Category: Women & Children

UP welcomes Lumad students

Students and teachers from Salugpongan Ta’tanu Igkanogn Community Learning Center were warmly welcomed by the University of the Philippines – Diliman community on Jan. 26 as they continue to assail the on-going human rights violations in their respective communities. In a statement, Salugpongan executive director Meggie Nolasco said the attacks against alternative Lumad schools have…

Bill lowering age of criminal liability passes second reading

“The House leadership pulled the strings to close the curtain on the period of interpellation and debate — despite the fact that the bill’s sponsor has failed to convincingly and substantially explain the rationale for rushing the measure. This is a cowardly act to constrict the space for legislative scrutiny of the patently insane measure.”

In the Philippines, a dam struggle spans generations, inspires songs of unity for the environment

By MARYA SALAMAT This is one of the reports in a series produced by with the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Media Fellowship. The series aims to report on linkages between gender, ecological conflicts and climate change.   MANILA — Two proofs stand out today showing how long and how determined…