Media Releases

Senate tackles bills promoting social enterprises to address poverty

February 17, 2023

The Joint Senate Committees on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship tackled Senate Bills that seek to strengthen and promote social enterprises as a poverty reduction strategy. 

Groups launch trade fair in Congress to push for social enterprise law

February 7, 2023

Civil society groups and lawmakers on Monday opened a trade fair at the House of Representatives featuring locally-made and socially responsible products to promote the Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PRESENT) Bill.

New study: Richest 1% bag nearly twice as the rest of the world put together during pandemic

January 16, 2023

The richest 1 percent grabbed nearly two-thirds of all new wealth worth $42 trillion created globally since 2020, almost twice as much money as the bottom 99 percent of the world’s population, reveals a new Oxfam report today. During the past decade, the richest 1 percent had captured around half of all new wealth.

Groups call for full implementation of the RPRH law during its 10th anniversary photo exhibit

December 13, 2022

International humanitarian and development organization Oxfam Pilipinas and women’s rights organizations launched a photo exhibition to mark the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law or Republic Act 10354 in Quezon City on Friday. The photo exhibition, “RPRH Law: Isang Dekada Na,” which opened to the public from December 9 […]

‘Girl Defenders’ Alliance welcomes the signing of IRR for anti-child marriage law

December 7, 2022

Members of the ‘Girl Defenders’ alliance on Wednesday welcome the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11596, also known as an “An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Child Marriage and Imposing Penalties for Violations Thereof.” The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development and the international humanitarian and […]

‘Last Mile’ Photo Exhibit highlights ‘no one should be left behind in disasters’

November 14, 2022

The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with its humanitarian partners and the Cultural Center of the Philippines launched “The Last Mile” photo exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Little Theater Lobby.    The exhibition is being re-launched in Manila as part of the CCP’s Children Biennale and in commemoration of […]

G20 must tackle the “cost of profit” crisis causing chaos worldwide, says Oxfam

November 14, 2022

G20 countries are receiving $136 million every day in debt repayments from the world’s poorest countries at a time when up to 828 million people are facing hunger. The “cost of living” crisis is more accurately a “cost of profit” crisis – of rising billionaire wealth and corporate mega-profits – that is driving up poverty, hunger, […]

Oxfam urges PH delegation at global climate talks to hold rich governments accountable

November 11, 2022

Oxfam Pilipinas on Friday encouraged the Philippine delegation currently engaging in climate talks in Egypt to carry through with its promise to hold accountable rich countries and companies who have heavily contributed to carbon emissions and the resulting climate crisis. The call came after the release of a new Oxfam report detailing how the world’s […]

Asia-wide biking events greet opening of Egypt climate summit, bikers call for climate reparations for developing countries: Thousands join bike actions in 50 cities in 9 countries across Asia

November 6, 2022

Cycling enthusiasts and ordinary people joined climate campaigners in 49 coordinated biking events in nine Asian countries as the COP27 climate summit begins today in Egypt. The bikers called on governments of rich, industrialized countries to immediately deliver climate reparations for developing countries that are bearing the brunt of climate change.

After devastation of ‘Paeng,’ Oxfam calls for substantial, quality climate finance support for PH, other Asian countries

November 1, 2022

Oxfam Pilipinas on Tuesday called on the global community for better support for countries like the Philippines that are facing the double whammy of being extremely climate-vulnerable while not being prepared enough for the disasters to come. The call came following the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm “Paeng” (international name: Nalgae), which affected 2.2 million […]