent history.

Children taking a stand

Children taking a stand

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Nov 21, 2016

November 20 is the anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which mandates and obliges governments, including the Philippines to uphold children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation.

Making peace last

Making peace last

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Nov 07, 2016

There is a larger table outside. These are the People’s Peace Tables. These are the tables where people’s voices can and will be heard and taken seriously. People’s participation is key to help make peace, and more importantly, to make peace last. OPAPP is committed to putting up those tables.

STANDPOINT | The outright violation of the rights of indigenous peoples to peaceful assembly, freedom of expression

STANDPOINT | The outright violation of the rights of indigenous peoples to peaceful assembly, freedom of expression

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Oct 21, 2016

The violent dispersal of the indigenous peoples’ peaceful assembly on 19 October 2016 at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines is beyond deplorable and calls for immediate retribution. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) condemns the overt violation of the rights of indigenous peoples and other protesters to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

STANDPOINT | Support farmers’ production of non-GMO crops

STANDPOINT | Support farmers’ production of non-GMO crops

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Oct 21, 2016

On October 14, 2016, Davao Today published an article entitled “Group mounts ‘anti-GMO’ protest on World Food Day celebration” which talks about the rally done by different cause-oriented groups in order to fulfil their goal of stopping the use of pesticides, and also production of genetically modified crops.

STANDPOINT | Marcos is no hero

STANDPOINT | Marcos is no hero

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Oct 18, 2016

We hope that the justices of our Supreme Court will remember these compelling reasons why dictator former President Ferdinand E. Marcos must not be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Up to now, the family has not returned the wealth they robbed from the country’s coffers.