[Statement] Statement of CHR Spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the mistaken arrest of journalist Margarita Valle

Carrying out arrests must be done with the utmost due diligence. The slightest mistake impacts the fundamental rights of the arrested person. The Constitution clearly outlines the standards on how it should be carried out, which law enforcement authorities must always abide in the exercise of their duty. In particular, the right to call or…

[Statement] Peke ang SOT Bill ng administrasyon -BMP

Ngayong halos lahat ng labor group ay mayroon nang kritisismo laban sa pekeng Security of Tenure (SOT) Bill, na hindi naman nagbibigay ng seguridad sa trabaho sa mga manggagawa, laluna sa mga nakaempleyo sa tinaguriang trabahong “non-core”. Panahong nang likhain ang pinakamalawak na pagkakaisa ng manggagawa para ipaglaban ang repormang totoong pupuksa sa salot na…

[Off-the-shelf] Introduction to Human Rights and Environment video -MOCC Chile

Introduction to Human Rights | Lesson 27: “Environment and Human Rights” This lesson is part of an International Human Rights free online course. You may follow it in Udemy http://www.udemy.com/introduction-to-… or in our Youtube channel http://youtube.com/moocchile (If you want a virtual certificate, you should follow the complete course in Udemy) You may find the transcript…

[From the web] UN human rights experts call for independent probe into Philippines violations -OHCHR

GENEVA (7 June 2019) – UN human rights experts* today called on the United Nations to establish an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines, citing a sharp deterioration in the situation of human rights across the country, including sustained attacks on people and institutions defending human rights. “Given the scale and seriousness…

[In the news] De Lima lauds House for approving bill that will protect human rights defenders -Manila Bulletin

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Friday lauded leaders of the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the measure seeking to provide protection to human rights defenders (HRDs) who have always been facing serious threats, intimidation, and harassment. De Lima, a former justice secretary, at the same time, vowed to refile…

[In the news] DOH official berates Rappler journalist for covering hospital inspection -RAPPLER.com

A Department of Health (DOH) official berated Basilan-based Rappler journalist Richard Falcatan for covering a hospital inspection he was invited to cover on Saturday, June 8. DOH Director Leonita Gorgolon, director for Health Facilities Enhancement Program, shouted at Rappler correspondent and DXNO Basilan station manager Richard Falcatan at the Basilan General Hospital in Isabela City,…

[In the news] Zagu workers go on strike to protest ‘union busting, contractualization’ -INQUIRER.net

The workers of famous pearl shake chain Zagu went on strike Thursday to protest alleged “union busting and illegal contractualization.” “The Union filed a Notice of Strike last January to address these issues, but discussions collapsed earlier this week,” the Organization of Zagu Workers – Solidarity Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms (Organiza-Super)…

[In the news] Hontiveros calls for Senate probe on death of Partido Manggagawa nominee -Manila Bulletin

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros sought on Monday a Senate probe into the murder of labor leader and fifth nominee of Partido Manggagawa (PM), Dennis Sequena, who was shot dead in Barangay Bunga, Tanza, Cavite last Sunday. After condemning the murder, Hontiveros filed Senate Resolution 1062 urging the Senate to investigate the killing of Sequena and…

[In the news] Rights Experts Urge U.N. Inquiry Into ‘Staggering’ Killings in Philippines -The New York Times

GENEVA — A group of United Nations human rights experts called on Friday for an international inquiry into the state of human rights in the Philippines because of the “staggering number” of unlawful killings by the security services and official attacks on people and institutions who defend human rights there. In a strongly worded condemnation…

[Event] National ICT Month 2019 (June 11, 2019 | QMX Lecture Hall) Limited Slots only -FMA

In celebration of the National ICT Month 2019 with the theme “See ICT Differently”, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) are pleased to invite interested organizations and individuals to the forum entitled “UNWANTED GAZE: DEALING WITH PHOTOS AND VIDEOS SHARED ONLINE WITHOUT CONSENT”. Topics for discussion…