JSAPMDD strongly condemns the violent dispersal by Sri Lanka's military of the peaceful demonstrators fighting for clean and safe water in the village of Weliveriya just outside Colombo last August 1.
Rising inequality still remains as a long-term problem for the Philippines and the rest of the Asia and the Pacific region, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) president said Wednesday.
Today, countries the world over celebrate UN World Water Day 2012, around the themes of water and food security. But for Asia, it is not a celebration but rather a clarion call to action and resistance.
Rights campaigners yesterday opposed privatisation of education and healthcare services, saying that privatisation will take these facilities beyond the reach of majority of the population, including the poor.
Instead of privatisation, they demanded an increase in allocation for ensuring education, health, water and electricity for all.
These areas – food, education and health – offer scope to make more money, they said.