[Statement] Five years of Aquino’s straight path led Filipino workers into poverty, deaths, rights violations -CTUHR

STATEMENT 25 July 2015 Five years of Aquino’s straight path led Filipino workers into poverty, deaths, rights violations Five years of Benigno Aquino III’s “daang matuwid” led Filipinos into a road where beggars and cadavers are scattered due to policies that kept more Filipinos mired in poverty at the same intensifying attacks on trade union…

[Press Release] Aquino Should Deliver on Rights Promises Final State of Nation Address Should Emphasize Reform -HRW

Philippines: Aquino Should Deliver on Rights Promises Final State of Nation Address Should Emphasize Reform (Manila, July 22, 2015) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III should commit his administration to meaningful human rights reforms in his final State of the Nation Address on July 27, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Aquino’s address may be…

[Press Release] End Police Torture, Killings! Aquino Should Act Decisively to Punish Perpetrators -HRW

Philippines: End Police Torture, Killings Aquino Should Act Decisively to Punish Perpetrators (Manila, January 31, 2015) – The Philippine government of President Benigno Aquino III should take decisive action against torture and extrajudicial killings by the police and other state security forces, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. The Aquino administration…

[Event] State of the Indigenous Peoples Address 2014 -LRC-KSK

Dear Partners, Friends, and Advocates, This July 28,President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) and in the last 4 SONAs he is not even mentioning the plight of the indigenous peoples in their right to self-determination. The Aquino government caused serious concerns on his development agenda relying on…

[Blog] Human rights week 2013 and beyond. By Mokong

HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK 2013 AND BEYOND. By Mokong Perspektib With the theme, “Sa kulang-kulang na pamamahala, TAO ang kawawa. Dapat Tao Muna,” the right of the people to government’s response in tragedies, climate change and all human rights was the focus of the campaign by human rights groups and activists in the Philippines that commemorated…

[Statement] Apathy and alibis -NUJP

Apathy and alibis It says much when the president of a country that time and again boasts of being a democracy insists that one of, if not the, worst wave of media murders does not constitute a national catastrophe. No, we don’t believe President Benigno Aquino III is in a state of denial about the…

[Campaign] switch off the Christmas lights -PM

switch off the Christmas lights -PM Partido ng Manggagawa Kapag manggagawa ang humingi ng dagdag sweldo, pahirapan pang ibigay ang P10. Kapag power cartel ang nagsabing magtataas ang presyo, walang kibo ang gubyerno. Ang P4.15/kWh na dagdag singil ng Meralco ay dagdag P830 sa may konsumong 200 kWh kada buwan. Ang dating P12/kWh na singil…

[Press Release] Philippines Visit Should Highlight Rights -HRW

Australia: Philippines Visit Should Highlight Rights Foreign Minister Should Raise Concerns About Paralyzed Criminal Justice System (Sydney, December 6, 2013) – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop should ensure that human rights are a part of her discussions with Filipino leaders, Human Rights Watch said today. She will visit the Philippines from December 7 to 8,…

[Urgent Action] Harassment Against Resident-Farmers and Aeta IP Group in Porac Pampanga -TFDP

Urgent Action November 20, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment Against Resident-Farmers and Aeta IP Group in Porac Pampanga Issues: Harassment, Threat and Intimidation; Forced Eviction; Damaged to Property; Denied of Means of Subsistence Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment and intimidation against resident-farmers of…

[Statement] Pork Barrel Regime a bane to Filipino workers -NAGKAISA

Pork Barrel Regime a bane to Filipino workers Official numbers and figures tell no lies—pork barrel, which include the Palace’s Special Purpose Fund (SPF) and Congress’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)–has reached all-time highs under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. SPF, which are funds under the discretion of Mr. Aquino, is set to…

[In the news] After hacking spree, Anonymous Philippines takes anti-pork protest offline -InterAksyon.com

After hacking spree, Anonymous Philippines takes anti-pork protest offline By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com November 5, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — After hacking government websites over the weekend in protest of the pork barrel system, members of the hackers’ collective Anonymous Philippines took their protest offline on Tuesday with a rally near the House of Representatives in…

[From the web] Clipping the President’s fiscal powers: A short-term sacrifice to ensure the long-term gain of the people -Akbayan

Clipping the President’s fiscal powers: A short-term sacrifice to ensure the long-term gain of the people Akbayan welcomes President Benigno Aquino III‘s attempt to elucidate some of the issues that have since surfaced because of the pork barrel scam in his recent public address. We also welcome his resolve to make accountable the pork barrel…