[Statement] Threats to development work, threat to people’s right to development -PMPI

Unity Statement We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, are united in our stand against the violation of the people’s right to development thru the continued intimidation, harassment and attacks among human rights and development workers in the Philippines, particularly in the Visayas in general, and in Panay Island in particular. Power dynamics, uneven distribution of…

[From the web] Assault on human rights defenders in the Philippines at crisis point -TFDP

As we mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), it is, we firmly believe, as relevant today as it was when it was adopted 71 years ago. Human rights defenders, environmental activists, indigenous peoples rights defenders, lawyers and journalists in the country are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence,…

[Statement] of the Commission on Human Rights on the celebration of International Human Rights Day

[Today], the Commission on Human Rights joins nations and communities everywhere in commemorating International Human Rights Day and the 71st Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Over seven decades ago, world leaders convened to adopt the UDHR, a declaration that would form the foundations of core human rights treaties…

[In the news] Murder charges filed against cop who shot two in Marikina City -MB

A string of criminal charges were filed Monday against a policeman who allegedly killed 23-year-old construction worker Kim Ramos and wounded his friend Lauro Lagarde in Marikina City in October. Lawyer Ansheline Bacudio told reporters that charges of murder, frustrated murder, and planting of evidence were filed before the Marikina City Prosecutors’ Office against Police…

[From the web] Balay celebrates graduation of ALS Learners in Bagong Silang

Balay Rehabilitation Center has given recognition to 26 learners in its Alternative Learning Center for passing the accreditation and equivalency exam administered by the Department of Education to students who completed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program. The passers represent 37% of the total learners currently enrolled in the Balay ALS program. The ceremony was…

[From the web] Ring the Bells to Stop the Killings! Rings the Bells, as a call for Addressing the Roots of Armed Conflict!

Is it not divine providence that the International Human Rights Day is observed during the Christian Season of Advent? We wait—like captive Israel of old—for a new dawning of God’s justice and peace. How befiting for human rights day to fall at this time! The human rights situation in the Philippines is dismal. In Negros…

[Tula] Hindi krimen ang aktibismo -ni Greg Bituin Jr.

aktibista’y katulad ng mga Katipunero sila’y may simulain at niyakap na prinsipyo itinataguyod ang pakikipagkapwa-tao, katarungan at pagkakapantay-pantay sa mundo isang lipunang makatao ang pangarap nila isang lipunang walang ganid na kapitalista lipunang umiiral ang panlipunang hustisya lipunang walang pang-aapi’t pagsasamantala aktibista’y kumikilos para sa karapatan ng tao at para sa katarungang panlipunan nais nilang…

[From the web] CHR stands in solidarity with human rights defenders, calls out attacks against them

Quezon City—On 09 December 2019, a day before the celebration of the International Human Rights Day, the Commission on Human Rights hosted a solidarity event convening human rights defenders, activists, and supporters around the country to amplify the call to end the unabated clampdown on human rights workers. “We thank everyone for joining us in…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Stakeholders to Advance CHR’s “People’s Right to Chemical Safety” Agenda

9 December 2019, Quezon City. In conjunction with the observance of Human Rights Day on December 10, a waste and pollution watchdog group appealed to all sectors to uphold the citizens’ right to chemical safety. “As Human Rights Day is commemorated, we appeal to all stakeholders, especially duty-bearers from the government and the industry, to…

[Featured Site] Young Women Initiatives – YouWin

YouWin educates, organizes, and is dedicated in empowering young women and LBT women. You WIn empowers young women towards creating its collective voice by providing venues and opportunities to enhance and gain political skills, to achieve leadership positions and to contribute to the broader women’s movement for genuine economic and political justice and gender-fair communities.…

[Event] 5TH SOLIDARITY MASS -AMRSP

Come and join us, and be in unity and solidarity with victims of injustices and Church attacks, and as we also celebrate the International Human Rights Day! � 5TH SOLIDARITY MASS December 10, 2019 | 5 pm | Church of Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University The symbolic candle lighting along Katipunan Avenue will follow after…

[Event] Alab ng Puso -CHR

COME ONE, COME ALL! 🎉 Join the Commission on Human Rights and its partners for a day of music and celebration. On December 10th, drop by the CHR Central Office in UP Complex, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City to take part in the festivities for the long-awaited Human Rights Day. Support our local artists at the…