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Church, ‘Yolanda’ partners back ‘pro-poor’ solution to climate change

CEBU City, Nov. 10, 2015 – The Catholic Church’s humanitarian and social action arm and its program partners have affirmed their commitment to an environmental approach that values people, especially the poor, noting that solving climate and disaster risks must “begin and end with persons and communities” through community-managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR).

Group: Use anti-trafficking laws vs. traffickers, not advocates

MANILA, Sept. 25, 2015 – The Philippine Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking (PIMAHT) lamented how laws passed precisely to protect people from becoming victims of human trafficking and punish those found guilty of it are reportedly being used against human rights advocates.

CBCP to faithful: ‘Environmental concern an obligation, not option’

MANILA, July 25, 2015—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday has reminded the Catholic faithful of their Christian obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change and work towards the preservation of the environment for the sake of generations to come.


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