[Statement] Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Memorandum Order 32 na nagpapatibay ng panuntunan sa mga militar sa ilalim ng State of National Emergency to suppress lawless violence

Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Memorandum Order 32 na nagpapatibay ng panuntunan sa mga militar sa ilalim ng State of National Emergency to suppress lawless violence Source: iDEFEND.ph Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was…

[Statement] Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio -TDC

Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio “Itong Katagalugan na pinamamahalaan noong unang panahon ng ating tunay na mga kababayan, noong hindi pa tumutuntong sa mga lupaing ito ang mga Kastila, ay nabubuhay sa lubos na kasaganaan, at kaginhawaaan. Kasundo niya ang mga kapitbayan at lalung-lalo na ang mga taga-Hapon. Sila’y kabilihan at kapalitan ng mga…

[Statement] Paglapastangan sa kasaysayan at pambansang pagkakakilanlan -TDC

PAHAYAG November 15, 2018 Paglapastangan sa kasaysayan at pambansang pagkakakilanlan Tila isang sistematikong pagbubura ng mayamang kasaysayan, wika at panitikan at pambansang patrimonya sa kamalayan ng kabataang Pilipino ang nagaganap. Matapos na alisin ng DepEd sa kurikulum pansekundarya ang pagtuturo ng Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas ay tinanggal naman ng CHED sa General Education Curriculum sa kolehiyo…

[Statement] Pahayag ng Alternative Law Groups ukol sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Atty. Benjamin Ramos

Pahayag ng Alternative Law Groups ukol sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Atty. Benjamin Ramos Mariing kinokondena ng Alternative Law Groups (ALG) ang pagpatay kay Atty. Benjamin Tarug Ramos, founding member ng National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) at Secretary General ng NUPL Negros Occidental Chapter. Noong nakaraang Martes, ika-anim ng Nobyembre, pinagbabaril ng dalawang hindi…

[Statement] DOJ’s indictment of Rappler and its founder, Maria Ressa for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns a desperate attempt to shut down one of the critical voices in Philippine journalism -HRW

DOJ’s indictment of Rappler and its founder, Maria Ressa for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns a desperate attempt to shut down one of the critical voices in Philippine journalism -HRW The move by the Philippine Department of Justice to indict Rappler and its editor and founder, Maria Ressa, for tax evasion and…

[Statement] Stop the electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament -Y4HRD

Stop the electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament The Youth for Human Rights and Democracy seeks accountability from the National Youth Commission (NYC) and its organizing committees for allowing electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament (NYP). According to reports from delegates, certain politicians…

[Statement] Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND

Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND The Philippines (Government) does not belong in the UN Human Rights Council and its membership must be rescinded or suspended for miserably failing to uphold human rights standards. The UN Human Rights Council should hold the GRP accountable to standards expected of members. The Duterte administration continues…

[Statement] Legal recognition and protection of human rights defenders in the Philippines -TFDP

Legal recognition and protection of human rights defenders in the Philippines The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a mission partner of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP), respectfully submit this position paper to the House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights to support the enactment of a comprehensive and…

[Statement] On the dismissal of Usec. Joel Maglunsod -CTUHR

On the dismissal of Usec. Joel Maglunsod An Affront to Struggling Workers; State Forces Cue for Intensified Worker’s Rights Violations The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) is dismayed, but not surprised over the sudden removal of Joel Maglunsod from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Duterte’s ascription of the workers strikes…

[Statement] Red October is Duterte-AFP plot to intensify crackdown on schools, impose dictatorship -NUSP

Red October is Duterte-AFP plot to intensify crackdown on schools, impose dictatorship October 3, 2018 NUSP condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for tagging 18 Metro Manila school campuses as communist recruitment grounds for the “Red October” ouster plot against President Duterte. The state uses the old and ineffective “red scare” tactics to…

[Statement] Instead of investing in a life of dignity for the poor, the government pursues the path of killing and retribution -iDEFEND

Instead of investing in a life of dignity for the poor, the government pursues the path of killing and retribution Human rights advocates led by In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and Freedom From Debt Coalition (FDC) gathered as early as 10:30 Monday morning near…