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[Event] TAKBONG TRENTA MOTORCADE! | KAGULONG

#HumanRights #RidersRights

TAKBONG TRENTA MOTORCADE!

Inaanyayahan natin ang lahat na makibahagi ika-23 ng Mayo, sa pagkakaisa ng mga riders, siklista, motorista at mga komyuters sa huling araw ng UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK.

Huling araw na maghuhudyat ng simula ng mas malawak na pagkilos para sa kaligtasan sa kalsada. Tayo po ay naniniwala at positibo na malaki ang ang bilang na maililigtas nating buhay ng mga kabataan at iba pa kung magbabawas tayo bilis ng ating mga sasakyan. Nangyari na ito sa ibang bansa, nang itakda nila ang bilis ng mga sasakyan sa 30kph speed limit sa mga mga mataong kalsada kaya hindi ito imposible sa atin. Lalu pa at may batas na tayo hinggil dito. Ang kailangan lang ay seryosohin ang implementasyon at maipabatid ito sa lahat ng mga gumagamit ng kalsada.

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[Event] Non-Partisan Youth Coalition for Voters Registration and Education to launch in Bacolod | BaCoD

#HumanRights #Youth

Non-Partisan Youth Coalition for Voters Registration and Education to launch in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY — A non-partisan coalition of youth organizations from various causes and sectors are uniting to launch Bacolod Youth Coalition for Democracy (BaCoD) on May 15, 9AM at Saint John Mary Vianney Hall, San Sebastian Cathedral to push for youth voters registration, education, and empowerment.

The launching event entitled “Bangon, Pamatan-on!” aims to introduce BaCoD to the public, and to get youth leaders to sign a manifesto of support for the coalition which is composed of student councils, campus-based organizations, the Sangguniang Kabataan, and the youth arms of civil society organizations.

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[Event] WE THE FUTURE PH: National Youth Assembly

#HumanRights #Youth

Registrations are still open for the WE THE FUTURE PH: National Youth Assembly. Take part in this momentous gathering of young people advocating for human rights, freedom, and democracy happening on May 9, Sunday, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM via Zoom.

As the one-year countdown before the 2022 National Elections begins, now more than ever, we, the Filipino youth, must come together to respond to the challenges of our times and to reimagine and wield a better future for our nation. In solidarity with our fellow youth from different parts of the country, let us develop a Youth Agenda for Rights-Based Democratic Governance at the local and national levels and take part in crafting strategic actions and campaigns that will create meaningful change in our communities and society.

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[Event] ICYMI: State of Media Freedom PH

#HumanRights #PressFreedom

ICYMI: State of Media Freedom PH

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. Please join us in an online discussion on the biggest challenges confronting our community. This is open to media practitioners, campus journalists, and members of the academe and civil society organizations. The program will also be livestreamed on social media.

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[Event] A Story from the HeART | UP Educators’ Circle (UP EdCirc)

A Story from the HeART

Minsan na bang sumagi sa isipan mo 🧠 na gusto mong mapunta ka sa another world? 🌏

What if this can happen in real life? 🤔💭
Paano kung may isang alitaptap na maaaring magdala sayo sa panibagong mundo? 😱✨

Will you take this chance? 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️

However, in this world you might discover things you have never thought of before — things that might possibly change your life forever. 💫
Will you be grateful for it? 🥰

Or will you regret it? 😔

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[Event] Milenyors Noon, Millennials Ngayon: Karapatan ipinaglaban nila noon, isusuko mo ba ngayon? | Kaisa Ka

#HumanRights #Women

Milenyors Noon, Millennials Ngayon: Karapatan ipinaglaban nila noon, isusuko mo ba ngayon?

Taralets!
Ngayong Marso 8, 2021 sa alas 6PM Makilahok, makinig sa mga testimonya at kwento ng kababaihan sa ating pagharap ng mga hamon ng ating panahon.

#ragepinay

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[Event] Kababaihan Lumaban Ka! | Oriang

#HumanRights #Women

From Oriang FB page

Sumama sa Martsa ng Kababaihan bilang paggunita sa Pandaigdigang Araw ng Kababaihan sa Marso 8, 2021!

Kababaihan Magkaisa!

#LabanOriangLabanKababaihan2021

#8March2021

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[Event] #BabaeMakapangyarihan | World March Of Women

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Dalhin po ang inyong tambol o iba pang percussion instruments sa Marso 8, ika 9 ng umaga sa Plaza Miranda 💜🎶

#BabaeMakapangyarihan

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[Event] Online Youth Study Session on Academic Freedom

#HumanRights #AcademicFreedom

𝗸𝗮𝘄 𝗯𝗮’𝘆 𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗧𝗔𝗔𝗡? 𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗗𝗬𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗘?
𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚝 𝚗𝚐𝚊 𝚋𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚊𝚐𝚊 𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝙰𝙲𝙰𝙳𝙴𝙼𝙸𝙲 𝙵𝚁𝙴𝙴𝙳𝙾𝙼? 𝙽𝚊𝚔𝚊𝚔𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚋𝚊 𝚢𝚊𝚗?
Tara. Usap tayo! 😉✌️🤟👌

Please REGISTER sa link: http://bit.ly/YouthStudySession-AcademicFreedom

KASAMA KA DITO. Kitakits!!!

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[Event] HOLD THE GROUND!-Defend campus democracy and academic freedom! -YND

#HumanRights #Freedoms

HOLD THE GROUND!

Defend campus democracy and academic freedom!

Sa papatindi at papalalang pagyurak sa karapatan ng mga kabataan at estudyante kinakailangan ang ating malakas na boses upang labanan ang anumang banta ng tiranikong rehimen sa ating demokratikong karapatan.

Sama-sama tayo sa talakayan ukol sa pagpapawalang bisa ng UP-DND Accord at Prudente-Ramos Agreement kasama sina Bb. Sonia Soto, Atty. Chel Diokno at mga lider-estudyante mula sa iba’t ibang organisasyon at unibersidad.


Manood at makilahok via FB live discussion sa January 22, 2021, 5:30pm hanggang 7:30pm.

See you everyone!

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[Event] Halina at magsama-sama tayo sa linggo ng pandaigdigang paggunita sa karapatang pantao -Kagulong

#HumanRights #HRweek2020 Halina at magsama-sama tayo sa linggo ng pandaigdigang paggunita sa karapatang pantao

Ang ating karapatan bilang tao ang siyang salalayan ng ating mga karapatan bilang mga mananakay ng motorsiklo.

Kung wala tayong karapatan, hindi natin mararanasang bumiyahe ng malaya at ligtas. Ang ating mga karapatan ay siyang nagsisilbing proteksyon natin sa diskriminasyon at pang-aabuso.

Kaya sa Ika-6 ng Disyembre ganap na 7:00 ng umaga ay magkita-kita tayo sa Bantayog ng mga Bayani, kanto ng Quezon Avenue at EDSA. Magkakaroon tayo ng maikling programa at tayo ay magsasagawa ng unity ride.

GEAR UP! STAND UP! LET’S RIDE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS!

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[Event] The Anti-Terror Act of 2020 and its impact on children -UATC

#HumanRights #Children UATC LIVESTREAM DISCUSSION/ WEBINAR
In celebration of the National Children’s Month 2020

“The Anti-Terror Act of 2020 and its impact on children”
November 26, 2020 (Thursday)
4PM to 6PM

DISCUSSANTS:
The Anti-Terror Act of 2020: Background and Salient Features
Atty. Gian Arabejo, Alternative Law Groups (ALG)

Impact of the Anti-Terror Act to Children
Atty. Pamela Camacho, Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC)

Impact to Human Rights Work
Ernesto Anasarias, BALAY Rehabilitation Center

Updates on the Supreme Court Petition
Atty. Tin Sevilla, PAHRA/ OMCT

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[Event] Anong say mo? (Malayang talakayan hinggil sa historical distortion at samu’t-saring isyu ng karapatang pantao) -FIND and AFAD

#HumanRights #HistoricalDistortion Anong say mo? (Malayang talakayan hinggil sa historical distortion at samu’t-saring isyu ng karapatang pantao)

Ang webinar na ito ay isa sa mga gaganaping pagtitipon para sa okasyon ng ika-35 Anibersaryo ng Pagkakatatag ng Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND).

Kasama ang mga biktima ng sapilitang pagwala at kanilang mga pamilya, mga organisasyong nagtataguyod ng mga karapatang pantao, at mga indibidwal na tagapagtanggol ng karapatang pantao, samahan ninyo kaming pag-usapan at talakayin ang napapanahong isyu patungkol sa Historical Distortion at iba’t-ibang mga usapin ukol sa karapatang pantao.

Ang Zoom link at password ay ipadadala namin sa ibibigay ninyong email address sa form na ito: https://forms.gle/zXeZXVKrzeNzxj339
Inaasahan po namin ang inyong pagdalo at paglahok sa talakayan.
Maraming salamat po!

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[Event] yOUR TURN! National Youth Summit for Human Rights

yOUR TURN! National Youth Summit for #HumanRights

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) together with youth partner organizations and networks shall be organizing a 2020 National Youth Summit to coincide with the 72nd year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This project aims to contribute to the strengthening of the people’s capacity for change, by supporting the enabling and catalyzing capacities of the youth.

Themed: yOUR-TURN (National youth Summit of Human Rights) participants shall ensure the next generation of human rights defenders who work for justice, peace and human rights, in their respective areas.

The National Youth Summit will be participated in by around 150 representatives from different youth led/oriented groups as well as like-minded individuals across the country. The Summit events include virtual as well as face-to-face sessions (with strict observance of existing health protocols) from November 28 to 30, 2020. Resource persons will come from highly reputable civil society and academic organizations, as well as human rights groups.

Here is the registration link https://bit.ly/3p0Tlq7, we hope to get a confirmation from you on or before November 15, 2020.

Should you have more questions and to confirm your participation/sponsorship/partnership kindly contact Jhay de Jesus at this email address: miko.dejesus@gmail.com, and mobile number +639561308334.

Background


The country is facing an unprecedented public health crisis punctuated with natural and man-made calamities that exacerbate the situation of the people already living in poverty, marginalization, and violence. The erosion of democratic spaces and persecution of critical voices under authoritarian rule drastically reduced the people’s ability to raise their demands, participate in concrete action, change their condition,
and remedy their suffering.

In confronting these growing difficulties, there is a need to strengthen the people’s capacity for creative thinking, organized action and relevant responses. There is a need to increase the people’s capacity to claim and defend rights. The country’s youth in particular has a historical role in effecting social upheavals that result in the liberation of their communities from various oppressive realities. They have the biggest stake in the vision of a safe and progressive future which they will inherit and should in turn, leave their children.

This project aims to contribute to the strengthening of the people’s capacity for change, by supporting the enabling and catalyzing capacities of the youth. Tayo Ang Bukas, Nasa Atin Ang Lakas, is the youth’s battle cry against today’s repressive dispensation and a collective pledge to act to end tyranny.

Process/Methodology
PAHRA/iDEFEND together with partner youth organizations will organize a youth summit to be participated by around 150 participants across the country to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Youth Summit shall consist of virtual as well as face-to-face sessions (with strict observance of existing health protocols) on November 28-30, 2020. During the summit, participants will be guided through an experiential learning process based on input and guidance of invited well-known resource persons, to further broaden their knowledge and acquire competences in the fields of leadership and empowerment within a human rights framework.

The Youth Summit will bring together 150 young people aged between from different youth led/oriented groups (and likeminded individuals) in the country.

Objectives

· Overall: To contribute in the cultivation and empowering a new generation of human rights defenders
o To develop awareness and basic competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes also appreciation of Human Rights value base that respect equality freedom of choice, of speech, association and assembly, the right to dissent, respecting other’s rights) of participants in Human Rights, Diversity and Pluralism, intercultural learning and dialogue, including a critical understanding of personal and collective identities and their role in different human rights situations;
o To enable participants to share personal experiences of prevailing Human Rights issues and develop strategies in a positive and safe atmosphere of living and learning together;
o To motivate and support participants in their role as multipliers and peer leaders in promoting and defending Human Rights;
o To promote and share existing youth work practices and experiences of young people working on the protection of Human Rights in the so-called new normal or under the current COVID 19 pandemic Situations;
o To strengthen the role of the youth network in its efforts towards strengthening youth work in the field of Human Rights, social cohesion, and intercultural dialogue.

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[Event] Freedom of Expression Conference FreeXP.con IV

Freedom of Expression Conference FreeXP.con IV

“Fighting misinformation and defending freedom of expression during COVID-19 in the Philippines”

Date:    30 November 2020 (Monday)

The Human Rights Online Philippines https://hronlineph.com/ is excited to announce the Freedom of Expression Conference 4 that will take place both online and offline.

Since 2017, we have brought together human rights defenders, journalists, information and technology experts and freedom of expression advocates in the country to exchange views and share experiences about asserting human rights and claiming freedom of opinion and expression through online platforms.

Here’s a glimpse into what the FreeXP.con experience is like. You can explore moments of FreeXP.con at https://hronlineph.com/freedom-of-expression-conference-freexp-con3/

FreeXP.con IV with a theme, “Fighting misinformation and defending freedom of expression during COVID-19 in the Philippines”, will provide a critical platform for what is required at this moment: experts and advocates connecting, coordinating, and advancing a shared agenda to help in combating misinformation and disinformation online.

Permissible restrictions on freedom of expression for reasons of public health, may not put in jeopardy the right itself. The World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized that accurate, timely information is essential to fighting COVID-19 pandemic. The government should adopt responsible strategies of risk communication which pay attention to rumors and correct them, do not amplify and promote false information.

Yet the government is cracking down on people and implementing sweeping restrictions under the guise of combating misinformation. While we share the concern that false information about the pandemic could lead to health concerns, panic, and disorder. More Filipinos are turning to social media platforms to vent their frustrations about the government’s response to stop the spread of COVID-19. “The power in the context of COVID is just as clear. The platforms are serving as stand-ins for government authorities, posting public service announcements and links to government guidance – benign and public-minded enough – or taking down calls to action and protest against the lockdowns.”[1]

This year, we will be addressing intersecting issues of critical influence, ranging from disinformation and misinformation about COVID-19, shrinking civic space and attacks on fundamental freedoms.

FreeXP.con4 will take place on a tailored platform, and as always, there will be variety of opportunities to engage and network, and identify compelling opinions, resources, and narratives. We will help facilitate interviews, and highlight opportunities for coverage with our wide range of participants – including human rights defenders, youth, media practitioners and UN representatives.

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Mark your calendars and save the date: 30 November 2020. We can’t wait to see you online and offline.  The HRonlinePH shall abide by the health protocols and government guidelines during the event at all times for enhancing protection of individuals and preventing spread of COVID-19, and by making adjustments to meet the unique needs and circumstances of all participants.

Human Rights Online Philippines is an organization that works for the protection and defense of human rights defenders’ right to freedom of expression online. HRonlinePH provides practical support through physical and digital security training, advocacy and campaigning.

FreeXP.con IV including the 10th Human Rights Pinduteros are milestones of the HRonlinePH initiatives with support of the British Embassy Manila under its British Embassy Enabling Funds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdlW9816__k

Objectives

  • Identify strategic opportunities for combating misinformation and disinformation during the pandemic by providing trusted guidance and resources that helps to counter disinformation; and
  • Plan actions to take advantage of these strategic opportunities to strengthen local protection measures to freedom of expression, specifically develop a strategy to counter efforts to limit the impact of restrictive legislation, including legislation on counter-terrorism as well as restrictions on CSOs, freedom of expression and association.

Target participants:

Human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, youth, digital security practitioners and media in the Philippines

Format online session

  • Shrinking democratic space in the Philippines
  • Human rights defenders’ freedom of expression: facing up to the threat
  • Fact checking
  • Best practices for combatting disinformation and propaganda while still promoting freedom of expression

Expected outcome

The expected outcomes of the conference are:

  • Stakeholders will gain a better understanding of the challenges linked to the protection and promotion of the freedom of expression both online and offline in the context of national scope;
  • Identification of protection measures for human rights defenders, journalists and individuals in claiming their right to freedom of expression; and
  • Freedom of Expression Conference IV Declaration.

[1] David Kaye, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression

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[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, the 8th edition of Active Vista International Human Rights Festival (AVIHRF).

The AVIHRF is an annual event that celebrates rights, freedoms, and dignity through stories of human struggles with the use of film screenings, exhibits, performances, forums, and events. These aim to engage the public in discourses and conversations on human rights and democracy. With the theme “Walang Pipikit 360” (No One Blinks an Eye), this year’s edition of AVIHRF invites us to open our eyes, look closely, and pay attention to the worsening human rights situation in our country.

“This year, we witness our nation battle two pandemics. We are facing a COVID-19 crisis that rendered thousands of our countrymen jobless — dying because of hunger and the virus. And, we are also combating social ills seen in the blatant erasure and alteration of truth in more than 27,000 victims of state-sponsored killings, in the denial of our sovereignty, in the hailing and rebranding of a murderous and thieving dictator as a hero, and in the continuous sabotage of our struggles as a people,” shares DAKILA Communications Director Andrei Venal.

“In a time when our focus becomes blurry as a plethora of societal and political chaos surmount us, now more.than ever must our roles as witnesses and storytellers of truth and resistance remain,” he says.

Meanwhile, Active Vista Executive Director and DAKILA Secretary General Leni Velasco notes that despite how the government tries to suppress our freedom of expression and assembly in the guise of the pandemic, the annual festival perseveres.

“We have remained in a lockdown far too long – confined in our homes not only by the virus but also by the relentless attacks on our rights and freedoms. But despite the current context of the pandemic and the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines, the festival perseveres to pursue its mission by holding its 8th edition online this September 19-27 on virtual screening platforms, on social media, in meeting rooms, and in spaces where communities gather to foster deepened connections, cultivate creative action, and nurture transformative ideas to make meaningful change happen.”


VIEWPOINTS (FESTIVAL FORUMS)

AVIHRF features Viewpoints, a series of premium forums and dialogues that give a 360° perspective of our nation. It facilitates deeper conversations and forwards courses of action on important social issues: the country’s state of terror, the rise of demagogues and dictators, the persistent systems of disinformation and deception, and the empowerment of today’s youth.

A State of Terror forum officially opens the festival on September 19. Human Rights Watch researcher Carlos Conde, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, photojournalist Raffy Lerma, and sociologist Ash Presto will share their insights on the culture of fear and impunity blanketing the country today.

Demagogues, Despots, and Dictators shall commemorate the Martial Law declaration anniversary on September 21. Bantayog ng Mga Bayani member Iting Isberto; Free Legal Assistance Group chairperson Chel Diokno; writer, feminist, and activist Ninotchka Rosca; and other guests shall discuss Martial Law and how to cure our nation’s amnesia and apathy so as to #NeverAgain fall under a fascist regime in the face of creeping authoritarianism .

In partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation is Disinformation and Deception. Happening on September 25, the forum will dissect the DNA of disinformation here in the country. Sharing their insights are Meeko Camba from VERA Files, John Nery from Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mikael Co from the Liberal Party, and guests from student publications around the country.

Lastly, the Youth at the Forefront: Shaping the Narrative of a Nation forum will feature discussions and special performances to empower the youth to be the frontliners of building the future of the country.

20/20 (FILM SCREENINGS)

In 20/20, AVIHRF brings focus to narratives of different colors and stories at the margins of our sight to see the world in 20/20 — with an awareness of those in the peripherals, with sharpness and clarity of vision, with a depth of perception, and hopefully, through the lens of humanity.

This year’s screening includes 20 full-length films and 20 short films. Frontlining the film screenings are Lauren Greenfield’s The Kingmaker, James Jones, and Olivier Sabil’s On the President’s Orders, Alexander A. Mora’s The Nightcrawlers, Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck’s The Cleaners, and Lav Diaz’s Ang Panahon ng Halimaw.

PANORAMA (FESTIVAL EVENTS)

As a platform for for citizen-led actions towards bringing people together to reclaim public spaces online or offline, AVIHRF partnered with various organizations in Panorama to showcase a range of human rights-themed performances, exhibits, talks, and series of events to present an extensive and wide-angle view of creative pursuits and interventions as transformative tools to promote the human rights cause.

Partners include AKTOR PH – League of Filipino Actors, Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), Cinema as Art Movement, Green Papaya, Ibon Foundation, North Luzon Cinema Guild Inc., Binisaya Film Festival, Lost Frames, punk community, and other independent artists.

The festival will also hold another forum in partnership with the United Nations in celebration of the latter’s 75th anniversary here in the Philippines.

WALANG PIPIKIT 360

As our nation navigates towards the crossroads of new normals, the festival highlights the importance of new ways of seeing.

It calls on Filipinos to “[open] up new viewpoints of looking at human rights; to [zoom] into various narratives; to [weave] different lenses in discourses on human conditions; to [map] out panoramas of resistance; and to [bridge] visions of hope.”

“We invite you to go outside the frames, after the last pages of the news, and beyond the end credits of the films. We invite you to go beyond 240 characters, virtual meeting rooms, and daily feeds. We invite you to open your eyes a little wider, to focus a little bit sharper, to put on the lenses less taken, and revel in the bigger picture of our lives. We invite you to gaze full circle, to look at the world in 360°,” the festival statement concludes.

 

#WalangPipikit

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Media Contact:

Precious Marie G. Gunayon

Public Relations Manager, DAKILA

0939 118 2374 | press@dakila.org.ph

DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism is an organization of artists, cultural and development activists, students, young professionals, and individuals creatively building a movement of heroism towards social transformation.

Active Vista Center is an institution established by DAKILA. It facilitates the learning process of empowering citizens to become agents of social change.

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[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 Ferdinand Marcos. The groups gathered at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani to hold memorial rites at the Wall of Remembrance and deliver public statements.

Participants also announced plans to hold a public program on Monday, the anniversary of Marcos’ signing of the declaration of martial law, which includes a mock tribunal against the Duterte government, cultural presentations and other creatives for public participation.

The protesters condemned the role that President Duterte actively plays in rehabilitating the reputation of the Marcos family. Recently the House of Representatives has approved a draft bill designating September 11, the late strongman’s birthday, as a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte.

Participants also lamented that many of the current and proposed laws as well as Duterte’s executive issuances reflected some of the most oppressive martial law policies during Marcos’ dictatorship.

“Marcos outlawed legitimate organizations and persecuted their members who protested his dictatorship. This repressive measure has found its revival in Duterte’s government, which has enacted the Anti-terrorism law”, said Rose Trajano, Secretary of Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA).

“Ferdinand Marcos’ military tribunal meted out 150 death sentences against civilians during martial law. Many of them political opponents. Today Duterte is pushing for the revival of the death penalty for some heinous crimes but we believe that could easily include political activism,” said Fr. Angel Cortez, Co-Executive Secretary of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP).

In a statement read by the In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), the group protested the unrelenting extrajudicial killings, including those of political activists, land, environment and human rights defenders, as well as the “fast-tracked anti-people economic programs (that) fit the dictatorship blueprint for widespread poverty and oppression”.

The protesters clarified that NEVER AGAIN remains the Filipino’s people’s strongest battle cry against decades of repression, injustice and poverty.

A candle lighting ceremony near a martial law exhibit symbolized the groups’ commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights for all.

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[Event] Mañanita ng mga Aktibista, hindi Terorista! -iDEFEND and PAHRA

12 June 8am
Mañanita ng mga Aktibista, hindi Terorista!

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[Event] Workers Ride to Rise as One Motorcade -BMP

Sa Hunyo 12 Araw ng Kalayaan sama-sama tayong kumilos para ipagtanggol ang Kalayaan at Demokrasya! Labanan ang Awtoritaryanismo ng Rehimeng Duterte na nais protektahan ang tubo ng mga kapitalista kaysa sa Kapakanan, Kabuhayan, at Kaligtasan ng Masang Manggagawa!

Isigaw at ikalat ang ating mga panagawan:
Ibasura ang Terror Bill!
Ipatupad ang Mass Testing! Ituloy ang Ayuda sa Manggagawa’t Maralita! Ligtas na Balik Trabaho para sa Lahat!
DO 213 at Labor Advisory 17, Ibasura!
Moratorium sa mga Bayarin, Pahabain!
Stimulus Package sa Mamamayan Hindi sa Kapitalista!

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[Event] #EndEnforcedDisappearance Poster-Making Competition -AFAD

#EndEnforcedDisappearance Poster-Making Competition

Background:
Enforced disappearance is one of the cruelest offenses that can be committed against a human person. For Desaparecidos (disappeared victims) and their families, it involves multiple violations of many of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Clearly, enforced disappearance wreaks a devastating impact on people. The concealment of the fate and whereabouts of the disappeared leaves their relatives in a perpetual state of anguish. The violence of this offense particularly when it is massively or systematically carried out affects not only the disappeared and their families but also communities and societies. In many cases, enforced disappearance is blatantly used to silence and sow fear among people.

As of March 30, 2020, the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) has recorded a total of 2,147 reported victims of enforced disappearance nationwide from the Marcos regime to the current Duterte administration.

In observance of the International Week of the Disappeared this month, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and FIND recognize the role of young people in spreading awareness on the prevalence and impact of enforced disappearance not only in the Philippines but also in Asia.

Competition mechanics

1. Theme: Posters must reflect the overall theme, #EndEnforcedDisappearance: Upholding the Rule of Law. Posters may convey one or more specific themes, guided by the questions below:

What can young people do to end enforced disappearance?
How can the government, schools, community, and other institutions help end enforced disappearance?
How can we use mass media and social media to end enforced disappearance?

2. Who can join: The competition is open to young people aged 17 to 26 years. Family members and relatives of AFAD’s employees are not allowed to enter the competition.

3. Entries: Posters submitted must be all-original, unpublished, and not previously submitted to other competitions. Posters must be hand-drawn using any medium (watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic, crayons, etc.) or mixed media except collage of printed materials. Poster size should be 15 inches x 20 inches or ¼ illustration board and design must be in landscape (horizontal) format.

4. Submission: You may email a high-resolution photograph or scanned soft copy of your artwork to AFAD via afad@surfshop.net.ph on or before May 25, 2020. Please attach your photographed artwork or scanned copy of your artwork to your email with the subject: Entry to #EndEnforcedDisappearance poster-making competition. Please include the following information in your email: Title of the poster, the material used (e.g. watercolor, oil pastel, etc.), full name, nickname, age, address, and landline and/or mobile numbers.

Please keep your original artwork. AFAD will collect all entries; some of which will be showcased in August, in commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared, and in other advocacy activities of AFAD.

5. Copyright. By participating in this poster-making competition, the contestant certifies that the submitted artwork is a single work of original material created solely by the participant and no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the poster. Names and logos of schools and organizations are not allowed to appear in the poster entries. Winning entries will be deemed the property of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances.
Participants may only submit one entry.
Winning entries will also be featured in AFAD’s 2021 calendar. Original artwork/hard copies will be displayed in exhibits mounted by AFAD.

6. Criteria. The criteria for judging will be as follows:
Relevance to the theme: 40%
Creativity and visual impact: 30%
Originality: 30%
7. Prizes:
1st Place: P12,000
2nd Place: P8,500
3rd Place: P4,500

8. Announcement of Winners. Winners will be notified via text, call or email by AFAD staff on May 28, 2020. The awarding of winners will take place in an event in celebration of the AFAD 22nd Anniversary on June 4, 2020, in Metro Manila. Posters shall be uploaded on the AFAD Facebook page on May 29, 2020.

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