[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…

[Petition] Concerned Agencies: Support the IDP’s return home and rehabilitation -Change.org

Concerned Agencies: Support the IDP’s return home and rehabilitation Petition by Al Bahra Zamboanga City, Philippines A RESOLUTION MANIFESTING THE UNANIMOUS, INFORMED-CHOICE OF THE INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS [IDP] OF ZAMBOANGA CITY TO RETURN TO THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE WITH FULL SUPPORT FROM VARIOUS SECTORS FOR THE EXERCISE OF THEIR RIGHT TO RETURN VOLUNTARILY TO THEIR…

[Press Release] Investigate Zamboanga Detainee Mistreatment -HRW

Philippines: Investigate Zamboanga Detainee Mistreatment Ensure Access to Lawyers, Family Members, Rights Monitors (Manila, October 4, 2013) – The Philippines government should investigate alleged mistreatment of detainees, including children, by security forces in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has detained dozens of suspected Muslim rebels from the…

[Press Release] Abuses by Government, Rebel Forces in Zamboanga Conflict, Both Sides Need to Do All They Can to Prevent Further Loss of Civilian Life -HRW

Philippines: Abuses by Government, Rebel Forces in Zamboanga Conflict Both Sides Need to Do All They Can to Prevent Further Loss of Civilian Life (Zamboanga City, September 19, 2013) — Philippines security forces and Muslim rebels have committed serious abuses during fighting in the southern city of Zamboanga, Human Rights Watch said today. After taking…

[Press Release] Protect Civilians in Southern Fighting; Some 70,000 Displaced; Residents Trapped in Zamboanga Standoff -HRW

Philippines: Protect Civilians in Southern Fighting Some 70,000 Displaced; Residents Trapped in Zamboanga Standoff (Manila, September 16, 2013) – The Philippine government should take all necessary measures to reduce the risk to civilians while conducting military operations against Muslim rebels in the southern city of Zamboanga, Human Rights Watch said today. The fighting began on…

[Campaign] “Rights All- You-Can” campaign -UPJC

“Rights All- You-Can” campaign This year, as part of the UP Journalism Club’s (UPJC) 59th anniversary celebration, the organization is conducting a revolutionary campaign entitled: Rights All- You-Can, which aims to enable the youth to become aware of the need for the revival of human rights education in Philippine school curriculums. Support “Rights All- You-Can”…

[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…

[In the news] Metro Cebu Muslims, advocates hail pact -Cebu Daily News

Metro Cebu Muslims, advocates hail pact Cebu Daily News October 15, 2012 International peace advocates and Muslim community leaders in Cebu hailed this afternoon’s signing of the preliminary framework agreement between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). A member of the International Contact Group assisting the peace process between the government…

[In the news] Abp Quevedo to GPH, MILF: peace possible without sacrificing RSD or nat’l sovereignty and territorial integrity -MindaNews

MindaNews » Abp Quevedo to GPH, MILF: peace possible without sacrificing RSD or nat’l sovereignty and territorial integrity. By Carolyn O. Arguillas April 3, 2012 COTABATO CITY– The peace process between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) can succeed because the paramount concerns of both parties – territorial integrity and national sovereignty for…

[From the web] PEACETALK: Filipino Citizens Still Optimistic About Chances for Peace in Mindanao -MindaNews

MindaNews » PEACETALK: Filipino Citizens Still Optimistic About Chances for Peace in Mindanao. by Steven Rood/The Asia Foundation, Mindanews February 29, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC (MindaNews/28 February) — Peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur last week featured chocolates on Valentine’s Day. It was a light moment in…

[Trivia] Martial Law

Ferdinand Marcos, the Senate president, defeated Macapagal in the presidential election to become the country’s tenth president in November 1965. A close ally of the United States, Marcos launched military campaigns against the insurgents including the communist Hukbalahap and Moro rebels in Mindanao. In August 1967, Manila hosted a summit that led to the creation…