[From the web] Labor Rights Group Condemns Brutal Dispersal of Banana Plantation Workers’ Strike; Demands Accountability of Sumifru and Its Cohorts in Duterte Government -CTUHR

Labor Rights Group Condemns Brutal Dispersal of Banana Plantation Workers’ Strike; Demands Accountability of Sumifru and Its Cohorts in Duterte Government Labor rights group, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) strongly denounces the violent dispersal of the workers’ strike at Sumifru Philippines Corporation in Compostela Valley. On October 11, 2018, 11th day of…

[Statement] Legal recognition and protection of human rights defenders in the Philippines -TFDP

Legal recognition and protection of human rights defenders in the Philippines The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a mission partner of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP), respectfully submit this position paper to the House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights to support the enactment of a comprehensive and…

[From the web] UN: Philippines, Eritrea Don’t Belong on Rights Council Competition-Free Slates Undermine Body’s Credibility, Effectiveness -HRW

UN: Philippines, Eritrea Don’t Belong on Rights Council Competition-Free Slates Undermine Body’s Credibility, Effectiveness (New York, October 11, 2018) – United Nations member countries should oppose the candidacies of the Philippines and Eritrea for the Human Rights Council because of their egregious human rights records, Human Rights Watch said today. Serious rights violations in Bahrain…

[Press Release] Advocates, groups clamor for justice for Jennifer Laude on the eve of her 4th death anniversary -DAKILA

Advocates, groups clamor for justice for Jennifer Laude on the eve of her 4th death anniversary Quezon City, Philippines – Led by Dakila through Active Vista, and Youth Against Sexual Harassment (YASH), various organizations and advocates gathered on October 10, Wednesday, at Cine Adarna, UP Film Center, UP Diliman, to commemorate the death of Jennifer…

[Tula] Sa Liblib Na Nayon -ni Rene Boy Abiva

Sa Liblib Na Nayon ni Rene Boy Abiva   Humahampas ang matalim na dila ng batis sa dibdib ng lumuting bato- banayad at payapa ‘to ngunit maya’t maya’y lumilikha rin nang maliliit-malalaking mga tilamsik na waring titis ng pugon umaalingawngaw sa papawirin ang tilaok ng mga tandang na wari’y nagbubunyi habang gumagapang ang papakubkob na…

[Press Release] Groups, family, advocates commemorate Jennifer Laude’s 4th death anniversary through Call Her Ganda screening -DAKILA

Groups, family, advocates commemorate Jennifer Laude’s 4th death anniversary through Call Her Ganda screening Quezon City, Philippines – DAKILA through Active Vista and Youth Against Sexual Harassment (YASH) with UP Babaylan and Filipino Freethinkers, shall gather an audience today at Cine Adarna, UP Film Center, UP Diliman, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, to commemorate…

[Statement] Joint Statement: Call for Asian Countries to End the Death Penalty and Respect the Right to Life -Forum-Asia

Joint Statement: Call for Asian Countries to End the Death Penalty and Respect the Right to Life (Bangkok, 10 October 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM–ASIA) and 22 civil society organisations in Asia condemn the recent imposition of the death penalty by the Singaporean authorities on Abdul Wahid Bin Ismail,…

[Tula] Oras Na -ni Rene Boy Abiva

Oras Na ni Rene Boy Abiva Dinggin mo ang bulong sa bayan na yaon- ang nakatutulig na iyak ng mga sanggol na gutom at uhaw ang animo’y kulog na lumagapak na atungal at alulong ng mga inang balo habang nakaluhod sa harapan ng mga batong santo at kahoy na krus.   Nawa’y sa pagdampi ng…

[From the web] Artist group organizing film screenings in schools slams ‘red-tagging’ -DAKILA

Artist group organizing film screenings in schools slams ‘red-tagging’ DAKILA, the artist-activist group behind the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival, condemns the ‘red-tagging’ of the Duterte administration of schools, youth, artists and groups organizing Martial Law-themed film screenings. DAKILA, a group known to organize film screenings complemented with discussions on social messages of the…

[Statement] Red October is Duterte-AFP plot to intensify crackdown on schools, impose dictatorship -NUSP

Red October is Duterte-AFP plot to intensify crackdown on schools, impose dictatorship October 3, 2018 NUSP condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for tagging 18 Metro Manila school campuses as communist recruitment grounds for the “Red October” ouster plot against President Duterte. The state uses the old and ineffective “red scare” tactics to…

[Statement] On AFP & Malacanang’s Statement Implicating Trade Unions in “Red October”: Ridiculous, Irresponsible and Sinister -CTUHR

On AFP & Malacanang’s Statement Implicating Trade Unions in “Red October”: Ridiculous, Irresponsible and Sinister The Center for Trade Union and Human Right (CTUHR) slammed the statements made by AFP Chief Galvez and AFP Chief of Staff for Operations Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade with Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma on September 21,2018, alleging that the issue of…

[Statement] Instead of investing in a life of dignity for the poor, the government pursues the path of killing and retribution -iDEFEND

Instead of investing in a life of dignity for the poor, the government pursues the path of killing and retribution Human rights advocates led by In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and Freedom From Debt Coalition (FDC) gathered as early as 10:30 Monday morning near…