[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…

[Press Release] Labor NGO calls for pro-poor policies and clearer guidelines on lock down to overcome the threat of COVID-19 -EILER

Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) calls on the government to implement pro-poor policies and clearer guidelines as the month-long lockdown continues. According to EILER, the Duterte administration has taken measures focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, but the policies and guidelines remain lacking, unclear, and insensitive to the extremely…

[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…

[From the web] Lagman: Duterte Administration must answer critical questions on COVID-19

The following overriding and critical questions about the COVID-19 pandemic afflicting the country need immediate candid answers from the Duterte administration: Why is the President’s Contingency Fund of P13 billion barely untouched when it was purposely appropriated to respond to calamities like the deadly novel coronavirus? Reliable sources reveal that only a low of P1…

[From the web] Amnesty urges Ph govt to plan ahead, put right to health at the center of COVID-19 response -AIph

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the country, Amnesty International Philippines urges the government to plan ahead for a clearer and more sustainable approach to respond to the pandemic. Human rights must be at the center of all prevention, preparedness, containment and treatment efforts from the start, in order to best protect public…

[Urgent Action] Alleged Inhumane Treatment of Arbitrarily Arrested Citizens by Barangay Officials in Sta. Cruz Laguna -PAHRA

Officials of Barangay Gatid in Sta. Cruz Laguna allegedly detained several persons inside a small animal cage. In a photo dated March 20, 2020, by the Facebook page “Santa Cruz Cityhood”, around 6 to 7 persons were imprisoned, who apparently violated the government imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine. The move placed the entire island of Luzon…

[Featured site] SaferKidsPH

About SaferKidsPH works with children and their families, the Philippine Government, civil society and the private sector to ensure that children are safe and protected online. Company Overview The pioneering consortium composed of the Australian Embassy, Save the Children, The Asia Foundation, and UNICEF, created to reduce online sexual abuse and exploitation of children in…

[From the web] Gutom o Pakikiisa? -The GUILDS

Kung masakit na ang mamatay sa epidemyang wala pang lunas hanggang sa ngayon, mas masakit ang makitang mamatay sa gutom ang sariling pamilya dahil kailangang “sumunod na lang.” Sa gitna ng lumalala at dumarami pang kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa, masasalamin ang tunay na kalagayan ng bawat mamamayang Pilipinong nakikipagsapalaran sa labas ng kanilang mga…

[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…

[Featured site] Circle of Hope

Circle of Hope is a community that ignites genuine hope for individuals needing it the most to cope with challenging situations by using research-informed interventions in the context of the Filipino experience. The program will be offering a variety of interventions and supports, such as: psycho-education, family therapy/parent counseling, grief counseling, psycho-spiritual counseling, and expressive…