Timuay Santos Magay Unsad reads the position paper during the Congressional Public Hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Nuro Municipal Gymnasium, Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao on October 22, 2014. Photo from Tri=People Journal Online

[From the web] Full Inclusion of the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

Full Inclusion of the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law see full position paper @ tripeoplesjournal.blogspot.com Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and byline of the articles, news information, photos etc.

Breastfeeding Counselling in Yolanda-hit areas – A nurse from Save the Children's nutrition team visits Lolita and her two months old daugther in Palo, Leyte during a breastfeeding counselling session, a few months after Yolanda. Photo by SAVE THE CHILDREN

[From the web] Disasters and inequality could stop the Philippines hitting child mortality MDG target, Save the Children says.

Disasters and inequality could stop the Philippines hitting child mortality MDG target, Save the Children says. MANILA, Philippines – August 18 marks 500 days until the Millennium Development Goals reach their conclusion and the Philippines looks set to miss the target for reducing preventable child deaths. The 2015 MDG 4 target for Philippines is 20 deaths…

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[From the web] OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan

OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan BANGKOK (13 August 2014) – We welcome the arrest by the Filipino Army of former maj. general Jovito Palparan, which represents an important step towards addressing impunity for serious human rights abuses in the Philippines. Palparan was arrested this Tuesday after three years in-hiding. He was indicted in 2011 for…

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[From the web] Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity? By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity? By Carlos H. Conde Philippine authorities did something extraordinary on Tuesday: in the early morning hours they arrested a former senior security forces official implicated in serious human rights violations. The arrest of Jovito Palparan, a retired army major general, marks a rare challenge to…

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[Around the World] Cambodia : Sentence of 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders to life imprisonment is historic -FIDH

Cambodia : Sentence of 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders to life imprisonment is historic FIDH and ADHOC, welcome the ECCC landmark decision condemning Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea, and Nuon Chea, former President of the Assembly of People’s Representatives of Democratic Kampuchea and ideologist of the Khmer Rouge regime, to life…

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[From the web] Nagkaisa Labor Coalition Demand Aquino to Fulfill Promises to Workers and Account for Workers’ Money Utilized in DAP

Nagkaisa Labor Coalition Demand Aquino to Fulfill Promises to Workers and Account for Workers’ Money Utilized in DAP A coalition of 49 labor centers, federations and workers’ organizations to promote workers’ interest, the Nagkaisa today issued a statement to give labor groups’ perspective on the fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno…

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[From the web] Aquino’s SONA: Delusions, lies, crocodile tears–all signs of a beleaguered President -www.karapatan.org

Aquino’s SONA: Delusions, lies, crocodile tears–all signs of a beleaguered President “The web of lies woven by BS Aquino during his SONA on the alleviation of poverty in the country, job creation, and immediate response to disasters reflects his disconnect with the real world. By all indications, the lives of the majority of Filipinos have…

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[From the web] Faces of labor repression in Aquino’s four years -ctuhr.org

Faces of labor repression in Aquino’s four years In stark contrast to government claims that there are no problems with workers’ rights, trade union repression and rights violations against workers and unionists, alongside deepening poverty of working population, characterize the labor scene under BS Aquino’s four years in office. Blatant union suppression prevails under the…

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[From the web] Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders -Forum-Asia

Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders (Bangkok, 13 June 2014): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, calls on the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and ASEAN governments to take firm…