[Statement] Aquino Must Intensify Truthful Information Drive on PhilHealth and Benefits -KAMP

Amended PhilHealth is Health Insurance Coverage, Not Universal Health Care Aquino Must Intensify Truthful Information Drive on PhilHealth and Benefits President Aquino’s administration piggy-backs its Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) drive on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). It even dubs the newly amended National Health Insurance Act (R.A. 10606), which revises policies governing programs and operations…

[Statement] KAMP enjoins PNoy to listen to public demands vs. corrupt officials and pork barrel

KAMP enjoins PNoy to listen to public demands vs. corrupt officials and pork barrel Our Money, Our Lives: Public Funds for Public Services We, the women, youth, workers, informal settlers, farmers, farmworkers, differently abled, persons with genetic disorders and the elderly, from the multi-sectoral campaign network of the Kampanya para sa Makataong Pamumuhay (KAMP) raise…

[Statement] Re-militarization of the PNP–NO WAY! Uphold civilian supremacy. Promote rights-based policing! -PAHRA

Re-militarization of the PNP–NO WAY! Uphold civilian supremacy. Promote rights-based policing! The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and the undersigned stand firmly with the 1987 Philippine Constitution stating in Section 6, Article XVI (General Provision) that “The State shall establish and maintain one police force, which shall be national in scope and civilian…

[Statement] On the killing of Davao City transport leader -CTUHR

On the killing of Davao City transport leader The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights strongly condemns the killing of Davao City transport leader Antonio Petalcorin, President of Network of Transport Organization-Davao (NETO-NCTU-APL). This is another blow to the working sector and a clear indication that human rights situation in the country has not…

No one shall be subjected to enforced disappearance

No one shall be subjected to enforced disappearance. The arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment…

[Statement] Filipino women resist renewed US military presence in Philippine territory -KAISA KA

Filipino women resist renewed US military presence in Philippine territory Enough is enough! KAISA KA, a grassroots-based organization advancing women’s rights and empowerment and social change takes this day, the 102nd International Women’s Day as a fitting occasion to denounce the continuing US military presence in the Philippines. The increasing rotational troop deployment and US…

[In the news] Lawmakers: Pinays still poor, abused -PhilStar.com

Lawmakers: Pinays still poor, abused By Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star March 9, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – Women lawmakers yesterday called on fellow Filipino women to assert their rights, saying many of them remain hungry, poor and abused under the Aquino administration. Gabriela party-list Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmerenciana de Jesus issued the statement as…

[In the news] Edsa 27 -INQUIRER.net

Edsa 27 Philippine Daily Inquirer February 24, 2013 It cannot be denied that the second Aquino administration has done much in a concerted effort to revitalize the spirit of Edsa. But we must not conflate the legacy of the People Power Revolution with any administration, not even this one. This is precisely the mistake the…

[In the news] Don’t abolish PCGG, hire ‘better people’ to go after Marcos wealth – Saguisag -InterAksyon.com

Don’t abolish PCGG, hire ‘better people’ to go after Marcos wealth – Saguisag By Stella Tomeldan, InterAksyon.com January 6, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – The Aquino administration should not abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) but instead allocate more funds so that “better people” may be hired to recover the people’s wealth from the…

[In the news] Teddy Casino to Palace: Human rights violations are Leftist propaganda? ‘Mahiya ka naman sa mga biktima’ -InterAksyon.com

Teddy Casino to Palace: Human rights violations are Leftist propaganda? ‘Mahiya ka naman sa mga biktima‘ By InterAksyon.com October 24, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño on Wednesday blasted Malacanang for what he said was its dismissal of the continuing human rights abuses in the country as Leftist propaganda. Presidential spokesman Edwin…

[Press Release] Aquino Should Sign Landmark Disappearances Law -HRW

Philippines: Aquino Should Sign Landmark Disappearances Law Break With Past Administrations, Show Regional Leadership (New York, October 18, 2012) – President Benigno Aquino III should sign into law a bill criminalizing enforced disappearances in the Philippines, Human Rights Watch said today. The Philippine Congress passed the bill, the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012,…