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[Press Release] Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina

Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina “We are happy that some mining companies are willing to participate in an Environmental Performance Tracking Program, but we are skeptical of the future outputs and the scorecards,” said Jaybee Garganera, national coordinator of Alyansa Tigil Mina. Mining firms Philex, Atlas, Benguet and Nickel Asia partnered with…

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[Urgent Appeal] Perjury Case Filed Against a Student Human Rights Defender -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL October 9, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) Perjury Case Filed Against a Student Human Rights Defender Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) previously sent an appeal regarding the incident of harassment perpetrated by school authorities against a student human rights defender named Ernie Gonzales Quisora. This time, we are forwarding you a…

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[Press Release] BMP demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’

Workers group demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’ THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Laude, and joins the Filipino people in demanding justice for her murder. The brutal killing of Ms Laude, a 26-year old…

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[Press Release] Labor party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing -PM

Labor party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing Partido Manggagawa (PM) condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11. PM expressed its readiness to mobilize its women and LGBT members and…

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[Press Release] Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense -GANDA Filipinas

Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas, a human rights advocacy organization led by transgender women in the Philippines, condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, in the hands of a United…

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[Press Release] Leading child rights organizations unite to push new bill that protects children in emergencies -Save the Children

Leading child rights organizations unite to push new bill that protects children in emergencies Manila, Philippines –Three of the country’s largest child rights organizations, Save the Children, Plan International, and World Vision, unite to push passage of House Bill 5062 or the “Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act,” which calls for a comprehensive plan to…

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[Announcement] ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia -ALRC

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre & the Danish Institute Against Torture ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) wishes to inform you that the 3rd Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Asian Alliance Against…

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[Press Release] World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights, Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities-HRW

World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities (Washington, DC, October 10, 2014) – Draft World Bank policies under consideration at the bank’s meeting on October 10-12, 2014, would dangerously roll back protection for communities affected by bank projects, independent groups said today. Foreign ministers and central…

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[Featured Site] The Margin

Aesthetics of the Margin is an art movement aimed at integrating consciousness into art (visuals, literary). It is open for all artist in different styles. It believes that economic hegemony propels into a control over the culture that influences the mindsets or consciousness of an individual. Marginalized ideas/sectors identify its existence in relation to the…

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[Press Release] Reclaim Power for the People Not Emergency Powers-P4P

Reclaim Power for the People Not Emergency Powers The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) along with other organizations launched the Philippine-leg of the Reclaim Power week – a global convergence of efforts to raise the urgency of transforming energy systems away from dirty fuels and towards a public and community-controlled alternative energy systems. Spearheading…

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[Video] “HRDs Protection” EU Project -MAG/TFDP

This video is about the situation of human rights defenders in the Philippines and to raise awareness of the public about the Action, “Use of Evidence Based Approach to Human Rights Documentation and Monitoring for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and their Families, and in the Fight Against Impunity” or “HRDs Protection” European Union…

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[Press Release] NAGKAISA labor coalition declares war against “king of labor-only-contracting asiapro” in today’s world day of decent work

NAGKAISA labor coalition declares war against “king of labor-only-contracting asiapro” in today’s world day of decent work AROUND 200 members of labor coalition Nagkaisa picketed the Asiapro main office in Barangay Kapitolyo in Pasig City this morning to condemn the pseudo-manning agency for its gross violations of workers’ rights to mark the World Day of…