QUEZON 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."
Activists 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).
MANILA, Philippines – As the first female chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited the country for the first time and met with Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III Friday morning, debt watchdog Freedom from Debt Coalition staged a protest near the Malacañan Palace, in solidarity with the peoples of the Eurozone.
"For FDC, the IMF is dead, a walking dead," said the group's president, Ricardo Reyes. "The sooner we bury this economic zombie, the better for the economies and the eoples of the world."
Speakers at a seminar yesterday emphasised strengthening the forums working on interests of climate vulnerable countries ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
They also put importance on negotiations with persons or countries that play decision making roles in climate conferences to reap better benefits in the upcoming climate conference.
A large number of peasants, hailing from remote villages of Jamshoro district, joined the rally to observe Global Week of Action for Climate Justice, started from November 12 to 17, 2012 on Wednesday. The rally organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) under the slogan 'Agrarian and Land Reforms now', attracted a large number of farmers from right bank of the River Indus and civil society activists to raise the voice to protect natural resources, believing the earth's climate is destabilising and the planet is in crisis.