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‘Step up climate crusade, urge Vatican to divest from fossil fuel’ — disaster survivors ask pope

MANILA — Pope Francis had prepared but failed to deliver a speech during his Tacloban visit to storm survivors on Jan 17. Part of his speech goes like this: “Today, from this place which has known such profound suffering and human need, I ask that even more be done for the poor. Above all, I…

‘Dear Pope: don’t let Aquino demolish our homes in your name’

“Various people’s movements and humanitarian organizations have been hard at work for almost a year in various bayanihan (mutual aid) efforts for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Meanwhile, the Aquino government continues to hide behind these initiatives in a clear attempt to abandon its mandate to ensure the people’s right to housing and other social services.”