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KonTRAPOrk Malawakang Progresibong Multi-Sektoral na Kilusang Masa KONTRA PORK, KONTRA TRAPO Malawakang Progresibong Multi-Sektoral na Kilusang Masa KONTRA PORK, KONTRA TRAPO.Ang pagkasiwalat ng P10Billion Napoles-Pork Scam ay parang PANDORA’S Box na nagbukas ng higit na malaganap at malalim na suliranin ng katiwalian sa loob ng pamahalaan at sa sistemang pulitika ng ating lipunan. Ang sunod-sunod…

3rd Human Rights Pinduteros Choice Awards

3RD HR PINDUTEROS CHOICE AWARDS Theme: Internet Freedom… our rights, our choice, our freedom. For the third time, Human Rights Online Philippines or HRonlinePH.com will give recognition to human rights defenders’ efforts to promote, assert and defend human rights by maximizing online platforms. This year the event will celebrate the assertion for freedom of expression…

[Blog] Fat-free Philippine Legislative Agenda by Rod Rivera

Fat-free Philippine Legislative Agenda August 17, 2013 The fat politician is a metaphorical portrait, of greed and corruption. Pork-barrel creates such politicians. Infrastructures, livelihood, social-welfare, scholarships and other developmental projects for a district or for the country are not to be expected from congressmen/women and senators of any democratic country. The primary function of legislators…

[From the web] Karapatan and Bayan raise alarm on attacks vs activists via series of robberies, surveillance -www.bayan.ph

Karapatan and Bayan raise alarm on attacks vs activists via series of robberies, surveillance February 22, 2013 Human rights group Karapatan and umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), together with members and leaders of several organizations today condemned in strongest terms the series of attacks against people’s organizations and partylist groups, disguised as break-ins and…

[From the web] Bragging Rights -InterAksyon.com

MARIE YUVIENCO: Bragging Rights By Marie Yuvienco, InterAksyon.com February 9, 2013 To some extent, members of the House of Representatives have every reason to pat themselves on the head for enacting “historic and game-changing” laws. The 15th Congress, before it adjourned for the campaign period, did pass a number of statutes significant for, first, the…

[Press Release] A Year of Pluses, Minuses on Rights. Decrease in Killings, But Impunity for Abusers -HRW

Philippines: A Year of Pluses, Minuses on Rights Decrease in Killings, But Impunity for Abusers (Manila, February 1, 2013) – The Philippine government adopted landmark human rights legislation in 2012, but failed to make significant progress in holding the security forces accountable for serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013.…

[Resources] Phil. Government Report on ICCPR

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant Fourth periodic reports of States parties Philippines Introduction 1. This regular report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) was prepared in accordance with the consolidated guidelines for State reports under the International Covenant on Civil and…

[Resources] Executive Order No. 79

Executive Order No. 79, s. 2012 MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 79 INSTITUTIONALIZING AND IMPLEMENTING REFORMS IN THE PHILIPPINE MINING SECTOR PROVIDING POLICIES AND GUIDELINES TO ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND RESPONSIBLE MINING IN THE UTILIZATION OF MINERAL RESOURCES WHEREAS, Section 16, Article II of the 1987 Constitution provides…

[In the news] Petitioners unite as #NoToCybercrimeLaw to mount unified actions -InterAksyon.com

Petitioners unite as #NoToCybercrimeLaw to mount unified actions By InterAksyon.com October 6, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Organizations and individuals who have filed petitions against the Cybercrime Prevention Act have agreed to join forces and mount concerted actions to press their demand to scrap the controversial statute, beginning with a rally before the Supreme Court on…

[In the news] Senate inserted Section 19: How the ‘take-down’ clause emerged in Cybercrime Law -InterAksyon.com

Senate inserted Section 19: How the ‘take-down’ clause emerged in Cybercrime Law By Karl John C. Reyes, InterAksyon.com October 2, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The notorious ‘take-down’ provision in the Anti-Cybercrime Act which empowers the Department of Justice (DOJ) to restrict or block access to computer data was ‘inserted’ in the Senate version of the…