[From the web] Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill after mass protests -CNN Philippines

(CNN) — Hong Kong will suspend a controversial China extradition bill, its leader said Saturday, in an apparent bid to quell further unrest and mass demonstrations throughout the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Speaking after consultations with lawmakers, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said passage of the bill would be suspended and a second reading due to take…

[From the web] Despite progress on HRD bill, attacks against activists and media persist in the Philippines -CIVICUS

Human rights defender protection bill closer to becoming law On 3rd June 2019, in ongoing effort to protect human rights defenders (HRDs) from continued attacks and harassment, the Philippines House of Representatives unanimously approved a Human Rights Defenders bill. Although the bill only becomes law once the Senate and President approves it, the recent decision…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Thumbs Up Agreement to Ship Back Remaining 5,177 Tons of Illegal Waste Shipment to South Korea -EcoWaste Coalition

14 June 2019, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental/Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health and justice group, welcomed the agreement reached by the governments of the Philippines and South Korea toward the repatriation of 5,177 tons of illegal traffic waste originating from the latter. At a bilateral meeting held yesterday in Tagoloan and chaired by Port…

[Statement] CHR spokesperson on the Philippine fishing boat rammed by a Chinese vessel and our right to self-determination

The Commission on Human Rights echoes the condemnation of the Department of National Defense, Department of Foreign Affairs, and other concerned Philippine officials and parties against the acts of a Chinese fishing vessel, which rammed and sank a Filipino fishing boat, then merely leaving 22 Filipino fishers as casualties in open water without help. We…

[In the news] Fisherfolk group umapela ng dagdag na proteksyon vs. Chinese ‘harassment’ -PhilStar.com

Matapos ang pamamanggang nangyari sa pagitan Filipino at Chinese vessels sa Recto Bank nitong Linggo, humiling ang Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas na magpakitang gilas ang Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas at Philippine Coast Guard sa pagtatanggol ng mga mangingisda. Idinirehe ng Pamalakaya sa Navy at PCG ang hamon matapos mapalubog ng mga Tsino…

[Video/Music] Pansamantalang kapayapaan – by Protected Mode

Isang mapagpalayang araw para sa ating lahat! Ngayong araw, Hunyo-12 ay ipinagdiriwang sa buong bansa ang ika-121 taon ng pagiging malaya ng ating bansa mula sa pananakop. Sa nakalipas na mahabang panahon, naging malaya nga ba tayo? Tapos na ang gera subalit kabi-kabila pa rin ang pagpatay, ang pang-aabuso, at panggigipit. Napakaraming pamilya ang walang…

[In the news] Valle’s camp to file charges against PNP-CIDG -INQUIRER.net

The camp of veteran community journalist Margarita Valle is seeking to file arbitrary detention charges against the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) following her arrest that police claimed a mistaken identity. “We are definitely looking at the possibility of filing arbitrary detention charges laban dito sa PNP-CIDG,” Valle’s legal counsel Atty. Kathy…

[From the web] #PrideMonth2019 Higit sa Limampung Taong Pakikibaka ng LGBT sa Pagpapalaya ng Sarili at Pagpapalaya sa Bayan -TCC

TRUE COLORS COALITION – PILIPINAS We forge on! Ngayong taon, kasabay ng ika-50 taong paggunita sa Stonewall Riot na naganap sa New York, nagpapatuloy ang buong komunidad ng LGBT sa paglaban sa diskriminasyon at karahasang ginagawa sa ating buong komunidad. Bago pa man ang mismong Stonewall Riot, pinatunayan na ng mga LGBT ang ating di-matatawarang…

[Video] Bataan: Life in Ashes -350 Pilipinas

  350.org is an international climate justice organization encouraging citizens to action with the belief that publicizing the increasing levels of carbon dioxide will pressure world leaders to address climate change and to reduce levels from 400 parts per million to 350 parts per million. Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name,…

[Statement] FIND condemns the enforced disappearance of journalist and human rights defender Margarita Valle

The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) condemns in the strongest possible terms the enforced disappearance of journalist and human rights defender Margarita Valle. On 9 June 2019, her son Rius Valle posted the following on Facebook: “Margarita Valle, 61 years old, my mother, was illegally arrested today by members of PNP in Laguindingan…