[Press Release] Philippine Government Misusing Covid-19 Law Against Critics -HRW

Philippine Government Misusing Covid-19 Law Against Critics Activists Charged with Sedition, ‘Fake News’ By Carlos H. Conde Philippine authorities are increasingly using the Covid-19 pandemic and new public health restrictions as an excuse to charge political opponents and activists with criminal offenses. The latest targets were seven activists trying to distribute food aid last week…

[Statement] Free Expression, #FreeBAMBI -DAKILA

Free Expression, #FreeBAMBI Statement on the arrest of DAKILA member, Maria Victoria “Bambi” Beltran DAKILA strongly condemns the warrantless arrest of artist and writer Maria Victoria “Bambi” Beltran by the Cebu City police over her Facebook post responding to the rising COVID-19 cases in the city. This is a flagrant attack on our freedom of…

[Statement] of CHR Spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on recent COVID-19 measures that impact the right to privacy and free choice of employment

Statement of CHR Spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on recent COVID-19 measures that impact the right to privacy and free choice of employment At this stage of the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID) pandemic, we are seeing the steady growth of confirmed cases, the increasing number of deaths, and the growing challenges that beset our public…

[Statement] SHOUT OUT and NEVER HOLD BACK -HRonlinePH

HRonlinePH Statement on Defending the Freedom of Expression (FoE) in times of public emergency 13 April 2020 SHOUT OUT and NEVER HOLD BACK Shutting our mouth can’t prevent us from voicing our opinion. (Also see March 30 Statement) While drastic times may call for drastic steps, any emergency measures particularly responding to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)…

Watch Now! LIVE Stream: Freedom of Expression, Right to Information and Digital Rights amid CoViD19 Responses

Freedom of Expression, Right to Information and Digital Rights amid CoViD19 Responses with: Thina Lopez Foundation for Media Alternatives Ayeen Karunungan Doctoral Researcher on Social Media and Political Communication Rhoda Viajar LAPIS Atty. Marnie Tonson Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance Luis Gorgonio Human Rights Online Philippines Moderator: Sonia Tomalabcab DAKILA ————————————————————– COVID-19 Human Rights Violation Reporting…

[Campaign] SHOUT-OUT para sa mga Katutubong mamamayan ng Didipio! #HumanRights and #Environmental Defenders

SHOUT-OUT para sa mga Katutubong mamamayan ng Didipio! #HumanRights and #Environmental Defenders Inaanyayahan ka namin na makiisa sa SHOUT-OUT CHALLENGE. Araw-araw nating gagawin ito para suportahan ang malayang pagpapahayag. Tayo ay nakikiisa , nagpasasalamat at pagpupugay sa mga patuloy na NAGPAPAHAYAG nang MAKATOTOHANAN, MAY KABULUHAN AT MAY PAGMAMALASAKIT SA KALIKASAN AT SA KAPWA… Online at offline. Kung sang-ayon ka,…

[Statement] On the recent harassment of UE Dawn’s editor-in-chief for posting opinion on the government’s inaction towards COVID-19 pandemic- The Guild

The Guilds strongly condemn this kind of harassment to Joshua Molo, editor-in-chief of the University of the East’s Dawn, after he has been subjected to threats by his former teachers and the responding officials of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija where he resides. Mr. Molo was forced to publicly apologize after a former high school teacher cried…

[Statement] No to criminalization of free speech -NUJP

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces the criminalization of free speech and expression by the National Bureau of Investigation as disclosed by human rights lawyer Chel Diokno. News reports quoted Diokno as saying he had taken on the case of a netizen who had been subpoenaed by the National Bureau of Investigation…

[In the news] Rights groups slam Duterte’s ‘shoot to kill’ order: Prioritize lives, not violence -RAPPLER.com

Human rights group says President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement may lead to more abuses as Luzon remains in lockdown in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak Human rights groups on Thursday, April 2, condemned President Rodrigo Duterte’s “dangerous” shoot-to-kill order against quarantine violators amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines. Human Rights Watch (HRW)…

[Statement] More Filipinos are turning to social media to vent their frustrations about the government’s response to stop the spread of COVID-19 -HRonlinePH

The Human Rights Online Philippines share the concern of a public school teacher in General Santos City, as she expressed her frustrations on Facebook over the local government’s measures that many people are going hungry amid a lockdown in said city. https://www.rappler.com/nation/256157-teacher-son-arrested-without-warrant-general-santos-city-facebook-post-coronavirus Juliet Espinosa, a 55-year-old public school teacher was arrested by police in General…

[From the web] EU body flags grave concern over human rights, ‘shrinking’ media freedom in PH -CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) — The European Commission flagged “grave” concerns over drug war deaths, attacks on human rights defenders, and shrinking media freedom in the Philippines. The body, which evaluates the grant of duty-free exports for Philippine companies sending their goods to the European Union, pointed out pressing issues in the country.…