Contents with tag: Asia & Pacific
IBON International Foundation held its first Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting last November 9-10, 2015 at the Sacro Costato Retreat House, Quezon City, Philippines.
As the country commemorates the second anniversary of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), a network of NGOs challenged presidential candidates to present their own disaster response agenda.
A consortium of non-government organizations branded the failure of government agencies to spend funds for disaster victims and to implement the much-need housing project as callous and immoral.
We are in solidarity with all Indian activists and rights defenders who have been subject to a crackdown by state forces in the past weeks.
IBON International stands with Philippine progressives Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano and Liza Maza as courts dismissed a decade-old fabricated case against them and two other progressives.
photo courtesy of Tudla Productions, 2016
IBON International Feature Series #2
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) exerts a surprising amount of influence over Philippine policymaking process through technical assistance.
IBON International demands justice for the indigenous and Moro peoples and their allies who were brutally dispersed by officers of the Manila Police District (MPD) last Wednesday afternoon, October 19.
As a summer intern at IBON International, I had the opportunity to enter the world of the Lumad, the non-muslim, “native” or “indigenous” peoples in the lands of the southern Philippines who are directly experiencing the grievous effects of a militarized state. I, along with other IBON International representatives, served as delegates in this year’s International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in Mindanao as part of the larger 2016 International Conference for Peoples’ Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP). As a Filipina American with family roots in Mindanao, attending the ISM was a personal journey into the impacts of globalization on the lives of the marginalized, exploited communities in the Global South.