[Statement] Enacted Rice Tariffication Law Will Not Resolve Food Security -PNFSP

Enacted Rice Tariffication Law Will Not Resolve Food Security Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes condemns President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signing of the Rice Tariffication Bill. This had just justifies that there is no hope for the Philippines to achieve food security. Hence, it will further liberalize Philippine rice industry by replacing quantitative restrictions due…

[Statement] Families of disappeared decry Philippine government’s proposed delisting of 625 enforced disappearance cases from UN WGEID records – FIND

Families of disappeared decry Philippine government’s proposed delisting of 625 enforced disappearance cases from UN WGEID records – FIND The proposal of the Philippine government to delist hundreds of Filipinos who were disappeared from 1975 to 2012 from the records of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) smacks of deceit.…

[Statement] Pahayag ng Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) sa Pagkaka Aresto kay Maria Ressa ng Rappler

Pahayag ng Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) sa Pagkaka Aresto kay Maria Ressa ng Rappler Malinaw na ang pag aresto sa isang mamahayag dahil sa paggampan ng kanyang tungkulin ay gawain ng isang Duwag at Diktador. Si Maria Ressa ng Rappler ay inaresto sa kasong Cyberlibel na hindi pa naisasabatas noong nangyari ang…

[Statement] Huwag Palupig sa Pang-uusig ng Tirano, Kailangan ng Isang Demokratikong Bayan ang Malayang Pamamahayag -KILUSAN

Huwag Palupig sa Pang-uusig ng Tirano, Kailangan ng Isang Demokratikong Bayan ang Malayang Pamamahayag Mariing kinokondena ng Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya (KILUSAN) ang pagsampa ng kaso laban sa mamamahayag na si Maria Ressa ng cyber libel at pagkaka-aresto dito. Si Ressa ang tumatayong CEO ng media outfit na Rappler. Atake ito sa malayang pamamahayag…

[Statement] Human Rights Online Philippines reaction on the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa

Human Rights Online Philippines reaction on the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) today called on the government authorities to immediately release Maria Ressa who have been arrested yesterday, 13 February in connection with a cyber libel cased filed by the Department of Justice. Maria Ressa…

[Statement] #BabaeAko condemns the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa on a spurious cyberlibel charge

#BabaeAko condemns the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa on a spurious cyberlibel charge. The serving by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents of an arrest warrant past office hours is clear harassment. Ressa is by no stretch of the imagination a flight risk. She actually returned home to squarely face the cases…

[Statement] Trade Justice Pilipinas calls for the temporary withdrawal of EU trade preferences to the Philippines under GSP+

Trade Justice Pilipinas calls for the temporary withdrawal of EU trade preferences to the Philippines under GSP+ In the wake of worsening human rights situation in the Philippines under the Duterte administration, Trade Justice Pilipinas, a peoples network campaigning for just trade and investment policies calls on the European Union to withdraw special trade incentives…

[Statement] IDEALS, Inc.’s Statement on the Lowering of the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

IDEALS, Inc.’s Statement on the Lowering of the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility This administration is failing an entire generation of Filipino children. Thousands are already orphaned from the bloody anti-drug campaign. Now, under a proposed legislation, they will be jailed and tried as hardened criminals. On January 28, Congress passed on third and final…