Monthly Archive:: July 2007

Groups call on RP, Austrian governments to annul “toxic debt”

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Two broad coalitions of citizens’ groups called today on both the national government and the Austrian government to annul a half a billion peso “toxic debt” that financed a failed Department of Health

Guingona rips JPEPA, calls it one-sided

QUEZON CITY, Philippines— Former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr criticized today the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), calling it one-sided and unfairly favoring Japanese interests. “The unfair and one-sided provisions of the JPEPA encroach on the rights

Women Champions, Ecogroups call for Balik Bayong

QUEZON CITY, Philippines- Champion women and activists for the environment call on marketgoers and the public to minimize the use of plastic bags and instead use the traditional bayong, basket and other reusable materials to do their