[Announcement] Job opening at Alyansa Tigil Mina

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), is looking for qualified applicants for the following full-time, project-based positions: 1. Project Coordinator –Advocacy and Lobbying Project 2. Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEAL) Officer 3. Policy Research and Advocacy Officer (PRAO) Kindly refer to the job descriptions and qualifications for each position below. Please send your resumes and application letters…

[Press Release] TFDP calls for Filipinos to oppose violent policies of the Government, resist dictatorship! -TFDP

TFDP calls for Filipinos to oppose violent policies of the Government, resist dictatorship! Rights group calls for the Filipino people to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent policies and resist dictatorship in a press conference in Quezon City on September 19, 2017. In line with the 45th commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law, Task Force…

[Statement] On the killings of Kian Delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz and the continuing threat against human rights advocates -ALG

Statement of the Alternative Law Groups (ALG) on the killings of Kian Delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz and the continuing threat against human rights advocates The killings of Kian Delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz by the police and President Rodrigo Duterte’s persistent threats against human rights advocates, including malicious attempts to undermine the Commission on…

[Statement] Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights -FIND

PRESS STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) 12 September 2017 Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights The late nationalist legislators Diokno, Tañada, Recto, and Salonga and summarily killed activist desaparecidos must be turning in their graves. The House of Representatives desires to sound the death knell for the Commission on…

[Statement] On Proposed Compressed Work Week -CTUHR

CTUHR Statement On Proposed Compressed Work Week 30 August 2017 While the public mourned and raged on the war on drugs-related killing of Kian Delos Santos, the House of Representatives (HOR) on August 21, 2017 passed the House Bill 6152 (HB6152) or the Compressed Work Week (CWW). HB 6152 as HOR press release described seeks…

[From the web] Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable President Vows to Persist Despite Horrific Death Toll Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive “war on drugs” is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that his promise to eradicate methamphetamine use – known as shabu…

Protect Freedom of Expression Campaign, ‘Wag Matakot Magpahayag!-HRonlinePH.com

The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) http://www.hronlineph.com presents its project, “Protection and empowerment of human rights defenders in the Philippines”, supported by the British Embassy Manila, and key information on its experiences supporting the use of information technology in campaign and advocacy among communities of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines. The project was…

[From the web] Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia

Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) persons from Southeast Asia are under assault. Various forms of aggression and exclusion on the basis of sexual orientation, gender…

[Statement] On House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ pronouncements against the Commission on Human Rights -AFAD

Statement on House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ pronouncements against the Commission on Human Rights The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) is deeply concerned with the recent pronouncements made by Philippine House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez regarding the deprivation of budget, and subsequent abolition of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The CHR is a body which…

[Event] A GAME OF TROLLS

A GAME OF TROLLS https://web.facebook.com/events/2004275136470312/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D DAKILA in cooperation with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and the Active Vista present A GAME OF TROLLS, a Martial Law Musical for Millennials on September 16, 2017, Saturday, 8:00 pm at the PETA Theater Center, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. A GAME OF TROLLS, #aGoT the…

[Statement] “Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” -FIND

“Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for an investigation into the killing of Grade 11 minor Kian Loyd de los Santos in a police anti-drug operation may make the people temporarily gloss over the repulsive anti-human rights rhetoric he had previously spewed out. Unfazed human rights defenders, however, remain focused on protecting…

[Featured site] exposingtheinvisible.org

Exposing the Invisible The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting. People are newly empowered to uncover hidden information, expose corruption and bring the truth to…

[Off the shelf] FES’s Study on Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community -MFA

FES’s Study on Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community -MFA Migrant Forum in Asia’s FES’s study on “Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community”. The study was done in partnership with UN, ASEAN Secretariat, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and with the support of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and…

[In the news] Human rights defenders call for safe environment online vs harassment, threats -RAPPLER

Human rights defenders call for safe environment online vs harassment, threats by Jodesz Gavilan, RAPPLER Human Rights Online Philippines’ project comes amid threats and harassment advocates have been receiving online ever since the start of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs   MANILA, Philippines – A human rights organization is taking a stand against the…

[Campaign] Mamamayan Ayaw sa Karahasan (MASK Campaign) -TFDP

MAMAMAYAN AYAW SA KARAHASAN (MASK CAMPAIGN) Lumalaganap ang KULTURA NG KARAHASAN pinangungunahan ng pamahalaan pa mismo sa bansa. Sumasalanta ito sa marami sa kasalukuyan at mamanahin ng mga susunod na henerasyon ang malalim na epekto nito sa mamamayan. Bukod sa ito ay tahasang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, nag-iiwan ito ng malalim na takot sa mamamayang…