[Statement] FIND condemns the enforced disappearance of journalist and human rights defender Margarita Valle

The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) condemns in the strongest possible terms the enforced disappearance of journalist and human rights defender Margarita Valle. On 9 June 2019, her son Rius Valle posted the following on Facebook: “Margarita Valle, 61 years old, my mother, was illegally arrested today by members of PNP in Laguindingan…

[Event] Kite-Flying Day (International Week of the Disappeared) -FIND

FIND holds a kite-flying event every year in observance of the International Week of the Disappeared. Each year’s theme connects the issue of enforced disappearance with a significantly relevant and current human rights concern. Join us this year as we call for the protection of human rights defenders, that they may not fall victims to…

[Press Release] Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) 02 November 2018 Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance and other human rights defenders hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration today at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani grounds in Quezon City. A daupang-palad begins at…

[Press Release] Families of the disappeared and human rights defenders gather to reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ -FIND/AFAD

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) 28 March 2018 Every year on Holy Wednesday, the families of the disappeared and human rights defenders gather to reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ even as they relate the suffering from injustice of their beloved desaparecidos to Jesus’ agony on…

[From the web] Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence

Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence -www.tfdp.net On November 2, 2017, All Souls’ Day, about 50 families of victims of involuntary disappearance and extrajudicial killings lead a gathering of more than a hundred religious, human rights advocates, and activists in lighting…

[Statement] Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights -FIND

PRESS STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) 12 September 2017 Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights The late nationalist legislators Diokno, Tañada, Recto, and Salonga and summarily killed activist desaparecidos must be turning in their graves. The House of Representatives desires to sound the death knell for the Commission on…

[Statement] “Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” -FIND

“Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for an investigation into the killing of Grade 11 minor Kian Loyd de los Santos in a police anti-drug operation may make the people temporarily gloss over the repulsive anti-human rights rhetoric he had previously spewed out. Unfazed human rights defenders, however, remain focused on protecting…

[Statement] Joint statement on the International Week of the Disappeared – AFAD/FIND/iDEFEND

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED As this year’s International Week of the Disappeared begins, we call upon the Philippine Government to end enforced disappearances and bring to justice all perpetrators of this grave human rights violation. Enforced Disappearance is a phenomenon that is inextricably intertwined with Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture. The…

[Statement] Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs -FIND/AFAD

STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) November 2, 2016 Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs (NOTE: In the absence of tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance get together to remember and honor their disappeared loved…

[Statement] Bongbong Marcos has no right to deny that inhumane and cruel transgressions were committed during his father’s regime -FIND/AFAD

Bongbong Marcos has no right to deny that inhumane and cruel transgressions were committed during his father’s regime Statement of HR Defenders, families and advocates against enforced disappearance on All Souls’ day Vote for this article for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… With no tombs or columbaria to visit, the families of the disappeared…

[Event] Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan, Ang Pitong Wika: Paninilay at Panalangin ng mga Iwinala -FIND

A lenten activity of FIND this Holy Wednesday. Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan, Ang Pitong Wika: Paninilay at Panalangin ng mga Iwinala. Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and byline of the articles, news information, photos…

[Event] A forum on “Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor”

A forum on “Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor” The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) together with the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) and in partnership with the Embassy of Canada and the UP Asian Center, are organizing a forum on…

[Statement] A meaningful Christmas gift -FIND

A MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT The families of victims of enforced or involuntary disappearance welcome Republic Act 10350 or the “Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012” and consider it as a timely and meaningful Christmas gift to them. We are truly grateful to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for finally signing the bill into law…

[Statement] Honoring and celebrating the life, struggle and triumph of the desaparecidos and their families -FIND

Honoring and celebrating the life, struggle and triumph of the desaparecidos and their families This time of the year, Filipino families pay tribute to their dearly departed with prayers and lighted candles. The case, however, is different with the families of the disappeared. Families of victims of enforced disappearance have to deal with their missing…