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On January 28th, more than 1000 forces of the National Police and demolition team of the Philippines forcibly evicted and demolished the homes and livelihoods of more than 200 residents of San Roque, North Triangle, Quezon City. Reports received allege that no prior notice was given to residents and that many families were left homeless as a result of the police action.

NGO Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and its partners in Philippines, ESCR-Asia, the Philippine Human Rights Information Center (Philrights), the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (...

To: Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, President of The Philippines CC: Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process 07/19/2013 Excellency: I am writing in order to express concern regarding...
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Philippines
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Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups

View the Manila Declaration that resulted from the March 2009 International Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Industries.

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Philippines
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Women & ESCR
OP-ICESCR
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Philippines
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OP-ICESCR

An action was filed by several minors represented by their parents against the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to cancel existing timber license agreements in the country and to stop issuance of new ones. It was claimed that the resultant deforestation and damage to the environment violated their constitutional rights to a balanced and healthful ecology and to health (Sections 16 and 15, Article II of the Constitution).   The petitioners asserted that they represented others of their generation as well as generations yet unborn.

Country: 
Philippines
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
OP-ICESCR