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BASIC START in the Bangsamoro

Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities Through Socially Cohesive, Transparent, Accountable and Responsive Transition in the Bangsamoro (BASIC START in the Bangsamoro).While the peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was hailed as an unprecedented positive development that could finally end the conflict situation in Mindanao, the contents of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the proposed B

2015-07-15
EnDefense Strategizing Session 2015

The EnDefense Strategizing Session was launched from June 9-10, 2015 at Hotel La Breza, Quezon City. The activity was a sharing and strategizing session by the grantees and potential grantees on their experiences on the ground with regard to environmental cases (especially the gaps and difficulties).After the overview by Atty. Marlon Manuel (ALG National Coordinator), Mr. Aivan Herzano of the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) presented FPE’s Environmental Agend

2015-06-26
Human Rights Training of Trainers (TOT)

The ALG, in collaboration with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (through the AFP Human Rights Office/AFP HRO), the Philippine National Police (through the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office/PNP HRAO), the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF), the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany, has been jointly implementing the “Community-Based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion a

2015-06-26
ALG Holds GA on June 11, 2015

The ALG held a General Assembly last June 11, 2015 at the Hotel La Breza in Quezon City. It was a back-to-back activity from the EnDefense Strategizing Session which was conducted on June 9-10, 2015 at the same venue.Some updates were given by Atty. Marlon Manuel (ALG National Coordinator) on the programs of the Secretariat. The member organizations gave updates on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Charter Change (Cha-Cha), and the pending bills which the members and the network are

2015-06-29
EnDefense Policy Meetings

In line with its policy reform work, ALG has conducted various meetings with the three networks involved in the Green Bills (Forest Resources Bill, Alternative Minerals Management Bill and National Land Use Bill) supported by ALG: FRB Network, SOS Yamang Bayan and CLUP Now. The following updates were discussed during the meetings: (1) Updates on the three bills (and other related bills such as the EIA bill, Expanded Protected Areas Bill and FOI bill); (2) status of the networks; and (3) next

2015-07-01
Paralegal Training on Environmental Litigation

The Endefense Program launched the “Paralegal Training on Environmental Litigation” on February 22-24, 2016 at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City. The training is one of the components under the Endefense program.Attended by 36 participants from various Endefense partner-CSOs, they learned about important basic knowledge and skills needed for paralegal work on environmental cases.The seminar consisted of four parts:1. Framework, Context and P

2016-03-15
Kidapawan Incident: A Grave Threat to Human Rights, A Serious Challenge to Government and the Security Sector

The Alternative Law Groups (ALG) joins the public outrage against the violent dispersal of the protest by farmers including women and indigenous peoples in Kidapawan City, Cotabato on April 1, 2016. The incident shows the clear link between the communities' assertion of their economic, social and cultural rights, and the violation of their civil and political rights. The protesters were merely asserting their right to food. Instead they were violently dispersed resulting in deaths and arrests

2016-04-28