[From the web] SONAY -State of Nanays Address -Oriang

SONAY -State of Nanays Address Sama-sama po ang mga Nanay mula sa batayang sektor ang magpapahayag ng tunay nilang karanasan sa dalawang taon na pamumuno ni Duterte. Sa panahon na mataas ang bilihin dahil sa TRAIN Law, sa panahon na hindi sustenable ang produksyon ng pagkain ng bansa dahil walang pa rin sapat na ayuda…

[From the web] Non-Moro IP Provisions in Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475: Compliant to FAB-CAB and the 1987 Philippine Constitution -By Alim M. Bandara

Non-Moro IP Provisions in Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475: Compliant to FAB-CAB and the 1987 Philippine Constitution By Alim M. Bandara[1] The two versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) –Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475 have been met with diverse reactions from different stakeholders in the Bangsamoro core areas and outside…

[From the web] End Police Abuses -HRW

Philippines: End Police Abuses New Police Chief Should Reject ‘Drug War,’ Ensure Independent Investigations The new head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) should urgently address police involvement in “drug war” killings and other abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a June 11, 2018 letter to Director General Oscar Albayalde. The police chief, who assumed…

[From the web] Rebalancing privatization: Keeping public services public -by Rene Ofreneo

Rebalancing privatization: Keeping public services public by Rene Ofreneo The approval by the House of Representatives of House Bill 7437 prohibiting the privatization of government hospitals is a welcome development. As explained by the bill’s principal author, Angelina Tan, public health institutions “should remain public and should continue to serve the poor.” There are more…

[From the web] The Coal Death March: Limay, Bataan’s Case for Climate Justice -by Beatrice Tulagan, ClimateStories.ph

The Coal Death March: Limay, Bataan’s Case for Climate Justice by Beatrice Tulagan, ClimateStories.ph Once upon a time, there was a fifty-seven-year-old grandmother with kind eyes. She was loved dearly in her community for leading the charge against a coal stockpile in her neighborhood. In her spare time, she manned her family’s karaoke bar and…

[From the web] Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBT Discrimination -HRW

Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBT Discrimination Ordinance Should Prod Passage of National Anti-Discrimination Legislation By Carlos H. Conde The Philippine city of Mandaluyong has approved an ordinance to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination, the latest in a slew of local laws passed across the country. Mandaluyong’s anti-discrimination…

[From the web] South Korea’s Blind Eye to Philippine ‘Drug War’ Abuses, Assistance for Police Disregards Role in Summary Killings -HRW

South Korea’s Blind Eye to Philippine ‘Drug War’ Abuses Assistance for Police Disregards Role in Summary Killings By Phelim Kine You would think that the kidnapping and murder in 2016 of a South Koreanbusinessman by a Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-drug squad would put the brakes on South Korean government support for the PNP. Think…

[From the web] Duterte Threatens Summary Execution of Drug Suspects. Again – HRW

Duterte Threatens Summary Execution of Drug Suspects. Again. Philippine President Warns Cebu Detainees to ‘Stay in Jail’ By Deputy Director, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @PhelimKine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a fresh reminder as to why his murderous “drug war” has earned United Nations and International Criminal Court scrutiny. Duterte issued a televised…

[From the web] Philippine AIDS Bill Silent on Condom Promotion -HRW

Philippine AIDS Bill Silent on Condom Promotion Stronger Official Action Needed to Combat Asia-Pacific’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW The Philippine Senate passed a bill on Monday that would amend the country’s 20-year-old AIDS law, and which promises to improve the government’s response to the…

[From the web] New Philippine Prison Chief Threatens Killings of Jailed ‘Drug Lords’ ,Dela Rosa Already Linked to Alleged Crimes Against Humanity-HRW

New Philippine Prison Chief Threatens Killings of Jailed ‘Drug Lords’ Dela Rosa Already Linked to Alleged Crimes Against Humanity By Phelim Kine Deputy Asia Director Human Rights Watch The Philippines’ new Bureau of Corrections Director Ronald Dela Rosa has a killer attitude toward his new job. Literally. Dela Rosa, who retired last month as director…

[From the web] Netflix’ Philippine ‘drug war’ propagandist -HRW

Netflix’ Philippine ‘drug war’ propagandist By PHELIM KINE Deputy Asia Director Human Rights Watch http://www.atimes.com/netflix-philippine-drug-war-propagandist/ The new Netflix drama series Amo, inspired by the Philippine government’s real-life “war on drugs,” presents a sinister revisionist take on an ongoing human-rights calamity. Amo’s Filipino director, Brillante Mendoza, has described the 13-episode miniseries, which began streaming last month,…