Archive for the ‘Civil Society’ Category

Of its social and environmental safeguard policies By Cong B. Corrales International human rights groups have sounded alarm bells over a leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed revision of its safeguard policies since it is seen to endanger...

Close to a year after Haiyan strikes the Philippines By Cong B. Corrales THE JOYS of the season may not be as felt as much by 5.9 million children in areas struck by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines), especially in Eastern Visayas where the...

Reporters Without Borders condemns new cases of censorship and self-censorship AS THE Occupy Central movement continues its pro-democracy demonstrations, local and foreign media whose coverage angers the government are suffering consequences. Hong Kong...

A WORRYING fact against this global backdrop of hunger is food waste. The FAO estimates that 925 million of the seven billion people on the planet are starving yet 1.3 billion tons of food – or enough to feed three billion people – are wasted...

NOTE: This article was first published on the PewResearch Global Attitudes Project website on October 9, 2014.  Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future | Education, Hard Work Considered Keys to...

If government fails to thrash Canadian trash By Julius D. Mariveles and Cong B. Corrales It's not only cash but also trash that would be coming in from other countries if the government fails to send back the smorgasbord of waste from Canada lounging...

Or why we are paying P144,000 a day for imported garbage By Julius D. Mariveles TODAY, October 8, 2014, at the Port of Manila, fifty 40-foot container vans containing a smorgasbord of waste from Canada is on its 458th day of stay in the Philippines...