[In the news] US senators file resolution condemning ‘ongoing human rights abuses’ in the Philippines -PhilStar.com

Five United States senators introduced a bipartisan resolution highlighting human rights concerns in the Philippines and urging the Duterte administration to respect freedom of expression. US Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) this week filed the six-page resolution, which specifically raised the cases of…

[In the news] Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction -CNN Philippines

Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction Residents including an indigenous group living near the site of China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, Quezon said Thursday they are strongly opposing the project. Members of the Dumagat tribe residing at the foot of Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay, Rizal fear that they may lose their ancestral…

[In the news] Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies -PhilStar.com

Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies A coalition of environmental groups launched Tuesday its “Green Scorecard” for the 2019 elections, aimed at raising awareness of the voting public on the proposed environmental policies of senatorial candidates. “Green Thumb Coalition’s Green Scorecard aims to bring forth environmental issues at the center stage of electoral…

[In the news] Workers stage protest vs red-tagging -PhilStar.com

Workers stage protest vs red-tagging Government employees and militant workers yesterday staged a rally in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) main office in Intramuros, Manila to protest the alleged attempt of the military to link trade unions to communist rebels. Ferdinand Gaite, president of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition, and Advancement…

[In the news] Priests recount death threats -PhilStar.com

Priests recount death threats Three priests who have received death threats allegedly for their criticism of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs declared that they are not scared. Fathers Robert Reyes, Flavie Villanueva and Albert Alejo yesterday went public and said that they have been receiving death threats and even monitored suspicious men lurking near…