[In the news] Facebook profile pics go ‘desap’ for Int’l Day of the Disappeared- InterAksyon.com

Facebook profile pics go ‘desap’ for Int’l Day of the Disappeared Posted on August 30 by Joseph Holandes Ubalde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines—If you open your Facebook and see that your friends’ profile pictures have gone missing, don’t worry: this is just the latest Internet meme that has spread like wildfire throughout the popular social networking…

[In the news] Palparan aide denies hand in activists’ abduction | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Palparan aide denies hand in activists’ abduction | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. MANILA, Philippines – The security aide of retired army Major General Jovito Palparan accused of taking part in the abduction of University of the Philippines (UP) student activists Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno personally appeared in…

[In the news] QC informal settlers resist demolition; negotiations ongoing – Inquirer.net

QC informal settlers resist demolition; negotiations ongoing. By Chona Yu, Karen Boncocan 990AM, INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippine – Tensions rose as authorities attempted to demolish some 1000 houses in Barangay (village) Old Balara in Quezon City Wednesday morning but authorities are trying to prevent an outbreak of violence through negotiations, according to reports culled by INQUIRER.net.…

[Photo Blog] We have RAGED!

More than a hundred advocates gathered in Quezon City Circle to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared.  Led by the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearance (AFAD) together with members of the Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CAED), the group held a Run Against Enforced Disappearance tagged as…

[Press Release] The Philippines becomes the 117th State Party to the Rome Statute – CICC

“Global Civil Society Coalition Welcomes the Philippines as the 117th State Party to the International Criminal Court: Manila Continues Southeast Asia’s Push towards Ending Impunity,” Coalition for the International Criminal Court Press Release, 30 August 2011, http://www.coalitionfortheicc.org/documents/CICC_Press_Release_Philippines_Ratification_3008111__2_.pdf “Manila/New York-The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, a global network of some 2,500 non-governmental and civil society…

[Press Release] First Filipina-Muslim Zonta International Awardee To Donate Part of Her US $4,000 Prize Money to Empower Muslim Women and Children

The first Filipina Muslim to win the prestigious Zonta International Young Women for Public Affairs (YWPA) Award is donating part of her US $4,000 prize money to uplift through education the lives of poor Muslim women and children in Mindanao. “Amid the celebration of the Eid’l Fitr, I lament and continue to be disturbed by…

[Statement] Coalition of Persons with Disabilities on the move!

What was once a dream, is slowly blossoming into a reality.   What started in December 2010 is now a full blown Philippine Coalition on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) comprised of the largest national organizations and federations for Persons with Disabilities in the country.  The Coalition includes nine different…

[In the news] Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges government to pursue peace talks | Sun.Star

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges government to pursue peace talks | Sun.Star. AS THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rejected the government’s proposal to grant its autonomy, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged the government to pursue the peace talks in Mindanao. Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, chairperson of the CBCP…

[Video] Edsa Stories: Eugenia Apostol – Focus on the Global South

Uploaded by edsastories in youtube. Eugenia Apostol founded in 1985 the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines‘ newspaper which claims to have the largest share in the market today. It was politically volatile at that time and the people needed an independent publication. Under Apostol’s leadership, the broadsheet reported fearlessly on Corazon Aquino‘s campaign for presidency…

[Isyung HR] Ligo na you, wangwang na me.

by Mokong Republic For the sake of our new readers.  Ang Isyung HR po ay inilalabas ng HRonlinePH tuwing Linggo.  Layunin nitong gawing magaan ang mga isyung bumabatbat sa karapatang pantao.   Announcement: On August 30, the international human rights community will be commemorating the International Day of the Disappeared (IDD). There will be activities…