Asian Human Rights Commission

[Urgent Alert] Save 78 poor fisherfolk families from forced eviction and starvation in the Freedom Island of Paranaque City -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-003-2012 29 January 2013 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Save 78 poor fisherfolk families from forced eviction and starvation in the Freedom Island of Paranaque City ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; hunger, starvation, corruption; impunity; rule of law —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human…

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[Press Release] Green groups, Romblon governor question regional court ruling against local issuances -ATM

Green groups, Romblon governor question regional court ruling against local issuances Asserts local autonomy and right to protect environment Manila—Gov. Eduardo Firmalo and members of Alyansa Tigil Mina will challenge the Resolution issued on the Special Civil Action Case No. V-1906, which declared Romblon’s Executive Order No. 001, s.2011, unconstitutional. Issued January 17, the resolution…

[Press Release] Health and social protection network on feuding senators: Pass amendments to Philhealth Law! -KAMP

Health and social protection network on feuding senators: Pass amendments to Philhealth Law! With only five remaining session days before Congress adjourns sine die, a network of health and transformative social protection advocates are urging the feuding senators to put on the agenda Committee Report No. 40/Senate Bill No. 2849, the bill amending the Philhealth…

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[In the news] Congress ratifies ‘Marcos compensation bill’ -RAPPLER.com

Congress ratifies ‘Marcos compensation bill’ By RAPPLER.COM January 28, 2013 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)- The Senate and the House of Representatives on Monday, January 28, ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the ‘Marcos compensation bill,’ a measure seeking to provide compensation to human rights victims during the Martial Law era. Its formal title is “Human…

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[From the web/campaign] What is #FREEOURDEFENDERS campaign? -TFDP

#FREEOURDEFENDERS! Free all political prisoners! Government keeps denying the existence of political prisoners. We need to assert the truth! Join us in a call to #FREEOURDEFENDERS! Free all political prisoners! In previous statement, PNoy’s spokesperson Lacierda declared that ‘We have no political prisoners.’ Then the Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to deliver Government’s commitment to…