[From the web] Duterte’s drug war is a war against human rights -PhilRights

PhilRights’ documentation of alleged EJK cases reveals that human rights violations committed against the victims of alleged EJKs, their families, and their communities are systemic, coordinated, sequential, and comprehensive. QUEZON CITY – More than being a war on the poor, Duterte’s drug war is ‘an unrelenting war against human rights,’ the Philippine Human Rights Information…

[From the web] Defending the Philippines -Global Witness

Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs Duterte’s broken promises are leaving activists at the mercy of business at all costs in the Philippines, the country with the most killings of land and environmental defenders in 2018. In 2018, 30 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines, making it the…

[From the web] People’s resistance to RCEP intensifies, amplifying #NotoRCEP call! -Focus on the Global South

As governments scramble to save the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement , peoples from Southeast Asia have consolidated their strong opposition to this ambitious and unjust trade and investment agreement Meeting at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples Forum held recently in Thailand under the Convergence Space on Trade, Investment and Corporate…

[From the web] Human rights, Religious and Democracy groups commemorate martial law with cultural performance

Quezon City- Members and networks of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP), Peoples’ Coalition for Authentic Democracy (PCAD) and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) held last Saturday, September 21 a joint program commemorating 47 years since martial law was declared…

[From the web] Kayabangan at kasakiman, bunga ng kawalan ng pakialam sa kapwa at kalikasan -Veritas

Pinasinayaan ng Kanyang Kabunyian Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle ang Solar Power Facility ng Holy Apostles Senior Seminary sa Guadalupe Makati, ika-17 ng Septyembre. Ayon kay Cardinal Tagle, isang magandang hakbang ito lalo na ngayong buwan na ipinagdiriwang din ang Season of Creation. Binigyang diin ng Arsobispo ng Maynila na ang paggamit sa natural…

[From the web] Stop Oceanagold’s illegal mining operations -ATM

BAYOMBONG, NUEVA VIZCAYA – Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) together with its local partners, the Nueva Vizcaya Quirino Waterwatch, Alyansa ng Magsasaka para sa Kalikasan ng Kasibu, and Didipio Earth Savers Movement (DESAMA) declare their rejection of the continued illegal and destructive operations of OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI). One hundred local farmers and indigenous peoples from…

[From the web] Groups Push for Effective Enforcement of RA 9003 and Corporate Accountability to Tackle MM’s Burgeoning Garbage Woes -EcoWaste Coalition

Quezon City. Reducing the massive 9.2 million kilos of waste produced on a daily basis by Metro Manila’s 17 local government units (LGUs) is a daunting task but not totally impossible. Environmental health groups espousing the Zero Waste approach to resource management emphasized this point as national government agencies pressed the public to dispose of…

[From the web] Pagbabago ni Duterte: Karahasan, kahirapan, katraydoran sa bayan, panagutin! -PAHRA

Tatlong taong nagdaan, sanlaksang kasalanan ng gobyernong Duterte sa taumbayan. Inilunsad ang giyera kontra droga noong Hulyo 2016 bilang pangunahing programa ng gobyernong Duterte, alinsunod sa pangako niyang sugpuin ang illegal na kalakalan sa droga. Ang madugong kampanya ang pumaslang sa higit 27,000 Pilipino kabilang na ang higit 100 kabataan at mga sanggol, na tinagurian…

[From the web] Three-Year-Old Girl Latest Philippines ‘Drug War’ Victim UN Human Rights Council Should Adopt Resolution to Stop Carnage -HRW

By Carlos H. Conde On Sunday, a 3-year-old girl became the latest casualty of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs,” which has killed thousands over the past three years. Myka Ulpina died after being shot during a police raid targeting her father, Renato Dolofrina, in Rizal province, near Manila, media reports said. Police claimed…

[From the web] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines -RAPPLER.com

The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes The denouement of the United Nations Human Rights Council vote instructing its High Commissioner to “prepare a comprehensive written report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines” was…