[Right-Up] Atake sa Senado – Ni Greg Bituin Jr.

SINA KA EDDIE GUAZON AT FR. PETE MONTALLANA Maikling sanaysay ni Gregorio V. Bituin Jr. Kapwa kilalang lider sila ng kani-kanilang panahon. Kapwa sila may kaugnayan sa maralita. Pareho silang prinsipyado, determinado, palaban, kagalang-galang, magiting. Subalit pareho rin silang inatake habang nagsesesyon sa Senado habang ipinaglalaban ang mga maliliit at api sa lipunan. Ang isa’y…

[Statement] Assert the right to defend human rights -PAHRA/ iDEFEND

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) condemn the recent raids of people’s organizations in Negros and in Manila as well as arrests of activists, as preventive actions against people’s dissent, as government policies continue to result in economic crises, social unrest, unmitigated disasters,…

[From the web] Despite progress on HRD bill, attacks against activists and media persist in the Philippines -CIVICUS

Human rights defender protection bill closer to becoming law On 3rd June 2019, in ongoing effort to protect human rights defenders (HRDs) from continued attacks and harassment, the Philippines House of Representatives unanimously approved a Human Rights Defenders bill. Although the bill only becomes law once the Senate and President approves it, the recent decision…

[In the news] House OKs bill defining rights, guaranteeing fundamental freedoms of rights defenders -GMAnews

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the measure seeking to define the rights and guarantee the fundamental freedoms of human rights defenders. Voting 183-0, the chamber approved House Bill 9199, principally authored by the seven members of the progressive Makabayan bloc and Albay Representative Edcel Lagman. The measure aims…

[Statement] WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED -PAHRA

PAHRA Statement of Philippine News Agency article on SEC Revocation and Red Tagging WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED We will not be silenced by the disinformation being orchestrated by the Duterte government to stifle dissent. The recent report made by Philippine News Agency (PNA), citing the revocation of the registration of the six non-government organizations…

[Statement] Stop the Attacks against Human Rights Defenders, and Protect Civic Space in the Philippines

(8 May 2019) – We, the undersigned organizations, strongly denounce the recent death threats addressed to Karapatan Secretary General, Cristina Palabay in the Philippines. These threats and the wider attacks against human rights defenders, journalists, and civil society representatives signify the further constricting of civic space and the silencing of dissent in the country. We…

[In the news] Opposition solon scores SEC’s profiling, witch-hunt of foundations, NGOs -Manila Bulletin

Opposition solon scores SEC’s profiling, witch-hunt of foundations, NGOs An opposition lawmaker scored Tuesday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for profiling and witch hunting foundations and non-government organizations. Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said the supposed “criminal profiling” of SEC is “prone to abuses” and violates the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. “This is…