[People] Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 by Harry Roque

Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 Harry Roque’s blog Thoughts of an activist lawyer Here’s my choice for the top ten most important developments for Human Rights in the Philippines for 2012: 1. Passage of the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law. Unfortunately, the passage of this law was overshadowed by the passage of the Reproductive…

SANLAKAS militantly salutes HRONLINE for a virtual year of propagating democracy with social justice and for defending our people’s rights!

SANLAKAS militantly salutes HRONLINE for a virtual year of propagating democracy with social justice and for defending our people’s rights! 30 March 2012 SANLAKAS warmly extends a clench-fisted militant salute to HROnline on the occasion of your 1st Anniversary and for having raised and waved high the banner of progressive unity in the frontlines of…

[Statement] Protect and Defend Freedom of Expression Everywhere, including in Cyberspace

Statement January 20, 2012 Human Rights Online Philippines Protect and Defend Freedom of Expression Everywhere, including in Cyberspace The Internet has become a vital communications tool which individuals can use to exercise their right to freedom of expression and exchange information and ideas. We at the Human Rights Online Philippines (HROnlinePH) use Internet as viable…

[Press Release] Amnesty International condemns killing of priest, reiterates call for creation of Presidential Accountability Commission

Amnesty International Philippines condemned the killing of Italian missionary Fr. Fausto Tentorio and reiterated its call for the creation of a Presidential Accountability Commission to ensure diligent investigation and expedient prosecution of cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture. Amnesty International said that unless impunity is broken, the killings will continue. Fr. Tentorio is…

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis 17 September, 2011

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis 17 September, 2011 Human Rights Online Philippines features articles, blogs, news information and photos on human rights issues. It provides up-to-date information on human rights activities, events, campaigns, and solidarity actions in the Philippines. It aims not only to put human rights at the center of national discourse through…

[Press Release] Australian union condemns wave of killings in the Philippines, supports calls for justice

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) condemned the waves of political killings in the Philippines and supported the call for independent investigation and justice for the victims. In a letter dated May 2, 2011 addressed to President Benigno Aquino III, AMWU expressed appall over the continuing cases of political killings in the country. Signed by…