[Off-the-shelf] Activists and Journalists Targeted as Draconian Anti-Terror Law Challenged in the Philippines -CIVICUS Monitor

#HumanRights #TerrorLaw Activists and Journalists Targeted as Draconian Anti-Terror Law Challenged in the Philippines Philippines’ civic space rating was downgraded by the CIVICUS Monitor in early December 2020 from ‘obstructed’ to ‘repressed’. The rating change was driven by attacks on human rights defenders and journalists, the vilification and criminalisation of activists, the assault on press…

[Statement] Sanlakas vehemently condemns the brutal and brazen execution of Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio

#HumanRights #StopTheKillingsPH #EndImpunity Sanlakas vehemently condemns the brutal and brazen execution of Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio SANLAKAS STATEMENT ON SONYA AND FRANK GREGORIO’S MURDER Sanlakas vehemently condemns the brutal and brazen execution of Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio. This was not an isolated incident as their deaths add to the growing number…

[Statement] Apathy and alibis -NUJP

Apathy and alibis It says much when the president of a country that time and again boasts of being a democracy insists that one of, if not the, worst wave of media murders does not constitute a national catastrophe. No, we don’t believe President Benigno Aquino III is in a state of denial about the…

[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…

[From the web] Oplan Bayanihan in full swing -KARAPATAN

Oplan Bayanihan in full swing March 31, 2012 Karapatan  said in a media briefing that there is a marked and alarming increase in the number of human rights violations involving children due to the ongoing massive and intense military operations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the rural areas. Karapatan chairperson Marie…

[In the news] Human rights defenders still under attack – Bulatlat

Human rights defenders still under attack – Bulatlat. By RONALYN V. OLEA, Bulatlat.com March 3, 2012 MANILA – Speaking before an international conference, two Filipino human rights advocates exposed the continuing attacks on human rights defenders under the current government. In a paper presented to the Conference on Defending Human Rights Defenders, February 24 at…

[Statement] Struggle for a larger freedom of information -PAHRA

STRUGGLE FOR A LARGER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION February 10, 2012 The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) welcomes the initial gains of a convergent struggle towards a larger freedom of information. PAHRA acknowledges the advances made so far in the proposed bill by the staunch supporters in the legislative branch, the contribution of and…

[Press Release] Philippines: Efforts to Improve Rights Fall Far Short – HRW

Philippines: Efforts to Improve Rights Fall Far Short Abusive Paramilitaries, Extrajudicial Killings Persist  (New York, January 23, 2012) – The Philippine government should disable abusive paramilitary forces and take concrete steps to hold those responsible for killings and other rights violations to account, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2012. The administration…

[In the news] Watchdog: Little progress in human rights in PH – RAPPLER.com

Watchdog: Little progress in human rights in PH – RAPPLER – Philippine News | Multimedia | Citizen Journalism | Social Media. January 23, 2012  MANILA, Philippines – The Aquino administration has made “very little” progress in curtailing violations of human rights, international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday, January 23. “Extrajudicial killings and torture…