[Statement] Paglapastangan sa kasaysayan at pambansang pagkakakilanlan -TDC

PAHAYAG November 15, 2018 Paglapastangan sa kasaysayan at pambansang pagkakakilanlan Tila isang sistematikong pagbubura ng mayamang kasaysayan, wika at panitikan at pambansang patrimonya sa kamalayan ng kabataang Pilipino ang nagaganap. Matapos na alisin ng DepEd sa kurikulum pansekundarya ang pagtuturo ng Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas ay tinanggal naman ng CHED sa General Education Curriculum sa kolehiyo…

[Statement] Pahayag ng Alternative Law Groups ukol sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Atty. Benjamin Ramos

Pahayag ng Alternative Law Groups ukol sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Atty. Benjamin Ramos Mariing kinokondena ng Alternative Law Groups (ALG) ang pagpatay kay Atty. Benjamin Tarug Ramos, founding member ng National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) at Secretary General ng NUPL Negros Occidental Chapter. Noong nakaraang Martes, ika-anim ng Nobyembre, pinagbabaril ng dalawang hindi…

[Tula] Cause I am Imelda? -ni Rene Boy Abiva

Cause I am Imelda? ni Rene Boy Abiva “We have to take into consideration may edad na kasi. In any arrest or anybody for that matter, that has to be taken [into] consideration, the age, the health, alam naman natin na andyan siya.” – PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde Sentensyado ng anim at isang buwan hanggang…

[Statement] DOJ’s indictment of Rappler and its founder, Maria Ressa for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns a desperate attempt to shut down one of the critical voices in Philippine journalism -HRW

DOJ’s indictment of Rappler and its founder, Maria Ressa for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns a desperate attempt to shut down one of the critical voices in Philippine journalism -HRW The move by the Philippine Department of Justice to indict Rappler and its editor and founder, Maria Ressa, for tax evasion and…

[From the web] Another Rights Lawyer Murdered in the Philippines Killing Highlights Land Conflict in Negros -by Carlos H. Conde

Another Rights Lawyer Murdered in the Philippines Killing Highlights Land Conflict in Negros By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW By most accounts, Benjamin Ramos died doing exactly what he had always done as a human rights lawyer: helping his clients free of charge. On the evening of November 6, Ramos…

[Press Release] Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings -HRW

Philippines: Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings (Manila, November 6, 2018) – The Philippine government should create an independent commission to investigate the role of police officers in the killings of drug suspects, Human Rights Watch said today. A top law enforcement official recently admitted that police officers working…

[Press Release] Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) 02 November 2018 Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance and other human rights defenders hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration today at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani grounds in Quezon City. A daupang-palad begins at…

[Statement] Stop the electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament -Y4HRD

Stop the electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament The Youth for Human Rights and Democracy seeks accountability from the National Youth Commission (NYC) and its organizing committees for allowing electioneering and use of political propaganda in the 12th National Youth Parliament (NYP). According to reports from delegates, certain politicians…

[Press Release] Labor rights group cries justice for 9 massacred farm workers in Negros Occidental -CTUHR

Labor rights group cries justice for 9 massacred farm workers in Negros Occidental The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemns in strongest possible term the massacre of nine sugarcane workers, including four women and two minors, in Hacienda Nene, Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental yesterday October 20, 2018. While resting in…

[From the web] AFAD Expresses Concern over the Election of India, Philippines and Bangladesh in the United Nations Human Rights Council

AFAD Expresses Concern over the Election of India, Philippines and Bangladesh in the United Nations Human Rights Council The Asian Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (AFAD) expresses serious concern over the election of some of the 18 new member states into the United Nations Human Rights Council. Among the elected states of the Asia Pacific region,…