[From the web] Philippines Uses Humiliation as COVID Curfew Punishment- LGBT People Ordered to Dance and Kiss on Video -HRW

Philippines Uses Humiliation as COVID Curfew Punishment LGBT People Ordered to Dance and Kiss on Video By Ryan Thoreson Researcher, LGBT Human Rights Watch The spread of COVID-19 has given Philippines law enforcement broad discretion to enforce public health measures. When discrimination is added to the mix, that unfettered power can be particularly demeaning and…

[Statement] π™·πšžπš πšŠπš πšπšŠπš–πš’πšπš’πš— πšŠπš—πš πš–πšπšŠ πš™πš˜πš•πš’πšœπš’πš’πšŠ 𝚜𝚊 πš’πš•πšŠπš•πš’πš– πš—πš πš”πš›πš’πšœπš’πšœ 𝚜𝚊 πš™πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš–πš’πšŠ πš™πšŠπš›πšŠ πš•πšŠπš•πš˜πš—πš πš™πšŠπš’πšπšπš’πš—πšπš’πš— πšŠπš—πš πšπš’πšœπš”πš›πš’πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšœπš’πš˜πš— 𝚊𝚝 πš”πšŠπš›πšŠπš‘πšŠπšœπšŠπš— 𝚜𝚊 πš–πšπšŠ π™»π™Άπ™±πšƒ 𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚊 πš–πšŠπš–πšŠπš–πšŠπš’πšŠπš—! -TCC

π™·πšžπš πšŠπš πšπšŠπš–πš’πšπš’πš— πšŠπš—πš πš–πšπšŠ πš™πš˜πš•πš’πšœπš’πš’πšŠ 𝚜𝚊 πš’πš•πšŠπš•πš’πš– πš—πš πš”πš›πš’πšœπš’πšœ 𝚜𝚊 πš™πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš–πš’πšŠ πš™πšŠπš›πšŠ πš•πšŠπš•πš˜πš—πš πš™πšŠπš’πšπšπš’πš—πšπš’πš— πšŠπš—πš πšπš’πšœπš”πš›πš’πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšœπš’πš˜πš— 𝚊𝚝 πš”πšŠπš›πšŠπš‘πšŠπšœπšŠπš— 𝚜𝚊 πš–πšπšŠ π™»π™Άπ™±πšƒ 𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚊 πš–πšŠπš–πšŠπš–πšŠπš’πšŠπš—! Kinukundena ng True Colors Coalition (TCC) ang karahasan na ito ng isang barangay kapitan sa mga LGBT at sa mga kabataang nahuli sa curfew. Bilang opisyal, alam niya dapat kung hanggang…

[From the web] Philippine Authorities Go After Media, Online Critics -HRW

Philippine Authorities Go After Media, Online Critics Misuse of COVID-19 Law as Dozens Face Probes, Backlash By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW The Philippine government is cracking down on journalists and social media users critical of the government’s COVID-19 response, threatening media freedom and the rights to free expression and…

[From the web] Joshua Molo, editor-in-chief of UE Dawn, the official student publication of the University of the East, was forced to apologize in public over a Facebook post criticizing negligence amid the coronavirus pandemic

π—”π—Ÿπ—˜π—₯𝗧: Joshua Molo, editor-in-chief of UE Dawn, the official student publication of the University of the East, was forced to apologize in public over a Facebook post criticizing the Duterte administration’s negligence amid the coronavirus pandemic. This happened after Molo argued with his former high school teachers, who were offended by Molo’s online post. At…

[From the web] DAKILA condemns the harassment of Joshua Molo, the Editor-in-Chief of the UE Dawn, for publishing his opinion about the current administration’s response in the #COVID19 pandemic

We strongly condemn the harassment of Joshua Molo, the Editor-in-Chief of the University of the East’s official publication UE Dawn, for publishing his opinion about the current administration’s response in the #COVID19 pandemic. Earlier today, Molo was threatened by barangay officials with the filing of a libel case against him if he will not issue…

[From the web] Philippine Children Face Abuse for Violating COVID-19 Curfew -HRW

Young People Locked in Dog Cages, Coffins, Stripped Naked By Margaret Wurth and Carlos H. Conde Philippine authorities have subjected children to absurdly abusive treatment for violating curfew and quarantine rules imposed to limit exposure to COVID-19. Police and local officials in several parts of the country have mistreated people detained for violating COVID-19 regulations,…

[From the web] Protection from domestic violence urgently needed for women and children under stay-at-home orders, say OSCE officials

VIENNA / COPENHAGEN / WARSAW, 2 April 2020 – Noting a troubling rise in domestic violence in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and self-isolation guidelines in many countries, OSCE leaders called today for measures to be taken by governments to protect women and children. They said that unfortunately, for them home is not always…

[From the web] Prayers of the Faithful for the Heroic Health Workers on the Frontline of COVID-19 Fight -EcoWaste Coalition

In response to the call for prayers today, 29 March 2020, by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for the country’s medical frontliners against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the women and men of the EcoWaste Coalition earnestly offer the following prayers: 1. For the doctors, nurses, clinical laboratory technicians, administrative personnel, ancillary…

[From the web] Synthesis of Global guidance and recommendations on how to prevent and manage COVID-19 in prisons -DIGNITY

The following is a synthesis of recommendations issued by a variety of international organizations on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons. The purpose of this document is to streamline the copious amount of information generated daily on this subject in order to assist DIGNITY partners to make sense of it all and take…

[From the web] COVID-19: Lessons from Philippines jails show how to fight infectious disease -ICRC

As COVID-19 focuses the world’s attention on infectious diseases, we have our eyes on one of the most dangerous places for the spread of such outbreaks: prisons, where densely packed people and (often) limited access to health care make for a risky situation. Overcrowding, poor ventilation, and infrastructures, deficient health, hygiene, and sanitation conditions favour…

[From the web] Lagman: Duterte Administration must answer critical questions on COVID-19

The following overriding and critical questions about the COVID-19 pandemic afflicting the country need immediate candid answers from the Duterte administration: Why is the President’s Contingency Fund of P13 billion barely untouched when it was purposely appropriated to respond to calamities like the deadly novel coronavirus? Reliable sources reveal that only a low of P1…