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),

Struggling for land, life, and change

By Mikhaela Dimpas Ambrocio Aveceno, or better known as Ka Ambo, saw and experienced first-hand how the farmers fought for their land, and now, how they are being forced into poverty and debt because of unfair contracts that riddle the

Solidarity in invisibility: The women in banana farms are rising

By Mikhaela Dimpas A great divide between men and women has always been seen. Men and their sons are expected to work, while the women and their daughters are expected to keep the home. The same can be seen in

This World Food Day 2017, banana farmers and lawyers call for fair contracts

Banana farmers and lawyers called for fair contracts and rural development in a media briefing at Quezon City this World Food Day 2017, Oct. 16. “We depend on our banana farms for everything because it’s our only livelihood,” said Rolando

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

We #StandWithCJ. We stand for justice.

From the words of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno herself during the 16th IBP National Convention of Lawyers this year, “An environment of fear and violence is anathematic to the Rule of Law and contributes to impunity. To preserve

Banana farmers, lawyers, call for the passage of the AVA Bill

Banana farmers and lawyers stressed in a media briefing in Cagayan De Oro, Sept. 20, that the proposed House Bill (HB) 5085 or the Agribusiness Ventures Arrangements (AVA) in Agrarian Reform Lands Act should be passed to better protect the