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[Press Release] CSOs welcomed UN official and raised issues on food security in the context of disasters climate justice in PH -ATM

CSOs welcomed UN official and raised issues on food security in the context of disasters climate justice in PH Tacloban, Philippines— More than 100 representatives from various Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and Yolanda survivors welcomed the arrival of Dr. Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and raised critical issues of…

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[Event] RightsCon Southeast Asia

Dear friends in the ASEAN, We’re getting so excited about RightsCon Southeast Asia, the team has even started a countdown – 31 days, 23 hours, 43 minutes, and 16 second to go! This conference has generated a great deal of interest, and it’s shaping up to be an important event at the cross-section of an…

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[Press Release] CSOs meet with UN Special Rapporteur to express frustration to lack of gov’t food policy -ATM

CSOs meet with UN Special Rapporteur to express frustration to lack of gov’t food policy Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) headed by FIAN Philippines, Focus on the Global South, LILAK, Alyansa Tigil Mina, and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) held a conference on Feb 20, at the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) Penthouse to…

[From the web] Priest- turned environmentalist tours B.C. for Lenten campaign ByTed Alcuitas

Priest- turned environmentalist tours B.C. for Lenten campaign ByTed Alcuitas A Filipino priest who was once on the assassination list of the Philippine military is on a speaking tour of Vancouver as guest of Development & Peace (D&P). D&P (Caritas –Canada) is the development arm of the Canadian Catholic church. Fr.Edwin ‘Edu’ Gariguez was allegedly…

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[People] Why the House of Representatives Should Continue the Mamasapano Hearings by Rep. Walden Bello

Why the House of Representatives Should Continue the Mamasapano Hearings Rep. Walden Bello Feb 18, 2015 Mr. Speaker, dear colleagues: It is unfortunate that the joint hearings of the Committee on Public Order and Safety and Committee on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity were cancelled by the House leadership. The much criticized disorder among House members…

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[Event] “MDGs, SDGs, and other global commitments: Status of Health and Gender Goals in the Philippines from 2015 and beyond”

“MDGs, SDGs, and other global commitments: Status of Health and Gender Goals in the Philippines from 2015 and beyond” on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:30am-3:00pm at Ground Floor, Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City This session is organized with one of the steering committee members Forum for Family Planning and Development. May…

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[Announcement] Call for Applications: Finance Officer -AIPP

Call for Applications: Finance Officer ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PACT (AIPP) REGIONAL SECRETARIAT CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Position: Finance Officer Section: Finance and Administration Reports to: Finance Manager Duration of the Contract: 1 year (including 6 months probation) with possibility of extension based on performance, Duty Station: AIPP Regional Secretariat in Chiang Mai, Thailand Level of Education:…

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[Statement] MAG’s Position Paper on the Proposed Law Establishing the National Preventive Mechanism

[Note] MAG’s Position Paper on the Proposed Law Establishing the National Preventive Mechanism. by dars0357.wordpress.com The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture (OPCAT) establishes “a system of regular visits undertaken by independent international and national bodies to places where people are deprived of their liberty, in order to prevent torture and other…

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[Statement] Immediately release Maritess and Rosario, hold their torturers accountable so that it may not happen again to anyone -TFDP

Immediately release Maritess and Rosario, hold their torturers accountable so that it may not happen again to anyone Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) calls on the immediate implementation of the Review Resolution issued by the Department of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and the immediate release of the two Agta women illegally arrested,…

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[Announcement] The FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN Philippines) is looking for a WRITER-RESEARCHER.

The FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN Philippines), a non-profit human rights organization advocating for the right to adequate food is looking for a WRITER-RESEARCHER. The full-time position demands working closely with the National Coordinator and the Board. Key Responsibilities Write and edit occasional papers for web and print Write public statements for the media…

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[Petition] Take Action: Urge Philippines Congress to #StopTheDiscrimination! – IGLHRC

Take Action: Urge Philippines Congress to #StopTheDiscrimination! February 9, 2015 The Issue For more than a decade, the Philippines Congress has delayed taking action on the enactment of a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill. Now, a broad coalition of Filipino activists is urging Congress to take action and Stop the Discrimination! Congress is currently considering numerous draft…