[In the news] Murder charges filed against cop who shot two in Marikina City -MB

A string of criminal charges were filed Monday against a policeman who allegedly killed 23-year-old construction worker Kim Ramos and wounded his friend Lauro Lagarde in Marikina City in October. Lawyer Ansheline Bacudio told reporters that charges of murder, frustrated murder, and planting of evidence were filed before the Marikina City Prosecutors’ Office against Police…

[From the web] Balay celebrates graduation of ALS Learners in Bagong Silang

Balay Rehabilitation Center has given recognition to 26 learners in its Alternative Learning Center for passing the accreditation and equivalency exam administered by the Department of Education to students who completed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program. The passers represent 37% of the total learners currently enrolled in the Balay ALS program. The ceremony was…

[From the web] Ring the Bells to Stop the Killings! Rings the Bells, as a call for Addressing the Roots of Armed Conflict!

Is it not divine providence that the International Human Rights Day is observed during the Christian Season of Advent? We wait—like captive Israel of old—for a new dawning of God’s justice and peace. How befiting for human rights day to fall at this time! The human rights situation in the Philippines is dismal. In Negros…

[Tula] Hindi krimen ang aktibismo -ni Greg Bituin Jr.

aktibista’y katulad ng mga Katipunero sila’y may simulain at niyakap na prinsipyo itinataguyod ang pakikipagkapwa-tao, katarungan at pagkakapantay-pantay sa mundo isang lipunang makatao ang pangarap nila isang lipunang walang ganid na kapitalista lipunang umiiral ang panlipunang hustisya lipunang walang pang-aapi’t pagsasamantala aktibista’y kumikilos para sa karapatan ng tao at para sa katarungang panlipunan nais nilang…

[From the web] CHR stands in solidarity with human rights defenders, calls out attacks against them

Quezon City—On 09 December 2019, a day before the celebration of the International Human Rights Day, the Commission on Human Rights hosted a solidarity event convening human rights defenders, activists, and supporters around the country to amplify the call to end the unabated clampdown on human rights workers. “We thank everyone for joining us in…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Stakeholders to Advance CHR’s “People’s Right to Chemical Safety” Agenda

9 December 2019, Quezon City. In conjunction with the observance of Human Rights Day on December 10, a waste and pollution watchdog group appealed to all sectors to uphold the citizens’ right to chemical safety. “As Human Rights Day is commemorated, we appeal to all stakeholders, especially duty-bearers from the government and the industry, to…

[Featured Site] Young Women Initiatives – YouWin

YouWin educates, organizes, and is dedicated in empowering young women and LBT women. You WIn empowers young women towards creating its collective voice by providing venues and opportunities to enhance and gain political skills, to achieve leadership positions and to contribute to the broader women’s movement for genuine economic and political justice and gender-fair communities.…

[Event] 5TH SOLIDARITY MASS -AMRSP

Come and join us, and be in unity and solidarity with victims of injustices and Church attacks, and as we also celebrate the International Human Rights Day! � 5TH SOLIDARITY MASS December 10, 2019 | 5 pm | Church of Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University The symbolic candle lighting along Katipunan Avenue will follow after…

[Event] Alab ng Puso -CHR

COME ONE, COME ALL! 🎉 Join the Commission on Human Rights and its partners for a day of music and celebration. On December 10th, drop by the CHR Central Office in UP Complex, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City to take part in the festivities for the long-awaited Human Rights Day. Support our local artists at the…

[Press Release] BMP rejects PrimeWater, proposes a consumer-owned Metro Manila Water Cooperative

Villar also an oligarch, Duterte told to not repeat FVR’s boo-boo BMP rejects PrimeWater, proposes a consumer-owned Metro Manila Water Cooperative Metro Manila – Labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) reminded President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday that his ally, former Senate President and 2nd richest Filipino Manny Villar, is also an “oligarch”, saying that…

[From the web] Manila city council declares Panday Sining ‘persona non grata’ -Rappler.com

Members of artist group Panday Sining have been declared as “persona non grata” by the Manila city council, the Manila Public Information Office announced on Friday, December 6. “Manila City Council passes resolution declaring militant group ‘Panday Sining’ as persona non grata in the nation’s capital,” the office tweeted. The resolution came after the group…

[Event] Climate Change: The New Challenge for Human Rights: Act NOW! -EU

A sustainable environment is a human right. In celebration of the 2019 International Human Rights Day, the EU Delegation to the Philippines invites you to a forum on “Climate Change: The New Challenge for Human Rights: Act Now!” Register now! Admission is Free. Click link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-the-new-challenge-for-human-rights-act-now-tickets-84239074339?aff=efbeventtix See EU there! 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/events/2454147711529926/ All submissions are…

[From the web] Statement of Task Force TAMASCO on the 2nd Anniversary of the TAMASCO 8 massacre in South Cotabato

Justice remains elusive two years since the killing of eight members of the T’boli-Manobo indigenous people in Mindanao who are locked in a struggle with a coffee plantation over land. Task Force Tamasco, a group of non-governmental organizations supporting the T’boli-Manobo S’daf Claimants Organization (TAMASCO), condemns the agonizingly slow action of the Department of Environment…