9th #HumanRights Pinduteros Choice Awards Winners

Winners of the 9th #HumanRights Pinduteros Choice Awards Photos by Jayneca Reyes #HumanRights PINDUTEROS CHOICE FOR HR WEBSITE  -balayph.net (BALAY) balayph.net (BALAY) alyansatigilmina.net (ATM) focusweb.org (Focus on the Global South)24 philippinehumanrights.org (PAHRA) amnesty.org.ph (AIph) idefend.ph (iDEFEND) activevista.ph (Active Vista) afad-online.org (AFAD) ctuhr.org (CTUHR) preda.org (PREDA) #HumanRights PINDUTEROS CHOICE FOR HR CAMPAIGN #StopMininginDidipio by ATM #StopMininginDidipio…

Igiit. Ipagdiwang. Ipahayag! (FREE XP.CON3 DECLARATION)

We, the members of the media, campus journalists, online bloggers, digital activists and human rights defenders and civil society organizations are gathered here today, for the 3rd Freedom of Expression Conference or the FreeXP.Con3, organized by the Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) to discuss the state…

[From the web] Green Groups Vow Support for QC’s Ban on Single-Use Plastic and Paper Disposables -ecowastecoalition.org

In response to the plea made by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, various ecology groups signified their support for groundbreaking citywide policies aimed at reducing the volume of single-use plastics and other residual wastes. At a press conference held yesterday, Belmonte announced the promulgation of Ordinance No.2876, which bans the distribution and use of single-use…

[Statement] Kung gusto natin ng de-kalidad na edukasyon, pakinggan at bigyang-prayoridad ang mga guro -TDC

Nakapanlulumo ang naging resulta ng 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), pandaigdigang pagsusuri sa kakayahan ng mga batang mag-aaral sa Reading Comprehension, Science at Mathematics na sinalihan ng Pilipinas ngayon. Sa 79 na bansang kasali sa pang-78 ang Pilipinas sa Mathematics at Science samantala pang-79 sa Reading. Bagama’t totoong may mga detalye pang hindi…

[Event] IMAGES OF HUMAN RIGHTS: PAST AND PRESENT Photo Exhibit of Political Cartoons of MAG member, Dr. William “Net” Billones

As part of the celebration for the International Human Rights Day 2019, the Commission on Human Rights and the Medical Action Group invites you to: IMAGES OF HUMAN RIGHTS: PAST AND PRESENT Photo Exhibit of Political Cartoons of MAG member, Dr. William “Net” Billones The launching of the exhibit will be held tomorrow, 10:00 AM…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Slams Latest Attempts to Import Toxic Waste from South Korea

The environmental health watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition deplored the entry into the country of some 53,000 metric tons of radioactive phosphogypsum from South Korea that government agents intercepted last Friday. The group also scored the importation of electronic waste, or e-waste, from South Korea in one 40-foot container that was falsely declared as used television…

[Statement] On Duterte’s firing of VP Leni Robredo -HRW

Vice President Robredo barely warmed her seat before President Duterte fired her as co-chairperson of the Interagency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. Was his offer of involving her in finding solutions to the situation of drugs in the Philippines ever really serious? He didn’t even give Robredo the chance to show what she could do to…

[Statement] TDC submitted its proposal to DepEd relative to the teacher-parent incident on live TV

“This incident only shows the vulnerability of our teachers to different forms of abuse. Thus we call on the DepEd to take measures to protect our teachers from harassment, intimidation, threat, violence, extortion and public humiliation. One urgent step is to hire dedicated lawyers to defend our teachers, both for administrative and criminal charges. Meanwhile,…

[From the web] Duterte is making a big mistake – by Christian Gultia and Ernesto Neri

Political persecution and killings of activists and human rights defenders have been consistently at the top of the government’s agenda since Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016. To date, more than 2,000 human rights defenders have already been attacked through various forms including threat, intimidation, harassment, trumped-up charges, and extrajudicial killing. The massive crackdown…

[Event] Freedom of Expression Conference (FreeXP.con3)

Igiit.Ipagdiwang.Ipahayag Date: 2 December 2019 (Monday) Venue: Cocoon Boutique Hotel Quezon City https://www.thecocoonhotel.com/ 61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos Streets, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City Introduction Human Rights Online Philippines https://hronlineph.com/ is proud to present the third installment of our annual Freedom of Expression Conference, FreeXP.con3. Since 2017, we have brought together human rights defenders,…

[Press Release] TDC proposes solutions to ‘teacher-shaming’

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) proposes several measures to end “teacher-shaming” as they welcome the Department of Education (DepEd) investigation on the incident involving a Manila public school teacher being embarrassed on a live TV. Benjo Basas, the group’s national chairperson said, “This and other incidents should be taken seriously by the DepEd. We call…

[Video] Dumagat and Remontado leaders of General Nakar, Quezon stand up against aggressive building of Kaliwa Dam -LILAK

WATCH: Dumagat and Remontado leaders of General Nakar, Quezon stand up against aggressive building of Kaliwa Dam | #IPHeroesDay Indigenous peoples hold a special and sacred connection with their lands. However, for years they have been forced to leave their ancestral domains as the state disguises corruption and profit with development. Their land is not…

[In the news] Church leaders express fear over alleged Red-tagging of NCCP -Manila Bulletin

Interfaith organization Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) expressed overwhelming fear over the list of alleged “front organizations of local Communist terrorist groups (CTG)” as presented by the Department of National Defense (DND). The list included the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). The list was presented on November 5 by Major General Reuben…