International Human Rights Day

PandesalForum gave voice to idealistic NGOs & representatives of various rural communities in #Dinagat Islands province & Barangay #Didipio (spanning 2 provinces of Nueva Vizcaya & Quirino) which have reportedly been grossly disadvantaged by human rights violations, environmental dangers & socio-economic inequities brought about by years of large-scale open-pit #mining.

Photo caption of panelists/speakers, from left to right: Judy Pasimio (#Lilak), Brylle Tambilawan (Balaod Mindanaw), Marife Lumpay Gallo (Community Representative from Dinagat IslandsTubajon Peoples’ Council (TuPeCo) and The United Environmental Group of Advocates (TUEGAs)), Myrna Duyan (Community Representative from Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Viscaya Bileg Dagiti Babbae (Power of Women), Che Polutan (LILAK), Prarthana Rao (FORUM-ASIA), Jaybee Garganera (Alyansa Tigil Mina)


The non-partisan “Pandesal Forum” welcomes all sectors & persuasions for frank & issues-focused discussions between leaders, newsmakers and media & intellectuals. The tertulia-inspired “Pandesal Forum” is one of the unique civic & cultural projects of #kamuningbakery Cafe started by itsmoderator, realty entrepreneur, economics/politics/pop culture analyst, college teacher & writer @wilsonleeflores.


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