[Statement] CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit on the sex jokes made during a televised national disaster briefing

#HumanRights #VAW Statement of CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit on the sex jokes made during a televised national disaster briefing Sex jokes and sexual objectification of women are VAW: Not to be tolerated nor excused The Commission on Human Rights condemns the normalization and trivialization of sex jokes and sexual objectification of women. They are forms…

[Statement] Academic break, suportado ng mga guro -TDC

#HumanRights #Education Academic break, suportado ng mga guro Nagpahayag ng suporta sa mga panawagan ng deklarasyon ng academic break ang Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) upang makatulong umano sa pagbangon ng mga pamilyang nasalanta ng magkakasunod na kalamidad nitong buwan. Ayon sa TDC, bago pa man magkaroon ng sunud-sunod na bagyo ay may ilang paaralan na…

[Statement] Philippine Movement for Climate Justice to Philippine Government: Declare a Climate Emergency Now!

#HumanRights #ClimateEmergency Philippine Movement for Climate Justice to Philippine Government: Declare a Climate Emergency Now! With just mere days in between, the Philippines was struck by several strong typhoons–Typhoon Molave (Typhoon Quinta), Typhoon Goni (Typhoon Rolly), dubbed as “the strongest typhoon of 2020,” and Typhoon Vamco (Typhoon Ulysses). Together with Typhoons Siony and Tonyo, the…

[Statement] Teachers, praise Senate for proposed teaching aids allowance, but reiterate the need for laptop and internet connectivity -TDC

#HumanRights #Education Teachers, praise Senate for proposed teaching aids allowance but reiterate the need for laptop and internet connectivity We appreciate the Senate’s approval of the P10, 000 Teaching Aids Allowance for our public school teachers in a unanimous decision yesterday. This will raise the said allowance from the current P3,500 to a maximum of…

[Statement] Justice and accountability are non-negotiable

#HumanRights #Justice and #accountability are non-negotiable We are extremely disappointed with Human Rights Council Resolution #45 as it is a collective failure and it falls short of our expectation of an international, independent investigation into the gross violations of human rights in the country. The bloodbath continues even under the different modes of quarantine during…

[Statement] On world teachers’ day: Our new ‘front liners’ rush on preparations while Gov Mamba greeted them with criticisms-Assert

On world teachers’ day: Our new ‘front liners’ rush on preparations while Gov Mamba greeted them with criticisms-Assert Instead of kind words for risking life and limb as they confront education in new normal, the teachers were greeted by ungrateful and irresponsible remarks of Governor Mamba. ‘Sumasahod lang, pero walang ginagawa,’ was the governor’s criticism.…

[Statement] Nuke is the Past, Renewable is the Future! -NFBM

Nuke is the Past, Renewable is the Future! Let us not retrogress by embracing nuclear power plants when most nations are turning their backs on this technology and have since embraced renewable solutions since the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. Let us remember that scientists have still to provide a…

[Statement] Teachers deserve healthcare beyond P500 -TDC

Teachers deserve healthcare beyond P500 The Department of Education (DepEd) issues DepEd Order No. 28, s. 2020 or the Guidelines on the Grant of Five Hundred Pesos Financial Assistance to Public School Teachers for Payment of Medical Examination Expenses. This financial assistance, according to the DepEd aims to supplement the budget for the medical examination…

[Statement] Gov’t reopening of mines during pandemic ‘dangerous’, worsen impunity against defenders -ATM

Gov’t reopening of mines during pandemic ‘dangerous’, worsen impunity against defenders Quezon City – Environment and human rights groups stormed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to protest the reopening of 13 canceled and suspended mines, citing health and safety risks on mining-affected communities and defenders. The groups emphasized that mining operations endanger…

[Statement] Kaliwa dam: bangungot ng kaunlaran -STEP-Sierra Madre

Kaliwa dam: bangungot ng kaunlaran Pinipilit ipatanggap sa atin ang Kaliwa Dam. Ginagamit na dahilan ang diumanoý krisis sa tubig sa Kamaynilaan. Sa biglang tingin, parang okay naman. Pero kapag sinuring mabuti ang proyekto, lilitaw ang maraming katanungan na senyales ng nakatagong malaking problema at kapahamakan. Dumaan ba sa tamang proseso ang proyekto? Mahalagang suriin…

[Statement] National and International NGOs urge Human Rights Council to respond credibly to damning OHCHR report on the Philippines

ORAL STATEMENT HRC45 – Item 4: General Debate 25 September 2020 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NGOS URGE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO RESPOND CREDIBLY TO DAMNING OHCHR REPORT ON THE PHILIPPINES UN Human Rights Council Forty-fifth session 14 September – 7 October 2020   Madam President,   I speak on behalf of 35 organisations, deeply concerned by…

[Statement] Ating Dinaranas Ngayon ang Batas Militar sa Ilalim ng Tiranikong Paghahari -KILUSAN

[PAHAYAG] Ating Dinaranas Ngayon ang Batas Militar sa Ilalim ng Tiranikong Paghahari Ika-48 taong anibersaryo ng deklarasyon ng martial law at pagtatatag ng diktadurang Marcos ngayon. Ngunit hindi lamang tuwing September 21 magugunita ang lagim at mga bangungot sa ilalim ng labing-apat na taong paghahari ng diktadurang Marcos, idolo at modelo ni Duterte. Ngayung anim…

[Statement] Kinukundena ng KATAPAT ang pagpapasa ng panukalang batas na nagnanais ipagdiwang ang buhay ni dating pangulong Ferdinand Marcos

OPISYAL NA PAHAYAG NG KABATAANG TAGAPAGTANGGOL NG KARAPATAN (KATAPAT) HINGGIL SA PAG-APRUBA NG KAMARA SA PANUKALANG BATAS NA NAGNANAIS IPAGDIWANG ANG KAARAWAN NI DATING PANGULONG FERDINAND MARCOS BILANG ISANG NON-WORKING HOLIDAY SA ILOCOS NORTE Mariing kinukundena ng Kabataang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatan (KATAPAT) ang naging hakbang ng Kamara sa pagpapasa sa ikatlong pagdinig ng isang panukalang…