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[Press Release] Celebrities Support Discipline Without Harm -PETA ARTS Zone Project

Advocates of Positive Discipline: “Love Does Not Hurt!” Celebrities Support Discipline Without Harm Manila, Philippines — Children’s rights organizations and advocates of positive discipline gathered last May 21, 2015 at the Quezon City Sports Club to promote Positive Discipline as good parenting. The “Go Positive! Celebrity Advocate Media Launch” unveiled the newest addition to the…

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[Press Release] Online platform for global environmental policy review launches -ATM

Online platform for global environmental policy review launches Philippine environmentalists welcomed a global report on environmental policies as World Research Institute and The Access Initiative (TAI) launched the Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) in Washington, DC on May 20, 2015, 9:30 EDT. Environmental Democracy Index is the first online interactive public platform that tracks countries progress…

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[Press Release] Indonesia: grant Mary Jane Veloso permanent reprieve from execution and abolish death penalty – ICJ

Indonesia: grant Mary Jane Veloso permanent reprieve from execution and abolish death penalty – ICJ Bangkok, Thailand / Geneva, Switzerland – In a letter sent this week, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged President Joko Widodo to grant Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino national on death row in Indonesia, a permanent reprieve from execution…

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[Press Release] Probe Mayor’s Alleged ‘Death Squad’ Links Davao Mayor Duterte Epitomizes Impunity for Extrajudicial Killings -HRW

Philippines: Probe Mayor’s Alleged ‘Death Squad’ Links Davao Mayor Duterte Epitomizes Impunity for Extrajudicial Killings (Manila, May 19, 2015) – The Philippine government should investigate Davao City’s Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for his possible role in summary executions in the city over the past decade, Human Rights Watch said today. Duterte has continued to espouse the…

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[Press Release] “Jail Kentex, subcon owners!”—PM

“Jail Kentex, subcon owners!”—labor group The militant Partido Manggagawa (PM) is calling for the criminal prosecution of the owners of Kentex Manufacturing and its subcontractor CJC Manpower Services. To highlight this call, some 50 PM members will troop this morning to the main office of the Department of Labor and Employment as Labor Secretary Rosalinda…

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[Press Release] Teachers to join workers in Labor Day march -TDC

Teachers to join workers in Labor Day march Public school teachers under the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) will join the workers’ march to celebrate the international labor day in Manila tomorrow. The workers will highlight “This day is for all the working people, this is a day to commemorate their daily sacrifices and contributions for the…

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[Press Release] Zambaleños launch caravan against mining -ATM

Zambaleños launch caravan against mining 300 environmental activists headed by Zambales local people’s organization Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS) will march from Zambales to Mendiola from April 29 to April 30 to call on the provincial and national government to stop the mining activities in the province. The caravan will start in Sta. Cruz,…

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[From the web] Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 -GPPAC-SEA

Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 KUALA LUMPUR, APRIL 24 – In a bid to generate broader regional solidarity for peace in Mindanao including support for the ongoing Bangsamoro peace process, peace groups from the Philippines launched a signature campaign at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN…

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[Press Release] Indonesia: Stop Imminent Executions. Death Penalty for Drug Crimes Violates International Law -HRW

Indonesia: Stop Imminent Executions Death Penalty for Drug Crimes Violates International Law (Jakarta, April 25, 2015) – President Joko Widodo of Indonesia should urgently commute the death sentences of 10 people who face imminent execution for drug trafficking, Human Rights Watch said today. Following the exhaustion of legal appeals on April 24, 2015, Indonesian authorities…

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[Press Release] Uphold women’s political participation, ASEAN governments urged -IID

Uphold women’s political participation, ASEAN governments urged A day ahead of the 26th ASEAN Summit scheduled on April 26th and 27th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, women activists and peacebuilders participants to the recently concluded ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF) 2015 today urged ASEAN member states to uphold women’s political participation in conflict/post-conflict situations…