[Press Release] Artist-activist group calls for continued resistance after online HR festival -Dakila

Artist-activist group calls for continued resistance after online HR festival Quezon City, Philippines – Artist-activist collective DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism calls for continued resistance after the closing of the Active International Human Rights Festival (AVIHRF) last Sunday, September 27. “The AVIHRF has served as a platform for human rights organizations and advocates, artists, filmmakers,…

[Statement] Teachers deserve healthcare beyond P500 -TDC

Teachers deserve healthcare beyond P500 The Department of Education (DepEd) issues DepEd Order No. 28, s. 2020 or the Guidelines on the Grant of Five Hundred Pesos Financial Assistance to Public School Teachers for Payment of Medical Examination Expenses. This financial assistance, according to the DepEd aims to supplement the budget for the medical examination…

[Statement] Gov’t reopening of mines during pandemic ‘dangerous’, worsen impunity against defenders -ATM

Gov’t reopening of mines during pandemic ‘dangerous’, worsen impunity against defenders Quezon City – Environment and human rights groups stormed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to protest the reopening of 13 canceled and suspended mines, citing health and safety risks on mining-affected communities and defenders. The groups emphasized that mining operations endanger…

[Statement] Kaliwa dam: bangungot ng kaunlaran -STEP-Sierra Madre

Kaliwa dam: bangungot ng kaunlaran Pinipilit ipatanggap sa atin ang Kaliwa Dam. Ginagamit na dahilan ang diumanoý krisis sa tubig sa Kamaynilaan. Sa biglang tingin, parang okay naman. Pero kapag sinuring mabuti ang proyekto, lilitaw ang maraming katanungan na senyales ng nakatagong malaking problema at kapahamakan. Dumaan ba sa tamang proseso ang proyekto? Mahalagang suriin…

[Statement] National and International NGOs urge Human Rights Council to respond credibly to damning OHCHR report on the Philippines

ORAL STATEMENT HRC45 – Item 4: General Debate 25 September 2020 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NGOS URGE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO RESPOND CREDIBLY TO DAMNING OHCHR REPORT ON THE PHILIPPINES UN Human Rights Council Forty-fifth session 14 September – 7 October 2020   Madam President,   I speak on behalf of 35 organisations, deeply concerned by…

[Press Release] UN must intensify pressure to end killings as impunity reigns -AI

UN must intensify pressure to end killings as impunity reigns 25 September 2020 The administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to incite a wave of extrajudicial executions and fuel a climate of near-absolute impunity for perpetrators, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing on the country’s dramatically deteriorating human rights situation. The briefing,…

[Press Release] Basurero Continues Critically Acclaimed Festival Run at the Active Vista International Human Rights Festival -­‐ Philippines, Sept. 19-­‐27

Basurero Continues Critically Acclaimed Festival Run at the Active Vista International Human Rights Festival -­‐ Philippines, Sept. 19-­‐27 Starring Jericho “Echo” Rosales, a Filipino Fisherman Faces Troubled Waters LOS ANGELES/MANILA — Sept. 23, 2020 — For Immediate Release: Basurero, which made its critically acclaimed world debut in competition at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival…

[Press Release] On the 48th Anniversary of Martial Law: Women’s Groups Submit 33rd Petition vs. ATL

On the 48th Anniversary of Martial Law: Women’s Groups Submit 33rd Petition vs. ATL Manila— Coinciding with the 48th Anniversary of Martial Law, women’s organizations filed the 33rd petition against the Anti-Terror Law in the Supreme Court this afternoon. The petition gathered more than twenty-seven women petitioners cutting across all sectors of society including feminist…

[Press Release] Human Rights Groups ask the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the Philippines due to continuing human rights violations -PAHRA

Human Rights Groups ask the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the Philippines due to continuing human rights violations Quezon City- The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) appealed to the ongoing 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council…

[Press Release] Government officials invited to react on the Youth Declaration for Climate Justice ahead 25 September Global Day of Climate Action

Government officials invited to react on the Youth Declaration for Climate Justice ahead 25 September Global Day of Climate Action Environmental and climate organizations come together to hold the Para Sa Klimabukasan Global Day of Climate Action, in solidarity with youth-led movements around the globe inspired by youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. They carry the…

[Press Release] TDC, hinimok ang DEPED na ipatigil muna ang produksiyon ng self-learning modules

TDC, hinimok ang DEPED na ipatigil muna ang produksiyon ng self-learning modules Dalawang linggo bago ang itinakdang pagbubukas ng klase sa Oktubre 5, hinimok ngayon ng grupong Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) ang pamunuan ng Department of Education (DepEd) na ipatigil muna ang produksiyon ng modules na gagamitin sa distance learning modality ngayong taong pampaaralan. Ayon…

[Press Release] #NeverForget: Human rights and cultural orgs line up events to remind Filipinos of the reality of ML era -ACTIVE VISTA

#NeverForget: Human rights and cultural orgs line up events to remind Filipinos of the reality of ML era Quezon City, Philippines – In commemoration of the 48th Martial Law anniversary, artist-activist collective DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism along with partners Bantayog ng mga Bayani, FORUM-Asia, and Cinema as Art Movement, through Active Vista International Human…

[Statement] Ating Dinaranas Ngayon ang Batas Militar sa Ilalim ng Tiranikong Paghahari -KILUSAN

[PAHAYAG] Ating Dinaranas Ngayon ang Batas Militar sa Ilalim ng Tiranikong Paghahari Ika-48 taong anibersaryo ng deklarasyon ng martial law at pagtatatag ng diktadurang Marcos ngayon. Ngunit hindi lamang tuwing September 21 magugunita ang lagim at mga bangungot sa ilalim ng labing-apat na taong paghahari ng diktadurang Marcos, idolo at modelo ni Duterte. Ngayung anim…

[Statement] Kinukundena ng KATAPAT ang pagpapasa ng panukalang batas na nagnanais ipagdiwang ang buhay ni dating pangulong Ferdinand Marcos

OPISYAL NA PAHAYAG NG KABATAANG TAGAPAGTANGGOL NG KARAPATAN (KATAPAT) HINGGIL SA PAG-APRUBA NG KAMARA SA PANUKALANG BATAS NA NAGNANAIS IPAGDIWANG ANG KAARAWAN NI DATING PANGULONG FERDINAND MARCOS BILANG ISANG NON-WORKING HOLIDAY SA ILOCOS NORTE Mariing kinukundena ng Kabataang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatan (KATAPAT) ang naging hakbang ng Kamara sa pagpapasa sa ikatlong pagdinig ng isang panukalang…

[Event] WALANG PIPIKIT: Human Rights Festival invites you to view PH in 360° -ACTIVE VISTA

WALANG PIPIKIT: Human Rights Festival invites you to view PH in 360° Quezon City, Philippines – In commemoration of the 48th Martial Law anniversary and amid the health and human rights crisis in the country, artist-activist collective DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, through its human rights education institution Active Vista, launches on September 19, Saturday,…