[Press Release] Balay urged parties in conflict to ensure protection of civilians in the on-going military- BIFF clashes

Balay urged parties in conflict to ensure protection of civilians in the on-going military- BIFF clashes Balay has called on concerned local government units and the military authorities to uphold humanitarian protection and to take steps to ensure civilian safety and welfare following the reported deaths of a pregnant woman and a 14-year old boy…

[Press Release] Climate Justice Group and Sariaya communities oppose the construction of San Miguel Corporation 600 MW coal-fired facility -PMCJ

Climate Justice Group and Sariaya communities oppose the construction of San Miguel Corporation 600 MW coal-fired facility (April 30, 2018, Sariaya, Quezon). On what has been a people power action, the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) with the residents and barangay officials of the Barangays San Roque, Castanas and Talata Aplaya, civil society groups…

[Press Release] On Labor Day, all roads lead to Mendiola, Frustrated workers to march together on Labor Day -NAGKAISA/KMU

On Labor Day, all roads lead to Mendiola, Frustrated workers to march together on Labor Day The growing frustration, disappointment and dissatisfaction of workers over President Rodrigo Duterte’s failure to fulfill a promise have only bonded workers. Unable to secure an Executive Order over the past year that would have re-established direct hiring as the…

[Press Release] Philippine democracy in danger — IDEFEND

Philippine democracy in danger — IDEFEND #YestoInternationalSolidarity #ResistDictatorship April 20, 2018. QUEZON CITY—Members of human rights movement IDEFEND decried the worsening human rights situation and the continuing threats to Philippine democracy. Philippine Democracy is in Danger declared IDEFEND. This declaration comes in the wake of more recent events like the deportation of Giacomo Fillbeck, of…

[Press Release] On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea -CTUHR

On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea Labour rights organization, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) slammed Pres Duterte’s turn around on end to contractualization, saying that Malacanang’s move smashes the tiniest hope for decent work that workers in this country were…

[Press Release] TDC welcome DEPED-GSIS MOA on loans, propose long-term solution on over-borrowing

NEWS RELEASE April 17, 2018 Teachers welcome DEPED-GSIS MOA on loans, propose long-term solution on over-borrowing While welcoming the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which the DepEd and GSIS have entered into in Malacanang yesterday, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) says the government should think of a long-term solution to the financial problems haunting our public…

[Press Release] THINK FIRST BEFORE YOU DRINK: Labour rights group slams Coca-Cola’s brazen disregard of labour laws, arrogant refusal to regularize its 675 contractual workers -CTUHR

  THINK FIRST BEFORE YOU DRINK: Labour rights group slams Coca-Cola’s brazen disregard of labour laws, arrogant refusal to regularize its 675 contractual workers “When aggrieved workers have found recourse in law to get regular employment denied them by company squeezing them for decades, and corporations violate the law, it is a legitimate right of…

[Press Release] Families of the disappeared and human rights defenders gather to reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ -FIND/AFAD

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) 28 March 2018 Every year on Holy Wednesday, the families of the disappeared and human rights defenders gather to reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ even as they relate the suffering from injustice of their beloved desaparecidos to Jesus’ agony on…

[Press Release] Activism is not terrorism! -Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc.

Activism is not terrorism! The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) vehemently condemns on the highest possible terms, the present US backed Duterte regime, together with the Department of Justice (DOJ), for its February 23, 2018 pronouncement, tagging 656 personalities as terrorists. Among the named individuals belong to national minority, human rights defenders,…

[Press Release] Soldiers crackdown on trade unionists, Labour rights organization CTUHR decries extrajudicial killings, arrest and forcing them to surrender as NPA supporters

Soldiers crackdown on trade unionists, Labour rights organization CTUHR decries extrajudicial killings, arrest and forcing them to surrender as NPA supporters As the Philippines commemorates the 32 years of EDSA People Power that deposed the Marcos dictatorship, labour rights organization Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) decries what it considers the return of…

[Press Release] Duterte’s extension on EO vs Endo, tactics to keep the unions’ hoping while tempering increased dissatisfaction -CTUHR

Duterte’s extension on EO vs Endo, tactics to keep the unions’ hoping while tempering increased dissatisfaction Labour rights group, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), scored President Duterte’s refusal to sign the draft Executive Order (EO) on ending contractualization submitted to him by the labor sector last February 7 as double-edged tactics to…