[From the web] Philippine President Encourages War Crimes -HRW

Philippine President Encourages War Crimes Duterte’s Call to ‘Flatten the Hills’ Threatens Civilian Life and Property By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch While attending a memorial service today for four policemen, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged the army to “Go ahead, flatten the hills.” In counterinsurgency operations, he said, “anything goes for now. If…

[From the web] The Philippines’ Alarming Death Penalty U-Turn -HRW

The Philippines’ Alarming Death Penalty U-Turn Capital Punishment Bill Could Reach President Duterte’s Desk Soon By Carlos H. Conde The Philippine House of Representatives voted today to reinstate the death penalty for serious drug-related offenses in yet another blow to the country’s deteriorating human rights situation. If the Philippine Senate approves a similar bill as…

[Featured Site] Right to Life Facebook Page

Right to Life The term “Right to Life” is based on the philosophy that every person has the right to live and that a human life should not be taken by another human being. Why we don’t support the return of the Death Penalty in Philippines: • Not an effective crime-deterrent: “It’s the certainty of…

[Statement] NAGKAISA Denunciation of Ruben Torres and USEC Say Misrepresentation of Worker-DOLE Agreement that Contractualuzation Cannot Be Prohibited



NAGKAISA Denunciation of Ruben Torres and USEC Say Misrepresentation of Worker-DOLE Agreement that Contractualuzation Cannot Be Prohibited

 NAGKAISA, including the legitimate TUCP President Raymond Mendoza, a co-convenor of NAGKAISA and the author of HB No.4444 which will prohibit and criminalize contractualization, denounce in clear, categorical terms the underhanded attempt of Mr. Ruben Torres and apparently,…

[Statement] Changes under Digong ‘Insufficient, Alarming and Questionable’ -Green Thumb Coalition

Changes under Digong ‘Insufficient, Alarming and Questionable’ The Green Thumb Coalition, the widest network of advocates for the environment, human rights and people-centered sustainable development, finds the Duterte administration lacking in delivering significant changes it has promised in pressing issues regarding ecological integrity, social justice and its development policy. During the campaign season, President Duterte…

[Right-Up] Ang ginto at ang aso -by Rod Galicha

Ang ginto at ang aso By Rod Galicha January 3, 2017 Isang repleksyon tungkol sa isyung pagkatay ng aso sa pelikulang ORO – MMFF 2016. 1. May punto ang PAWS. 2. May punto ang ORO. 3. Ngunit sa bawat isyu may mga konteksto. 4. Ang konteksto ng PAWS ay ang kanilang pananaw at ng umiiral…

[From the web] Don’t Reinstate Death Penalty, Capital Punishment for Drug Crimes Violates International Law

Philippines: Don’t Reinstate Death Penalty Capital Punishment for Drug Crimes Violates International Law (New York, December 3, 2016) – The Philippine House of Representatives should reject a proposal to reinstate the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 29, 2016, the Judicial Reforms Subcommittee approved Congress House Bill No. 1 (Death Penalty Law),…

[Statement] NAKPhilippines calls upon the defenders of the law and the security sector to observe the rule of law and uphold human rights

NAKPhilippines calls upon the defenders of the law and the security sector to observe the rule of law and uphold human rights Reaction by NAKPhilippines to President Duterte’s statement blaming human rights advocates if the drug problem worsens and, as such, should also be targetted in his war on drugs: “NAKPhilippines is appalled that President…