[Statement] Emergency powers for COVID19: The same politics of plunder and patronage but dressed in surgical masks and protective equipment -BMP/SANLAKAS/PLM

(Today, March 23, we are expecting Congress to hold a special session and grant emergency powers to Duterte as requested by Malacañang.) The supermajority in both Houses will ensure that the president will have his way, not out of deep concern for a people who face uncertainty due to the COVID19 pandemic but from a…

[Statement] Allocation of funds is the solution, not delegation of extra powers to the President -NAGKAISA

Workers who were forced into home quarantine without subsidies, in collective agony, already have a full view and had a taste of how disruptive and repressive Presidential power works during emergencies. The people never asked for it in the first place, nor will locked-down communities today demand a more extensive quarantine measure from the President.…

[Statement] Salamat sa DEPED! -TDC

MAG-INGAT AT MANATILI SA BAHAY MGA KAGURO, TUMULONG TAYO SAIBA SA ABOT NG MAKAKAYA! Sa ganitong panahon ng krisis, napakahalagang maging handa, ingatan ang sarili at pamilya at maging instrumento ng pagtulong sa kapwa. Mapalad pa rin tayong mga guro sapagkat may inaasahan tayong suweldo, pati na mga ilan pang benepisyo na maaari nating magamit…

[Statement] ON THE COVID-19 CRISIS:Workers’ Rights NGO Appeals for the Suspension of the “No Work, No Pay” Policy And Bills Payment For Displaced Workers -CTUHR

On March 16, President Duterte announced the implementation of an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Total Lockdown in Luzon to contain the spread of COVID-19, few days after it declared the community quarantine in Metro Manila. The lockdown includes the suspension of all public transportation, the heightened presence of military personnel, regulated food and essential…

[Statement] Hope in the face of sickness and death -AMRSP

We, the consecrated people, have been trained to hope against hope (Romans 4:18). And we are challenged to show this to people whom we have professed to serve, especially in this time when this contagious pandemic called COVID-19 is threatening all of us. We too are vulnerable and would like to take precautions. As men…

[Statement] Dignity in the time of COVID-19 -OMCT

The world appears to be no longer the way we knew it. Unprecedented emergency measures are enacted. Countrywide lockdowns are imposed to protect public health and safety. Borders are closed. The OMCT and its global SOS-Torture Network support and demand effective measures to protect public health and safety, including for those most vulnerable. Health systems…

[Statement] Pahayag ng Pagkundena sa Patuloy na Karahasan ng Militar sa mga Katutubong Dumagat-Remontado -STOP Kaliwa Dam Network

Habang ang karamihan ay nakatuon sa isyu ng COVID-19, ang pwersa ng estado sa kabilang banda ay patuloy naman ang pananakot at pangdadahas sa mga Katutubo ng Quezon at Rizal dahil sa Kaliwa Dam. Matapos ang pananakot sa mga katutubong Dumagat-Remontadong papunta sa isang pagdiriwang ng anibersaryo ng People Power Revolution noong Pebrero 24, may…

[Statement] Kababaihan, pinakamatinding tinatamaan sa krisis ng COVID19, GAD budgets, ilabas at direktang gamitin para sa kalusugan, kaligtasan at kabuhayan ng kababaihan -KAISA KA

Nasa interes ng buong sangkatauhan ang pagsugpo sa COVID 19. Bukod sa nakamamatay ay napakalaki na ang epekto at pinsalang dala nito sa ekonomya at lipunan sa daigdig. Bago pa ang krisis ng COVID19 ay patong-patong na ang pahirap na dinaranas ng kababaihan— kawalan ng regular na trabaho, nakasadlak sa para-paraang trabaho, “unpaid family work”,…

[Statement] TAO PO, DSWD at NCIP! Panawagan ng suporta ng Pamahalaan sa mga katutubong kababaihan at ng kanilang pamilya -LILAK

“Ang takot namin ay mamamatay kami sa gutom, hindi sa COVID virus.” Yan ang sagot sa amin ng isang lider babaeng katutubo mula sa Bukidnon nang kumustahin namin sila. Halos ganyan din ang sagot ng mga katutubong kababaihan mula sa Saranggani, Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, Zambales at General Nakar sa Quezon, habang sila ay nababahala sa…

[Statement] NO ONE IS AN ISLAND Harnessing our People’s Energies to Meet the Threat of COVID-19 -LNM

Statement of Laban ng Masa, March 17, 2020 Our country faces today a great challenge – the COVID-19 pandemic that afflicts more than 150 countries. Our public health personnel have been grappling 24/7 with containing COVID-19 since late January. They have rushed hospital facilities, undertaken contact tracing, conducted testing, and dispersed frontline fighters to educate…

[Statement] Kanlungan statement on the COVID-19

Kanlunugan Centre Foundation Inc. is one with all migrant workers and their families in this national, and global medical emergency. Migrant workers are risking their personal safety to feed their families, and in the process, producing remittances that help keep the Philippine economy afloat. We are also expressing our gratitude to our health workers, our…

[Statement] Emergency Medical Response, Hindi Militarisasyon- iDEFEND

Lubhang nababahala ang In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) sa nagiging tugon ng gobyerno sa pandemyang COVID-19. Sa halip na paigtingin ang kakayahan ng mga ospital at pagamutan upang rumesponde sa lumalalang local transmission sa bansa, minobilisa ang mga sundalo at pulis upang lumikha ng katatakutan at pagkabahala sa mamamayan. Bukod sa…

[Statement] Front Line Defenders Welcomes the Appointment of Mary Lawlor as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

[Dublin, Ireland] – Front Line Defenders welcomes the appointment of Mary Lawlor as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders by the UN Human Rights Council during its 43rd session. Ms. Lawlor’s appointment is a clear recognition of her dedication to the safety, security, and wellbeing of human rights defenders at risk…