[Statement] Laban ng lahat ang laban para sa Kalayaan; Laban ng lahat ang Karapatang Pantao -iDEFEND at PAHRA

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[Statement] We, the people, will continue to resist the terror law! -Movement Against the Anti-Terrorism Act

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[Off-the-shelf] Philippines: New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs”- by OMCT and CLRDC, Philippines

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[Statement] Tugon ng TDC sa opisyal na pahayag ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon (DEPED) ngayong umaga (subalit may petsang Hulyo 1, 2020)

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[Press Release] Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” -UATC

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[Right-Up] Hidden Victims of the Pandemic: The Old Man, the Jail Aide, and the Convict -By Aie Balagtas See (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)

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[From the web] Green groups denounce DENR plan to mine and dredge rivers as economic stimulus: Mining will not stimulate economic recovery -ATM

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[From the web] Contractual, part-time professors slam alleged University discrimination -TDC

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[From the web] Mga guro ikinatuwa ang pahayag ng deped na walang saysay ang mga ‘waiver’ at hindi sapilitan ang physical reporting -TDC

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[Video] UATC ONLINE LECTURE SERIES: Torture and ill-treatment in time of COVID19 pandemic

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