[Statement] WORKERS ARE NOT VIRUS-PROOF! Advocacy groups call for expanded massive testing before economic restart -PAHRA, iDEFEND, #MassTestingNowPH

WORKERS ARE NOT VIRUS-PROOF Advocacy groups call for expanded massive testing before the economic restart As the nation commemorates Labor Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists, artists, youth, human rights, public health, and citizen groups join forces with the labor sector to demand the increase and expansion of mass testing capacities of the country before…

[From the web] Education in the New Normal: Address Inequities and Gaps to Insure Accessibility While Transitioning to Digital, Virtual Mode -ASSERT

Education in the New Normal: Address Inequities and Gaps to Insure Accessibility While Transitioning to Digital, Virtual Mode We should have been alarmed when covid19 deaths in China, the country of origin of the virus, started to fill the news. But our government just took it for granted. It continues with the ‘business as usual’…

[Action Alert] Two members of the labor organization, BMP, arrested by the PNP after staging a Labor Day protest action allegedly for violation of the ECQ rules

Action Alert May 1, 2020 (Philippines) Two members of the labor organization, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) after staging a Labor Day protest action allegedly for violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) rule against social gathering and Republic Act 11332 or the Law on Reporting of Communicable…

[Statement] Kalusugan, kabuhayan, kapakanan, at kapangyarihan sa masang manggagawa -BMP

BMP STATEMENT MAYO 1, 2020 (Mababasa rin dito: bit.ly/mayouno2020) Kalusugan, kabuhayan, kapakanan, at kapangyarihan sa masang manggagawa Sa Araw ng Paggawa ngayong taon – sa gitna ng pananalasa sa maraming bansa ng sakit na COVID19 at sa malawakang kagutuman ng milyon-milyong Pilipinong hindi makapaghanap-buhay dahil sa kwarantina, tahasan nating idinedeklara na: Makakamit lamang ng masang…

[Video] Buhay-bahay (Situation of Women and Children Under Lockdown) -iDEFEND, PAHRA

Situation of Women and Children Under Lockdown Kasama sina: Jelen Paclarin Executive Director, Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) Dr. Maria Lourdes Mendoza Women and Children Protection Unit, Northern Mindanao Medical Center Julie Ann Regalado Division Chief, Child Rights Center Commission on Human Rights Rowena Legaspi Executive Director, Children’s Legal and Research Development Center…

[Statement] Human Rights Watch’s reaction to the increasing incidents of law enforcers and government officials mistreating Filipinos during the lockdown

Human Rights Watch’s reaction to the increasing incidents of law enforcers and government officials mistreating Filipinos during the lockdown The Philippines government should immediately rein in out of control law enforcers and public officials committing rights abuses while they enforce Covid-19 quarantine and lockdown regulations. Even before the incident in Dasmarinas Village, Makati City, there…

[Action Alert] (Philippines) Mentally-challenged man killed by members of the Philippine National Police during the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Quezon City -TFDP

Action Alert (Philippines) Mentally-challenged man killed by members of the Philippine National Police during the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Quezon City April 22, 2020 Dear Friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal for further investigation regarding the killing of a mentally-challenged man by members of the Philippine…

[Statement] CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the incident involving a cop shooting an alleged lockdown violator in Barangay Pasong Putik, Quezon City

Statement of CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the incident involving a cop shooting an alleged lockdown violator in Barangay Pasong Putik, Quezon City Strict measures, such as community lockdowns, were set during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to protect our right to health and, ultimately, save lives. It is most alarming…

[Statement] CHR Spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on recent remarks to implement Martial law-style enforcement of quarantine rules

Statement of CHR Spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on recent remarks to implement Martial law-style enforcement of quarantine rules Containing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been the paramount objective in the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. Our current COVID-19 figures show that we are still at the peaking stage…

WATCH NOW! LIVE: ECQ One Month after… #AnyareNa? -iDEFEND, PAHRA

Isang buwan tayo naka kwarantina, may nabago ba? In-extend pa. Nakakapagsagawa ba ng maayos na hakbang ang pamahalaan laban sa pagkalat ng #COVID19PH? Ating pag usapan. Kasama sina: Dr. Nymia Pimentel Simbulan Chairperson, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Executive Director, Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights) Atty. Ted Te Free Legal Assistance Group…

[Statement] People over profit! Resist big business attempts to lift the ECQ to secure profits at the cost of workers’ lives -SPARK

People over profit! Resist big business attempts to lift the ECQ to secure profits at the cost of workers’ lives Last April 12, 2020, Teresita Sy-Coson, vice-chair of the largest corporate conglomerate in the Philippines, SM Investments Corp. appealed to the government to allow all industries to resume 50 percent of their operating capacity even…

[Action Alert] (Philippines) Arrest of more than 75,000 individuals for curfew violations during Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine -TFDP

Action Alert April 9, 2020 (Philippines) Arrest of more than 75,000 individuals for curfew violations during Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine Dear Friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the arrest of more than 75,000 individuals for curfew violations during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. ———————————————————————————————————————————— According…