The coalition will initiate lobby work on policy reforms and legislative agenda and will launch coordinated campaign activities to push for the implementation of the various issues and concerns stated in the People’s Health Agenda.
While the national government is resolutely trying to restrain the current mining industry's rapacious and destructive practices, the provincial board of Capiz treacherouly lifted the large-scale mining ban in the province.
The Jalaur megadam project in the Philippines has been promoted by the government to become a major source of irrigation and cheap and green electricity in the island of Panay, but people know that megadams are devastating rivers, forests and biodiversity and displacing thousands of people, particularly the indigenous people.
TWHA partner Council for Health and Development (CHD) and various progressive health groups staged a protest-rally on May 26 to denounce the EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has been quietly negotiated in Brussels.
The agreement, according to CHD, will facilitate complete trade liberalization and promote increased privatization of health and control of foreign pharmaceutical companies leading to further retrogression of people’s access to health and services.