[Press Release] HR violations victims’ kin: No to candidates with bloody hands -CAED/ Anti-EJK Network

United by the common pain of loss and injustice, families of victims of involuntary disappearance were joined by the families of victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) on Holy Wednesday to intensify their call for justice, which for years has eluded them. An annual event of the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND), the Kalbaryo…

[Press Release] Teachers reiterate calls to stop RPMS and liberate them from clerical tasks -TDC

As school break starts, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) again call on the DepEd leadership to consider junking the results-based performance management system (RPMS) and revert to the simplified performance appraisal system for teachers (PAST) which has been in use for several decades until the introduction of RPMS in 2012. “We are supposed to be…

[Press Release] Labor Rights NGO, CTUHR Writes an Open Letter to Lola Flora (Ms. Susan Roces) About the Situation of Makers of Champion Detergent -CTUHR

Labor Rights NGO, CTUHR Writes an Open Letter to Lola Flora (Ms. Susan Roces) About the Situation of Makers of Champion Detergent The Labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) appealed to Ms. Susan Roces, through an open letter, to support the workers of Peerless Producers Manufacturing Corporation (PEPMACO). This is…

[Press Release] Duterte administration weighed on environmental issues -Green Thumb Coalition

Duterte administration weighed on environmental issues A coalition of environmental advocacy organizations launched today 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 the electoral…

[Press Release] Rights Group launch #SampuSigurado for polls -PAHRA

Rights Group launch #SampuSigurado for polls Quezon City, Philippines—Human rights group PAHRA (Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates) launched on Thursday what it said were “ten sure wins” in the upcoming May2019 elections. The slate is carried by the campaign called “KARAPAT-DAPAT: KARAPATAN DAPAT”, which focuses on ten agendas for human rights advocacy which they…

[Press Release] Small fishers call for pro-people rehabilitation of Manila bay -Focus on the Global South

Small fishers call for pro-people rehabilitation of Manila bay The Duterte administration’s rehabilitation of Manila Bay is set to begin on 27 January but a group of municipal fishers around the bay are decrying the lack of community involvement in the P47 billion clean up, and are demanding a more pro-people rehabilitation plan. “The government’s…

[Press Release] PNP, DepEd must divulge objective behind profiling of teachers, Comelec probe sought -BMP

PNP, DepEd must divulge objective behind profiling of teachers, Comelec probe sought A labor leader expressed grave alarm following the recent disclosure of a memorandum issued by the national directorate for intelligence of the national police for its regional counterparts to conduct a profiling on the members of the teachers’ group Alliance of Concerned Teachers.…

[Press Release] Labor rights NGO hits Duterte over surging cases of trump-up charges vs activists, human rights defenders

On the first month of Sta. Cruz 5’s illegal arrest and detention, Labor rights NGO hits Duterte over surging cases of trump-up charges vs activists, human rights defenders Labor rights organization Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) calls for their immediate release and the junking of trumped-up charges filed against Sta Cruz 5:…

[Press Release] Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings -HRW

Philippines: Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings (Manila, November 6, 2018) – The Philippine government should create an independent commission to investigate the role of police officers in the killings of drug suspects, Human Rights Watch said today. A top law enforcement official recently admitted that police officers working…