[Press Release] On the 48th Anniversary of Martial Law: Women’s Groups Submit 33rd Petition vs. ATL

On the 48th Anniversary of Martial Law: Women’s Groups Submit 33rd Petition vs. ATL Manila— Coinciding with the 48th Anniversary of Martial Law, women’s organizations filed the 33rd petition against the Anti-Terror Law in the Supreme Court this afternoon. The petition gathered more than twenty-seven women petitioners cutting across all sectors of society including feminist…

[Press Release] Human Rights Groups ask the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the Philippines due to continuing human rights violations -PAHRA

Human Rights Groups ask the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the Philippines due to continuing human rights violations Quezon City- The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) appealed to the ongoing 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council…

[Press Release] Government officials invited to react on the Youth Declaration for Climate Justice ahead 25 September Global Day of Climate Action

Government officials invited to react on the Youth Declaration for Climate Justice ahead 25 September Global Day of Climate Action Environmental and climate organizations come together to hold the Para Sa Klimabukasan Global Day of Climate Action, in solidarity with youth-led movements around the globe inspired by youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. They carry the…

[Press Release] TDC, hinimok ang DEPED na ipatigil muna ang produksiyon ng self-learning modules

TDC, hinimok ang DEPED na ipatigil muna ang produksiyon ng self-learning modules Dalawang linggo bago ang itinakdang pagbubukas ng klase sa Oktubre 5, hinimok ngayon ng grupong Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) ang pamunuan ng Department of Education (DepEd) na ipatigil muna ang produksiyon ng modules na gagamitin sa distance learning modality ngayong taong pampaaralan. Ayon…

[Press Release] #NeverForget: Human rights and cultural orgs line up events to remind Filipinos of the reality of ML era -ACTIVE VISTA

#NeverForget: Human rights and cultural orgs line up events to remind Filipinos of the reality of ML era Quezon City, Philippines – In commemoration of the 48th Martial Law anniversary, artist-activist collective DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism along with partners Bantayog ng mga Bayani, FORUM-Asia, and Cinema as Art Movement, through Active Vista International Human…

[Press Release] Funding for teachers’ Magna Carta sought amidst COVID-19 pandemic -TDC

Funding for teachers’ Magna Carta sought amidst COVID-19 pandemic The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) expresses its support the impending Senate inquiry on the implementation of the 1966 vintage Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (RA 4670), a law which was long been neglected by the government. “This law, a very important piece of legislation is…

[Statement] Ating Dinaranas Ngayon ang Batas Militar sa Ilalim ng Tiranikong Paghahari -KILUSAN

[PAHAYAG] Ating Dinaranas Ngayon ang Batas Militar sa Ilalim ng Tiranikong Paghahari Ika-48 taong anibersaryo ng deklarasyon ng martial law at pagtatatag ng diktadurang Marcos ngayon. Ngunit hindi lamang tuwing September 21 magugunita ang lagim at mga bangungot sa ilalim ng labing-apat na taong paghahari ng diktadurang Marcos, idolo at modelo ni Duterte. Ngayung anim…

[Statement] Kinukundena ng KATAPAT ang pagpapasa ng panukalang batas na nagnanais ipagdiwang ang buhay ni dating pangulong Ferdinand Marcos

OPISYAL NA PAHAYAG NG KABATAANG TAGAPAGTANGGOL NG KARAPATAN (KATAPAT) HINGGIL SA PAG-APRUBA NG KAMARA SA PANUKALANG BATAS NA NAGNANAIS IPAGDIWANG ANG KAARAWAN NI DATING PANGULONG FERDINAND MARCOS BILANG ISANG NON-WORKING HOLIDAY SA ILOCOS NORTE Mariing kinukundena ng Kabataang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatan (KATAPAT) ang naging hakbang ng Kamara sa pagpapasa sa ikatlong pagdinig ng isang panukalang…

[Statement] Kung talagang gustong magbigay ng internet data allowance, dapat walang kondisyon -TDC

PAHAYAG Setyembre 19, 2020 Kung talagang gustong magbigay ng internet data allowance, dapat walang kondisyon Lahat ng guro ngayon ay nangangailangan ng internet. Hindi makagagampan sa mga tungkulin ang ating mga guro kung wala gadgets- desktop o laptop computer, tablet o smart phone. Kailangan mo rin ng printer at higit sa lahat, kailangan ng internet…

[Event] WALANG PIPIKIT: Human Rights Festival invites you to view PH in 360° -ACTIVE VISTA

WALANG PIPIKIT: Human Rights Festival invites you to view PH in 360° Quezon City, Philippines – In commemoration of the 48th Martial Law anniversary and amid the health and human rights crisis in the country, artist-activist collective DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, through its human rights education institution Active Vista, launches on September 19, Saturday,…

[Statement] Dapat maresolba ang mga problema sa modular learning at self-learning modules bago pa ito paggugulan ng malaking pondo -TDC

PAHAYAG Setyembre 15, 2020 Dapat maresolba ang mga problema sa modular learning at self-learning modules bago pa ito paggugulan ng malaking pondo Kamakailan ay sinabi ni Secretary Liling Briones ng DepEd, “May implikasyon ang dependence sa modular learning dahil baka uubusin natin ang mga puno natin sa kaka-produce. ‘Yung demand for paper… malaki ang effect…

[Event] Human rights groups, grassroots activists and civil society organizations launch protest marking the anniversary of the declaration of martial law

Human rights groups, grassroots activists and civil society organizations launch protest marking the anniversary of the declaration of martial law Quezon City- Human rights groups, grassroots activists and civil society organizations launched in a press conference (September 18, 2020) a joint protest commemorating forty-eight years since the declaration of martial law by the late dictator…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Backs Provision of Free Reusable Cloth Masks as a Complementary Step to COVID-19 Preventive Measures

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Provision of Free Reusable Cloth Masks as a Complementary Step to COVID-19 Preventive Measures The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health group working toward a zero waste and toxics-free society, welcomed the government’s initiative to provide free reusable or washable face masks to the public, especially “the poorest of the poor,” amid the…

[Press Release] Rights group uses “Wakanda Forever” sign to protest Marcos Day Bill or H.B. 7137 -TFDP

PRESS RELEASE September 13, 2020 Rights group uses “Wakanda Forever” sign to protest Marcos Day Bill or H.B. 7137 Human rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) uses the movie Black Panther’s “Wakanda forever pose” in their social media campaign “Never Again to Martial Law” to protest House Bill No. 7137 (setting September…

[Press Release] Anti-torture advocates, women and child rights groups among new petitioners vs. Anti-Terror law filed at SC -UATC

Press release September 11, 2020 Anti-torture advocates, women and child rights groups among new petitioners vs. Anti-Terror law filed at SC Anti-torture advocates, women and child rights groups, torture survivors, families of involuntary disappearances and forensic expert filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday, 11 September, to declare the Republic Act (RA)…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Urges DENR and DPWH to Reveal Details of the Controversial Manila Bay’s “White Sand” Beach Beautification Project

EcoWaste Coalition Urges DENR and DPWH to Reveal Details of the Controversial Manila Bay’s “White Sand” Beach Beautification Project 7 September 2020, Quezon City. The environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition has joined the chorus of voices expressing disgust over the artificial creation of the so-called “white sand” beach to beautify the famed but polluted Manila…

[From the web] Violence between state forces and the NPA puts indigenous peoples lives at risk -AIph

Violence between state forces and the NPA puts indigenous peoples lives at risk 4 September 2020 Responding to reports of escalating violence in Surigao del Sur between government security forces and the New People’s Army (NPA) which led to the killing of two young indigenous people, Amnesty International Philippines Director, Butch Olano, said: “Violence between…