[Statement] Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Memorandum Order 32 na nagpapatibay ng panuntunan sa mga militar sa ilalim ng State of National Emergency to suppress lawless violence

Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Memorandum Order 32 na nagpapatibay ng panuntunan sa mga militar sa ilalim ng State of National Emergency to suppress lawless violence Source: iDEFEND.ph Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was…

[Statement] Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND

Philippines does not belong to UNHRC – iDEFEND The Philippines (Government) does not belong in the UN Human Rights Council and its membership must be rescinded or suspended for miserably failing to uphold human rights standards. The UN Human Rights Council should hold the GRP accountable to standards expected of members. The Duterte administration continues…

[Statement] Dangal ng Manggagawang Ipinakipaglaban, Itaguyod at Pangalagaan -iDEFEND

Dangal ng Manggagawang Ipinakipaglaban, Itaguyod at Pangalagaan 1903 nang pinangunahan ng mga manggagawa sa ilalim ng Union Obrera Democratica de Filipinas ang unang martsa ng manggagawa sa Pilipinas, ipinanawagan nila ang pagpapataas ng kanilang sahod kasabay ng panawagang kalayaan mula sa pangongolonya ng Amerika nuong mga panahong iyon. Ngayon, mahigit isang siglo na ang nakalipas,…

[Press Release] Philippine democracy in danger — IDEFEND

Philippine democracy in danger — IDEFEND #YestoInternationalSolidarity #ResistDictatorship April 20, 2018. QUEZON CITY—Members of human rights movement IDEFEND decried the worsening human rights situation and the continuing threats to Philippine democracy. Philippine Democracy is in Danger declared IDEFEND. This declaration comes in the wake of more recent events like the deportation of Giacomo Fillbeck, of…

[Statement] on President Duterte’s orders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court -iDEFEND

Statement on President Duterte’s orders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court On March 14 President Duterte announced the ‘immediate’ withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court, after claiming it had no jurisdiction over him, instructing the police not to cooperate with any international investigation into extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs…

[Statement] Ending the War on Drugs Saves Lives -iDEFEND

Ending the War on Drugs Saves Lives Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano on Tuesday told the UN Human Rights Council that the deadly war on drugs was meant to save Filipino lives from the scourge of illegal drugs. He thinks the world is hearing this for the first time. But the same argument was also used…

[Statement] In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs under the government’s war on illegal drugs. iDEFEND considers it as…

[From the web] As Duterte’s betrayal of the people is unmasked, so will political oppression increase. -iDEFEND

As Duterte’s betrayal of the people is unmasked, so will political oppression increase. On a platform of change Duterte won the Presidency. More than one year into his term, change only came in the form of deeper poverty and corruption, betrayed hopes and political suppression. From the promises of eliminating drug trafficking, crime, corruption, ending…

[Statement] Huwag Magpalinlang sa Huwad na Rebolusyon -iDEFEND

Huwag Magpalinlang sa Huwad na Rebolusyon “Rebolusyong Duterte” laban sa oligarkiya sa pulitika at “tanging si Duterte ang makakapamuno dito”. Nangunguna sa pagbabando dito ang koalisyong Tapang at Malasakit ni Presidential Daughter at Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, kasama ang mga namamag-asang makapasok sa pulitika,pati dating rebeldeng sundalo at “rebolusyonaryo”, at ang mga Marcoses. Sisikapin sa…

[Statement] Duterte a gross human rights violator – iDEFEND

Duterte a gross human rights violator “Duterte is a gross human rights violator who uses the war on drugs as a tool to impose authoritarian rule in order to inflict unopposed, anti-people economic policies, towards further exacerbating human rights violations against the Filipino nation. He has effectively undermined the spaces and opportunities for engagement with…