[Tula] T’YAN-SA -ni VIC OBINA

T’YAN-SA ni VIC OBINA Hayun ang tambak! May tyansa na bka may pagpag. Tuwang-tuwa ang bitukang agad sumalampak Hinalukay,kinamay, sa tyansang may makain at sa tiya’y mailagay. WALA! WALA! WALA! Walang tyansang tira-tira na sa bituka’y ibabara, basura ng lipunan ni pispis ng isda’y hindi man lang nagtira… Humpak na mukha,impis na sikmura, hindi na…

[Off-the-shelf] IN THE CLAWS OF TYRANNY: State of Workers’ Rights under Duterte Administration -CTUHR

IN THE CLAWS OF TYRANNY: State of Workers’ Rights under Duterte Administration Genuine Change! Promise that is crystal clear for millions of Filipinos that prompted them to junk the common traditional politicians in 2016 and embraced Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. His assumption to power earned him the…

[From the web] Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBT Discrimination -HRW

Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBT Discrimination Ordinance Should Prod Passage of National Anti-Discrimination Legislation By Carlos H. Conde The Philippine city of Mandaluyong has approved an ordinance to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination, the latest in a slew of local laws passed across the country. Mandaluyong’s anti-discrimination…

[From the web] Climate justice group calls Duterte a two-faced hypocrite -PMCJ

Climate justice group calls Duterte a two-faced hypocrite Quezon City—Climate justice group slams President Rodrigo Duterte for spearheading an inauguration of a 420-MW Pagbilao Energy Corporation (PEC) coal plant in Pagbilao, Quezon last May 31, 2018. In his speech, Pres. Duterte lauded the private sector for its active participation in the government’s goal to empower…

[From the web] Judicial independence in Philippines is under threat, says UN human rights expert

Judicial independence in Philippines is under threat, says UN human rights expert GENEVA (1 June 2018) – A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concerns about public threats issued against the Philippines’ Chief Justice by the country’s President, saying her dismissal, that followed those threats, is sending a chilling message to other supreme court…

[From the web] South Korea’s Blind Eye to Philippine ‘Drug War’ Abuses, Assistance for Police Disregards Role in Summary Killings -HRW

South Korea’s Blind Eye to Philippine ‘Drug War’ Abuses Assistance for Police Disregards Role in Summary Killings By Phelim Kine You would think that the kidnapping and murder in 2016 of a South Koreanbusinessman by a Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-drug squad would put the brakes on South Korean government support for the PNP. Think…

[Statement] Peace in Mindanao within our grasp with BBL -Balay

Peace in Mindanao within our grasp with BBL Balay Rehabilitation Center expressed its hopes for processes of healing, peace and justice in Mindanao at it joins Moro, indigenous peoples and settlers of Mindanao in monitoring Congress deliberations for the targeted passage of a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress this week. “Peace has been elusive…

[From the web] Duterte Threatens Summary Execution of Drug Suspects. Again – HRW

Duterte Threatens Summary Execution of Drug Suspects. Again. Philippine President Warns Cebu Detainees to ‘Stay in Jail’ By Deputy Director, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @PhelimKine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a fresh reminder as to why his murderous “drug war” has earned United Nations and International Criminal Court scrutiny. Duterte issued a televised…

[Tula] Turok ni Kamatayan -ni Greg Bituin

Turok ni Kamatayan ang Dengvaxia’y pumaslang ng limampu’t pitong tao ayon sa ulat na inilathala sa diyaryo ang limampu’t apat dito’y bata, isang obrero, isang pulis, isang doktor, aba’y kaytindi nito! ayon sa pagsusuri, sumakit ang ulo’t tiyan nilagnat, nagsuka, namaga ang internal organ na nangamatay matapos nilang mabakunahan aba’y nasayang ang buhay lalo ng…

[Appeal] Appeal to Congress (House of Representatives and Senate): DEMAND FOR THE INCLUSION OF IP RIGHTS IN THE BBL -Loyukan

Appeal to Congress (House of Representatives and Senate): DEMAND FOR THE INCLUSION OF IP RIGHTS IN THE BBL The Késéfangguwit Timuay or Timuay Justice and Governance (TJG) is an Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) of the Téduray and Lambangian in the core area of the propose Bangsamoro political entity with a population of not less than…

[Announcement] Vacancy Announcement: Human Rights Lawyer

Vacancy Announcement Human Rights Lawyer The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), are currently seeking to recruit a Human Rights Lawyer for their joint Civil Society United Against Torture Project in Asia. The Human Rights Lawyer will be coordinating two regional Working Groups: the Litigators Working Group…

[Tula] “ ‘Ika” -ni Rene Boy E. Abiva

“ ‘Ika” ni Rene Boy E. Abiva Noon: wawakasan ang ENDO pupuksain ang iligal na droga sa loob ng anim na buwan itatalaga sa gabinete ang mga kilalang personaheng progresibo bubuhayin ang natigil na usaping pangkapayapaan sisipain ang mga empleyado ng pamahalaang kurakot gagaan ang buhay ng bawat pamilyang Pilipino ititirik ang bandila sa Pilipinas…

[From the web] Philippine AIDS Bill Silent on Condom Promotion -HRW

Philippine AIDS Bill Silent on Condom Promotion Stronger Official Action Needed to Combat Asia-Pacific’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW The Philippine Senate passed a bill on Monday that would amend the country’s 20-year-old AIDS law, and which promises to improve the government’s response to the…

[Statement] It is imperative that the SC act in pursuit of truth and defend the pillars of justice and democracy of our country-ALG

It is imperative that the SC act in pursuit of truth and defend the pillars of justice and democracy of our country-ALG The Alternative Law Groups denounces the Supreme Court’s decision granting the Quo Warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. As the last bastion of our democracy, it is imperative that the Supreme…