[In the news] Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction -CNN Philippines

Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction Residents including an indigenous group living near the site of China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, Quezon said Thursday they are strongly opposing the project. Members of the Dumagat tribe residing at the foot of Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay, Rizal fear that they may lose their ancestral…

[Statement] President Duterte’s release of “narco list” of politicians is an outrageous attempt to influence local elections in May -HRW

President Duterte’s release of “narco list” of politicians is an outrageous attempt to influence local elections in May Statement from Human Rights Watch on Duterte’s release of “narco list” of politicians: President Duterte’s naming of politicians he accuses of involvement in illegal drugs is an outrageous attempt to influence local elections in May. More critically,…

[In the news] Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies -PhilStar.com

Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies A coalition of environmental groups launched Tuesday its “Green Scorecard” for the 2019 elections, aimed at raising awareness of the voting public on the proposed environmental policies of senatorial candidates. “Green Thumb Coalition’s Green Scorecard aims to bring forth environmental issues at the center stage of electoral…

[In the news] Manila court imposes P500,000 travel bond for Rappler’s Maria Ressa -RAPPLER.com

Manila court imposes P500,000 travel bond for Rappler’s Maria Ressa The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) initially imposed a P500,000 ($9,480) travel bond on Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa over her cyber libel charge before the court. Branch 46 Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa on Thursday morning, March 14, granted Ressa’s motion to travel overseas…

[In the news] Priests recount death threats -PhilStar.com

Priests recount death threats Three priests who have received death threats allegedly for their criticism of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs declared that they are not scared. Fathers Robert Reyes, Flavie Villanueva and Albert Alejo yesterday went public and said that they have been receiving death threats and even monitored suspicious men lurking near…

[In the news] Group tells public to vote for bets who include human rights agenda in their platforms -PhilStar.com

Group tells public to vote for bets who include human rights agenda in their platforms The May midterm elections would give Filipinos an opportunity to prevent “further erosion” in the country’s democratic traditions and processes, a human rights group said Thursday. “The 2019 elections is a defining moment for the aggrieved Filipino masses, whether we…

[In the news] 2019 polls choice between ‘better lives or doomed souls’ – rights group -RAPPLER.com

2019 polls choice between ‘better lives or doomed souls’ – rights group The upcoming elections would give Filipinos an “exceptional opportunity” to address the human rights crisis and culture of impunity under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, human rights advocates said on Thursday, March 7. “The 2019 elections is a defining moment for the…

[Statement] International Women’s Day 2019: Celebrating Hard-won Victories; Affirming the Women’s Role in the Forefront of Women‘s and Peoples’ Struggles -WMW

Statement of the World March of Women – Pilipinas International Women’s Day 2019: Celebrating Hard-won Victories; Affirming the Women’s Role in the Forefront of Women‘s and Peoples’ Struggles Through our mass actions, public gatherings, and different forms of protest, we are commemorating this year’s International Women’s Day as an occasion to celebrate the victories that…

[Press Release] Rights Group launch #SampuSigurado for polls -PAHRA

Rights Group launch #SampuSigurado for polls Quezon City, Philippines—Human rights group PAHRA (Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates) launched on Thursday what it said were “ten sure wins” in the upcoming May2019 elections. The slate is carried by the campaign called “KARAPAT-DAPAT: KARAPATAN DAPAT”, which focuses on ten agendas for human rights advocacy which they…