[Press Release] Electric consumers with CSO protest in front of ERC and Meralco main office to expose Meralco’s anomalous ‘sweetheart’ deals over its PSA applications

Electric consumers with civil society organizations protest infront of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and Meralco main office to expose Meralco’s anomalous ‘sweetheart’ deals over its power supply agreement (PSA) applications. Photo by FDC Led by the members of the Power for People Coalition (P4P), Sanlakas, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), the Philippine Movement for…

[Event] Human Rights Online Philippines in The 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

Human Rights Online Philippines in The 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 26-29 July 2017 Venue: Mahitaladhibesra Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a multi-stakeholder platform for public policy on internet and its impact on society. Since 2010, this prime annual conference draws in discussions and incubates…

[From the web] Philippine Police Kill Another City Mayor -HRW

Philippine Police Kill Another City Mayor Questions Arise Around Reliability of Police’s Account of Raid, Killings By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Human Rights Watch Philippine National Police raided the home of the mayor of Ozamiz City in Mindanao, killing more than a dozen people, including the mayor, who Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte…

[From the web] Philippine President Duterte Doubles Down on Abusive ‘Drug War’ -HRW

Philippine President Duterte Doubles Down on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Vows Murderous Campaign Will Remain ‘Unrelenting’ in State of the Nation Address Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday that his “war on drugs” will continue “unremitting as it will be unrelenting” into his second year in office. Duterte…

[Off-the-Shelf] Digital Security Helpline -accessnow.org

Digital Security Helpline What is the Digital Security Helpline? Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline works with individuals and organizations around the world to keep them safe online. If you’re at risk, we can help you improve your digital security practices to keep out of harm’s way. If you’re already under attack, we provide rapid-response emergency…

[Off-the-Shelf] Incident response and Proactive services -CiviCERT

Incident response and Proactive services CiviCERT will assist NGOs or other forms of civil society organizations in handling the technical and organizational aspects of incidents in connection with other CSIRTs. In particular, CiviCERT will provide assistance or advice with respect to the following aspects of incidents management: Incident triage Establish a secure communication channel with…

[Press Release] NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ

NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ http://world.350.org/…/press-re…/no-to-btmu-and-jica-at-gcf/ SONGDO, July 5, 2017 — Today, 8 Japanese NGOs and an international coalition of civil society groups urged the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to reject applications for accreditation from the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).…

[Press Release] Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case -PMCJ

Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case Tagged secretary’s statement as ‘empty talk’ Just four (4) days after civil society organizations, communities, and individuals led by the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) filed a case at the Supreme Court against the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Secretary…

[Statement] No To Legalized Impunity Through a Fraudulent Martial Law! -FDC/Palag Na!

No To Legalized Impunity Through a Fraudulent Martial Law! Justice and Solidarity for the Bangsamoro People and Other Victims of State Repression! Despite questionable constitutional grounds and fraudulent claims of gory crimes committed by the so-called Maute “terrorist group”, the Supreme Court recently upheld, by an overwhelming majority, President Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in…

[From the web] Publication date: Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age -APC

Publication date: Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age June 2017 Publisher:APC The internet is changing the ways in which people interact, trade, learn and communicate. For those who have got access to it, it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine…

[Press Release] COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! -Green Thumb Coalition

COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! Filipinos blast Trump for exiting of Paris climate deal, ignoring climate obligations . Hundreds of Filipino communities on the forefront of the climate crisis, as well as civil society organizations, banded together to assert the protection of human rights and the environment for present and future generations…

[From the web] Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus -HRW

Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus (New York, May 26, 2017) – The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 23, 2017,…