[Statement] Stop using migrant workers for power plays -SENTRO

SENTRO Statement on Chinese Migrant Workers: Stop using migrant workers for power plays Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua is acting like a bully in issuing threats to harm Filipinos working in China. His arrogance manifests the attitude of the Chinese government towards our country. We differentiate the Chinese workers from their government. Like millions of Filipino…

[Statement] Mindanao´s People´s Lawyers decry worsening vilification of lawyers under Duterte´s Martial Law with a stealthily delivered hit-list -UPLM

Mindanao´s People´s Lawyers decry worsening vilification of lawyers under Duterte´s Martial Law with a stealthily delivered hit-list. It is indefinite terms, a perverse action when lawyers who provide free legal assistance to those who found themselves in the crosshairs of the draconian rule of President Duterte´s Martial Law become targets of annihilation. This leads us…

[Statement] Enacted Rice Tariffication Law Will Not Resolve Food Security -PNFSP

Enacted Rice Tariffication Law Will Not Resolve Food Security Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes condemns President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signing of the Rice Tariffication Bill. This had just justifies that there is no hope for the Philippines to achieve food security. Hence, it will further liberalize Philippine rice industry by replacing quantitative restrictions due…

[Statement] Families of disappeared decry Philippine government’s proposed delisting of 625 enforced disappearance cases from UN WGEID records – FIND

Families of disappeared decry Philippine government’s proposed delisting of 625 enforced disappearance cases from UN WGEID records – FIND The proposal of the Philippine government to delist hundreds of Filipinos who were disappeared from 1975 to 2012 from the records of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) smacks of deceit.…

[Statement] Huwag Palupig sa Pang-uusig ng Tirano, Kailangan ng Isang Demokratikong Bayan ang Malayang Pamamahayag -KILUSAN

Huwag Palupig sa Pang-uusig ng Tirano, Kailangan ng Isang Demokratikong Bayan ang Malayang Pamamahayag Mariing kinokondena ng Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya (KILUSAN) ang pagsampa ng kaso laban sa mamamahayag na si Maria Ressa ng cyber libel at pagkaka-aresto dito. Si Ressa ang tumatayong CEO ng media outfit na Rappler. Atake ito sa malayang pamamahayag…

[Statement] Human Rights Online Philippines reaction on the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa

Human Rights Online Philippines reaction on the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) today called on the government authorities to immediately release Maria Ressa who have been arrested yesterday, 13 February in connection with a cyber libel cased filed by the Department of Justice. Maria Ressa…

[Statement] We will hold the line with Rappler! – Kalipunan

We will hold the line with Rappler! – Kalipunan The Kalipunan condemns the arrest of Rappler’s Maria Ressa. The manner of arrest, the serving of warrant after office hour and NBI personnel preventing Rappler staff from taking video footage, bespeaks of the sinister nature with which the government is silencing its perceived enemies. Kalipunan expresses…

[Statement] Atty. Chel Diokno on the Arrest of Maria Ressa

Statement of Atty. Chel Diokno on the Arrest of Maria Ressa As a human rights lawyer, as a Filipino, I condemn the Duterte administration’s heavy-handed attempt to arrest Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Naniniwala tayong dapat pag may sala, may parusa. Pero sa kasong ito, malinaw na ito ay tahasang pag-atake hindi lang sa malayang pamamahayag,…