[Statement] Karapatan assails possible release of convicted criminal Sanchez amid widespread illegal arrests of political prisoners -Karapatan

Rights group Karapatan vehemently condemns the possible release of convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez. Sanchez, a former mayor of Calauan, Laguna, made headlines when he and his henchmen were convicted on 1995, on seven counts of rape and murder of Eileen Sarmenta, and the killing of her boyfriend Allan Gomez in 1993. The decision…

[Statement] Ito ang katotohanan, hindi ito drama -TDC

Ayon kay Sec. Leonor Briones, ang sinasabing pagkabulok ng may tatlong milyong aklat sa imbakan ng DepEd ay isa lamang umanong drama. Bahagi ito ng kanyang pahayag sa pagharap niya sa Senado kahapon. Muli niyang minaliit ang usapin na diumano ay pinalala lamang ng mga ulat sa pahayagan at mga komentaryo. Subalit hindi iyan ang…

[From the web] Groups Push for Effective Enforcement of RA 9003 and Corporate Accountability to Tackle MM’s Burgeoning Garbage Woes -EcoWaste Coalition

Quezon City. Reducing the massive 9.2 million kilos of waste produced on a daily basis by Metro Manila’s 17 local government units (LGUs) is a daunting task but not totally impossible. Environmental health groups espousing the Zero Waste approach to resource management emphasized this point as national government agencies pressed the public to dispose of…

[Statement] On World Indigenous People’s Day Defend the indigenous peoples against destructive mining and large dams -ATM

Quezon City – Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) supports the struggles of indigenous peoples all over the world. In their continuing journey to assert their right to self-determination and to defend their land, lives and culture, they have stood in front of destructive development projects and protect the forests, water and natural resources for everyone’s benefit.…

[Event] Day of International Solidarity Against OceanaGold Ph Inc. -SEED

Join us in our twitter party, calling President Rodrigo Duterte to #StopMiningInDidipio and immediately cancel @OceanaGold ‘s FTAA. #EndMiningInDidipio! CANCEL OCEANAGOLD’S MINING CONTRACT NOW Respect the people’s will! Stop illegal operations in Didipio mines! Environmental and human rights groups in the Philippines support the resistance led by the Didipio Earth Savers Movement (DESAMA) and Didipio-Watch…

[From the web] Pagbabago ni Duterte: Karahasan, kahirapan, katraydoran sa bayan, panagutin! -PAHRA

Tatlong taong nagdaan, sanlaksang kasalanan ng gobyernong Duterte sa taumbayan. Inilunsad ang giyera kontra droga noong Hulyo 2016 bilang pangunahing programa ng gobyernong Duterte, alinsunod sa pangako niyang sugpuin ang illegal na kalakalan sa droga. Ang madugong kampanya ang pumaslang sa higit 27,000 Pilipino kabilang na ang higit 100 kabataan at mga sanggol, na tinagurian…

[Statement] Human Rights scores one for a change – iDEFEND

Years of painstaking efforts to pursue justice for the victims of the war on drugs won a crucial headway today as the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution L20, seeking to report on the Philippines’ extrajudicial killings. The resolution, submitted by 39 countries headed by Iceland, urged the Philippine government to…