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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…

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[Statement] on the Restoration of the Death Penalty and the “Shoot-to-Kill” Policy -FLAG

Statement on the Restoration of the Death Penalty and the “Shoot-to-Kill” Policy The FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP [FLAG] strongly opposes the incoming government’s efforts to restore the death penalty and adopt and implement a “shoot-tokill” policy. These actions are illegal and unconstitutional, render our legal system impotent and meaningless, and blatantly violate international law. The…

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[Statement] AFAD Statement on the Commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared 2016

AFAD Statement on the Commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared 2016 May 23-27, 2016 – Every year on this week, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, as an integral part of the global movement against enforced disappearances, commemorates the International Week of the Disappeared. First commemorated by the Latin American Federation of Associations…

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[Statement] Duterte Harry Has Been Dirty For a Long Time The new president of the Philippines has been bragging about murdering “criminals” for at least a decade. -HRW

Duterte Harry Has Been Dirty For a Long Time The new president of the Philippines has been bragging about murdering “criminals” for at least a decade. By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/17/duterte-harry-has-been-dirty-long-time In May 2015, Rodrigo Duterte invited my colleagues and I for some rest and relaxation in Davao City,…

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[Statement] Alyansa Tigil Mina challenges Duterte Admin to address mining, environmental issues

Alyansa Tigil Mina challenges Duterte Admin to address mining, environmental issues Alyansa Tigil Mina, a national coalition of more than 130 members and 21 local multi-sectoral alliances in the provincial Sites of Struggles collectively confronting the promotion of destructive large-scale mining in the Philippines, challenges incoming President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to stand by his promise…

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[Statement] ATM Statement to Presidential Candidates—Take progressive stand on mining

ATM Statement to Presidential Candidates—Take progressive stand on mining Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), a national coalition of more than 130 members including mining-affected communities, non-governmental organizations, faith-based groups, academic institutions, and other groups collectively challenging the promotion of destructive large-scale mining in the Philippines, call on the Presidential Candidates to take a progressive stand on…

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[Statement] Food not Bullets, Justice not Violence -TFDP

Food not Bullets, Justice not Violence Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) strongly condemns the extrajudicial killings committed against protesting farmers and indigenous peoples by authorities in Kidapawan last April 1, 2016.  We call for an independent investigation in order to hold those accountable, jail the perpetrators, and give justice to all victims of…

[Statement] Alyansa Tigil Mina laud and unite with women leaders against corporate greed and aggression -ATM

Statement on International Women’s Day March 8, 2016 Alyansa Tigil Mina laud and unite with women leaders against corporate greed and aggression Alyansa Tigil Mina, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups of NGOs/POs and other civil society organizations, who oppose the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines, laud all women…