[Press Release] Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings -HRW

Philippines: Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings (Manila, November 6, 2018) – The Philippine government should create an independent commission to investigate the role of police officers in the killings of drug suspects, Human Rights Watch said today. A top law enforcement official recently admitted that police officers working…

[Press Release] Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) 02 November 2018 Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance and other human rights defenders hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration today at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani grounds in Quezon City. A daupang-palad begins at…

[Statement] Stop the electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament -Y4HRD

Stop the electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament The Youth for Human Rights and Democracy seeks accountability from the National Youth Commission (NYC) and its organizing committees for allowing electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament (NYP). According to reports from delegates, certain politicians…

[Press Release] Labor rights group cries justice for 9 massacred farm workers in Negros Occidental -CTUHR

Labor rights group cries justice for 9 massacred farm workers in Negros Occidental The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemns in strongest possible term the massacre of nine sugarcane workers, including four women and two minors, in Hacienda Nene, Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental yesterday October 20, 2018. While resting in…

[From the web] AFAD Expresses Concern over the Election of India, Philippines and Bangladesh in the United Nations Human Rights Council

AFAD Expresses Concern over the Election of India, Philippines and Bangladesh in the United Nations Human Rights Council The Asian Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (AFAD) expresses serious concern over the election of some of the 18 new member states into the United Nations Human Rights Council. Among the elected states of the Asia Pacific region,…

[Event] JOIN US in celebrating Tutoy’s 21st birthday -YND

JOIN US in celebrating Tutoy’s 21st birthday. The family of Karl Anthony ‘Tutoy’ Nuñez, a budding youth leader whose basketball career was cut short by six gun shots from two unidentified gunmen last December 26, 2017, would like to invite you in commemorating Totoy’s 21st birthday this October 20, 2018. The Nuñez family wishes to…

Freedom of Expression Conference or FreeXP.con2

Freedom of Expression Conference or FreeXP.con2 is second instalment of the Free XP.con including 7th Human Rights Pinduteros Choice Awards of the Human Rights Online Philippines held last 1-2 December 2017 in Quezon City that gathered 46 human rights defenders, journalists and bloggers. FreeXP.con2 will highlight the situation of freedom of opinion and expression (FoE)…

THE 8TH HR PINDUTEROS CHOICE AWARDS

THE 8TH HR PINDUTEROS CHOICE AWARDS   The HR Pinduteros Choice  is BACK! The online event that recognizes human rights defenders’ online activities (Individuals and groups) that informed, inspired and mobilized the online readers to our common cause that is to promote, defend and assert human rights utilizing the internet as a tool. Online polling…

[Statement] Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND

Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND The Philippines (Government) does not belong in the UN Human Rights Council and its membership must be rescinded or suspended for miserably failing to uphold human rights standards. The UN Human Rights Council should hold the GRP accountable to standards expected of members. The Duterte administration continues…

[Tula] Isa-isa nilang inuubos ang maralita -ni Greg Bituin

Isa-isa nilang inuubos ang maralita Tila baga masakit sa mata ang mga dukha Itinitimbuwang na lang ang mga walang-wala Gipit na nga’y ginigipit, dukha’y isinusumpa Iniisip bang krimen at droga’y di na lumala? Laksa ang pinaslang, kayraming nasayang na buhay Ang karapatang mabuhay ay hinayaang tunay Naglipana sa komunidad ang maraming bangkay Gamit ang kapangyarihan,…