[Press Release] Fisherfolk Call On Government: Save Philippine Fisheries, No to Reclamation of Manila Bay -PANGISDA

Fisherfolk Call On Government: Save Philippine Fisheries, No to Reclamation of Manila Bay Manila— Fishermen from various towns surrounding Manila Bay, led by Progresibong Alyansa ng mga Mangingisda or PANGISDA marked Fisherfolk Day with a fluvial parade. The parade which traversed the length of Manila Bay from Navotas, Las Piñas,Parañaque, Baseco to Philippine Senate aims…

[Press Release] Domestic Workers Convention: Labor Rights Treaty to Take Effect -HRW

Domestic Workers Convention: Labor Rights Treaty to Take Effect Philippines Becomes Second Country to Ratify (Manila, August 6, 2012) – The Philippines’ ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention will bring the groundbreaking international treaty into legal force, promising better working conditions and key labor protections for millions of domestic workers, Human Rights Watch said today.…

[Press Release] Towards breaking culture of impunity, Senate ratifies OPCAT -Amnesty International -Philippines

Towards breaking culture of impunity, Senate ratifies OPCAT Amnesty International welcomes the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) by the Philippine Senate today. “Amnesty International campaigned the Philippines to ratify OPCAT since the time it was adopted by the United Nation General Assembly in 2002 together with the United Against…

[Blogger] Games, Politics, and Society -Politics for Breakfast

Games, Politics, and Society Politics for breakfast February 19, 2012 Should Syria continue its costly war against terrorism? Did Myanmar‘s junta make a good choice in letting Aung San Suu Kyi campaign for a parliament seat? Why did Ahmadinejad decide to disclose new nuclear projects amid apparent opposition of the US and NATO countries on…

[Press Release] ICC would only exercise jurisdiction over a crime when a country has become a states party – PCICC

The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court stresses that the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court that passed the second reading of the Senate yesterday is a “forward looking treaty that would only exercise jurisdiction over a crime when a country has become a states party.” PCICC national coordinator, Rebecca E. Lozada, said…

[Statement] Uphold the rule of law and justice, ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

On the occasion of the Sponsorship Speech and plenary debates on the Senate concurrence with the ratification of the Rome Statute UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW AND JUSTICE, RATIFY THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court is anticipating great advances in the country’s contributions to international…

[Press Release] Labor groups ask Korean government to take action on Hanjin’s labor rights violations in PH – Partido ng Manggagawa

Labor groups belonging to an anti-contractualization group Koalisyon Laban sa Kontraktwalisasyon (Kontra), trooped to the Korean embassy in Makati City this morning to ask the Korean government to take immediate action on the growing number of employees’ deaths and accidents at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines, a South Korean owned shipyard located northwest of Manila.…