[From the web] LGBT groups press Aquino gov’t: Comply with treaties before UN human rights review -thephilippinelgbthatecrimewatch.blogspot.com

LGBT groups press Aquino gov’t: Comply with treaties before UN human rights review source: thephilippinelgbthatecrimewatch.blogspot.com GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists submitted to the United Nations two scathing reports on the human rights violations against LGBT people in the Philippines. In the first report titled “The Status of LGBT Rights in…

[Press Release] PALEA decries PAL’s harassment of protest camp

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) decried the management of Philippine Airlines (PAL) for its continuing harassment of the protest camp outside the In-Flight Center (IFC) along MIA Road. “Two weeks before yesterday’s daybreak attack on the PALEA campout, PAL management started engaging in dirty tricks to harass the hundreds of members staying at the…

[People] Comparative Study of the WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAMMES of Canada, South Africa and the Philippines – by Dr. Renato Mabunga

(This is a shortened version of the research commissioned by the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) to provide guidance and make better its Sanctuary Program. This is an exposé of selected countries Witness Protection Programmes (WPP) in an attempt to draw some lessons to further protection of witnesses and their families…

[From the web] Phil.Assoc. of Psychologists on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Source: http://germainetrittle86.multiply.com/journal Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Filipinos continue to experience stigma, prejudice and discrimination in Philippine society. This stigma is manifested in actions such as: bullying, teasing and harassment of LGBT children and adolescents in families, schools and communities; media portrayal of LGBTs as frivolous, untrustworthy and even dangerous or predatory; denying transgender…

[Event] Lakbay-Hustisya – PALEA

Dear Friends, Magkakaroon po ng 3 days na “Lakbay-Hustisya” ang PALEA mula November 2-4.  We will be walking from our protest camp along MIA Road to the PAL offices and the Regional Trial Court in Pasay City, the Court of Appeals and Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) in Manila, the National Labor Relations (NLRC)…

[People] The Example of True Friendship by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Example of True Friendship (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times, in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) The life and death of Father Fausto Tentorio (59) is not going to be forgotten. Filipinos and many others will continue to recall and celebrate his steadfast solidarity, commitment and dedication…

[In the news] Militants back Bakun folk vs mine exploration in Benguet | Sun.Star

Militants back Bakun folk vs mine exploration in Benguet | Sun.Star. MINING explorations in Benguet are continuously criticized by various non-government organizations due to its adverse effects to the environment, community health and to the indigenous peoples. Gabriela–Inabuyog and the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) are among the NGOs that strongly condemn large scale mining operations.…

[In the news] Migrant group urges OFWs to boycott ‘anti-worker’ PAL – Interaksyon.com

Migrant group urges OFWs to boycott ‘anti-worker’ PAL by Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com MANILA – A migrants group on Wednesday urged overseas Filipino workers and fellow migrants to boycott Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, for being “anti-worker.” In a statement, the group Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) expressed support for the workers and members of…

[In the news] Martyrdom is cinematic- Inquirer.net

Martyrdom is cinematic. By: Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Philippine Daily Inquirer When I learned of the killing of Italian missionary Fr. Fausto Tentorio on Oct. 17 in Arakan Valley in North Cotabato, my thoughts went back to the killing of Fr. Tulio Favali in 1985. I still have the human rights postcard that shows a…

[In the news] MindaNews » Villagers flee as military operation in Sibugay intensifies

MindaNews » Villagers flee as military operation in Sibugay intensifies. By Antonio M. Manaytay IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay (MindaNews/25 October) – The number of families displaced by the ongoing military operation in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay against “lawless elements” has reached 2,368 families as of Monday, records at the provincial office of the Department of Social Welfare…

[Event] Dinner Show for a Cause on 11-11-11- SARILAYA

11-11-11 Event. Celebrate Life by going back to the old ways:  simple lifestyle close to Mother Nature’s Heart;  simple dinner with great entertainment. Woven in a Dinner Show for a Cause on 11-11-11 are the following: An empowered women’s organization called SARILAYA. A catering social business through a cooperative. A healthy eating and environment advocacy…

[Press Release] TFDP calls for an immediate resolution of the Habeas Corpus petition of a torture victim – TFDP

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is alarmed over the continued detention of Abdulkhan Balinting Ajid, a torture victim presently detained “for safekeeping purposes.” This was according to an order by Judge Leo Principe of the Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 1 of Isabela City, Basilan when Ajid’s captors surfaced him on July 27,…