[From the web] Women and Labor Groups to Gender Ombud: Investigate PhilHealth’s Objectification of Woman for Official’s Birthday -CATW-AP

#HumanRights #Women and Labor Groups to Gender Ombud: Investigate PhilHealth’s Objectification of Woman for Official’s Birthday Eight groups of women and labor organizations trooped to the Commission on Human Rights Commission on Human Rights (CHR), to file a complaint of discrimination and violation of women’s rights under the Magna Carta of Women against PhilHealth Regional…

[From the web] Amnesty International calls on the Philippine government to cease its relentless efforts to muzzle journalists and media organizations

#HumanRights #FreedomOfThePress A free press reporting on the issues that interest us and shape our lives is a key building block of any rights-respecting society. Yet many countries including the Philippines, journalists face repression and attacks. Since the Duterte administration came to power, it has threatened civil liberties on several fronts. Human rights groups have…

[From the web] Online Regional Conference Touts Citizen Science as a People’s Tool for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals -EcoWaste Coalition

#HumanRights #Environment Online Regional Conference Touts Citizen Science as a People’s Tool for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals(Groups draw on citizen science to address chemical and waste issues that threaten public health and the environment) The participation of non-professional scientists in scientific research or monitoring efforts can empower grassroots organizations and movements into advancing a sustainable…

[From the web] VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Pro-Duterte vlogger misleads in claiming UN resolution proves ‘no EJK’ in PH

#HumanRights #Information VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Pro-Duterte vlogger misleads in claiming UN resolution proves ‘no EJK’ in PH Video blogger (vlogger) Byron Cristobal, a Duterte and Marcos supporter better known as Banat By, misleadingly claimed that the adoption of a resolution calling for the improvement of the human rights situation in the Philippines by the…

[From the web] Thailand: More arrests amid ‘drastic’ emergency order banning gatherings -AI

#HumanRights #Solidarity Thailand: More arrests amid ‘drastic’ emergency order banning gatherings Responding to news that the Thai authorities have ordered a ban on gatherings of five or more people in Bangkok and on sharing information that “could create fear”, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said: “This vague, drastic order will…

[From the web] UN resolution a missed chance for justice but scrutiny continues -AIph

#HumanRights #StopTheKillings [From the web] UN resolution a missed chance for justice but scrutiny continues The resolution on the Philippines adopted by the UN Human Rights Council today is a missed opportunity to seek justice for thousands of unlawful killings, said Amnesty International. Rather than launching the much-needed comprehensive investigation into the human rights situation…

[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…

[From the web] The Government of the Philippines must end the killings of human rights activists and defenders -Forum-Asia

The Government of the Philippines must end the killings of human rights activists and defenders The Philippine government should immediately end the killings of activists and human rights defenders and ensure credible, transparent investigations and accountability for the lives which have been lost, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said in a…

[From the web] The Moribund Duterte Presidency: Focus on the Global South’s Post-SONA 2020 Assessment

The Moribund Duterte Presidency Focus on the Global South’s Post-SONA 2020 Assessment 2020 August 7 In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic—a period marked by rising infections, an overwhelmed healthcare system, and an impending economic recession—the state of the nation demanded a show of fortitude and resolve from President Rodrigo Duterte and his government to…

[From the web] Anti-Terrorism Act cannot win against terrorism! Fight for A Democratic, Ecological and Peoples’-Centred Philippines! -MindanaOne

Anti-Terrorism Act cannot win against terrorism! Fight for A Democratic, Ecological and Peoples’-Centred Philippines! It was either to let it lapse into law or sign. Duterte preferred to sign it last 3 July 2020. To veto is not his option. The passage of the ATA or Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (Republic Act 11479) and signing…

[From the web] Human rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul ahead of court case and major global campaign #StandAsMyWitness -CIVICUS

Human rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul ahead of court case and major global campaign #StandAsMyWitness CIVICUS, World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Karapatan and other human rights organisations in the Philippines call for the release of Teresita Naul, a human rights defender from the Philippines, ahead of her court case on 17…

[From the web] Green groups denounce DENR plan to mine and dredge rivers as economic stimulus: Mining will not stimulate economic recovery -ATM

Green groups denounce DENR plan to mine and dredge rivers as economic stimulus: Mining will not stimulate economic recovery QUEZON CITY – Alyansa Tigil Mina denounced the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) plan to push for more mining and river dredging to jumpstart economic recovery due to COVID19. ATM said that the minuscule…

[From the web] Contractual, part-time professors slam alleged University discrimination -TDC

Contractual, part-time professors slam alleged University discrimination Amidst the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, some instructors from one of the country’s leading state universities cried foul over the alleged neglect, injustice and discrimination. The management of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the country’s largest university system is criticized by its own…

[From the web] Open letter to Department of Justice: Decongest jails in the Philippines to contain the COVID-19 pandemic -Forum-Asia

Open letter to Department of Justice: Decongest jails in the Philippines to contain the COVID-19 pandemic To: THE HONORABLE MENARDO GUEVARRA, Secretary, Department of Justice Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila 1000 The Philippines 6 May 2020 Re: Decongest jails in the Philippines to contain the COVID-19 pandemic Dear Hon. Secretary Guevarra We, the Asian Forum…