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A large-scale memorial ceremony was hosted by the Human Rights Association for Victims of Coercive Conversion Programs (HAC) on January 7, 2019 engaging different schools in Cavite, marking the first death anniversary of the young Korean lady named Gu Ji In, a victim of forceful conversion. Thousands of students from Imus National High School and Paliparan III Senior High School...
Environment advocates are calling for a two-pronged approach to address the nationwide problem on waste. Greenpeace Philippines and Break Free From Plastic Movement said a legislation banning single-use plastics should be passed as these are mostly thrown away afterwards -- polluting the environment & increasing volume of waste for disposal. In a press conference in Quezon City Tuesday, Greenpeace campaigner Abigail...
On February 8, a grand peace festival entitled “We are one for Peace to attain Sustainable Development” at the Philippine Sports Stadium, Bulacan, will be held to launch nationwide peace movement throughout the country’s State Universities and Colleges. This event is expected to have 30,000 participants including social representatives in the Philippines and international peace activists including the organizers...
BPO company 7.ai has proven that there is room for Persons with Disability in the corporate world, prompting Unilab Foundation to recognize the company as one of its industry partners for inclusive employment through Project Inclusion. Ceremonies were held for the partners at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City, with 7.ai Recruitment Director Me-Ann Batallones receiving the recognition on...
To encourage the next generation of building professionals to have a stronger sustainability mindset, Holcim Philippines, Inc. has launched a design competition that evaluates proposed projects not just on their aesthetic elements and financial feasibility but also on their envisioned environmental and social benefits. Called the Young Builders Challenge (YBC), the competition is open until April 2019 to engineering...
The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), the lead Philippine government agency that promotes and protects the rights and welfare of children, condemns all acts of violence. The alleged bullying incident from the Ateneo Junior High is a red flag for all of us but has to be managed and handled carefully as it involves two minors. Both of...
Save the Children Philippines said parents and school authorities should look into the causes of a child’s misbehaviors such as bullying to address violence against children in all settings. Wilma Banaga, Children Protection Advisor, Program Development Quality of Save the Children Philippines said adults should learn that interventions should be on both the child who was the target of bullying...
To climb Mount Everest is a dream aspired by many. To reach it is an accomplishment fulfilled by a few. This is how Trail Adventours described why 10 Filipinos joined the arduous journey to Everest Base Camp, a 12-day hike that would leave any hiker gasping for air. Even seasoned mountaineers are no exception to the thinning oxygen levels...
A group advocating children's rights and welfare, Save the Children Philippines (SCP), has called for wider access to education for some 300,000 school-age children with disabilities to build their confidence and develop full potential. Lawyer Albert Muyot, SCP chief executive officer, said access to schools for children with disabilities is critical to develop talents and ensure meaningful participation in the...
The fight against lung cancer doesn’t have to be a solo battle. To help Filipino patients and their loved ones rise above this challenging condition, biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has partnered with the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO), along with local support groups such as the Cancer Coalition Philippines (CCP), and the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) to...

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