[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,…

[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…

[From the web] Contractual, part-time professors slam alleged University discrimination -TDC

Contractual, part-time professors slam alleged University discrimination Amidst the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, some instructors from one of the country’s leading state universities cried foul over the alleged neglect, injustice and discrimination. The management of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the country’s largest university system is criticized by its own…

[From the web] Mga guro ikinatuwa ang pahayag ng deped na walang saysay ang mga ‘waiver’ at hindi sapilitan ang physical reporting -TDC

Mga guro ikinatuwa ang pahayag ng deped na walang saysay ang mga ‘waiver’ at hindi sapilitan ang physical reporting Ikinatuwa ng mga guro ang naging pahayag ng Department of Education (DepEd) ukol sa isyu ng mga ‘waiver’ na sa naunang ulat ng TDC ay pinapipirmahan sa mga gurong pinapapasok sa mga paaralan. “Minsan pa ay…

[Video] UATC ONLINE LECTURE SERIES: Torture and ill-treatment in time of COVID19 pandemic

UATC ONLINE LECTURE SERIES: Torture and ill-treatment in time of COVID19 pandemic An online discussion on the impact of the government protective measures against COVID19 to civil liberties and fundamental rights under community quarantine organized by the United Against Torture Coalition held on June 17. Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name,…

[Statement] KAISA KA stands up for Freedom of Expression and of the Press and the Rule of Law and Justice as significant pillars of Freedom and Democracy

KAISA KA stands up for Freedom of Expression and of the Press and the Rule of Law and Justice as significant pillars of Freedom and Democracy. KAISA KA stands up for Ressa, a woman, a journalist, a staunch critic of DU30 administration. KAISA KA condemns the conviction of Ressa for alleged commission of cyberlaw when…

[Video] #HoldTheLine -iDEFEND and PAHRA

#HoldTheLine Online discussion about the implications on press freedom, freedom of expression, and human rights of the verdict against Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr. Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address, and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published…

[Statement] A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth -LILAK

A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth – LILAK Statement on Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos’ Cyber Libel Conviction LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) condemns the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher and writer Reynaldo Santos for cyber libel. The case made against Ressa and Santos…

[Statement] Sad day for Press Freedom — Nagkaisa

Sad day for Press Freedom — Nagkaisa Nagkaisa Labor Coalition is enraged and gravely concerned with the conviction of administration critic Maria Ressa and his former news staff Reynaldo Santos for Cyber libel. The article subject of the charges not only involved a private individual allegedly defamed but matters of public concerns. Matters involving one…