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Season’s Greetings from AMDA

AMDA is sincerely thanking you for the warm support during year 2014.

International Conference on Yolanda / Haiyan Reconstruction

Bayanihan and Sogo-Fujo (相互扶助) Without Borders

The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) and the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) held the “International Conference on Yolanda Reconstruction: Bayanihan and Sogo-Fujo (相互扶助) Without Borders” at the Cocoon Boutique Hotel in Quezon City on March 8, 2014. The conference aimed to gather the wisdom of the international community and foster true partnership among the people of Asia and of the world in the face of worsening climate and natural disasters.

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PRRM Yolanda Response Update (04 January 2014)

The casualties reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC: 11 December 2013, 6am) number 5,959, the injured at 27,022 and missing persons at 1,779. Affected communities are in nine regions, 44 provinces and 574 municipalities, 57 cities, and 11,939 barangays.

PRRM and partners have undertaken community needs assessment in seven provinces in three regions, namely: Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occidental in Western Visayas region; Cebu in Central Visayas region; Eastern Samar and Leyte in Eastern Visayas region.

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PRRM Yolanda Response Update (12 December, 2013)

Almost five weeks after super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan fiercely struck the Visayas region in the Philippines, the casualties reported  by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC: 11 December 2013, 6am) number 5,959, the injured at 27,022 and missing persons at 1,779. Affected communities are in nine regions, 44 provinces and 574 municipalities, 57 cities, and 11,939 barangays.

PRRM Yolanda Response Update (28 November, 2013)

Almost three weeks after super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan fiercely struck the Visayas region in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 6am of 27 November 2013, reports the number of casualties at 5,500, the injured at 26,136 and the missing persons at 1,757. Affected communities are in nine regions, 44 provinces and 574 municipalities, 57 cities, and 11,939 barangays.

Nueva Vizcaya Farmers Go Organic Farming

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Close the MDG deficits, look beyond 2015 – Social Watch Philippines

Press Release
January 23, 2013
Isagani Serrano

With two years left to go before deadline of the United Nations – Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), prospects of achieving the country’s commitments are far from reassuring. However, considering the lag time involved, government targeted action – policies, programs, activities – may yet produce a brighter picture come 2015.

The assessment was made by Isagani Serrano, co-convener of Social Watch Philippines (SWP) and president of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), in a 2012 report on the status of the MDGs.

Public Challenges to Investigate Vague and Hidden Budget Items for 2013

September 02, 2012
Contact Person: Leonor Briones
Tel Nos. 09175359884

Public Challenges to Investigate Vague and Hidden Budget Items for 2013Social Watch Philippines (SWP) and Alternative Budget Initiative (ABI), the network of a hundred nongovernment organizations globally acknowledged for initiating legislator-citizens’ partnership in formulating and lobbying for alternative budget proposals for the national budget, is set to probe into President Benigno Aquino III’s proposed budget items for 2013 that are still unfamiliar; as well as those that are not visible in the national budget.

“We have to be more vigilant as the P2.006 trillion proposed 2013 appropriations is the first budget proposal to exceed the P2 trillion mark. This is 10.5 percent higher than 2012 budget and almost 21.9 percent higher than the 2011 GAA,” explained former national treasurer and SWP lead convenor Leonor Magtolis Briones. “More than half of the budget continues to escape scrutiny because of the special purpose funds, automatic appropriations and unprogrammed funds,” she said.

PRRM 60th Anniversary Schedule of Events

by Nilo V. Manangan

Japan Assists in the Improvement of Livelihood of Poor Farmers in Nueva Vizcaya

Press Release, Embassy of Japan

Japan Assists in the Improvement of Livelihood of Poor Farmers in Nueva VizcayaJapanese Embassy’s Minister for Economic Affairs Akio Isomata will attend the inauguration ceremonies for the Project entitled “Support to improve livelihood of poor farmers through production of organic and reduced-chemical produce in Nueva Vizcaya”. The event will be held in the Municipality of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya on May 10, 2012. The financial assistance for this project amounting to 42,571,511 Yen (approximately 21.3 million Pesos) is provided under the scheme “Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects” by the Government of Japan.

NFR urges government to declare overfishing

‘Based on the National Stock Assessment Program by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), most of the major Philippine fishing grounds have reached their sustainable limits. For the past several years, we have been for DA-BFAR to publicly declare that the Philippine fisheries is in crisis. Yet, our calls have fallen on deaf ears despite the pronounced effect of overfishing to the people who directly depend on fisheries for their income and subsistence. Our future is at stake. We may end up without fish, the primary source of animal protein of Filipinos, if we do not implement fisheries management that works and fits in the Philippines. One step for fisheries management to be successful is for DA-BFAR, the main government institution that ensures steady supply of fish in the country, to acknowledge the issue on overfishing. The Philippine Fisheries is in Crisis. Declare Overfishing’

Message On the Launch of UNDAF 2012-2018

Isagani R. Serrano
Co-convenor, Social Watch Philippines (SWP)
President, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)
28 November 2011

Once more we commend the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) for producing the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2012-2018 for the Republic of the Philippines. We commend the UNCT for its efforts to help our country meet outstanding international commitments to sustainable human development. Likewise, credit goes to the Aquino administration for its leadership and cooperation in the whole process.

Rural Folks, Indigenous Peoples try on PCOS Machines

MANILA, Philippines
19 February 2010

MANILA, Philippines – With less than three months to go before the country embarks on its first ever national-level automated elections, a group of farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, and community leaders were presented with a Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machine that will be used during the May 10, 2010 national and local polls.

The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), the country’s oldest NGO, along with its partners the Citizens’ Movement for Good Governance (CMGG), organized a “Voter Education Forum and the Automated Election Systems” last February 19, 2010 at the PRRM National Headquarters.

PRRM Statement on the Lozada Exposé

“LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD AND THE NATION BE FREE” The revelations of Rodolfo Noel Lozada, Jr. in an early morning press conference and in the subsequent Senate hearing exposed and illustrated the depths to which the GMA administration has gone in order to pursue its agenda of greed and power. As their machinations clearly […]

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