[Statement] No to Fake Youth Partylist: genuine Filipino youth rejects proclamation of Duterte Youth Partylist

#HumanRights #Youth No to Fake Youth Partylist: genuine Filipino youth rejects proclamation of Duterte Youth Partylist We, the Filipino Youth, call out the House of Representatives and the Commission on Elections for allowing Ducielle Marie Cardema of Duterte Youth to be sworn into office during the first day of the Special Session of the 2nd…

[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…

[Statement] Dapat maresolba ang mga problema sa modular learning at self-learning modules bago pa ito paggugulan ng malaking pondo -TDC

PAHAYAG Setyembre 15, 2020 Dapat maresolba ang mga problema sa modular learning at self-learning modules bago pa ito paggugulan ng malaking pondo Kamakailan ay sinabi ni Secretary Liling Briones ng DepEd, “May implikasyon ang dependence sa modular learning dahil baka uubusin natin ang mga puno natin sa kaka-produce. ‘Yung demand for paper… malaki ang effect…

[Statement] 𝑨𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑷𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑱𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 -KILUSAN

𝑨𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑷𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑱𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 Regional Trial Court Branch 74 of Olongapo City granted Joseph Pemberton’s petition to be released because he has served his ten-year sentence in just 5 years and 8 months, including 1 year and 5 weeks of his preventive detention. The court, without factual and reasonable basis and without…

[Statement] TDC reaction on the calls for academic freeze

TDC reaction on the calls for academic freeze “Sa simula pa lamang ay naniniwala na kami na Enero 2021 ang pinakaligtas at pinakahandang panahon para sa pagbubukas ng klase. Gamitin ang ilang buwang ito upang ihanda ang mga pangangailangan at bigyan ng pagsasanay ang mga guro at magulang at magbigay ng alternatibong paraan sa pag-aaral…

[Statement] Pahayag ng True Colors Coalition (TCC) sa maagang pagpapalaya kay US military serviceman Joseph Pemberton mula sa pagkakakulong

Pahayag ng True Colors Coalition (TCC) sa maagang pagpapalaya kay US military serviceman Joseph Pemberton mula sa pagkakakulong “𝘼𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙜𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙤 𝙨𝙖 𝙥𝙖𝙜𝙥𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙖 𝙠𝙖𝙮 𝙅𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙥𝙝 𝙋𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙮 𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙞 𝙪𝙨𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙣 𝙣𝙜 𝙠𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙜-𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙮 𝙨𝙖 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩 𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤 𝙂𝘾𝙏𝘼. 𝙄𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙮 𝙪𝙨𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙣 𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙜𝙬𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙜 𝙠𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙮𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙝𝙖𝙣, at 𝙨𝙖 𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙞 𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙖 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙮𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙖 𝙥𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙣 𝙣𝙜…