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[Photo Blog] CAED calls on the Philippine Government to sign and ratify the Convention immediately!

CAED calls on the Philippine Government to sign and ratify the Convention immediately!

photo by Egay

photo by Egay

“In observance of the International Week of the Disappeared, the Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CAED) stands in solidarity with other organizations around the world in pushing for the universal ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPAPED). CAED calls on the Philippine Government to sign and ratify the Convention immediately!” Source: CAED Statement

 

“Legislators must ensure that the protection of #humanrights is part of the legislative agenda of Congress.” Rep. Edcel “Grex” B. Lagman

“Legislators must ensure that the protection of #humanrights is part of the legislative agenda of Congress.” Rep. Edcel “Grex” B. Lagman

“In a country plagued by impunity and a weak justice system, it is imperative that we ratify the Convention as it will complement our domestic law,” said Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso, CAED Convenor and Secretary-General of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD).

“In a country plagued by impunity and a weak justice system, it is imperative that we ratify the Convention as it will complement our domestic law,” said Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso, CAED Convenor and Secretary-General of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD).

“What is hard to heal is the pain that families, especially children, endure due to the long wait for answers to what happened to their loved ones.” –Nilda Lagman Sevilla, Co-Chairperson, Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND)

“What is hard to heal is the pain that families, especially children, endure due to the long wait for answers to what happened to their loved ones.” –Nilda Lagman Sevilla, Co-Chairperson, Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND)

Celia Lagman Sevilla, Samahan ng mga Anak ng Desaparecidos (SAD)

Celia Lagman Sevilla, Samahan ng mga Anak ng Desaparecidos (SAD)

 

Gemma Cunanan, Section Director, Amnesty International Philippines (AIph)

Gemma Cunanan, Section Director, Amnesty International Philippines (AIph)

Ron De Vera, ASIAN FEDERATION AGAINST ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE (AFAD)

Ron De Vera, ASIAN FEDERATION AGAINST ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE (AFAD)

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[Photoblog] Magtulungan tayong harapin ang pinsalang iniwan ni #Yolanda, manalangin at kumilos

The following photos are compiled and posted by Bro. Martin Francisco in his facebook account.

“…lahat ng pics dito (his FB) e mula ito sa ibat-ibang sources na hindi ko nagawang alamin dahil sa kagustuhang mas maipaabot agad sa marami ang kalagayan ng ating mga kababayang napinsala. We have to thank yung maraming unknown owner ng mga pics na ito.” -Bro. Martin Francisco.

Ilalathala po natin ang mga larawan sa layuning makatulong sa pagpapaabot ng impormasyon ng kalagayan ng ating mga kababayang sinalanta ng supertyphoon #Yolanda sa ating mga mambabasa.  Hindi po inaari ng HRonlinePH.com at maging ni Bro. Martin Francisco ang mga larawang ito.  Maraming salamat sa mga “unknown sources/owners”.

Maari ring matagpuan ang iba pang larawan sa FB ni Bro. Martin Francisco https://www.facebook.com/bromartin.francisco

Magtulungan tayong harapin ang Yolanda with prayer

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[Photo Blog] Penoy ang napala ng mga Pinoy kay P-Noy by Life in a Box

Penoy ang napala ng mga Pinoy kay P-Noy
by Life in a Box

Photo by Rommel Yamzon

Napakasarap naman talaga ng penoy tulad ng balot. Walang kadudaduda na ito’y masustansya dahil mayaman sa protina at paborito ng masa. Subali’t tulad ng itlog, ang penoy ay isa ring simbolo ng kasalatan sa maraming kahulugan. Kaya’t kung penoy ang napala ng mga Pinoy kay P-Noy, Penoy din ang grado mo sa amin.

See more photos @ rommelyamzon.blogspot.com

[Photo blog] Lest We Forget by AKP

Lest We Forget
by AKP

As we commemorate the 26th anniversary of the People Power Revolution that ousted a dictator, let us take time to remember the victims that made February 25, 1986 a date to be remembered.

The Martial Law years will forever remain to be a dark patch in Philippine history. The people we lost, the loved ones that are still missing, the lives that were forever changed by the conjugal dictatorship that ruled with shamelessness and greed, are forever documented by photographs. Their stories, which have been told for thousands of times, still deserve to be told, and shown, a thousand times over.

The 21 years of Marcos rule, nine of which under martial law, are years defined by fear, neglect, repression and abuse. According to cold statistics, over 100,000 people have been either incarcerated, killed, disappeared, and tortured. Many are still missing, even up to this day.

These photographs present a very small percentage of the entire number of Martial Law victims. But through them we hope that the old may remember and the young will know, that there was a period in Philippine history that called for heroes, and many have risen up to the challenge. They gave up their identity, their liberty, their lives, so that we may enjoy the “blessings of independence and democracy”.
And for that, with respect and reverence, we remember.

Topmost photos (left to right) Ceferino Flores, Disappeared. Fr. Tulio Favali, Murdered. Teddy Rabelista, Disappeared. Center photos (l-r) Danilo Deldoc, Summary Execution. Atty. Hermon Lagman, Disappeared. Atty. Zorrp Aguilar, Murdered. Bottom photos (l-r) Prof. Judy Taguiwalo, Incarcerated. Vilma Riopay, Tortured. Dr. Aurora Parong, Incarcerated.
See more photos @ akpimages.com

AKP Images is a collective of photographers based in different parts of the Philippines. Their cameras are their tools in injecting change in our society. AKP strive to be agents of change in our own communities. The stories we share are the struggle of the people we serve.

[Photo blog] Images of protest action against Greed – Photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

Images of peoples in action against Greed- Photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

More than 5,000 protesters marched to Session Road in Baguio City protesting the planned cutting of 182 trees by the Mall giant SM owned by Henry Sy to give way for its mall expansion.

For more pictures please visit https://www.facebook.com/bromartin.francisco

[Featured Photo] Homeless after forced eviction in San Juan City

Hundreds Left Homeless During Forced Eviction of Settlers
Photo blog by Rommel Yamzon, Life in a box

Photo by Rommel Yamzon

Around 300 houses were destroyed by the demolition crew during forced eviction of residents in Barangay Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City happened on January 11, 2012.

More photos @ rommelyamzon.blogspot.com

[Photo blog] Pay Your Climate Debt, Climate Justice Now!- Life in a box

Pay Your Climate Debt, Climate Justice Now!– Life in a box
by Rommel Yamzon

Climate change impacts are already affecting people and the planet. The biggest impacts will be on the lives and livelihoods of the poor countries.  The culprits are the rich and the developed countries including the United States. Transnational corporations are “exerting undue influence” on the political process in these key nations to delay international action on climate change.

The production and use of fossil fuel is at the heart of the problem –particularly the emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of coal, oil and gas. The World Bank continues its fossil fuel financing binge, evading environmental standards and worsening poverty and pollution.

The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), Philippine Movement on Climate Justice (PMCJ) and Jubilee South-Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JS-APMDD), headed a protest rally on Friday November 25, 2011, demanding the US to make a deep and drastic emissions cuts as a step towards a real climate solution. They also condemned America’s type of bullying to governments of south countries in pushing its agenda to make the World Bank the permanent trustee of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

See more photos @ rommelyamzon.blogspot.com

[Photo blog] Protecting the Environment, Protecting Humans – Life in a Box

Protecting the Environment, Protecting Humans
By Rommel Yamzon
Life in a Box

Clean and healthy environment is essential for the realization of fundamental human rights. Such as the right to life, personal integrity, family life, health and development. And aside from these concerns, there are many other links between human rights and environmental protection. Each human being should protect the environment as the resource base for all life. Because protecting the environment, is actually protecting humans.

The following photos were taken  during the tree planting activity conducted by the Haribon Foundation  on September 3, 2011, in the highlands of Tanay, Province of Rizal.

See more photos @ Life in a Box

[Photo Blog] We have RAGED!

Photo by Darwin Mendiola/AFAD

More than a hundred advocates gathered in Quezon City Circle to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared.  Led by the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearance (AFAD) together with members of the Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CAED), the group held a Run Against Enforced Disappearance tagged as “We have RAGED!”.

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[Photo blog] Green Parade for a Green SONA

In the morning of July 23, 2011, an estimated of more than three thousand strong advocates coming from Civil society organizations supporting the three green bills held a Green Parade in Quezon City.  Dubbed as the Green SONA, three large networks of peoples’ organizations,  human rights advocates, Indigenous Peoples, Legislators, students, environmentalists, activists and Church people called for President Aquino to pass the three bills known as the Forest Resources Bill, National Land Use Act and the Alternative Minerals Management Bill.

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[Isyung HR] Torture me not!

By Mokong and the gang

MOKONG: What is so good about the day? Well, three months na po ang HRonlinePH at sumakto naman last June 23 ay nag-No. 2 po tayo sa TopBlogsPh sa kategorya ng Politics and Governance. Yippeee! At ‘yan po ay dahil sa mga kaibigan nating patuloy na nagpapadala ng kani-kanilang mga advocacy, issues and etc. that readers find informative and useful. Wooowoot!

MOKANG: Serious ka te?

MOKONG: What is so good about the day? Isa pa, ngayong June 26 ay inaalala ng mga nakakaalam (hehehe) sa buong mundo ang International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

MOKANG: Kaya nga may BRAT. At in fairness, ika-limang BRAT na. Kala ko nga mag-ooblation run tayo against torture, ready pa naman akong ipakita ang nakaka-torture kong katawan (physical torture– hahahaha!). At kahit bumabagyo, hindi natinag ang mga runners from CSOs, CHR, AFP at PNP. Basta! Rain Against Torture.

MOKONG: What is so good about the day? It’s Sunday, pahinga at sa kabila ng Bagyo ay masarap uminom ng mainit na kape at mambuska. Hahaha.

MOKANG: Paulit-ulit unli ka te?

MOKONG: Ikaw nga ang unli e… gas-gas na ‘yang pinagsasabi mo.

MOKANG: Buskahin kaya natin ang mga nagdaang mga activities… hehehe.

MOKONG: Pwede…
Nitong nakaraang mga araw bago ang June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, ilang mga activities ang isinagawa ng mga members ng United Against Torture Coalition to commemorate ang araw para sa mga torture victims ng buong week. Hehehe Araw pero Buong Week.

Even 1: NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY TORTURE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES (Pag OVER any circumstances pwede?)
Pinamunuan ng PAHRA at OMCT
Dinaluhan ng mga Government agencies, Diplomatic community at CSOs
Naganap nitong ika-22 ng Hunyo sa Imperial Palace

Photo extracted from PAHRA FB.

Philippine commitment… Talaga lang a!

May isang nagkomento na bakit daw sa Imperial Palace ginawa, e matindi daw ang hotel na ito sa violations ng rights ng kanilang mga workers.

Photo extracted from PAHRA FB

Security sectors’ “Paradigm shift.” Is it an acknowledgement that they used torture before?

Photo extracted from PAHRA FB.

CSOs in a workshop.  Spot ang tulog. Hoy gising!

Photo extracted from PAHRA FB

Piktyur-piktyur. OK tapos na… ang mga kamag-anak naman ng bride.

Photo extracted from PAHRA FB

Ok next… ang mga kamag-anak naman ng groom. O magready na ang mga friends ng Bride next na kayo.

Teka-teka! Bakit isa lang ang nakatingin sa kamera? 🙂

Event 2: BRAT V – Basta! Rain Against Torture este Basta! Run Against Torture V
Pinangunahan ng UATC, CHR, AFP at PNP. (Kung silang lahat ang nanguna sino pang sumunod?)
Tumakbo mula sa DILG sa gitna ng bagyo papuntang CHR (Para magsumbong. Joke 🙂 ).

Photo extracted from MAG FB

Hoy oo ikaw! Ikaw na walang malay. Ikaw nga ang walang solidarity against torture. Ikaw na nakapayong, wala kang pakisama ayaw mong mabasa. 🙂

Photo extracted from MAG FB

Parang napilitan lang a. Hehehe! Ikaw ba naman ang mababad sa ulan. Obey first before you complain. Hahaha! 🙂

Extracted from MAG FB

Bakit parang ang ibig sabihin nito ay hindi libre ang mangtortyur? Ano pwede basta may bayad? Hahaha! 🙂

Photo extracted from MAG FB

Contingent ng Philippine Air-Force. Latest addition sa participants ng BRAT. Woowoot!

Nang tanungin bakit ngayon lang sumama, ang sagot nila kasi dapat daw ay Basta! Lipad Against Torture ang title ng event (‘wag na pong i-accronym baka bastos ang dating 🙂 ).

Extracted from MAG FB

Contingent from Philippine Navy. Latest addition din sa participants ng BRAT. Yahooo yahooo!

Nang tanungin din kung bakit ngayon lang sila sumama. Sabi nila ay inaabangan daw kasi nila ang BASTA! Langoy Against Torture. Hahahaha! 🙂

Extracted from MAG FB

“Im a Soldier and a Human Rights advocate.” YES! Approve kami sa ‘yo kuya. Sana lang ganyan din lahat ng sundalo and hindi lang sa T-shirt a, pati sa gawa. Soldiers! Respect and Protect Human Rights!

Extracted from MAG FB

Truth behind sa Pinakamagandang shot na ito,

a. Professional ang photographer

b. Artistic ang may hawak ng kamera

c. Autistic ang may hawak ng kamera

d. Nadulas lang ang may hawak ng kamera

e. none of the above. ako lang kasi ang nagandahan sa kuhang ito.

Extracted from MAH FB

Piktyur-piktyur! Para talagang ibig sabihin ay hindi libre ang mangtortyur, na pag may bayad pwede.

Mokang: Paulit-ulit. Unli ka te?

A pag nagtortyur ka kelangan mo magbayad… sa kulungan.

Mokang: Slow ka te?

Extracted from MAG FB

Piktyur-piktyur! Ano ba? seryoso muna mamaya na ang wacky.

Hanggang dito na lang muna. Hanggang sa sunod na Linggo, ito po ang inyong Mokong at Mokang na lingkod na nagsasabing “All MOkongs and MOkangs of the world unite. We hav nothing to looose coz we hav nothing at all.”

[Photo Blog] Hearing on the killing of an Agta Chieftain, and forced eviction of IP from their ancestral land in Aurora Province

Photos by Rommel Yamzon

Photos were taken on June 8, 2011, at the House of Representatives Committee on Cultural Communities’ hearing on the killing of Armando Maximino-Agta Chieftain, and forced eviction of indigenous people from their ancestral land in Sitio Delebsong, Barangay Nipoo, Municipality of Dinalungan, Aurora Province.

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[Photo Blog] Beyond telling are stories of injustice that fail to disappear

Compiled by ECjr.

Photos by FIND, AFAD, Richie Supan, Celia Sevilla and Egay

It was my first time to witness and listen to a truth telling activity. Relatives of victims of enforced disappearances one by one took turns in narrating what they think and remember about their loved ones before they were disappeared.  It was indeed a heart breaking scene.  The cases were somehow old stories for human rights advocates like us but they never failed to touch and break my hearth.  I already know, but I never thought that I would be more affected by the feeling of uncertainty of the victims’ where about when their stories are being told by the families of the victims themselves.

The truth telling conference was part of the week long commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared which was commemorated from May 29 to June 4 this year. It was spearheaded by Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance or FIND together with the Asian Federation Against involuntary Disappearance or AFAD.

I learned from Darwin, one of our colleagues from AFAD that the annual IWD was based on a tradition that started in Latin America by Nuns and mothers of victims of enforced disappearance.

Photo by FIND

The Truth-Telling Conference was held in a conference room in the House of Representatives.

FIND Chairperson Nilda Lagman Sevilla and CHR Chairperson Eta Rosales. Photo by FIND

Parents of enforced disappearance victim Daryl Fortuna tell their stories. Photo of FIND

Mr. Butch and Mrs. Cora Fortuna narrate their untiring search for their son Daryl who was disappeared since March of 2010.

Atty. Guinto of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office and Col. Tutaan of the AFP Human Rights Affairs Office. Photo by FIND

AFAD Sec. Gen. Aileen Bacalso and FIND Chairperson Nilda Lagman sevilla with Police Chief Superintendent Atty. Clarence Guinto. Photo by AFAD

Mr. Louie Crismo, member of FIND tells his story of his disappeared brother during Martial Law. Photo by FIND

Boyet Itucal, member of FIND, surfaced desaparecido. Photo by FIND

The Week long commemoration started with an opening Caravan at the Quezon City Memorial Circle last May 29, 2011.  It was participated by tricycles that are members of Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Transportasyon (PMT) and families and advocates including us.

Members of PMT, FIND, AFAD and other Human Rights NGOs in a Caravan calling for the enactment of the Anti Enforced Disappearance Law and Ratification of the Convention. Photo by Richie Supan.

Photo by Egay

FIND and AFAD banners of faces of victims of enforced disappearance on lamp posts around QC Circle. Photo by Egay

Fr. Robert Reyes with children of desaparecidos. Photo by Egay

Samahan ng mga Anak ng Desaparecidos (SAD) in a cultural performance. Photo by Egay

Photo by Egay

Photo by Egay

Photo by Egay

Photo by Egay

The IWD commemoration culminated with a dinner discussion held in Kowloon Restaurant in Matalino Street in Quezon City, June 3, 2011. It was also in lined with AFAD’s 13th Anniversary in June 4, 2011 and the relaunch of the Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CAED) through commitment signing by human rights defenders.

AFAD Sec. Gen. Aileen Bacalso in her welcoming remarks. Photo by AFAD

Members of SAD. Photo by AFAD

Photo by AFAD

Truth hurts but truth shall set us free. HRonlinePH is one with families and victims of human rights violations in calling for the State to respect and protect the right not to be disappeared.

[Photo blog] Show it. Shirt it. Say it.

HRonlinePH met some friends at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples Forum (ACSC/APF 2011) in Jakarta and these are what they say.  Let their shirts do the talking.

Photos by ECJr

APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (36)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (58)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (60)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (59)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (64)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (63)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (92)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (77)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (132)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (126)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (150)

ACSC/APF 2011 (1) by Egay cabalitan Jr

ACSC APF 2011 by Egay Cabalitan Jr

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (124)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (125)

ACSC/APF Jakarta photo by Egay Cabalitan Jr (200)

[Photo blog] Kalbaryo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan

2011 Kalbaryo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan photo by Rommel Yamzon

Photo by Rommel Yamzon

“…let justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.” (Amos, 5:24)

This was quoted in the Lenten statement of FIND we posted last week (See FIND statement).

To continuously call for justice, every Holy Wednesday, the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) annually hold their Lenten activity dubbed as Kalbaryo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan.  

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Last April 20, 2011, they gathered again at the Bantayog ng mga Desaparecido, a monument located at the Redemptorist Church grounds in Baclaran, Paranaque City.

Photo by Rommel Yamzon 2011

Photo by Rommel Yamzon

The monument, which depicts a woman holding a torch along with a child carrying a picture of his father, immortalizes the undying hope of many families to be reunited with their disappeared loved ones.

It was unveiled on July 13,1994.  A long list of victims’ names are engraved in granite pannels surrounding the monument.  It was named the “Bantayog ng mga Desaparacidos.”

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan 2011 by FIND

Members of Samahan ng mga Anak ng Desaparacidos (SAD) express their call for justice through cultural presentation. Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan(2) 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan (3) 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan (4) 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan (5) 2011 by FIND

Mrs. Nilda Sevilla Lagman, Chairperson of FIND. Photo by FIND

HRonlinePH supports the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances and human rights advocates’ call for the immediate enactment of an Anti-Enforced Disappearance law that would criminalize this despicable crime and put perpetrators in jail.

[Photo blog] Jesus Christ was a torture victim – cannotallowtorture.blogspot.com

Jesus Christ was a torture victim.

by CAT Alert! cannotallowtorture.blogspot.com

In observance of the Lenten Season we are posting again a portion of the statement released by Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) during the launching of the CAT Alert campaign three years ago. Here it goes… 

Photo from The Passion of Christ

Since time immemorial, torture has been humanity’s option for clinging to power and in suppressing truth. This happened to St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Church, during his stoning to death.

Martyrdom of St. Stephen

This was humanity’s betrayal of Christ which ended up in the nailing on the cross. Indeed, He was a torture victim.

Photo from The Passion of Christ

Being sold for thirty pieces of silver; tried in public to denounce the supremacy of God over Ceasar; scourged at the pillar to test the vulnerability of the Son of God; crowned with thorns to disgrace the very sanctity of His Father.

Photo from The Passion of Christ

Torture was a method perpetrated with presumed regularity within the very procedures in the implementation of the law of man. Today, this is still happening.

Lenin Salas, torture victim. Photo by AHRC

This is happening to any Juan, Pedro, and Maria in their quest to protect integrity and dignity as individuals or communities in the Philippines.

PICOP 6, abducted, tortured, killed, disappeared. Photo by FIND

Jhon Paul Nerio. Photo by http://www.humanrights.asia

See more photos @ cannotallowtorture.blogspot.com