[Announcement] Call for application: ASEAN Youth Forum 2015

ASEAN Youth Forum 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 21-22 April 2015 Apply until April 5, 2015 Results of Chosen Participants:  April 7, 2015 Apply now: AYF Form For inquiries: Contact Tom at aseanyouthregional@gmail.com Passionate? Forward Looking? WE ARE INDEED MOVING FORWARD! We are opening the door for passionate, committed, forward-looking and hardworking Southeast Asians (Brunei Darussalam,…

[Statement] Call for sobriety, dialogue, not armed action -Mindanao CSO

Mindanao CSOs Statement Zamboanga Stand-off September 9, 2013 Call for sobriety, dialogue, not armed action We, the undersigned civil society groups, express our deepest expressions of concern, prayers and support for the innocent civilians caught in the ongoing crossfire between elements associated with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and government security forces in Zamboanga…

[Statement] ASEAN Human Rights Declaration must not provide protections lower than international human rights law and standards

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration must not provide protections lower than international human rights law and standards We, the undersigned organizations, who participated at the Civil Society Forum on ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, held on 10-11 September 2012 and the consultation meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) with civil society organizations on…

[Press Release] Civil society organisations meet ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, call for universal standards to be upheld

Civil society organisations meet ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, call for universal standards to be upheld (Kuala Lumpur, 22 June 2012): Representatives of Civil society organisations (CSOs) have today met the AICHR for the first time for a consultation on the drafting of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration.…

[From the web] Sumpa ng pribatisasyon! Mataas na presyo ng kuryente! -workersstandpoint.wordpress.com

Sumpa ng pribatisasyon! Mataas na presyo ng kuryente! workersstandpoint.wordpress.com NOONG Marso 29, inanunsyo ng Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) ang pagtataas ng presyo ng kuryente sa buong bansa simula Mayo. Ang dahilan: tumaas daw ang generation charge ng National Power Corporation (Napocor). Itataas nang P0.6904/kwh sa Luzon, P0.6060/kwh sa Visayas at P0.0442/kwh sa Mindanao. Ibig sabihin,…

[In the news] GPH, MILF to meet anew in Feb; Leonen says they have “inched forward but not fast enough” – www.mindanews.com

GPH, MILF to meet anew in Feb; Leonen says they have “inched forward but not fast enough” By Carolyn O. Arguillas, www.mindanews.com January 12, 2012  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 January) — The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels will meet again next month to thresh out details of a proposed peace agreement that government…

[Urgent Appeal] Immediate release of human rights defenders under custody by Malaysian authorities – HRD Pilipinas

July 1, 2011 Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia Main Block, Perdama Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Center 62502 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA ppm@pmo.gov.my Dear Prime Minister Razak, Greetings of peace and solidarity! It has come to our attention that one of our Filipino human rights defenders (HRDs), Mr. Romy Castillo…

[Event/Appeal] Ka Romy Castillo of PLM detained in Malaysia

FLASH REPORT Ka Romy Castillo, deputy general-secretary of Partido Lakas ng Masa, was booked for deportation from Kuala Lumpur to Manila via Malaysian airlines 840.  But the lawyers assisting him (camping outside; they are not allowed in) said that the authorities failed to bring him in to the airplane. Ka Sonny Melencio, Chairman of Partido…

[In the news] Malaysia arrests 96 persons, including Pinoy, ahead of July 9 rally for electoral reform – Interaksyon.com

Malaysia arrests 96 persons, including Pinoy, ahead of July 9 rally for electoral reform – Interaksyon.com. Agence France-Presse KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian police detained 14 more people and raided the offices of organizers canvassing support ahead of a July 9 mass rally for electoral reform, embattled activists said Wednesday, bringing the number of people held…