[Statement] CHICHA hindi CHACHA -PM

CHICHA HINDI CHACHA Partido Manggagawa February 1, 2018 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment/Revision of the 1987 Constitution Senate of the Philippines Magandang hapon po sa ating kagalang-galang na tagapangulo, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, at sa mga kasapi ng dalawang komiteng ito ng Senado. Ganundin po sa lahat ng resource persons na nandirito ngayon. Una ay…

[Statement] Tumataas ang presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo, nganga ang gobyerno! PALAG NA! Laban sa pamahalaang manhid! -PALAG NA!

PALAG NA! Statement February 9, 2018 Tumataas ang presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo, nganga ang gobyerno! PALAG NA! Laban sa pamahalaang manhid! Habang patuloy ang sunod-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo patuloy ring minamaliit ng kasalukuyang pamahalaan ang epekto nito sa ordinaryong mamamayan. Patunay ito ng matinding kawalang malasakit at kawalang kahandaan…

[Statement] In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs under the government’s war on illegal drugs. iDEFEND considers it as…

[From the web] Philippines Murderous ‘Drug War’ in ICC Crosshairs UN Investigation Still Urgently Needed -HRW

Philippines Murderous ‘Drug War’ in ICC Crosshairs UN Investigation Still Urgently Needed February 9, 2018 Dispatches By Param-Preet Singh Associate Director, International Justice Program Human Rights Watch @singhp_p The International Criminal Court (ICC) will conduct a “preliminary examination” into killings linked to the Philippine government’s “war on drugs,” the court’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced today.…

[From the web] International Criminal Court (ICC) to open preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines

International Criminal Court (ICC) to open preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, on opening Preliminary Examinations into the situations in the Philippines and in Venezuela Following a careful, independent and impartial review of a number of communications and reports documenting alleged…

[Statement] Itigil ang pagpaslang sa mga Lumad! Respetuhin ang karapatang pantao at ang karapatang pagpasya sa loob ng mga lupaing ninuno! –IIPV

Mga lumad idinaing ang pagkakaipit sa labanang AFP at CPP-NPA: Itigil ang pagpaslang sa mga Lumad! Respetuhin ang karapatang pantao at ang karapatang pagpasya sa loob ng mga lupaing ninuno! –IIPV Kaming 26 na miyembro ng konseho at peace panel ng Independent Indigenous Peoples’ Voice na nanggagaling sa iba’t-ibang tribu ng Lumad sa Mindanao ay…

[From the web] Discrimination Against Workers with HIV Amid Epidemic, Weak Government Response to Unlawful Firings, Harassment -HRW

Philippines: Discrimination Against Workers with HIV Amid Epidemic, Weak Government Response to Unlawful Firings, Harassment (Manila, February 9, 2018) – Workers and employees in the Philippines living with HIV who suffer workplace discrimination often do not seek redress, Human Rights Watch said today. The Philippines has the fastest-growing HIV infection rate in the Asia-Pacific region.…

[From the web] Endorse UN Inquiry into ‘Drug War’ Killings Independent Investigation Needed to Clarify Death Toll, Promote Accountability -HRW

Philippines: Endorse UN Inquiry into ‘Drug War’ Killings Independent Investigation Needed to Clarify Death Toll, Promote Accountability (New York, February 1, 2018) – The Philippine government should urgently support the creation of a United Nations-led investigation into the thousands of killings linked to its “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said today. A UN-led probe…

[From the web] A Whisper of Accountability in Philippine ‘Drug War’ Rare Prosecution of Police Underscores Need for UN-Led Probe -HRW

A Whisper of Accountability in Philippine ‘Drug War’ Rare Prosecution of Police Underscores Need for UN-Led Probe by Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine A Philippine court today filed murder charges against three police officers for the alleged summary execution of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos during an anti-drug operation on August 16 in…

[From the web] Hands off teachers’ union leader! – Solon -ACT Teachers

Hands off teachers’ union leader! – Solon ACT Teachers Party-List Representative France Castro condemned the harassment of Alliance of Concerned Teachers-NCR (ACT-NCR) Union President Joselyn “Ma’am Joy” Martinez by three policemen in civilian clothes in her school, Imelda Elementary School, Malabon using an invalid warrant of arrest today. The policemen, wearing only shorts and slippers,…

[Statement] Internet Shutdowns: A Myth of Security and Public Safety -FMA

Internet Shutdowns: A Myth of Security and Public Safety Foundation for Media Alternatives 25 January 2018 The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) expresses grave concern over the decision of Philippine authorities to shut down cell sites during huge festivities. The organization calls for transparency regarding the guidelines used by authorities before resorting to signal jamming.…

[From the web] Duterte Pursues Distraction Over Accountability Administration Claims Human Rights Watch ‘Politicized’ Drug War Killings -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Pursues Distraction Over Accountability Administration Claims Human Rights Watch ‘Politicized’ Drug War Killings By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano on Saturday attacked Human Rights Watch for “deliberately misrepresenting” the scale of the killings of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” to create an “unfair and…

[Statement] Defend Rappler. Defend free press -PAHRA

Defend Rappler. Defend free press   The attack against the media is an affront to press freedom. The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke Rappler’s registration for allegedly violating the constitutional restrictions on ownership and control of mass media entities is a blatant effort to silence the media for its critical…

[Statement] Teachers ask for Diokno’s apology -TDC

Teachers ask for Diokno’s apology During the protest action of teachers in DBM last Monday, January 15, where they were allowed to enter the premises of the office and had a dialogue with one of its assistant secretary, they are convinced that Sec. Diokno is consistent with his statement- TEACHERS’ ARE NOT PRIORITY. The Teachers’…