[Statement] Civil society groups convey concern about human rights to ASEAN leaders -Forum-Asia

(Bangkok, 2 November 2019) – Today, for the first time in five years, a formal inter-face meeting took place between ASEAN Foreign Ministers and representatives of ASEAN civil society groups. The civil society organizations came as representatives of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF), which was held in Bangkok in September 2019. The…

[Statement] #HandsOffSkimmers -UPV-USC, LCCS, and student organizations

Unity statement of UPV-USC, LCCS, and student organizations against the doxxing and harassment targeting members of the Skimmers Academic Organization by State-sponsored trolls of the Duterte administration Last Wednesday, October 16, 2019, UP Visayas kicked off its Pahampang Season through the annual Cheering Competition where all academic organizations best each other through cheers that tackle…

[Statement] Justice for teacher Zhaydee! #HandsOffOurTeachers -ACT

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines condemns in the strongest terms the shooting of teacher-unionist Zhaydee Cabañellez, by 4 masked men today, leaving her in critical condition with two gunshot wounds on the chest and two on the feet. The vicious attack happened around 8:00am, during the school’s flag ceremony at Dalet Elementary School…

[Statement] Ngayong Teachers’ Day, hindi discount ang kailangan ng mga guro kundi dignidad! -TDC

Mula Setyembre 5 hanggang Oktubre 5 bawat taon ay ipinagdiriwang ng ating bansa ang National Teachers’ Month, samantala deklarado naman bilang World Teachers’ Day ang Oktubre 5. Panahon ito ng pagkilala at papuri sa mga guro. Panahon ng pagbibigay ng bulaklak, mabubuting talumpati at paulit-ulit na pagbigkas ng mga gasgas nang linyang “Pagtuturo ang Pinakamarangal…

[Statement] on OGPI FTAA renewal -ATM

We are greatly disappointed with this development. ATM believes that OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) had failed to substantially comply with the requirements of a renewal for FTAA. It did not inform the local governments about its application and has not secured the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the affected indigenous peoples. This interim…

[Statement] There is no future in mining -ATM

ATM Statement on the Opening of Mining Philippines 2019 September 10, 2019 Quezon City –“Responsible mining” is a myth, and even the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) has stopped pretending it exists. The concept didn’t find any space in the theme nor in the program for the annual international mining confab that opens…

[Statement] We Won’t Be Silenced! – Lilak Statement on the Arrest and Detention of Young Women Environmental Activists

Lilak strongly condemns the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines’ (CoMP), Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s, and the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) violent response to what was meant to be a peaceful and non-disruptive protest action. On September 10, Tuesday, a silent protest amid the Mining Philippines International Conference and Exhibit by young women from the…

[Statement] Teachers deserve a salary with dignity -TDC

Statement of the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) for the Senate Hearing on Salary Increase Proposals  September 10, 2019 We are present here today to ask for the collective wisdom of the Senate as regards to our request for compensation and benefits for public school teachers and DepEd employees on top of the generic Salary Standardization…