[In the news] 134 human rights defenders killed since Duterte assumed office — Lagman -INQUIRER.net

A hundred and thirty-four human rights defenders have been killed since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016, a lawmaker said Wednesday. “134 killed among human rights defenders since the advent of the Duterte administration. That will not project protection of human rights defenders,” Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said in an interview with…

[Statement] The 15-year RH crusade is capped in triumph when the SC declared the RH Law constitutional and signaled the full implementation of the controversial measure. -Edcel lagman

The 15-year RH crusade is capped in triumph when the Supreme Court declared the RH Law constitutional and signaled the full implementation of the controversial measure. This monumental decision upholds the separation of Church and State and affirms the supremacy of government in secular concerns like health and socio-economic development. A grateful nation salutes the…

[Media Advisory] Multi-Stakeholders Forum-Workshop on the “Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor”

MEDIA ADVISORY Multi-Stakeholders Forum-Workshop on the “Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor” Dear Friends from the Media: The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND), the International Coalitions Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) and the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada and the University of…

[Event] Forum on Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor -AFAD, FIND

Forum on Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor Dear firends, Warmest greetings! After 16 long years of a hard-fought struggle to criminalize enforced disappearance in the country, we finally have the first national legislation against Enforced Disappearance in the Asian region with the passage of Republic Act No. 10353, otherwise known…

[In the news] Quiet signing of RH law marks beginning of ‘reconciliation’ – Lagman -InterAksyon.com

Quiet signing of RH law marks beginning of ‘reconciliation’ – Lagman By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com December 29, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — The lack of fanfare with which President Benigno Aquino III signed the Reproductive Health law is Malacanang’s way of starting a reconciliation process to ensure the support of all sectors for the new statute,…

[In the news] ‘Desaparecidos’ bill OK’d -INQUIRER.net

‘Desaparecidos’ bill OK’d. 1st law in Asia vs enforced disappearance By Leila B. Salaverria, Norman Bordadora, Philippine Daily Inquirer October 18, 2012 After a campaign over two decades by human rights activists, Congress finally passed a bill principally directed against state agencies that would outlaw acts that result in disappearances, allow the prosecution of perpetrators…

[In the news] Overwhelming case for the RH bill -INQUIRER.net

Overwhelming case for the RH bill. By Kaka Bag-ao, Teddy Baguilat Walden Bello and Kimi Cojuangco Philippine Daily Inquirer October 13, 2012 To its critics, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) bill is the devilish product of a foreign conspiracy. The principal plotters in this conspiracy are three: the United Nations, the goal of…

[In the news] Lagman: Don’t use Corona impeachment to delay RH bill approval -SunStar.com.ph

Lagman: Don’t use Corona impeachment to delay RH bill approval SunStar.com.ph January 18, 2012   MANILA — A principal author of the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill called on the House leadership to avoid using the impeachment proceedings to supposedly derail the passage of the long-delayed measure. “The impeachment proceedings should not be used to…

[Off the shelf] Karapatan sa kalusugan – babasahin mula sa Medical Action Group

Susi sa pag-unlad ng lipunan ang pagtamasa sa Karapatan sa Kalusugan ng mamamayan. Ngunit, ang Karapatan sa Kalusugan ay hindi nangangahulugan ng karapatan upang maging malusog at sumasaklaw hindi lamang sa pagkakaroon ng napapanahon at angkop na serbisyong pangkalusugan. Ang pagtamo ng pinakamataas na pamantayan ng kalusugan ay nangangailangan ng isang panlipunang kaayusan- mga institusyon,…

[Isyung HR] Bawal tumawid ang ayaw mamatay!

Mokong at Mokang is here once again as the sun sets and rises the following day. Mokong ang Mokang will always haunt your Sundays. You know! Mainit ang mga naging isyu ng nakaraang linggo. Sing-init ng panahon, nakaka-heat stroke. Baybayin natin ang top 5. 5. Kill the Gays Bill in Uganda Mokang:  Shock ang mga…