[Press Release] Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law -TFDP/MAG/PAHRA

 Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law More than nine months for the Aquino administration term end, his administration will be remembered for lost ground on important measures ofbreaking impunity which is the entrenched legacy of martial law, said the Medical Action Group Inc. (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Philippine…

[Petition] Impartial and fair verdict for human rights defender Cocoy Tulawie! Ensure his safety and security! -IPON

Impartial and fair verdict for human rights defender Cocoy Tulawie! Ensure his safety and security! Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie is a human rights defender from the Sulu region in Mindanao, the Philippines. He is the founder of the local human rights group Bawgbug and member of several civil society organizations where he was responsible for campaigns…

[Appeal] Free Apung Tony Tolentino, Protect Human Rights Defenders!

Free Apung Tony Tolentino, Protect Human Rights Defenders! Vote for this campaign for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… Apung Tony Tolentino, a barangay chairperson of Brgy. Hacienda Dolores, in Porac, Pampanga is accused of crimes. And what crime? He lead the fight with farmers in their right to land against private land developer, he…

[From the web] Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! -RMP

Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! For the past months we have witnessed the escalation of violence done against the indigenous peoples who are against the aggressive encroachment of mining and agri-businesses in their ancestral lands. We yet again raise the red banners of grief…

[Urgent Alert] Philippines: A Lawyer and Human Rights Defender was Arrested During Forced Eviction of Residents in Mandaue City, Cebu Province -TFDP

(Urgent Alert) Philippines: A Lawyer and Human Rights Defender was Arrested During Forced Eviction of Residents in Mandaue City, Cebu Province Vote for this campaign for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… Atty. Jose Aaron Pedrosa, Jr., 29, a Board Member of the human rights organization Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and leader…

[Urgent Appeal] A union member of the Albay Labor Employees Organization (ALEO) was illegally arrested and harassed by police authorities in Albay Province. -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL August 28, 2014 (Philippines) A union member of the Albay Labor Employees Organization (ALEO) was illegally arrested and harassed by police authorities in Albay Province. Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the arbitrary arrest and harassment by the police against a member…

[Press Release] Church, human rights groups call on PNoy to act on killing of farmer leader, stop violence in Hacienda Dolores

Church, human rights groups call on PNoy to act on killing of farmer leader, stop violence in Hacienda Dolores In support of seeking justice for the widow of Menelao “Ka Melon” Barcia, the Archdiocese of Pampanga, Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA), and various human rights groups call on the…

[Statement] Dakila on the death of Arvin “Tado” Jimenez

Statement of Dakila on the death of Arvin “Tado” Jimenez Arvin Jimenez, more popularly known as “Tado” passed away on the morning of February 7, 2014 in a bus accident in Bontoc, Mountain Province. Tado had been working on a series of travel-themed video projects titled “40 Mountains”, another one of his many advocacies for…

[Urgent Appeal] A female Human Rights Defender in the Agrarian Reform Sector is brutally murdered -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL November 12, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) A female Human Rights Defender in the Agrarian Reform Sector is brutally murdered ISSUES: Human Rights Defenders; Harassment and Intimidation; Agrarian Reform; Land Grabbing ___________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the killing of a female human rights…

[Solidarity] BANGLADESH: Alarming escalation of threats to human rights defenders -The Observatory

BANGLADESH: Alarming escalation of threats to human rights defenders Publication of an international fact-finding mission report Paris-Geneva, November 9, 2013 -As two members of prominent human rights NGO Odhikar will face trial tomorrow in Dhaka in relation to their human rights activities, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme,…

[Tula] Tagsibol nang siya’y isinilang… ni Armando Paragat

Tagsibol nang siya’y isinilang, ngunit ni dampi ng Diyosa’ng namumukadkad, o ‘di kaya’y malanghap ang kanyang halimuyak ipinagkait, ng berdugong mandaragit, halang at kasuklam-suklam. Tagpunla ng siya’y namulat, ngunit bago pa man mahawakan ang karit, ani’y di naisaboy sa hangin, o ‘di kaya’y matikman ang biyayang butil kinitil ng lupit ng sugong ganid https://www.facebook.com/armando.paragat?hc_location=stream Note:…