[Statement] Laban ng lahat ang laban para sa Kalayaan; Laban ng lahat ang Karapatang Pantao -iDEFEND at PAHRA

Laban ng lahat ang laban para sa Kalayaan; Laban ng lahat ang Karapatang Pantao Pahayag ng iDEFEND at PAHRA sa pagsasabatas ng Anti-Terrorism Act 2020 Sistematiko at walang pa ring tigil na pagkitil ng mga buhay upang panatilihin ang takot ng mamamayan; pagwasak sa kabuhayan ng manggagawa, upang tiklop tuhod silang magpapa samantala sa kapitalistang…

[Statement] We, the people, will continue to resist the terror law! -Movement Against the Anti-Terrorism Act

We, the people, will continue to resist the terror law! On the occasion of the 128th-year anniversary of the Katipunan that fought for our rights, freedom and independence from abuse and exploitation, we in the Movement Against the Anti-Terrorism Act (MATA) express our outrage over President Rodrigo Duterte’s failure to take seriously his oath of…

[Statement] Tugon ng TDC sa opisyal na pahayag ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon (DEPED) ngayong umaga (subalit may petsang Hulyo 1, 2020)

Tugon ng TDC sa opisyal na pahayag ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon (DEPED) ngayong umaga (subalit may petsang Hulyo 1, 2020) Hindi pinangalanan ang “ilang organisasyon” na tinutukoy sinasabi at hindi naman namin ipinapalagay na kami ang tinutukoy, sapagkat kailanman ay hindi naman nagsabi ang TDC na aming “nirerepresenta ang pananaw at opinyon ng mga pampublikong…

[Statement] KAISA KA stands up for Freedom of Expression and of the Press and the Rule of Law and Justice as significant pillars of Freedom and Democracy

KAISA KA stands up for Freedom of Expression and of the Press and the Rule of Law and Justice as significant pillars of Freedom and Democracy. KAISA KA stands up for Ressa, a woman, a journalist, a staunch critic of DU30 administration. KAISA KA condemns the conviction of Ressa for alleged commission of cyberlaw when…

[Statement] A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth -LILAK

A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth – LILAK Statement on Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos’ Cyber Libel Conviction LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) condemns the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher and writer Reynaldo Santos for cyber libel. The case made against Ressa and Santos…

[Statement] Sad day for Press Freedom — Nagkaisa

Sad day for Press Freedom — Nagkaisa Nagkaisa Labor Coalition is enraged and gravely concerned with the conviction of administration critic Maria Ressa and his former news staff Reynaldo Santos for Cyber libel. The article subject of the charges not only involved a private individual allegedly defamed but matters of public concerns. Matters involving one…

[Statement] Anti-Terror law will make “torture” a new normal -UATC

Anti-Terror law will make “torture” a new normal We, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC), the broadest network of civil society organizations and individuals working for the prevention of torture in the Philippines, vehemently condemn the treacherous imminent approval of the new Anti-Terror Law that may institutionalize the use of torture and ill-treatment in the…

[Statement] The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) expresses its vehement opposition to the Anti-Terror Bill

The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) expresses its vehement opposition to the Anti-Terror Bill (House Bill No. 6875 and Senate Bill No. 1083). The hasty enactment of the bill reveals the present government’s completely wrong priorities amidst a global pandemic, and its excessive inclination to repress civil and political freedoms. The proposed law is plainly…

[Statement] EcoWaste Coalition Adds Its Voice to the Chorus Calling on PRRD to Veto Anti-Terrorism Bill

EcoWaste Coalition Adds Its Voice to the Chorus Calling on PRRD to Veto Anti-Terrorism Bill (President urged to bin divisive and distracting legislative measure) 11June 2020 The EcoWaste Coalition, an independent and non-profit network of public interest groups dedicated to the pursuit of a zero waste and toxics-free society, roundly opposes the anti-terrorism bill that…

[Statement] The Anti-Terror bill is Terrorism -IID

The Anti-Terror bill is Terrorism Statement on the Proposed “Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020” Yesterday 3 June, the House of Representatives of the Philippines passed the “Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020” in the third and final reading, repealing the earlier “Human Security Act of 2007”. The proposed anti-terrorism law allows for, among others, lengthened period of warrantless…