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[Press Release] Dakila Launches The Digital Museum of Martial Law in the Philippines www.MartialLaw.ph

Dakila Launches The Digital Museum of Martial Law in the Philippines http://www.MartialLaw.ph On September 21, 2016, 44 years after the signing of Proclamation No. 1081 that put the Philippines under Martial Law, Dakila, a group of artists working on human rights, launched the Digital Museum of Martial Law in the Philippines. The Digital Museum of…

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[People] Welcome the Refugees by Fr. Shay Cullen

Welcome the Refugees Fr. Shay Cullen 22 September 2016 The bombs keep falling and the barrels fall from the sky and burst with a massive boom and searing, burning flames consume the men, women and children.  The chlorine chemical poison spreads among the ruins of Allepo. The people are dead, others are suffering in agony,…

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[Statement] SENTRO condemns 7th labor killing this September, result of culture of violence

SENTRO condemns 7th labor killing this September, result of culture of violence It is another sad day for human rights. Mr. Edilberto Miralles, former union president of R&E Taxi, was gunned down in front of the National Labor Relations Commission this morning. Initial information suggests it was another daytime riding-in-tandem killing. Sentro is appalled by…

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[Statement] Imbistigahan ang Davao Death Squad! -iDEFEND

Imbistigahan ang Davao Death Squad! Muling nabuhay sa kamalayan ng mamamayan ang Davao Death Squad (DDS) dulot ng ginawang testimonya ni Edgar Matobato sa katatapos na pagdinig ng Senado hinggil sa isyu ng extra-judicial killings. Pinangunahan ng Senate Committee on Justice and Human rights, idinetalye sa pagdinig ang partisipasyon ng anya’y dating miyembro ng naturang…

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[From the web] Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed Allegations of Direct Involvement in Death Squads Call for UN Role -HRW

Philippines: Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed Allegations of Direct Involvement in Death Squads Call for UN Role (New York, September 16, 2016) – The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 15,…

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[Statement] iDEFEND Questions “State of Lawless Violence”

iDEFEND Questions “State of Lawless Violence” In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) strongly condemns the Davao City Night Market bombing which resulted in the deaths of 14 people and injuries to 67 others. This calculated, deliberate, and brutal assault on defenseless civilians is intolerable, and the perpetrators of this most atrocious act…

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[People] The Methods of Martial Law by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Methods of Martial Law Fr. Shay Cullen 02 September 2016 The shocking death toll of Filipinos when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 sent shivers through Filipino society at the time. Such widespread killing of Filipinos by summary execution had never been seen since the Japanese invasion and their severe occupation. His regime…

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[From the web] Study confirms massive contractualization, slave-like conditions for majority of Valenzuela workers -CTUHR

Study confirms massive contractualization, slave-like conditions for majority of Valenzuela workers A study conducted by CTUHR together with students from University of the Philippines-Manila among 120 worker respondents in Valenzuela revealed that a huge majority of workers experience long hours of work and receive wages way below minimum rates. Data from a survey conducted between…

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[Statement] A Historical Gathering of Human Rights Defenders A Convergence of Courage and Determination

A Historical Gathering of Human Rights Defenders A Convergence of Courage and Determination Launch of iDEFEND [In Defence of Human Rights and Dignity Movement ] Formerly Citizens’ Council for Human Rights August 12, 2016 Taimtim na Saludo at taas-kamao sa lahat na Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatang Pantao! This gathering of Human Rights Defenders to launch iDEFEND…

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[Statement] Marcos’ Crimes Will Never Be Forgotten -Balay

Marcos’ Crimes Will Never Be Forgotten Balay stands alongside martial law victims and activists against the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LnMB). The LnMB is a national shrine meant to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives and brought honor to our country. It is meant…