[Statement] #HandsOffSkimmers -UPV-USC, LCCS, and student organizations

Unity statement of UPV-USC, LCCS, and student organizations against the doxxing and harassment targeting members of the Skimmers Academic Organization by State-sponsored trolls of the Duterte administration Last Wednesday, October 16, 2019, UP Visayas kicked off its Pahampang Season through the annual Cheering Competition where all academic organizations best each other through cheers that tackle…

[Off-the-shelf] China: An Imperial Power in the Image of the West? – Focus on the Global South

This study seeks to answer the question: Is China an imperial power in the image of the West in its relationship with the global south? Over the last 15 years, there have been increasing accusations of Chinese state enterprises and private companies being involved in unfair labor practices, environmentally damaging projects, land-grabbing, locking borrowing countries…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Finds Outdoor Play Equipment Coated with Dangerous Levels of Lead

20 October 2019, Quezon City, Philippines. High levels of lead, a potent neurotoxin, have been discovered on public playground equipment in several cities across the country. The painted play equipment containing dangerous amounts of lead poses a serious lead poisoning risk for young children, prompting environmental health advocates to call for the effective enforcement of…

[In the news] UP Visayas community condemns threats against students after viral cheer routine -GMA news

The University of the Philippines Visayas’ Student Council and other student organizations over the weekend said they “strongly condemn” the harassment received by UPV organization the Skimmers after their cheer critical of the Duterte administration’s policies went viral. “With the increased instances of red-tagging by this oppressive state whenever the University raises awareness and action…

[Press Release] Groups strengthen opposition against OGPI FTAA renewal in Bishops-LGU-Community dialogue in Nueva Vizcaya -ATM

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya – Provincial Governor Carlos Padilla, local communities, indigenous people, and church organizations sustained strong opposition on the Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) renewal of Oceanagold Philippines Inc (OGPI) in a dialogue held today at Saint Mary’s University. The Bishops-LGU-Community dialogue activity was co-hosted by Bishop Jose Elmer Mangalinao of the Diocese…

[Press Release] Rights groups call for immediate release of reformed and qualified PDL unjustly affected by the GCTA mess

Weeks before the National Correctional Consciousness Week (NACOCOW), human rights groups gather together and liken to the game-show “Laban o Bawi?,” President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to recall the release of Persons Deprived of their Liberties (PDL) because of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) mess. In a forum entitled “Laya o Bawi?” on October 11,…

Finalists for 9th HR Pinduteros Choice Awards for HR Network’s Posts

Finalists for 9th HR Pinduteros Choice Awards for HR Network’s Posts [Statement] On the arrest of environmental women activists in Manila -ATM [Statement] Enacted Rice Tariffication Law Will Not Resolve Food Security -PNFSP [Press Release] On the Violent Dispersal of Workers’ Strike of Champion Detergent Maker: ‘Hold the Company Accountable,’ DOLE Urged -CTUHR [Press Release]…

[Event] PINDUTAN NANAMAN! -9th Human Rights Pinduteros Choice Awards

“Human Rights Pinduteros Choice Awards season” nanaman! Sa ika-9 na taon, muling paparangalan at kikilalanin ang mga “online activities” ng mga “human rights defenders”, maging indibidwal o grupo man. Sa layuning makatulong upang itambol ang paparating na taunang paggunita ng “Human Rights week” sa Disyembre. Dalawang buwan, mula ngayong Oktubre, ay gaganapin ang “Online polling”…