[Statement] on ABS-CBN shutdown NASSA/CARITAS PH

Statement on ABS-CBN shutdown NASSA/CARITAS PH May 6, 2020 On May 5, 2020, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a cease-and-desist order against broadcast media giant, ABS-CBN, due to the expiration of its congressional franchise citing Republic Act 3846 or the Radio Control Law. Since 2016, ABS-CBN worked for a franchise renewal, and bills…

[Statement] of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN

Statement of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN 6 May 2020 The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit environmental health organization, condemns the action by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordering the media outfit ABS-CBN to cease broadcast while the entire nation is engrossed on addressing the myriad of health and socio-economic problems brought…

[Statement] on the shutdown of ABS-CBN -KILUSAN

Statement on the shutdown of ABS-CBN Two days ago on World Press Freedom Day, journalists around the world were given a nod of recognition as they continued to uphold the ideals of press freedom and the need to inform the public amid a global pandemic and a political climate increasingly becoming hostile to a free…

[Statement] Release all May 1 political prisoners now! -BMP

Release all May 1 political prisoners now! Socialist labor alliance Pagkakaisa ng Uring Manggagawa (PAGGAWA) strongly condemns the PNP’s arrest of labor leaders BMP Vice President Lito Rastica and Reynaldo Dulay on the morning of May 1, 2020, at Rodriguez, Rizal. The two were arrested for leading a picket protest to mark International Worker’s Day…

[Statement] WORKERS ARE NOT VIRUS-PROOF! Advocacy groups call for expanded massive testing before economic restart -PAHRA, iDEFEND, #MassTestingNowPH

WORKERS ARE NOT VIRUS-PROOF Advocacy groups call for expanded massive testing before the economic restart As the nation commemorates Labor Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists, artists, youth, human rights, public health, and citizen groups join forces with the labor sector to demand the increase and expansion of mass testing capacities of the country before…

[From the web] Remember the dead, fight for the living. Defend labor rights, uphold human dignity – LaRD-Net

Remember the dead, fight for the living. Defend labor rights, uphold human dignity. Statement of the Labor Rights Defenders Network for Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2020 Reference: Atty. Fudge Tajar (LaRD-Net Spokesperson)-0915 342 2304 Today, April 28, we join the annual commemoration of the International Workers’ Memorial Day — a day of international solidarity,…

[Statement] CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the move to deport a Taiwan OFW over online criticisms against the government

Statement of CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the move to deport a Taiwan OFW over online criticisms against the government The Commission on Human Rights notes that our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) continue to be one of the sectors hardest hit by the consequences of lockdowns across the world. Many of these…

[Statement] Kalusugan, kabuhayan, kapakanan, at kapangyarihan sa masang manggagawa -BMP

BMP STATEMENT MAYO 1, 2020 (Mababasa rin dito: bit.ly/mayouno2020) Kalusugan, kabuhayan, kapakanan, at kapangyarihan sa masang manggagawa Sa Araw ng Paggawa ngayong taon – sa gitna ng pananalasa sa maraming bansa ng sakit na COVID19 at sa malawakang kagutuman ng milyon-milyong Pilipinong hindi makapaghanap-buhay dahil sa kwarantina, tahasan nating idinedeklara na: Makakamit lamang ng masang…

[Statement] Children and Youth must be at the Centre of the Policy-Making Process for COVID-19 Response in ASEAN -Forum-Asia and partners

Children and Youth must be at the Centre of the Policy-Making Process for COVID-19 Response in ASEAN (Bangkok/Jakarta/Manila, 29 April 2020) – ASEAN Governments have yet to demonstrate a strong commitment towards protecting children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. As the most vulnerable groups, they may be often missed as countries struggle…

[Statement] Human Rights Watch’s reaction to the increasing incidents of law enforcers and government officials mistreating Filipinos during the lockdown

Human Rights Watch’s reaction to the increasing incidents of law enforcers and government officials mistreating Filipinos during the lockdown The Philippines government should immediately rein in out of control law enforcers and public officials committing rights abuses while they enforce Covid-19 quarantine and lockdown regulations. Even before the incident in Dasmarinas Village, Makati City, there…

[Statement] on the Simple Application of Chronological Age as Basis for Policy Response Against COVID-19 -Com. Karen Gomez-Dumpit, CHR

Commissioner Karen S. Gomez-Dumpit, (Focal Commissioner on Aging and the Rights of Older Persons) on the Simple Application of Chronological Age as Basis for Policy Response Against COVID-19 We appeal to the national government to reconsider the simple application of chronological age as a criteria for the restriction of movement under the general community quarantine…

[Statement] CHR Spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the rising number of Covid-19 infected health workers

Statement of CHR Spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the rising number of Covid-19 infected health workers The Commission on Human Rights notes with concern the rising number of healthcare workers being infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Recently, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that a total of 62 health workers from…