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[From the web] Don’t Reinstate Death Penalty, Capital Punishment for Drug Crimes Violates International Law

Philippines: Don’t Reinstate Death Penalty Capital Punishment for Drug Crimes Violates International Law (New York, December 3, 2016) – The Philippine House of Representatives should reject a proposal to reinstate the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 29, 2016, the Judicial Reforms Subcommittee approved Congress House Bill No. 1 (Death Penalty Law),…

[Statement] NAKPhilippines calls upon the defenders of the law and the security sector to observe the rule of law and uphold human rights

NAKPhilippines calls upon the defenders of the law and the security sector to observe the rule of law and uphold human rights Reaction by NAKPhilippines to President Duterte’s statement blaming human rights advocates if the drug problem worsens and, as such, should also be targetted in his war on drugs: “NAKPhilippines is appalled that President…

[Statement] Health, Not Death: A Statement Opposing the Reinstatement of Death Penalty in the Philippines -NoBox Philippines

Health, Not Death: A Statement Opposing the Reinstatement of Death Penalty in the Philippines November 24, 2016 The 17th Congress is currently deliberating proposed bills to reinstate the death penalty in the Philippines. Most of these bills take off from the government’s ongoing “war on drugs,” which sees people involved with drugs as criminals who…

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[Statement] BONUSES ARE NOT ENOUGH! -TDC

BONUSES ARE NOT ENOUGH! The bonus for this year is seemingly doubled as compared to the previous one because this year-end, some provisions of EO 201 signed by former president Noynoy Aquino in February will be implemented. The said EO has become the substitute action of Malacanang for the planned Salary Standardization Law 2015 (SSL…

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[Statement] Grave Historical Injustice Says KILUSAN

Grave Historical Injustice Says KILUSAN Statement on ‘Surprise’ Marcos Burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani The Duterte administration will be equated with bringing on the greatest historical Injustice to the Filipino people springing forth from a ruling that exemplifies Duterte’s anti-democratic and autocratic ways. By their actions, the family of former President Ferdinand Marcos…

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[Statement] Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs -FIND/AFAD

STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) November 2, 2016 Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs (NOTE: In the absence of tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance get together to remember and honor their disappeared loved…

[From the web] Statement of Support of the World Association for Christian Communication – Asia Region to the Ongoing Peace Negotiations between the GRP and the NDFP

Statement of Support of the World Association for Christian Communication – Asia Region to the Ongoing Peace Negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” – Matthew 5:9 “Let no corrupting talk come…

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[Statement] Panawagan para sa Unang Isandaang Araw ni Presidente Duterte: Mamamayan, Manindigan Para sa Buhay, Karapatan at Kabuhayan -iDEFEND

Panawagan para sa Unang Isandaang Araw ni Presidente Duterte: Mamamayan, Manindigan Para sa Buhay, Karapatan at Kabuhayan October 8, 2016 Photo by PhilRights Bago pa man dumating ang unang isandaang araw ni Presidente Duterte, nagpahayag ito sa media na ang kanyang performace mula nang mag-umpisa ito sa pwesto ay “6”. Dagdag pa nito, ang momentum…