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[Statement] SENTRO condemns 7th labor killing this September, result of culture of violence

SENTRO condemns 7th labor killing this September, result of culture of violence It is another sad day for human rights. Mr. Edilberto Miralles, former union president of R&E Taxi, was gunned down in front of the National Labor Relations Commission this morning. Initial information suggests it was another daytime riding-in-tandem killing. Sentro is appalled by…

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[Statement] Imbistigahan ang Davao Death Squad! -iDEFEND

Imbistigahan ang Davao Death Squad! Muling nabuhay sa kamalayan ng mamamayan ang Davao Death Squad (DDS) dulot ng ginawang testimonya ni Edgar Matobato sa katatapos na pagdinig ng Senado hinggil sa isyu ng extra-judicial killings. Pinangunahan ng Senate Committee on Justice and Human rights, idinetalye sa pagdinig ang partisipasyon ng anya’y dating miyembro ng naturang…

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[Statement] iDEFEND Questions “State of Lawless Violence”

iDEFEND Questions “State of Lawless Violence” In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) strongly condemns the Davao City Night Market bombing which resulted in the deaths of 14 people and injuries to 67 others. This calculated, deliberate, and brutal assault on defenseless civilians is intolerable, and the perpetrators of this most atrocious act…

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[Statement] A Historical Gathering of Human Rights Defenders A Convergence of Courage and Determination

A Historical Gathering of Human Rights Defenders A Convergence of Courage and Determination Launch of iDEFEND [In Defence of Human Rights and Dignity Movement ] Formerly Citizens’ Council for Human Rights August 12, 2016 Taimtim na Saludo at taas-kamao sa lahat na Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatang Pantao! This gathering of Human Rights Defenders to launch iDEFEND…

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[Statement] Marcos’ Crimes Will Never Be Forgotten -Balay

Marcos’ Crimes Will Never Be Forgotten Balay stands alongside martial law victims and activists against the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LnMB). The LnMB is a national shrine meant to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives and brought honor to our country. It is meant…

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[Statement] All Filipinos casualties if impunity continues in Duterte anti-drug and anti-crime campaign -ALG

All Filipinos casualties if impunity continues  in Duterte anti-drug and anti-crime campaign   The Alternative Law Groups (ALG) Inc. asserts that human rights and due process must be upheld  in the continuing anti-drug and anti-crime campaign under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. As a national coalition of legal resource nongovernmental organizations that adhere to…

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[Statement] Solidarity with and Justice for Indigenous Peoples! -ATM

ATM Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Solidarity with and Justice for Indigenous Peoples! August 4, 2016 Alyansa Tigil Mina, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups from civil society, which opposes the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines, is strongly supporting the Indigenous Peoples (IP) and…

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[Statement] ATM Statement on the SONA of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte

ATM Statement on the SONA of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte July 26, 2016 Quezon City – ATM welcomes the clear pronouncements of Pres. Duterte related to environment concerns.  Specifically, Pres. Duterte gave instructions that permits and contracts of mining, logging and other environment-sensitive projects will be reviewed.  He further stated that should it be needed,…

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[Statement] ATM Statement on recent DENR positions on mining

ATM Statement on recent DENR positions on mining July 13, 2016 ATM welcomes the pronouncements of DENR Sec. Gina Lopez on mining issues.  Particularly, we support the moves to immediately conduct an audit of all mining project, a moratorium on mining applications, and her personal position against open-pit mining.  Our alliance also believes that Sec.…

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[Statement] Gloria Capitan: Killed for defending people’s right to a healthy environment -Kilusan

Gloria Capitan: Killed for defending people’s right to a healthy environment Gloria Capitan rose to become a community leader starting from her genuine concern for the health and future of her grandchildren and all the children residing in Barangay Lucanin, Marivelez, Bataan.  Gloria became an environment activist with social and political consciousness. She actively defended,…

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[Statement] Human rights group condemns the killing of woman human rights defender, appeals to Duterte for justice -MAG

Human rights group condemns the killing of woman human rights defender, appeals to Duterte for justice The Medical Action Group (MAG), health and human rights group, appeals to the government to take immediate and concrete actions to investigate the killing of human rights defender in Mariveles, Bataan. A day after President Rody Duterte sworn into…