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[Press Release] Rage! Marcos is no hero! -CTUHR

Rage! Marcos is no hero! “Where were they when the many years of oppression and atrocities were happening? Were they sitting on the lap of the dictator?” This was the reaction of Sr.Emelina Villegas, ICM, President of Board of Trustees of the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights when the Supreme Court on November…

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[Event] Pray For Eight – A Prayer Concert – CAMB-LNMB

Pray For Eight – A Prayer Concert Coalition Against the Marcos Burial In LNMB (CAMB-LNMB) November 6, 2016 4:00 PM Lapu-Lapu Monument, Rizal Park Why should it be a close vote? The Supreme Court has a constitutional mandate to defend our anti-dictatorship Constitution adopted after the People Power Revolution where we overthrew the despot and…

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[Advisory] Year-end incentives for Public School Teachers and Government Employees -TDC

ADVISORY November 5, 2016 Year-end incentives for Public School Teachers and Government Employees This year, public school teachers and government employees would be expecting bonuses in unprecedented amount. 1. Performance-Based Bonus (PBB)- amounting to P5, 000 to P35, 000 and should have been released last October (latest statement from Sec. Briones assures that the PBB…

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[From the web] Philippine Police Denied US Guns on Rights Concerns Assault Rifle Sale Derailment Targets Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ -HRW

Philippine Police Denied US Guns on Rights Concerns Assault Rifle Sale Derailment Targets Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ Phelim Kine By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine The United States State Department has suspended the sale of 26,000 military assault rifles to the Philippine National Police due to opposition to the sale by Senator Ben…

[From the web] UN human rights review is largely toothless – but it’s giving a boost to Asian civil society groups

UN human rights review is largely toothless – but it’s giving a boost to Asian civil society groups A United Nations initiative reviewing human rights records of countries around the world is indirectly strengthening civil society organisations in Southeast Asia by allowing them to participate in the process. But the groups are still blocked from…

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[Statement] Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs -FIND/AFAD

STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) November 2, 2016 Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs (NOTE: In the absence of tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance get together to remember and honor their disappeared loved…

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[People] There Was Jonathan-by Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc

There Was Jonathan Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc 28 October 2016 There was Jonathan, a 16-year old teenager. He was from a broken home where love no longer held together a family. There was poverty that kept food from the table and from the mouths of his brother and sisters. Jonathan saw the last of his…