[Video] SONAgKAISA’s July 17, 2020 Press Conference

  “More than a hundred groups are set to stage protests on July 27, Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). In an online press conference this morning, July 17, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said the groups will come together to protest the slow and inadequate response of the government to the effects of the…

[From the web] Human rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul ahead of court case and major global campaign #StandAsMyWitness -CIVICUS

Human rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul ahead of court case and major global campaign #StandAsMyWitness CIVICUS, World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Karapatan and other human rights organisations in the Philippines call for the release of Teresita Naul, a human rights defender from the Philippines, ahead of her court case on 17…

[Off-the-shelf] Philippines: New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs”- by OMCT and CLRDC, Philippines

Philippines: New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs” Geneva (OMCT) – A new report, published today, documents 122 killings of children, from 1 to 17 years old, throughout the Philippines, between July 2016 and December 2019. The report, titled “How could they do this to my child?”, jointly published by the…

[Statement] Tugon ng TDC sa opisyal na pahayag ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon (DEPED) ngayong umaga (subalit may petsang Hulyo 1, 2020)

Tugon ng TDC sa opisyal na pahayag ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon (DEPED) ngayong umaga (subalit may petsang Hulyo 1, 2020) Hindi pinangalanan ang “ilang organisasyon” na tinutukoy sinasabi at hindi naman namin ipinapalagay na kami ang tinutukoy, sapagkat kailanman ay hindi naman nagsabi ang TDC na aming “nirerepresenta ang pananaw at opinyon ng mga pampublikong…

[Press Release] Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” -UATC

Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” On 26 June[1], the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a broad network of human rights organizations and human rights defenders together with its partners, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the…

[Right-Up] Hidden Victims of the Pandemic: The Old Man, the Jail Aide, and the Convict -By Aie Balagtas See (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)

Hidden Victims of the Pandemic: The Old Man, the Jail Aide, and the Convict Three persons deprived of liberty describe how inhuman conditions in the country’s jails and prisons are placing them at greater risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their accounts as told to Aie Balagtas See. The images, drawn by Alexandra Paredes,…

[People] US and China Spar over the Philippines -by Fr. Shay Cullen

US and China Spar over the Philippines Fr. Shay Cullen 27 June 2019 The fishermen of Masinloc and Sta. Cruz, Zambales had fished the Scarborough Shoal for generations. In the past several years, the Filipino fishing boats have been harassed and prevented from fishing near the fish-rich shoal by the incursion of Chinese fishing and…

[From the web] Green groups denounce DENR plan to mine and dredge rivers as economic stimulus: Mining will not stimulate economic recovery -ATM

Green groups denounce DENR plan to mine and dredge rivers as economic stimulus: Mining will not stimulate economic recovery QUEZON CITY – Alyansa Tigil Mina denounced the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) plan to push for more mining and river dredging to jumpstart economic recovery due to COVID19. ATM said that the minuscule…