[Petition] A Call to Restore the Budget Needed in 2015 for the Proper Implementation of Overseas Voting in the 2016 Elections Petisyon -change.org

Pinepetisyon si Budget Sec. Florencio Abad A Call to Restore the Budget Needed in 2015 for the Proper Implementation of Overseas Voting in the 2016 Elections Petition by Overseas Filipinos Overseas Filipinos, many of them working under harsh conditions, are called mga Bagong Bayani (New Heroes) by the Philippine government. They not only support entire clans.…

[Press Release] End Hunger in the Philippines, adopt a Right to Adequate Food Framework Law -FIAN

End Hunger in the Philippines, adopt a Right to Adequate Food Framework Law Quezon City -Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known by its international name as ‘Haiyan’) has caused unprecedented devastation in the Philippines. “It is therefore necessary for the Philippine Government to consider climate change from a human rights-based perspective, and, in the process, to align its climate policies, with…

[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…

[Event] Caravan set to call on GPH-NDFP peace talks resumption

Caravan set to call on GPH-NDFP peace talks resumption An alliance of major peace networks – PHILIPPINE ECUMENICAL PEACE PLATFORM, WAGING PEACE PHILIPPINES, PILGRIMS FOR PEACE and SULONG CARHRIHL – who collectively call themselves as CITIZENS ALLIANCE FOR JUST PEACE, will be holding a Peace Gathering and a Caravan from Quezon Memorial Circle to Plaza…

[Statement] Pnoy’s announcement on PDAF falls short of justice for our people! -FDC

Pnoy’s announcement on PDAF falls short of justice for our people! August 23, 2013 President Aquino’s announcement today abolishing the Philippine Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) falls short of the demands for justice emanating from the massive public outcry against the pork barrel. P-Noy’s policy declaration is double-edge. While he abolishes the PDAF,he only decries the…

[Blog] Heroes March to Scrap Pork Barrel by Rod Rivera

Heroes March to Scrap Pork Barrel by Rod Rivera The reports of the Commission on Audit raised the question on the disbursement of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), as it clearly show that the Filipino taxpayer’s money, P10 billion pesos of hard-earned money from the labor force and the businesses in the Philippines is…

[Events] Activities in commemoration of the INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED- AFAD/FIND

INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED May 27 -31, 2013 Dear Friends: The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND), the International Coalitions Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) and the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD are organizing two activities in commemoration of the INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED (May 27 -31, 2013). The May 28 Roundtable…

[Statement] Aquino Admin, Solve the Ph-Taiwan Dispute & Protect the Rights and Welfare of Fil Migrant Workers -KAAGAPAY OFW

Demanding and Calling for Urgent Action of the Aquino Administration in Solving the Philippine–Taiwan Dispute and Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Filipino Migrant Workers in Taiwan This is in relation to the current face-off of the Philippine and Taiwanese Government which have put the welfare of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan at…

[Press Release] New ‘Cybercrime’ Law Will Harm Free Speech -Human Rights Watch

Philippines: New ‘Cybercrime’ Law Will Harm Free Speech Supreme Court to Rule on Act That Worsens Criminal Defamation (New York, September 28, 2012) – A new Philippine “cybercrime” law drastically increases punishments for criminal libel and gives authorities excessive and unchecked powers to shut down websites and monitor online information, Human Rights Watch said today.…