[Press Release] Rights groups hold nationwide candle lighting for Yolanda Victims on International Human Rights Day -TFDP

Rights groups hold nationwide candle lighting for Yolanda Victims on International Human Rights Day Call on government to prioritize the rights of victims and stop politicking In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day of 2013, human rights groups held nationwide solidarity candle lighting in several parts of the country, for victims of typhoon Yolanda…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Urgent Appeal] Another activist faces threats in Davao del Sur -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-129-2013 8 October 2013 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Another activist faces threats in Davao del Sur ISSUES: Threats and intimidation; human rights defenders —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that an activist in Davao del Sur is facing threats.…

[Urgent Appeal] Extrajudicial Killing of Human Rights Defender Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL: Extrajudicial Killing of Human Rights Defender Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin Dear Friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the killing of a human rights defender, Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, Sr. on July 2, 2013 at his home in Maharlika Village, Matina Aplaya, Davao City, Philippines by an unknown person. Petalcorin…

[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…

[Press Release] Groups condemn ambush of B’laan leader and member in minerals-rich Davao del Sur -ATM

Groups condemn ambush of B’laan leader and member in minerals-rich Davao del Sur Demand immediate investigation, pullout of paramilitary groups Groups, supporting the opposition of indigenous peoples and faith-based organizations to the Tampakan Copper Gold Mining project, condemn the recent report of ambush of B’laans Eking Freay and his brother-in-law Sonnny Boy Planda on June…

[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…

[From the web] Updates on the Bail Hearing of Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie case -hrdefender.org

Updates on the Bail Hearing of Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie case hrdefender.org February 4: Hearing on Continuance of Detention of Mr. Tulawie in Davao Human rights group (Philippine Alliance of Human Rights, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines, Alliance of Progressive Labor, Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya, and Balay Rehabilitation Center) assembled outside the City Hall…

[From the web] Youth calling for clean elections slam killing of Barug Katawhan leader -www.rockthevoteph.com

Youth calling for clean elections slam killing of Barug Katawhan leader http://www.rockthevoteph.com March 4, 2013 A network of young individuals calling for free and transformative elections condemned the killing of a political leader of Barug Katawhan, a group of Typhoon Pablo survivors who protested the slow distribution of relief goods, and urged the electoral candidates…

[In the news] Tribal members flee Tampakan mine site due to heavy military presence -MindaNews.com

Tribal members flee Tampakan mine site due to heavy military presence By Bong S. Sarmiento, MindaNews.com February 3 2013 KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/2 February)—At least 50 individuals, mostly women and children, have fled the mines development site of foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines, Inc. for fear of the growing militarization in the area, a church worker said Saturday.…

[Statement] Statement of Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie on the first anniversary of his arrest and incarceration as a human rights defender

STATEMENT OF TEMOGEN “COCOY” TULAWIE ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ARREST AND INCARCERATION AS A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER Dear Friends, Comrades, Supporters and Fellow Human Rights Defenders, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! Exactly one year ago, January 14, 2012 just at the stroke of midnight, I was with my two sons, Eeman, (17…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Statement] Strong rights, no remedy -AHRC

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2012 PHILIPPINES: Strong rights, no remedy The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released its 15-page report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines this year. The report, titled “Strong rights, no remedy,” gave detailed analysis on…