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Divergent views on the K-12 system

MANILA (SE): Bishop Broderick Pabillo lost out in his call for the newly implemented Kindergarten to Year 12 (K-12) educational system, adopted in The Philippines around two years ago, to be stopped for the time being while the Catholic Educators Association rejoiced, insisting that the programme must go ahead.

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Women are being murdered for their land

MANILA (UCAN): A growing number of Filipino women, especially in rural areas, have been abused and even killed for the crime of defending their land against powerful interests that seek to steal it.

The human rights group, Karapatan, says that at least 153 women have been assassinated for defending their land since 2001.

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Climate sinners named in petition

PARIS (Agencies): A petition has been filed with the Philippine Human Rights Commission against what is termed Carbon Majors for the violation of the people’s human rights resulting from the impact on climate change from their high level polluting industrial activity in the country.

Twenty individuals and 13 environmental groups in The Philippines have signed the petition, which was filed in September.

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