[Photo blog] Kalbaryo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan

“…let justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.” (Amos, 5:24) This was quoted in the Lenten statement of FIND we posted last week (See FIND statement). To continuously call for justice, every Holy Wednesday, the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) annually hold their Lenten activity dubbed…

[Event] Eleventh session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review to be held from 2 to 13 May 2011

ELEVENTH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW TO BE HELD FROM 2 TO 13 MAY 2011 Sixteen Countries Will Have Their Human Rights Records Examined 28 April 2011 Source: http://www.unog.ch Sixteen States will have their human rights records examined during the eleventh session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Working…

[In the news] Militant groups appeal for wage hike | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Militant groups appeal for wage hike | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. Nag-noise barrage ang mga militanteng grupo sa Maynila para isulong ang kanilang hiling na umento sa sahod. Mas malaking pagkilos pa ang kanilang ikinakasa ngayong darating na Linggo, Mayo 1. Magba-Bandila si Gretchen Malalad. Bandila, Abril 29,…

[Event] Anti-Contractualization Forum

Sponsored by NGO-PO Network on ESCR in cooperation with Church Labor Conference (CLC) Date: May 4, 2011, 9:00am-1pm Venue: MKP Auditorium, PLDT Bldg., Libertad St. Boni Instructions paano pumunta sa MKP auditorium a.) Hanapin ang mercury drug / producers market sa Boni along EDSA (after shaw boulevard), gawing kanan kung papunta Makati. b.) Pag nakita…

[In the news] CA OKs CHR probe of ‘Morong 43′ | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

CA OKs CHR probe of ‘Morong 43′ | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has given the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) the green light to proceed with its investigation of alleged human rights violations and irregularities committed by soldiers and policemen…

[In the news] Solons, groups come together to save PH forests – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Solons, groups come together to save PH forests – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Niña Calleja Philippine Daily Inquirer TMANILA, Philippines—Three lawmakers and environment advocates have launched the “Sagip Gubat” network to push for the passage of a proposed bill on the protection and restoration of the country’s dwindling forests. “We have been pushing…

[Press Release] PAL union, labor party press for inclusion of Baldoz in GMA plunder case – PALEA

The Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) and Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) find it utterly necessary to include Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and other officials in the plunder case filed by former Solicitor General Frank Chavez against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “The use of OWWA money to buy votes in 2004 had long been discussed in…

[Press Release] Teachers call for a wider consultation on DEPED’s 12-year program – Teachers Dignity Coalition

TEACHERS CALL FOR A WIDER CONSULTATION ON DEPED’S 12-YEAR PROGRAM The Teachers Dignity Coalition (TDC) remains critical of the 12-year basic education program of the Aquino administration despite announcement from the Department of Education (DepEd) that the program will be implemented this school year. “We are not convinced that this program will succeed. The DepEd…

[In the news] PHL-MILF peace talks get new Malaysian facilitator – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

PHL-MILF peace talks get new Malaysian facilitator – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. A new Malaysian facilitator will broker the peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said Wednesday. The government and the MILF…