[Statement] Ibasura ang Pork Barrel! Pondo ng Bayan, Direktang Ilaan sa Serbisyo at Kabuhayan -KAMP

Ibasura ang Pork Barrel! Pondo ng Bayan, Direktang Ilaan sa Serbisyo at Kabuhayan Kahindik-hindik para sa Kampanya para sa Makataong Pamumuhay (KAMP) ang patuloy na pagkiling at pagtatanggol ng Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa taunang alokasyon ng 25 bilyong pisong pondo ng bayan para sa Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) o mas kilala sa tawag na…

[Press Release] Support Snowball for Digitel Employees -DEU

Support Snowball for Digitel Employees Support snowball for beleaguered digital employees union (DEU), currently picketing the PLDT Main Office in Makati. Labor organizations MAKABAYAN and Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) troop to the DEU picket line that was set up early morning of April 9. Sixty (60) security guards and four (4) patrol cars of…

[Featured Story] Political Prisoner Longs for Freedom, The Story of Juanito Itaas (Part 1)- TFDP

Political Prisoner Longs for Freedom, The Story of Juanito Itaas (Part 1) by Task Force Detainees of the Philippines HRonlinePH.com published this article by TFDP in July 2011. We decided to reshare this article one more time in support of TFDP’s #FREEourDEFENDERS Campaign. Amidst the sound of merrymaking, Juanito Itaas addressed the visitors and his…

[Press Release] DIGITEL Employees Shave Heads in Protest, Motion for Execution Pushed -Kilusan

DIGITEL Employees Shave Heads in Protest, Motion for Execution Pushed Manila—Shaving their heads to underline their protest, Digitel employees picketed in front of the Department of Labor and Employment Office this morning, demanding that Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz immediately issue a Motion for Execution of the Supreme Court Decision last January 21,2013 ruling that DIGITEL…

[Statement] New Compensation Law (RA10368) for victims of human rights violations: right step but not enough to end Marcos impunity -PAHRA

PAHRA STATEMENT: NEW COMPENSATION LAW, (Republic Act 10368) FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS: RIGHT STEP BUT NOT ENOUGH TO END MARCOS IMPUNITY On January 23, 1977, the newspaper Bulletin Today bannered this headline: “One-sided press reports scored. No violations of human rights – FM”. Ferdinand Marcos was then vehemently denying the reports of massive…

[Press Release] Children advocates to push for “child-centered” elections -Bata Muna

Children advocates to push for “child-centered” elections Manila, Philippines – A group of non-government and civil society organizations and child-led groups working for the protection of children’s rights will embark on a campaign that will advance children’s issues at the center of electoral discussions this May 2013 national elections. The nationwide campaign, dubbed as “Bata…

[Press Release] Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013 to Propose Concrete Actions for Electoral Reforms -Visayas Clergy Discernment Group

Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013 to Propose Concrete Actions for Electoral Reforms The Cebu Archdiocese through the Office of the Archbishop, in partnership with the Comelec-7 and DepED-7, will launch a summit to explore concrete actions in addressing election issues in Cebu. The “Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013:Addressing the Most Challenging Election Issues”…

[Statement] Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law: A Precious Christmas Gift to All Filipino Desaparecidos -AFAD

Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law: A Precious Christmas Gift to All Filipino Desaparecidos The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) joins the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and other human rights groups in the Philippines in jubilation for Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s signing into law the Republic Act No. 10350, otherwise known as the…

[Press Release] Teachers ask DEPED to expedite the release of bonus -TDC

Teachers ask DEPED to expedite the release of bonus The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) calls on the Department of Education (DepEd) to release a department guidelines to implement the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for its more than 500, 000 employees this year. Last week the group staged a protest at the gates of the Budget Department…

[Press Release] Mining operations in Salcedo, Eastern Samar is “out of control” -PMPI

Mining operations in Salcedo, Eastern Samar is “out of control”  The government authorities have failed to enforce laws to protect human rights of the mining affected community in the province of Eastern Samar particularly in the town of Salcedo, said Atty. Mario Maderazo, Legal and Advocacy Officer of the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI). PMPI,…

[Statement] Stop Cyber-dictatorship! SCRAP the cybercrime prevention act now! -SANLAKAS

Stop Cyber-dictatorship! SCRAP the cybercrime prevention act now! CONTEXT 1. Historically, the Philippines–US bilateral relationship has always been an unequal and unjust partnership which almost constantly favors America and its global strategic interests. Politically, the Manila-Washington axis continues to be characterized by the former’s dependency on the latter as the Philippines remains chained to America’s…