NGO assists in filing death declaration for missing “Yolanda” victims

A non-governmental organization assists surviving families of Typhoon Yolanda in filing a Petition for Declaration of Presumptive Death for their missing family members whose whereabouts remains unknown until now. The Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services (IDEALS),

Reaching out and building peace in challenging times

By Tricia Buendia Dauntless — Probably how most people would describe the strongman of the Philippines who charmed his way into winning the presidency. He gave off the rockstar vibe that previous administrations failed to showcase. Ours is a shallow

Sec. Soliman to mayors: ‘Waive civil registration fees’ in Yolanda-hit areas

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman asked local government units (LGUs) in Yolanda-hit areas to waive any fees in processing of civil registration documents. In a recent launching of a mobile civil registration project in

IDEALS optimistic of assisting 100,000 storm survivors through civil registration

A non-government organization strongly advocating post-Yolanda legal assistance is optimistic of reconstructing destroyed civil registration records of 100,000 typhoon survivors in Leyte and Samar provinces before the end of this quarter. Glenn Ymata, project manager of Initiatives for Dialogue and