[Statement] We condemn the declaration of Martial Law ! -iDEFEND

WE CONDEMN THE DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW ! On Tuesday night, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law on the entire Mindanao Island while on a state visit in Russia, following the fighting between the military and the Maute group. It has to be clarified that the clashes were triggered by law enforcement operation in Marawi.…

[Statement] Senate Urged to Junk Death Penalty Bills to Avert Negative Economic Implications, Deeper Poverty -Lakbay-Buhay

Senate Urged to Junk Death Penalty Bills to Avert Negative Economic Implications, Deeper Poverty Manila- A major coalition of civil society, faith-based organizations and the Catholic Church  called on Senate Thursday, 24th May to junk all proposed bills filed to reimpose death penalty in the country due to massive social and economic implications that would…

[Statement] Joint statement on the International Week of the Disappeared – AFAD/FIND/iDEFEND

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED As this year’s International Week of the Disappeared begins, we call upon the Philippine Government to end enforced disappearances and bring to justice all perpetrators of this grave human rights violation. Enforced Disappearance is a phenomenon that is inextricably intertwined with Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture. The…

[Statement] Martial Law is Not the Answer! -SENTRO

Martial Law is Not the Answer! SENTRO condemns the atrocious attack on the people of Marawi perpetrated by a local terrorist group. We solidly stand with them in this tragic moment. We believe, however, that the declaration of Martial Law is a heavy-handed response to the situation that even the AFP now claims is under…

[Statement] NAGKAISA Denunciation of Ruben Torres and USEC Say Misrepresentation of Worker-DOLE Agreement that Contractualuzation Cannot Be Prohibited



NAGKAISA Denunciation of Ruben Torres and USEC Say Misrepresentation of Worker-DOLE Agreement that Contractualuzation Cannot Be Prohibited

 NAGKAISA, including the legitimate TUCP President Raymond Mendoza, a co-convenor of NAGKAISA and the author of HB No.4444 which will prohibit and criminalize contractualization, denounce in clear, categorical terms the underhanded attempt of Mr. Ruben Torres and apparently,…