[Press Release] Balay urged parties in conflict to ensure protection of civilians in the on-going military- BIFF clashes

Balay urged parties in conflict to ensure protection of civilians in the on-going military- BIFF clashes Balay has called on concerned local government units and the military authorities to uphold humanitarian protection and to take steps to ensure civilian safety and welfare following the reported deaths of a pregnant woman and a 14-year old boy…

[Statement] Peace in Mindanao within our grasp with BBL -Balay

Peace in Mindanao within our grasp with BBL Balay Rehabilitation Center expressed its hopes for processes of healing, peace and justice in Mindanao at it joins Moro, indigenous peoples and settlers of Mindanao in monitoring Congress deliberations for the targeted passage of a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress this week. “Peace has been elusive…

[Press Release] Soldiers crackdown on trade unionists, Labour rights organization CTUHR decries extrajudicial killings, arrest and forcing them to surrender as NPA supporters

Soldiers crackdown on trade unionists, Labour rights organization CTUHR decries extrajudicial killings, arrest and forcing them to surrender as NPA supporters As the Philippines commemorates the 32 years of EDSA People Power that deposed the Marcos dictatorship, labour rights organization Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) decries what it considers the return of…

[From the web] Philippine President Encourages War Crimes -HRW

Philippine President Encourages War Crimes Duterte’s Call to ‘Flatten the Hills’ Threatens Civilian Life and Property By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch While attending a memorial service today for four policemen, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged the army to “Go ahead, flatten the hills.” In counterinsurgency operations, he said, “anything goes for now. If…

[From the web] Statement of Support of the World Association for Christian Communication – Asia Region to the Ongoing Peace Negotiations between the GRP and the NDFP

Statement of Support of the World Association for Christian Communication – Asia Region to the Ongoing Peace Negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” – Matthew 5:9 “Let no corrupting talk come…

[From the web] Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 -GPPAC-SEA

Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 KUALA LUMPUR, APRIL 24 – In a bid to generate broader regional solidarity for peace in Mindanao including support for the ongoing Bangsamoro peace process, peace groups from the Philippines launched a signature campaign at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN…

[Press Release] Uphold women’s political participation, ASEAN governments urged -IID

Uphold women’s political participation, ASEAN governments urged A day ahead of the 26th ASEAN Summit scheduled on April 26th and 27th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, women activists and peacebuilders participants to the recently concluded ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF) 2015 today urged ASEAN member states to uphold women’s political participation in conflict/post-conflict situations…

[Event] Public Forum: ‘The State of the Peace Process and the BBL: A Citizens’ Conversation’- IID

Public Forum: ‘The State of the Peace Process and the BBL: A Citizens’ Conversation’. Vote for this event for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… March 24, 2015 (Tuesday) 2:30pm to 6:00pm – UP Balay Kalinaw. Organizers: Friends of the Bangsamoro, Mindanao Solidarity Network, Mindanao Peaceweavers, All-Out-Peace, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict –…