[Statement] Isulong ang Karapatang Pantao, Bagong Pulitika, Bagong Ekonomiya, Bagong Sistema -FDC/PAHRA/KonTRAPOrk

Pahayag sa Okasyon ng 2014 State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Presidente Benigno Aquin0 III. Isulong ang Karapatang Pantao, Bagong Pulitika, Bagong Ekonomiya, Bagong Sistema Bulok at Huwad ang “Tuwid na Daan” Muling nagigising ang buong bayan samapanlinlang na panunungkulan ng gobyernong Aquino. Bulok at huwad ang “Tuwid na Daan.”Bigo ang masang Pilipinong makaahon…

[In the news] Voter gets pre-shaded ballot -RAPPLER.com

Voter gets pre-shaded ballot By Patricia Evangelista, RAPPLER.com May 13,2013 MANILA, Philippines – A first-time voter received his ballot with votes already blacked out. “I saw it was filled out already,” said Raymond Ramirez of Bataan, Sta. Mesa in Manila. “It looks like there’s cheating. I wish they were fair so there are no problems,”…

[In the news] Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment -InterAksyon.com

Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment InterAksyon.com May 4, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The chairman of the activist youth group Anakbayan has raised the alarm over what he said were “several incidents of suspected military surveillance and harassment against me.” In a blog entry in the Philippine Online Chronicles, Vencer Crisostomo said he…

[People] Revenge ,forgiveness and making peace by Fr. Shay Cullen

Revenge ,forgiveness and making peace by Fr. Shay Cullen The terrible crimes we witness against women and children, bombings against the innocent people in Boston, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere cause us to feel not only pity, but compassion with the victims and their families. Many people feel anger that cries out for revenge and vengeance.…

[Blog] To the Filipino Electorate by Rod Rivera

To the Filipino Electorate By Rod Rivera, DEKONZTRUKTSCHON May 1, 2013 You are empowered by the Philippine Constitution, under democratic principles, to run to any position you might like in the Government. Otherwise, you are empowered to put into positions of power anyone you might like among the candidates this coming election. Your vote is…

[Urgent Appeal] Harassment of Protesting Workers of a Telecommunications Company -TFDP

Urgent Appeal May 2, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment of Protesting Workers of a Telecommunications Company ISSUES: Harassment and Intimidation; Unfair Labor Practice; Human Rights Defenders; Freedom of Expression and Right to Organize Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment and intimidation against leaders and…

[Event/Campaign] Tao Muna-Hindi Mina! campaign

WHAT IS TAO MUNA-HINDI MINA! CAMPAIGN? Members of Civil Society, Faith based organizations and Human Rights Defenders working against destructive mining in the country are launching a campaign dubbed “TAO MUNA HINDI MINA!”. It is a campaign to assert that government as duty bearer should uphold human rights and protect the environment, and should conduct…

[Press Release] Rights groups launch Tao Muna-Hindi Mina campaign, urge candidates to prioritize human rights over mining

Rights groups launch Tao Muna-Hindi Mina campaign, urge candidates to prioritize human rights over mining Members of Civil Society, Faith based organizations and Human Rights Defenders working against destructive mining in the country launched a campaign dubbed as “TAO MUNA-HINDI MINA!” to challenge candidates to take up a 10 point Human Rights Agenda on Mining…

[Featured Story] Political Prisoner Longs for Freedom, The Story of Juanito Itaas (Part 1)- TFDP

Political Prisoner Longs for Freedom, The Story of Juanito Itaas (Part 1) by Task Force Detainees of the Philippines HRonlinePH.com published this article by TFDP in July 2011. We decided to reshare this article one more time in support of TFDP’s #FREEourDEFENDERS Campaign. Amidst the sound of merrymaking, Juanito Itaas addressed the visitors and his…

[Press Release] Anti-Epal Website Launched Against Epaliticians During Campaign Season -Dakila

Anti-Epal Website Launched Against Epaliticians During Campaign Season 13 March 2013, Manila—The No More Epal Movement launched its website to help the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) monitor campaign violations, last March 14, Thursday, at De La Salle University Manila. Similar to how people have submitted “epal” photos of politicians, the website encourages the public to…

[Event] The Emergent Rights of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity: a Consultative Forum Towards a Declaration -CHR

INVITATION TO CSOs and HRDs The Emergent Rights of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity: a Consultative Forum Towards a Declaration March 18, 2013 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm CHR Multipurpose Hall main resource speaker: Prof. Virginia B. Dandan Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity Please refer to attached documents for reference. Will…

[From the web] Bragging Rights -InterAksyon.com

MARIE YUVIENCO: Bragging Rights By Marie Yuvienco, InterAksyon.com February 9, 2013 To some extent, members of the House of Representatives have every reason to pat themselves on the head for enacting “historic and game-changing” laws. The 15th Congress, before it adjourned for the campaign period, did pass a number of statutes significant for, first, the…

[Press Release] Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013 to Propose Concrete Actions for Electoral Reforms -Visayas Clergy Discernment Group

Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013 to Propose Concrete Actions for Electoral Reforms The Cebu Archdiocese through the Office of the Archbishop, in partnership with the Comelec-7 and DepED-7, will launch a summit to explore concrete actions in addressing election issues in Cebu. The “Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013:Addressing the Most Challenging Election Issues”…

[Statement] AMRSP statement on the Tampakan massacre -AMRSP

AMRSP statement on the Tampakan massacre “Who has appointed you ruler and judge over us…? (Exodus 2:14)” We, the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines condemned the treacherous killing of Family members of a B’laan tribe leader opposed to the entry of Sagittarius Mines Incorporated (SMI) in their ancestral domain area during a…