[Statement] RHRC lauds GPH-MILF panels for signed Normalization Annex

RHRC lauds GPH-MILF panels for signed Normalization Annex The Regional Human Rights Commission (RHRC) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao congratulates the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) panels for signing of the Normalization Annex. Peace prevailed once again and RHRC is a strong partner in sustaining peace…

[Statement] Human rights defenders push for the adoption of human rights framework in the Bangsamoro Basic Law -BAWGBUG

Human rights defenders push for the adoption of human rights framework in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (Cotabato City) In the observance of the International Human Rights Day, Bawgbug is spearheading a series of community based consultations in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi for the drafting of a Bangsamoro Basic Law with a strong and highly defined…

[From the web] The CHRP-IDP Project -idpproject.wordpress.com

The CHRP-IDP Project. The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) is in the forefront of laying down foundation of a human rights culture and a mechanism for the protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).  Currently, it has developed the CHRP Project on Internally Displaced Persons (CHRP-IDP Project) envisioned to set up a rights-based…

[Press Release] Teachers appeal for peace in Zamboanga -TDC

Teachers appeal for peace in Zamboanga The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) expresses their sentiments amidst the on-going armed confrontation in Zamboanga and other parts of the country. “Innocent civilians, especially helpless children suffer most in every armed conflict.” Said Benjo Basas the group’s national chairperson. The group reacted on the escalating conflict in Zamboanga City…

[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…

[Resources] Living in the Shadows -balayph.net

Living in the Shadows Another study of Balay, this time in collaboration with the International Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) has been published. The study looks at the phenomenon of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and armed conflict in NPA areas. You can download the research using the link at the end of this page. Below is…

[Statement] A Postscript to the Wealth Sharing Deal -Mindanao CSOs

A Postscript to the Wealth Sharing Deal We, Mindanao civil society groups, sighed with relief when the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) finally signed the Annex on the Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing Agreement last Sunday, July 14, 2013. Some would say it’s historic but not as euphoric…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Statement] Strong rights, no remedy -AHRC

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2012 PHILIPPINES: Strong rights, no remedy The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released its 15-page report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines this year. The report, titled “Strong rights, no remedy,” gave detailed analysis on…

[Press Release] UN Human Rights Committee review revealed “several areas of deficit” in the Philippine human rights records

UN Human Rights Committee review revealed “several areas of deficit” in the Philippine human rights records Geneva 15 – 16 October 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Committee concluded the examination of the fourth periodic report of the Philippines on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This review took…

[Statement] Onward with the fight for right-to-self determination, peace, justice and democracy in Mindanao! -PLM

Onward with the fight for right-to-self determination, peace, justice and democracy in Mindanao! Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), a national political party of the marginalized sectors, welcomes the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement as a roadmap for peace in Mindanao. The agreement is also the first step to end the centuries-old oppression of the Moro people in…