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The State of Women in Conflict with the Law: A Learning Session with the CHR

In preparation for the dialogues with national “pillars of justice” under the “Delivery of Women’s Legal Literacy and Access to Justice Services in the Philippines Project” supported by UN Women, the Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA) organized a learning session about Filipino women in conflict with the law…

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Bishop Broderick Pabillo: plainspoken, present, prophetic

On March 10, 2020, the president delivered an off-the-mark insult to Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. In a speech to government officials in Pasay, one of five cities in the cardinal’s erstwhile archdiocese of Manila, Duterte claimed the Pope had kicked Tagle out of that see for meddling in politics. The…

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‘Fratelli Tutti’ and the Filipino family

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating, taking precious lives, crippling the economy, depriving millions of jobs and livelihood, and exacerbating the scandal of hunger and poverty in our country and various parts of the world. As we continue to deal with this crisis, the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Fratelli…

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New Publication | Karapat-Dagat: An Assessment of the Policy on Commercial Fishing in Municipal Waters

Republic Act (RA) 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of the Philippines of 1998 cites two important provisions that safeguard the socio-economic lives of the fisherfolk and the environmental state of the seas: (1) ensuring the preferential rights of the municipal fisherfolk in municipal waters; and (2) setting the municipal…

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Who Needs Social Protection?

Social protection is key to building the human capital especially of those who are poor and vulnerable. It helps economies and communities grow and prosper. Social protection systems address vulnerabilities by building resilience to future shocks and offering coverage against risk and adversity throughout people’s lives and especially during critical…

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