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Western Union Launches Rewards Card

Loyalty and rewards program now benefits both senders and receivers in Philippines In the photo, from left to right: Western Union marketing manager Anna Romano, vice president Patricia Riingen and…

Greenpeace moves to block GMO rice approval

Manila, 12 February 2007–Greenpeace today moved to block Bayer’s application for the approval of the genetically-modified (GMO) rice LL62 for “direct use in food, feed, and processing” in the country…

Greenpeace issues 11th hour challenge to Senate, PGMA

Manila, 5 February 2007–Greenpeace today demanded immediate action from the government for an 11th hour passage of the Renewable Energy (RE)Bill, saying the Senate must not deliberately pass up the…

E-waste to increase after Vista: Greenpeace warns

Manila, 3 February 2007–Vista, Microsoft’s newest operating system, could trigger a deluge of E-waste in developing countries, Greenpeace warned today. The group argues that with Vista, more companies and individuals…

“Don’t drop the RE Bill” Greenpeace challenges Senate

Manila, 31 January 2006—”Don’t drop the RE Bill!” Greenpeace today issued the challenge to the Senate after receiving reports that the upper chamber is no longer considering the passage of…

Senate inaction on RE Bill not an option — Greenpeace

Manila, 26 Jan 2007 – Greenpeace today intensified their call on the Senate to fast-track the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill, in a press conference in Quezon City…

Japan’s nuke waste knocking on Philippine doors

JPEPA to open Philippines as destination for Japan’s radioactive waste Manila, 26 Jan 2007 – Greenpeace today warned that the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA, now awaiting Senate ratification,…

GMO Rice Still in Local Supermarkets in Metro Manila

Manila, 20 January 2007—Sacks of “Uncle Sam Texas Long Grain Rice” confirmed last November to be contaminated with a GE (genetically-engineered) strain unapproved for human consumption continue to be sold…

A climate of tragedy in the Philippines

Manila, 2 December 2006 – Greenpeace today lamented the loss of lives and the extensive devastation wrought by super-typhoon Reming (international code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing…

Greenpeace criticizes non-prioritization of RE Bill

Manila, 9 November 2006—Greenpeace today criticized the non-prioritization of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill in Monday’s Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting, saying that the Philippines is playing blind and…

Philippines loses billions to climate change

Greenpeace calls for aggressive investment in Renewable Manila, 4 November 2006 — Developing countries like the Philippines are bearing the brunt of high costs of climate change, Greenpeace said today…

International Tribunal Convene for RP Govt HR Record

Two members of the Philippine Congress and a Dutch senator endorse the Tribunal. Upon the plea of several Philippine human rights and popular organizations, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal: Second Session…

The Brutal Killings Continue

Even as GMA and her rah-rah boys have vociferously vowed to put a stop to these brutal killings and bring perpetrators to justice, the murder of the innocent and the…