[Statement] Emergency powers for COVID19: The same politics of plunder and patronage but dressed in surgical masks and protective equipment -BMP/SANLAKAS/PLM

(Today, March 23, we are expecting Congress to hold a special session and grant emergency powers to Duterte as requested by Malacañang.) The supermajority in both Houses will ensure that the president will have his way, not out of deep concern for a people who face uncertainty due to the COVID19 pandemic but from a…

[Urgent Appeal] Immediate release of human rights defenders under custody by Malaysian authorities – HRD Pilipinas

July 1, 2011 Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia Main Block, Perdama Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Center 62502 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA ppm@pmo.gov.my Dear Prime Minister Razak, Greetings of peace and solidarity! It has come to our attention that one of our Filipino human rights defenders (HRDs), Mr. Romy Castillo…

[in Facebook] PLM Supports PALEA’s Planned Strike – Partido Lakas ng Masa

Stop Contractualization! After assuming jurisdiction over the high profile labor case of PALEA against PAL last December 2010, Malacañang last March 26 finaly gave its ruling supporting PAL’s outsourcing plan.  This ruling of Malacañang only echoed Labor Secretary Baldoz’s decision last year of approving the compensation package being offered by PAL to affected workers.  This…