[Video] FreeXP.con3 Highlights

Let us welcome 2020 by a throwback video of the Highlights of the FreeXP.con3. Igiit. Ipagdiwang. Ipahayag! #HumanRights FreeXP.con3 aims to examine the promotion and protection of the FoE in the context of national scope and international standards with a view of identifying challenges and sharing best practices, and inspiring initiatives taken by bloggers, journalists, and…

[Press Release] Environmental Advocates Call for Greater Vigilance against Foreign Waste Dumping – EcoWaste Coalition

(Groups Insist: Mindanao Dili Basurahan, Bar Waste Imports, Ratify the Basel Ban Amendment) 19 January 2020, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental/Davao City/Quezon City. Environmental health and justice advocates called for greater vigilance against waste imports as they cheer over the re-exportation of the remaining illegal South Korean waste shipments to their origin starting today. At the jubilant…

[Off the shelf] No Letup in ‘Drug War’ Killings, Upsurge in Attacks on Activists, Environmentalists -HRW

The Philippine government’s murderous “war on drugs” remained the Philippines’ gravest human rights concern in 2019, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2020. Security forces were also implicated in often deadly attacks on activists. “President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign remains as brutal as when it started, with drug suspects being killed regularly…

[Tula] Sugat na walang hilum -Ni Teng

December 30, 1896- isang paspaslang hudyat ng pagpapaalam sa sinisinta ihahanda ang katawan sa panandaliang halimaw na kirot ng tulis ng bakal mula sa armas ng dayuhang baril ito’y sugatang dibdib ni Sisa Pagal n’yang katawan ay binurol ang makabayang adhika’y naglalamay Sa mga sugat ng pagibig sa Bayan pagdalaw ng pirasong ala-ala ni Ibarra…

[Featured site] Nagkakaisang Boses Laban sa RTL

Ang Nagkakaisang Boses Laban sa RTL ay isang espasyo upang talakayin ang isyu ng Rice Tariffication Law sa mga magsasaka at konsyumer ng bigas at palay sa Pilipinas   All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a…

[Featured site] #RespetoNaman

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, UN Women, The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, SPARK! Philippines, and Empower are collaborating for #RespetoNaman, a Nationwide Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence. The goal of the project is to spark a sustainable movement across the nation to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence in the Philippines through campaigning for…

[Right-Up] ATANG -ni. R.B. Abiva

Anim na araw nang inaapoy ng lagnat si Bitot. Anim na araw na rin siyang hindi nakakalabas ng kanilang barung-barong na nakatirik sa pasigan ng Estero Dolorosa. Anim na araw na ring aligaga ang kanyang amang si Kulas na kantero sa itinatayong SM gayundin ng ina niyang si Marta na tindera ng sampagita sa Parokya…

[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…