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Campaign against "kuryenTIIS" snowballs

FDC November 20 2012QUEZON CITY – Thousands of electricity consumers from 55 cities and municipalities from 15 provinces and 10 regions are expected to stage a multi-form protest on November 22, dubbed as "National Day of Action against Epira, high electricity rates and privatization of the power industry."

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Activists for climate justice join annual 'Tour of the Fireflies' event

Philippines November 19 2012Activists against climate change join the annual "Tour of the Fireflies" on Sunday in Marikina City to support the event and to press their call for industrialized countries to reduce their emissions of green house gasses (GHG).

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Philippines must speak loudest for ‘climate justice’—NGO

fdc Oct 25 2012As one of the countries most vulnerable to global warming, the Philippines must speak with the loudest voice in demanding reparations from developed nations that contribute most to climate change, according to an activist group.

The Philippines, according to Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), "should be the noisiest" because it is a "frontline country" whose exposure to extreme weather events wrought by climate change is inversely proportional to its share of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Aquino Asked, Prove that "Inclusive Growth" is Not a Fraud

sona-2012 philippinesThe Aquino administration calls its economic governance approach "inclusive growth" – that is, nobody will be left behind as the economy grows. This approach is adopted from the development concept of both the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. These banks came up with this approach after its previous poverty alleviation strategies sank into the quicksand of Third World or South countries' poverty and debt.

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Aquino Asked, Prove that "Inclusive Growth" is Not a Fraud (2)

sona-2012 philippinesThe Aquino administration calls its economic governance approach "inclusive growth" – that is, nobody will be left behind as the economy grows. This approach is adopted from the development concept of both the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. These banks came up with this approach after its previous poverty alleviation strategies sank into the quicksand of Third World or South countries' poverty and debt.

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