The recent decision of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing the sale of the 246-megawatt Angat hydroelectric power plant (HEPP) in Norzagaray, Bulacan to a Korean government-owned company has dealt a triple whammy effect on Philippine sovereignty, public control over public resources and human right to water.

Read more ...

angat-dam-reservoirMANILA, Philippines – Two days after the observance of the World Water Day, cause-oriented groups reiterated before the Supreme Court (SC) their plea to stop the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) from privatizing the 246-megawatt Angat hydroelectric power plant (HEPP) in Norzagaray, Bulacan.

Read more ...

img_1878MANILA, Philippines – Disappointed with the muddled position of the current administration in recognizing one of the most basic human rights, around 200 members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition took to the streets Tuesday urging President Benigno S. Aquino III to step up and uphold the human right to water.

Read more ...

right-to-waterMANILA, Philippines – Right to water advocates, led by members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and the consumer group Progresibong Alyansa ng mga Tagapagtangkilik ng Tubig sa Kamaynilaan (PATTAK), staged a creative action at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) main office on Friday, urging the agency to take the lead in championing the human right to water in the Philippines. 

Wearing blue masks and carrying blue placards and streamers, the activists urged CHR officials to undertake steps that will further and deepen the state’s recognition of the human right to water, and intervene in a case that was filed in the Supreme Court (GR 192088) against the privatization of the Angat hydroelectric power plant.

Read more ...

MANILA, Philippines – Cause-oriented groups expressed elation Wednesday over the Status Quo Ante Order issued on May 24 by the Supreme Court ordering a halt or suspension of the bidding process for the vital Angat Dam hydro-electric power plant (HEPP) in Bulacan.

Read more ...

FDC Chapters

chapters