[From the web] Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines -NAKPhil

Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines The decision by the Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima worsens the already deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines. De Lima has been in detention at the police headquarters…

[Statement] Statement of Overseas Filipinos living in Thailand on the Philippine situation -ANAK

STATEMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS LIVING IN THAILAND ON THE PHILIPPINE SITUATION 5 October 2017; Bangkok, Thailand As Filipinos based in Thailand, we are outraged and alarmed by the spiraling human rights crisis and political situation in the Philippines under the Duterte administration. With the worsening drug-related killings in the country because of Duterte’s war on…

[Statement] A Plea for Justice, A Cry for Hope -TFDP

A Plea for Justice, A Cry for Hope Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) joins the call, locally and internationally, for accountability of the Philippine State for the widespread extrajudicial killings being perpetrated in the name of the war on drugs and crime. We implore the government to heed the recommendations of the United…

[Press Release] “Leave no senior citizens behind” CSOs, lawmakers call for passage of universal social pension system -COSE

“Leave no senior citizens behind” CSOs, lawmakers call for passage of universal social pension system Quezon City— Civil society groups, international organizations, and lawmakers push for urgent passage of universal pension to include three million senior citizens who are missed out in the current pension system or neither receive social nor contributory pension. Despite the…

[Announcement] Job opening at Alyansa Tigil Mina

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), is looking for qualified applicants for the following full-time, project-based positions: 1. Project Coordinator –Advocacy and Lobbying Project 2. Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEAL) Officer 3. Policy Research and Advocacy Officer (PRAO) Kindly refer to the job descriptions and qualifications for each position below. Please send your resumes and application letters…

[Press Release] TFDP calls for Filipinos to oppose violent policies of the Government, resist dictatorship! -TFDP

TFDP calls for Filipinos to oppose violent policies of the Government, resist dictatorship! Rights group calls for the Filipino people to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent policies and resist dictatorship in a press conference in Quezon City on September 19, 2017. In line with the 45th commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law, Task Force…

[Statement] On the killings of Kian Delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz and the continuing threat against human rights advocates -ALG

Statement of the Alternative Law Groups (ALG) on the killings of Kian Delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz and the continuing threat against human rights advocates The killings of Kian Delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz by the police and President Rodrigo Duterte’s persistent threats against human rights advocates, including malicious attempts to undermine the Commission on…

[Statement] Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights -FIND

PRESS STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) 12 September 2017 Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights The late nationalist legislators Diokno, Tañada, Recto, and Salonga and summarily killed activist desaparecidos must be turning in their graves. The House of Representatives desires to sound the death knell for the Commission on…

[Statement] On Proposed Compressed Work Week -CTUHR

CTUHR Statement On Proposed Compressed Work Week 30 August 2017 While the public mourned and raged on the war on drugs-related killing of Kian Delos Santos, the House of Representatives (HOR) on August 21, 2017 passed the House Bill 6152 (HB6152) or the Compressed Work Week (CWW). HB 6152 as HOR press release described seeks…

[From the web] Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable President Vows to Persist Despite Horrific Death Toll Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive “war on drugs” is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that his promise to eradicate methamphetamine use – known as shabu…

Protect Freedom of Expression Campaign, ‘Wag Matakot Magpahayag!-HRonlinePH.com

The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) http://www.hronlineph.com presents its project, “Protection and empowerment of human rights defenders in the Philippines”, supported by the British Embassy Manila, and key information on its experiences supporting the use of information technology in campaign and advocacy among communities of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines. The project was…

[From the web] Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia

Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) persons from Southeast Asia are under assault. Various forms of aggression and exclusion on the basis of sexual orientation, gender…

[Statement] On House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ pronouncements against the Commission on Human Rights -AFAD

Statement on House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ pronouncements against the Commission on Human Rights The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) is deeply concerned with the recent pronouncements made by Philippine House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez regarding the deprivation of budget, and subsequent abolition of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The CHR is a body which…