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[Press Release] The US Congress continues to be concerned about human rights violations by the Philippine Army”. -EANP

The US Congress continues to be concerned about human rights violations by the Philippine Army”. In an appropriations bill signed by president Obama on December 15, the US Congress expressed serious concern about the lack of progress on human rights by the Philippine Army. The bill appropriates $50 million in credits for the Armed Forces…

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[Press Release] DFA request for Pemberton custody is pabalat-bunga, lacks weight of a sovereign state – Partido Manggagawa

DFA request for Pemberton custody is pabalat-bunga, lacks weight of a sovereign state – Partido Manggagawa The Partido Manggagawa (PM) viewed the effort of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to request custody of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, prime suspect in the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, as insincere or “pabalat-bunga” since…

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[Press Release] “Iwas PapuToxic” Campaign Urges Kids to Desist Using Firecrackers to Avoid Injuries, Pollution -EcoWaste Coalition

“Iwas PapuToxic” Campaign Urges Kids to Desist Using Firecrackers to Avoid Injuries, Pollution Environmental groups and health advocates led by the EcoWaste Coalition, together with about 2,000 students from Fernando Ma. Guerrero Elementary School in Paco, Manila, today jumpstarted the annual campaign against the use of firecrackers by staging an on-campus noise barrage simulating a…

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[Press Release] Children from shanty towns present Noynoy their Christmas wishes – SM-Zoto/KPML

Children from shanty towns present Noynoy their Christmas wishes AS THE Simbang Gabi heralds the commencement of the yuletide season for many Filipinos and with just eight days before Christmas Day, indigent children accompanied by their parents from the Metro’s urban poor communities belonging to anti-poverty groups Samahan ng Mamamayan-Zone One Tondo Organization (SM-ZOTO) and…

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[Press Release] Human Rights Day 2014: Psychosocial Support in focus with launch of Report-IRCT

Human Rights Day 2014: Psychosocial Support in focus with launch of Report To mark this year’s Human Rights Day, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) together with the Medical Action Group (MAG) has launched the report ‘In Pursuit of Justice’, casting a light on psychosocial support for victims of torture in legal proceedings.…

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[Press Release] Group asks UN Special Rapporteur to query Negros labor activist killings -PM

Group asks UN Special Rapporteur to query Negros labor activist killings On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the Partido Manggagawa asked UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst to inquire on the killings of labor activists in Negros Occidental. “The culture of impunity and extra-judicial killings of labor…

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[Press Release] Human rights groups urge the government to lead the way in the protection of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region

Human rights groups urge the government to lead the way in the protection of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region The Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) urge the government to lead the way in the protection and defense of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region through…

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[Press Release] Extra-judicial killings, other human rights violations persist under ‘tuwid na daan’ – Nagkaisa!

Extra-judicial killings, other human rights violations persist under ‘tuwid na daan’ – Nagkaisa! A culture of impunity translated into extra-judicial killings (EJK) and other forms of human rights violations against leaders and labor organizers continue under the ‘tuwid na daan’, a coalition of major trade unions and labor organizations in the country, Nagkaisa!, said in…

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[Press Release] Asian Human Rights Defenders face increasing challenges and threats -Forum-Asia

Asian Human Rights Defenders face increasing challenges and threats (Quezon City, 6 December 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) reiterated their call to Asian governments, as well as national,…

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[Press Release] PH human rights defenders, courageous, tenacious and endangered- international human rights report

PH human rights defenders, courageous, tenacious and endangered- international human rights report Human rights defenders in the country should all converge at all levels and put together a people’s human rights plan and a corresponding monitoring mechanism so as to ensure their effective enagement with government, according to international human rights report, The Observatory for…