[Blog] Human rights week 2013 and beyond. By Mokong

HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK 2013 AND BEYOND. By Mokong Perspektib With the theme, “Sa kulang-kulang na pamamahala, TAO ang kawawa. Dapat Tao Muna,” the right of the people to government’s response in tragedies, climate change and all human rights was the focus of the campaign by human rights groups and activists in the Philippines that commemorated…

[Press Release] Spate of Journalist Killings, Government Inaction Contributes to Erosion of Media Freedom -HRW

Philippines: Spate of Journalist Killings Government Inaction Contributes to Erosion of Media Freedom (Manila, August 9, 2013) – Philippines President Benigno Aquino III should speak out against the recent killings of three journalists and ensure that the authorities expedite their investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. While the killers and motives are unknown, these and…

[Featured Video] Speak up against impunity -NUJP

SPEAK UP AGAINST IMPUNITY National Union of Journalists of the Philippines January 23 marks the 39th month since the Ampatuan Massacre. Since 1986, 154 journalists, including 32 of the 58 victims in the brutal murder, have been killed in the line of duty. The insatiable lust for power by some, a wanton disregard for rights,…

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[Appeal] An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Sr. Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) -AHRC

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Sr. Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) July 5, 2012 Sr. Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. Spokesperson Philippine National Police (PNP) Camp General Rafael Crame Quezon City PHILIPPINES Tel: +63 2 726 4361/ 4366/ 8763 Fax: + +63 2724 8763 Dear…

[From the web] Universal Periodic Review: Series of recommendations to Philippines -OHCHR.org

In total, States participating in the discussion posed a series of recommendations to Philippines. These included, among others: To step up efforts to fully prohibit and address cases of torture, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances and ensure there were mechanisms in place to address such cases; To enhance human rights-based training for all law enforcement…

[In the news] ‘Judicial courtesy’ postpones Maguindanao massacre trial, now on its 27th month -InterAksyon.com

‘Judicial courtesy’ postpones Maguindanao massacre trial, now on its 27th month Ana Miranda, InterAksyon.com February 23, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Exactly 27 months after the single deadliest attack on media practitioners, the Maguindanao massacre trial was postponed anew after the prosecutors on Thursday failed to present its witnesses. Prosecutors said this is because of a…

[In the news] BJMP bars photographers, cameramen from massacre trial coverage – InterAksyon.com

BJMP bars photographers, cameramen from massacre trial coverage by InterAksyon.com January 25, 2012   MANILA, Philippines — For the second time this month, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology on Wednesday barred photojournalists and television cameramen from shooting images and video footage of the makeshift courtroom in Camp Bagong Diwa where the Ampatuan massacre…