[Statement] WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED -PAHRA

PAHRA Statement of Philippine News Agency article on SEC Revocation and Red Tagging WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED We will not be silenced by the disinformation being orchestrated by the Duterte government to stifle dissent. The recent report made by Philippine News Agency (PNA), citing the revocation of the registration of the six non-government organizations…

[Statement] Stop the Attacks against Human Rights Defenders, and Protect Civic Space in the Philippines

(8 May 2019) – We, the undersigned organizations, strongly denounce the recent death threats addressed to Karapatan Secretary General, Cristina Palabay in the Philippines. These threats and the wider attacks against human rights defenders, journalists, and civil society representatives signify the further constricting of civic space and the silencing of dissent in the country. We…

[Statement] Today is World Press Freedom Day -NUJP

As we mark this day, we note that more than any administration since the unlamented Marcos dictatorship, never have freedom of the press and of expression been under siege as during the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. Never has any president, Marcos included, openly spearheaded the attacks and vilification of media. We have also seen how…

[Statement] Bahay Tuluyan lauds the national government for establishing the Sub-Committee on the Protection and Welfare for Children in Street Situations

STATEMENT FROM BAHAY TULUYAN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN More than 3 decades after the first national attempts to address the plight of children on the street in the Philippines, the situation for these children in many Philippine cities remains dire. In the recent 3rd Street Children’s Congress in the Philippines, hosted by Bahay Tuluyan,…

[Statement] Drug War’-Style Lawlessness Spirals in Philippines- 14 Farmers, Peasant Leader Killed in Negros ‘Anti-Crime Operations’

‘Drug War’-Style Lawlessness Spirals in Philippines 14 Farmers, Peasant Leader Killed in Negros ‘Anti-Crime Operations’ By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch “Drug war”-style lawlessness in the Philippines may be spiraling out of control. Philippine authorities said the police and military killed 14 people during anti-crime operations over the weekend in the…

[Statement] We will not be silenced, we will fight back. NUJP supports alternative media group’s case vs. cyberattackers -NUJP

We will not be silenced, we will fight back NUJP supports alternative media group’s case vs. cyberattackers March 29, 2019 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines fully supports the civil case filed by our affiliates in the alternative media against the people and groups identified to be behind the recent cyber attacks against…

[Statement] Secure our land, secure our food -PNFSP

Secure our land, secure our food We express our indignation on the increasing and unprecedented repression of rural and urban communities, human rights defenders and worsening threats on their right to land, food, and resources. Landlessness sprout among Filipino farmers, indigenous people, rural women and youth, and other marginalized rural and urban sectors that greatly…

[Statement] President Duterte’s release of “narco list” of politicians is an outrageous attempt to influence local elections in May -HRW

President Duterte’s release of “narco list” of politicians is an outrageous attempt to influence local elections in May Statement from Human Rights Watch on Duterte’s release of “narco list” of politicians: President Duterte’s naming of politicians he accuses of involvement in illegal drugs is an outrageous attempt to influence local elections in May. More critically,…