[Statement] NO to a charter change that will further entrench political dynasties, extend terms of office and surrender our sovereignty! -AMRSP

NO to a charter change that will further entrench political dynasties, extend terms of office and surrender our sovereignty! STATEMENT ON THE 32ND ANNIVERSARY OF EDSA I “If my people… shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence, and turn from their evil ways, I will forgive them their sins, and I will revive…

[Statement] TDC on Senate hearing Re: Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016

TDC on Senate hearing RE CPD February 14, 2018 We participate in the Senate Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation’s hearing today to reiterate that we should be spared from the burdensome system of renewal of professional license. We were caught unaware as the Congress approves the Continuing Professional Development Act of…

[Statement] CHICHA hindi CHACHA -PM

CHICHA HINDI CHACHA Partido Manggagawa February 1, 2018 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment/Revision of the 1987 Constitution Senate of the Philippines Magandang hapon po sa ating kagalang-galang na tagapangulo, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, at sa mga kasapi ng dalawang komiteng ito ng Senado. Ganundin po sa lahat ng resource persons na nandirito ngayon. Una ay…

[Statement] Tumataas ang presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo, nganga ang gobyerno! PALAG NA! Laban sa pamahalaang manhid! -PALAG NA!

PALAG NA! Statement February 9, 2018 Tumataas ang presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo, nganga ang gobyerno! PALAG NA! Laban sa pamahalaang manhid! Habang patuloy ang sunod-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo patuloy ring minamaliit ng kasalukuyang pamahalaan ang epekto nito sa ordinaryong mamamayan. Patunay ito ng matinding kawalang malasakit at kawalang kahandaan…

[Statement] In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs under the government’s war on illegal drugs. iDEFEND considers it as…

[Statement] Itigil ang pagpaslang sa mga Lumad! Respetuhin ang karapatang pantao at ang karapatang pagpasya sa loob ng mga lupaing ninuno! –IIPV

Mga lumad idinaing ang pagkakaipit sa labanang AFP at CPP-NPA: Itigil ang pagpaslang sa mga Lumad! Respetuhin ang karapatang pantao at ang karapatang pagpasya sa loob ng mga lupaing ninuno! –IIPV Kaming 26 na miyembro ng konseho at peace panel ng Independent Indigenous Peoples’ Voice na nanggagaling sa iba’t-ibang tribu ng Lumad sa Mindanao ay…

[Statement] Internet Shutdowns: A Myth of Security and Public Safety -FMA

Internet Shutdowns: A Myth of Security and Public Safety Foundation for Media Alternatives 25 January 2018 The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) expresses grave concern over the decision of Philippine authorities to shut down cell sites during huge festivities. The organization calls for transparency regarding the guidelines used by authorities before resorting to signal jamming.…

[Statement] Defend Rappler. Defend free press -PAHRA

Defend Rappler. Defend free press   The attack against the media is an affront to press freedom. The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke Rappler’s registration for allegedly violating the constitutional restrictions on ownership and control of mass media entities is a blatant effort to silence the media for its critical…

[Statement] Teachers ask for Diokno’s apology -TDC

Teachers ask for Diokno’s apology During the protest action of teachers in DBM last Monday, January 15, where they were allowed to enter the premises of the office and had a dialogue with one of its assistant secretary, they are convinced that Sec. Diokno is consistent with his statement- TEACHERS’ ARE NOT PRIORITY. The Teachers’…

[Statement] FMA calls on the public to stand its ground against the creeping crackdown of the free press masked as legitimate regulation of mass media ownership

Foundation for Media Alternatives’ statement on press freedom and free speech The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) condemns all attempts to suppress press freedom in the Philippines. As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA believes that freedom of the press and of expression are fundamental to civil liberty and must be upheld especially…

[Statement] Press Freedom is Everyone’s Right #StandWithRappler -HRonlinePH.com

Press Freedom is Everyone’s Right #StandWithRappler The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) expresses alarming concern over the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to cancel the certificate of incorporation of Rappler, an online news site for allegedly violating the ownership restrictions. Media regulation is one thing. Political vengeance is another. The way the Duterte government works,…

[Statement] SEC’s revocation of Rappler’s license to operate, a move to silence critical voices, reminiscent of Martial Law -TFDP

SEC’s revocation of Rappler’s license to operate, a move to silence critical voices, reminiscent of Martial Law Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) condemns the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to revoke Rappler’s license to operate. It is an obvious and blatant move to silence those perceived to be critical of the government.…

[Statement] #BlockMarcos calls to #DefendPressFreedom

#BlockMarcos calls to #DefendPressFreedom #BlockMarcos stands with Rappler and condemns the SEC’s decision to revoke its license to operate. This is clearly an assault on the freedom of the press, as well as a shrewd attempt by the Duterte regime to silence its staunchest critics. The last time a media company was shut down, the…

[Statement] TDC: DBM Chief Statement undermines the value and dignity of teaching profession

PRESS STATEMENT Jan 11, 2018 TDC: DBM Chief Statement undermines the value and dignity of teaching profession “Sec. Diokno’s insensitive statement that teachers’ salary increase is not a priority contradicts the intention of his principal, President Rodrigo Duterte. More so, it undermines the value and dignity of teaching profession and the everyday sacrifices of our…

[Appeal] An Urgent Appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte

An Urgent Appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte Malacanang Palace, 1000 Jose P Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines Your Excellency, The Philippines has recognized the importance of human rights when it voted in favor of adopting United Nations’ 1948 Resolution to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Filipino American human rights advocates…