[Press Release] Anti-Epal Intensifies Campaign Through Change Family Political Dynasty -No More Epal Movement

Anti-Epal Intensifies Campaign Through Change Family Political Dynasty Aimed at educating the public on the problems of Philippine politics, the Anti-Epal campaign created a fictional political dynasty led by Rep. Juana Change and the Epaliticians Party List, hailing from the province of Nueva Change Occidental Sur. The Change Family believes in “political destiny, not dynasty.”…

[Press Release] Recommendations by UN will make real difference to Philippine victims of torture, IRCT says

IRCT IN GENEVA Recommendations by UN will make real difference to Philippine victims of torture, IRCT says 30-05-2012 Torture in the Philippines was among the primary focuses of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the country’s Universal Periodic Review yesterday. More than 15 states focused on torture in their recommendations to improve human rights…

[Press Release] South African Extraordinary Professor and UN official to visit PH for the International Week of the Disappeared -AFAD

South African Extraordinary Professor and UN official to visit PH for the International Week of the Disappeared Mr. Jeremy Sarkin, Extraordinary Professor of the University of South Africa, former Chairperson-Rapporteur and incumbent member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) will visit the country in his personal capacity as a…

[In the news] Deles urges greater public participation in Mindanao peace process -MindaNews

MindaNews » Deles urges greater public participation in Mindanao peace process. By Bong S. Sarmiento May 5, 2012 KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/04 May) — The government wants greater public participation in the Mindanao peace process, Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process said. Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles . OPAPP PhotoDeles…

[From the web] The Philippines to Pioneer Rehabilitation Program for Perpetrators of Torture -All Voices

The Philippines to Pioneer Rehabilitation Program for Perpetrators of Torture BY ben696molino, All Voices March 20, 2012 The Philippine government with the support of the national NGOs led by the Balay Rehabilitation Center and the Medical Action Group both involved in the rehabilitation work for victims of human rights violations particularly torture since the 80s…

[In the news] SMI relocation plan still in the works -MindaNews

MindaNews » SMI relocation plan still in the works. By Bong S. Sarmiento March 20, 2012 KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/19 March) – Foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines, Inc. has yet to firm up its relocation plan to those that will be dislodged by its Tampakan copper-gold project, a project partner admitted on Monday. “The current work program at…