[Press Release] HR violations victims’ kin: No to candidates with bloody hands -CAED/ Anti-EJK Network

United by the common pain of loss and injustice, families of victims of involuntary disappearance were joined by the families of victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) on Holy Wednesday to intensify their call for justice, which for years has eluded them. An annual event of the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND), the Kalbaryo…

[Statement] Bahay Tuluyan lauds the national government for establishing the Sub-Committee on the Protection and Welfare for Children in Street Situations

STATEMENT FROM BAHAY TULUYAN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN More than 3 decades after the first national attempts to address the plight of children on the street in the Philippines, the situation for these children in many Philippine cities remains dire. In the recent 3rd Street Children’s Congress in the Philippines, hosted by Bahay Tuluyan,…

[Event] FMA Digital Rights Camp 2019

FMA is currently undertaking a series of capacity-building and awareness-raising activities, including the digital rights camp, to advance human rights in the Philippine digital environment. The Digital Rights Camp aims to enhance local networking, popularise digital rights issues, and expand digital rights campaign and movements by connecting human rights defenders and advocates to empower one…

[Off-the-shelf] Focus Policy Review 2019: “Critical Junction: Derailing or Accelerating the Dictatorship Express” -Focus on the Global South

Focus Policy Review on the Progressive Agenda in the 2019 Elections and Beyond This issue of the Focus Policy Review explores how the Duterte administration responded to key issues through its policies and action points. These responses, which in a nutshell are very neoliberal and authoritarian, fall under Duterte’s promised change at the beginning of…

[Event] Sa mundo ng mga dapat – Bantayog Initiative

sa mundo ng mga dapat by Bantayog Initiative April 27, 2019 at 8 PM Z Compound (33A Malingap, Teacher’s Village east, 1101 Quezon City) https://www.facebook.com/events/452755722136856/453767408702354/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1555322691528027 Support #KarapatDapat na Agenda campaign! Click the poster to know more. Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact number. All submissions are republished…

[in the news] Missionaries ignore threats as they aid poor Filipinos Rural Missionaries of the Philippines say they will ‘rise to the challenge’ and not be deterred -UCAN news

A starving child crawling to an empty pot in the middle of a temporary shelter while its mother looks on helplessly is a scene that Muy (not his real name) constantly encounters in his work. Scenes like this prompted the young nurse from the northern part of the country to work as a lay missionary…

[Press Release] Teachers reiterate calls to stop RPMS and liberate them from clerical tasks -TDC

As school break starts, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) again call on the DepEd leadership to consider junking the results-based performance management system (RPMS) and revert to the simplified performance appraisal system for teachers (PAST) which has been in use for several decades until the introduction of RPMS in 2012. “We are supposed to be…

[From the web] ‘Explain your wealth, don’t lose your cool,’ PCIJ tells Duterte – Asia Pacific Report

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has responded to what it called President Rodrigo Duterte’s “broadsides” aimed at PCIJ’s recent reports on the Duterte family’s wealth, saying there was no reason for the President to “lose his cool”. “The PCIJ report was built on the Dutertes’ own declarations in their SALNs (Statements of Assets, Liabilities,…

[In the news] US senators file resolution condemning ‘ongoing human rights abuses’ in the Philippines -PhilStar.com

Five United States senators introduced a bipartisan resolution highlighting human rights concerns in the Philippines and urging the Duterte administration to respect freedom of expression. US Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) this week filed the six-page resolution, which specifically raised the cases of…