Edel Hernandez, Executive Director of the Medical Action Group (MAG). Photo by MAG

[Statement] Breaking the silence from torture impunity -MAG

Statement from the Medical Action Group, Inc. June 26, 2015 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (IDSVT) Breaking the silence from torture impunity Torture is considered a crime under the international human rights law. It is prohibited everywhere, at all times, and no exceptional circumstances whatsoever can be used to justify it. However,…

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[Statement] Aksyon Klima Pilipinas on Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Humanity as Stewards of the Earth

Aksyon Klima Pilipinas statement on Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Humanity as Stewards of the Earth 17 June 2015 Aksyon Klima Pilipinas (AK), a dynamic network of 43 civil society organizations working on various climate change and development issues, embraces the much-anticipated encyclical of Pope Francis on climate change. As Pope Francis pointed out during the 20th…

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[Statement] DEPED should break its silence on the PEI -TDC

DEPED should break its silence on the PEI To once and for all, erase all the doubts and worries of Public school teachers on the bonus called PEI or productivity enhancement incentive, we again urge the Department of Education (DepEd) to issue an official statement on the status of this incentive and assure the teachers…

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[Statement] Call for Justice for All Domestic Workers! -Kanlungan

Call for Justice for All Domestic Workers! We celebrate International Domestic Workers day, recognising the significant contribution of domestic workers to the global economy and to everyone’s lives. We must unite on this workers day in international solidarity to demand human and labour rights and justice for all women and men who perform domestic work.…

[Statement] National Coalition to Save the Trees Collective Statement on World Environment Day

National Coalition to Save the Trees Collective Statement June 5, 2015, World Environment Day DENR’s split level performance in the conservation, protection, and rehabilitation (cpr) of the environment and natural resources (enr) manifests their lack of genuine commitment to pursue sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient development On World Environment Day (WED) last year, our National…

[Statement] Joint statement calling for the release of Vietnamese prisoner of conscience, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc

Joint statement calling for the release of Vietnamese prisoner of conscience, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc 24th May 2015 https://tranfami.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/joint-statement-calling-for-the-release-of-vietnamese-prisoner-of-conscience-tran-huynh-duy-thuc/ On 24 May 2009, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Vietnamese ICT entrepreneur and blogger, was arrested under the initial charge of “promoting anti-government propaganda” under Article 88 of the Vietnamese Penal Code for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of…

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[Statement] Punta Hagdan Declaration. Ang katutubong kababaihan: Pwersa para sa hustisyang pangklima

Ang declaration na ito ay galing sa indigenous women gathering sa Antique, galing sa iba’t ibang komunidad ng Panay Island at Mindoro, na inorganisa ng LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) PUNTA HAGDAN DECLARATION ANG KATUTUBONG KABABAIHAN: PWERSA PARA SA HUSTISYANG PANGKLIMA Kaming mga kababaihan na nanggaling sa iba’t ibang katutubong komunidad Iraynon Bukidnon,…

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[Statement] End the list! Sign and Ratify the Convention Against Disappearances Immediately!-CAED

CAED Statement on the International Week of the Disappeared “End the list! Sign and Ratify the Convention Against Disappearances Immediately!” Jonas Burgos, Rudy Romano, Hermon Lagman, Joseph Belar, Jovencio Lagare, Romualdo Orcullo, Diosdado Oliver, Artemio Ayala, Arnold Dangkiasan, Edgardo Estojero, Renato Topacio, Sherlyn Cadapan, Karen Empeño, Leo Velasco, Manuel Manaog, the list of the disappeared…

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[Statement] Teachers urge Senate to suspend K-12 program -TDC

Teachers urge Senate to suspend K-12 program* The Department of Education (DepEd) is doing everything and asking the support of everyone, except the teachers, to pursue the implementation of K-12 program. The DepEd management seems to prove that teachers’ opinion on the matter is not that important, while the program would be very much dependent…