[From the web] Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders -Forum-Asia

Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders (Bangkok, 13 June 2014): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, calls on the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and ASEAN governments to take firm…

[People] Asia’s shaky commitment to human rights Recent violence shows scant concern for rights defenders. By Renato Mabunga

Asia’s shaky commitment to human rights Recent violence shows scant concern for rights defenders By Renato Mabunga Recent events in Asia have highlighted the sorry character of many states in their supposed commitment to human rights. The silence and failure of Asian governments to act on rights abuses erode the façade of witty rhetoric, and…

[Video] Filipino Youtube Singers Unite for Typhoon Relief (“The Prayer” for the Philippines). By GREEN MANGO

Filipino Youtube Singers Unite for Typhoon Relief (“The Prayer” for the Philippines) GREEN MANGO Published on Youtube, December 17, 2013 Donate to Red Cross: http://bit.ly/18NZZBy A deeply touching collaboration of some of the best and most unique Philippine voices on YouTube (feat. viral stars such as Zendee ‘random girl’ & Aldrich Talonding). This very special…

[Event] 1st PHBS Health Bloggers Meet -PHBS

1st PHBS Health Bloggers Meet December 14, 2013 Time7:00am until 6:00pm Trimona Healthy Dining, 112 Anonas Ext., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City The Philippine Health Bloggers Society (PHBS) in cooperation with HealthActivist.ph and @IYCPilipinas present the PHBS Health Bloggers Meet this coming December 14, 2013 (Saturday) in Quezon City featuring speakers Ana Santos, Grace Nicolas, and…

[Statement] The Right Not to be Disappeared: A Product of the Blood, Sweat and Tears of Victims and Families of Enforced Disappearances around the world -AFAD

The Right Not to be Disappeared: A Product of the Blood, Sweat and Tears of Victims and Families of Enforced Disappearances around the world Sixty-five years ago, 48 member countries of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), recognizing “the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all…

[Tula] Kartilya ng mabuting loob. ni Gregorio V. Bituin Jr

KARTILYA NG MABUTING LOOB ni Gregorio V. Bituin Jr. 14 pantig bawat taludtod pawang kasapi sila ng bunying Katipunan na gabay ang Kartilya, mabuting kalooban buhay na di ginugol sa banal na dahilan kahoy na walang lilim, buhay na sayang lamang. kung pawang pansarili yaong nasasaloob di pakikipagkapwa sa puso’y nakalukob paano na ang iba…

[Event] Bike for Rights 2013 -AI Ph

Join Amnesty International Philippines’ Bike for Rights 2013 #BFR2013 #padyakarapatan2013 15 December 2013, run starts at 6:00am at the Quezon City memorial Circle Registration Fee: P300.00 – Jersey AND snacks (limited supply and available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis) P 50.00 – Snacks ONLY *certificates and raffle prizes await cyclists who will finish…

[Statement] CSO Recommendations for the ASEAN Secretary-General and the ASEAN Secretariat

The 2013 Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary-General, the ASEAN Secretariat and the Representative of Civil Society Organizations Note: Based from the information shared by our source… On Friday, 1 November 2013, in Jakarta, Representatives of Civil Society Organizations (Including the source, a representative of FORUM-ASIA) attended the 2013 Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary-General, the ASEAN…

[Off-the-shelf] Free Prior and Informed Consent in the Philippines Regulations and Realities By OXFAM

Free Prior and Informed Consent in the Philippines Regulations and Realities By OXFAM Oxfam has just completed a policy briefing paper called “Free Prior Informed Consent in the Philippines: Regulations and Realities” which describes the key legal protections for FPIC in the Philippines as well as past obstacles to effective implementation. In addition, the policy…

[People] The greatest storm By Fr. Shay Cullen

The greatest storm By Fr. Shay Cullen The rains would not stop even after the winds had died down. Rachel was terrified for her children and herself. Juanito, her husband had gone looking for food. The typhoon blew wild and wickedly across the Philippines leaving behind rising flood waters, mangled huts and shacks, and toppled…

[Press Release] Corporate Human Rights Abuses in ASEAN: Civil Society Calls for Corporate Accountability and Compliance with International Human Rights Law

Corporate Human Rights Abuses in ASEAN: Civil Society Calls for Corporate Accountability and Compliance with International Human Rights Law (Bangkok/Jakarta, 3 October 2013) – Civil society groups called for greater corporate accountability in the region, which requires a regulatory framework based on international human rights norms and standards, to address the escalation of corporate human…

[Featured Site] Philippine Human Rights Monitor By PhilRights

Philippine Human Rights Monitor Surveilling the state of human rights in the Philippines This is the paper.li page maintained by the Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights). Here you can access stories that impact on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. PhilRights is a non-profit organization focusing on human rights research, information and monitoring…

[Press Release] Civil Society Organisations demand meaningful engagement with ASEAN human rights bodies

Civil Society Organisations demand meaningful engagement with ASEAN human rights bodies Civil Society from a number of ASEAN countries have just convened at the 6th Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights in Jakarta from 1-2 October 2013. Over 80 participants from more than 59 organizations, both within and outside the ASEAN region gathered to discuss…