Asia

China’s human rights record in a global context

The strength of cultural exports and the considerable economic clout of certain countries have inevitably resulted in their interpretation of the concept of human rights dominating global discourse for a long period of time. But as certain developed nations defend…

BAN Toxics calls on the Philippine government to ratify total ban on imported wastes

In line with the Philippines’ historic repatriation of the Canadian Waste, environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics urges the Philippine government to expedite its ratification of the Basel Ban or risk becoming the toxic waste dump of the world. In January…

Shin Misik Photography Exhibit: The SAN PEOPLE of the Namibia Kalahari Desert

Korean photographer Shin Misik had literally brought the San people of the Kalahari Desert to the gallery. Some large-size framed photographs of the astonishing ancient African native people and their habitat. The landscape images depicted vividly on them, artistically captured,…

EcoWaste Coalition: Break Illicit Trade of Toxic Beauty Creams with Mercury

26 May 2022, Quezon City. In spite of a public health warning issued by the Philippine government almost five years ago, local dealers of mercury-containing “beauty creams” from South Asia continue to ply their poison cosmetics. “Despite the explicit threats…

No to Kids’ PVC Raincoats with Toxic Lead and Cadmium!

BAN Toxics made the call after raincoats from a recent test buy tested positive for toxic lead and cadmium. Using a SCIAPS X-200 HH XRF Analyzer, the raincoats were found to have excessive levels of lead and cadmium, with up…

PEC condemns murder of Bihar scribe, demands punishment for perpetrators

Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) has strongly condemned the murder of journalist Subhash Kumar Mahato, who hailed from Begusarai locality of Bihar in central India on 20 May 2022. The global media safety and rights body also demanded punishments under…

Diverse Artists of Korea Association holds a Press Conference on the Guarantee of the Status and Rights of Foreign Artists

We’ve seen the birth of a new Korean Dream in recent years, during Korea’s meteoric rise to become the 10th largest economy in the world. Artists from every nation, inspired by Korea’s past and present culture, are flocking to its…

Quo Vadis, Philippines?

Opinions   I’m a retired senior citizen of the Philippines, just one of your average middle-class Filipinas. Last May 9, 2022, I, and millions of citizens, turned out to cast their votes in a hotly contested National Election for the…

It is the Season of Lies

Statement on the South Cotabato SP members’ vote to the amend the South Cotabato Environment Code   We, the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. – a network of 230 civil society organizations across the Philippines – express solidarity with the Diocese…

Toxic News: Beware of “Small but Terrible” Marble Toys

Marble toys, also known as “Jolen”, is a popular Filipino toy that comes in different sizes and is usually played outdoors. The marble toy failed the required labeling information under RA 10620, otherwise known as the Toy and Game Safety…

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