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[Statement] Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone 15 December 2014 On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.…

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[Press Release] New Data on CARP/ER Distribution Accomplishments Highly Questionable— farmers’ coalition calls for an independent audit; for the completion of the agrarian reform program -Focus on the Global South

New Data on CARP/ER Distribution Accomplishments Highly Questionable— farmers’ coalition calls for an independent audit; for the completion of the agrarian reform program The Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), a peasant-led umbrella coalition of people’s organizations, NGOs and human rights organizations, challenged the newly released Agricultural Indicators Systems by the Philippine Statistics Authority. The data…

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[Press Release] World-renowned Filmmaker Lav Diaz Dedicates His Latest Masterpiece, Storm Children, to Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and to the Advocacy for Climate Revolution -DAKILA

World-renowned Filmmaker Lav Diaz Dedicates His Latest Masterpiece, Storm Children, to Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and to the Advocacy for Climate Revolution The Philippine premiere of the latest masterpiece of world-renowned filmmaker, Lav Diaz, was held last November 4, 2014, Tuesday, 7pm at the Cinema 6 of Ayala Trinoma Mall. The Philippine premiere was presented…

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[Press Release] Lav Diaz’ Storm Children Premieres in the Philippines in Time for Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda -Dakila

Lav Diaz’ Storm Children Premieres in the Philippines in Time for Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda World-renowned filmmaker Lav Diaz who is set to premiere his 2-hour documentary, Storm Children (Mga Anak ng Unos) in the Philippines on November 4, 2014, Tuesday, 7pm at the Cinema 6 of Ayala Trinoma Mall. The Philippine premiere is presented…

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[Press Release] EMB stands firm on Zambales mining suspension -ATM

EMB stands firm on Zambales mining suspension Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region 3 denied the request of Eramen Minerals Incorporated (EMI) and Benguet Nickel Mining Incorporated (BNMI) in Zambales to lift the companies’ suspension orders to be able to haul nickel ore stockpiles weighing est. 170,000 tons. BNMI and EMI hauling and transportation were suspended…

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[Press Release] EU reiterates commitment to end torture

EU reiterates commitment to end torture during the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture The European Union reiterated its commitment to promote human rights and to eliminate torture during a forum, “End Torture in the Philippines” with the Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) held in Makati…

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[Urgent Appeal] Court records, military asset and mil docus used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-010-2013 3 April 2013 [RE: AHRC-UAU-036-2012: PHILIPPINES: Two urban poor leaders and 30 others falsely charged with murder] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Court records, military asset and military documents were used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists ISSUES: Human rights defenders; administration of…

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[In the news] Rights lawyers eye anti-desaparecido raps vs Baliaga, Ano, others over Burgos -InterAksyon.com

Rights lawyers eye anti-desaparecido raps vs Baliaga, Ano, others over Burgos By InterAksyon.com April 3, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — Human rights lawyers involved in seeking justice for Jonas Burgos said they would “seriously study” amending the criminal complaint for arbitrary detention and obstruction of justice they filed over the abduction of the activist to the…

[Announcement] Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC), is looking for a Project Officer/Research Assistant

Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC), is looking for a Project Officer/Research Assistant: – Assist in the development of project proposals related to knowledge management, research and information – Provide assistance in research work on land, agriculture, food security as discussed with Program Staff and Management For more details/inquiries: ANGOC 73-K Dr. Lazcano Street Barangay Laging Handa…

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[Press Release] DIGITEL Employees – to protest anew at different business offices Geared for hunger strike! -DEU

DIGITEL Employees – to protest anew at different business offices Geared for hunger strike! DIGITEL Employees are back at different DIGITEL Offices and exchanges on the first day or April to protest against the non-issuance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Central Office of a writ of execution of the Supreme Court decision on their…

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[In the news] ‘Desaparecidos’ bill OK’d -INQUIRER.net

‘Desaparecidos’ bill OK’d. 1st law in Asia vs enforced disappearance By Leila B. Salaverria, Norman Bordadora, Philippine Daily Inquirer October 18, 2012 After a campaign over two decades by human rights activists, Congress finally passed a bill principally directed against state agencies that would outlaw acts that result in disappearances, allow the prosecution of perpetrators…