[From the web] The dangerous Cardema precedent -RAPPLER.com

This bid is problematic and if approved (it has been given due course but not yet approved by the Comelec en banc), will set a dangerous precedent on 3 grounds. First, because this is a way of circumventing the constitutional prohibition against executive officials using government resources to campaign during the elections; second, because it…

[From the web] Philippines ‘Drug War’ Top Cop Elected to Senate -HRW

International Criminal Court Should Investigate Ex-Police Chief Many pundits have interpreted the recently concluded midterm elections in the Philippines as an endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs.” Duterte’s favored candidates dominated the Senate, House, and local elections, prompting foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. to pronounce, “he [Duterte] and the war just won”…

[In the news] Agri, fishery groups cheer, jeer poll results -INQUIRER.net

The result of the country’s national elections, which could spell a stronger administration push for federalism and other controversial policies, drew mixed reactions from agriculture and mining groups. Promining organizations chose to tiptoe around the poll results, while activist groups expressed dismay over the dominance of “convicted plunderers” and “political lackeys” in the winning circle…

[Press Release] “Endgame”- human rights, environment groups’ final push for 2019 electoral agenda -PAHRA

Manila, Philippines—Human rights defenders, environmentalists, and grassroots communities held on Wednesday a series of activities in a final push for what they called “rights-centered” electoral agenda in the upcoming May 2019 elections. Using hashtags #SampuSigurado, #IsyuHindiKandidato and #SagotMoBaAko, the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Greenpeace SEA-Philippines, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), Bantayog Initiative, In…

[Video] Lakbay ng Taumbayan! -KALIPUNAN

Alamin ang kuwento ng pagpupunyagi, pag-asa at paghamon ng mga manlalakbay mula Marawi at Baguio hanggang Manila, kung bakit kinakailangang isulong ang adyenda ng taumbayan, labanan ang Chacha at Pederalismo, at magkaisa ang mga batayang sektor tungo sa lipunang para sa lahat, hindi sa iilan. Ito ang mga kwento ng #LakbayNatin ——— Support #KarapatDapat na…

[Event] Miting de Avance ng Taumbayan, May 10

Makiisa sa Miting de Avance ng Taumbayan! Tatlong araw bago ang national midterm elections, dinggin ang #AgendaNatin para sa isang malayang senado laban sa chacha at diktadura. Kita-kits sa May 10 sa People Power Monument! Simula ng programa: 4:30 pm. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Panalangin ng Taumbayan para sa Malayang Sanado 5:30 PM –…