[Press Release] TFDP to PNoy: release all victims of political incarceration to show genuine mercy and compassion not as “pakitang-Pope lamang”

TFDP to PNoy: release all victims of political incarceration to show genuine mercy and compassion not as “pakitang-Pope lamang” Human rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) challenged President Benigno Aquino to prove his sincerity by acting not only on the cases of common prisoners but also on the release of political prisoners…

[Press Release] Group challenges PNoy to side with victims of human rights abuses and environment destruction and not with the greedy few -SOS YB

Group challenges PNoy to side with victims of human rights abuses and environment destruction and not with the greedy few Demands Government to prioritize the scrapping of Mining Act of 1995 and the legislation of AMMB as urgent in his SONA   As part of the week-long pre-SONA campaign expressing their demands for President Benigno…

[Press Release] Green activists and rights groups launch campaign asking PNoy to prioritize peoples’ rights and environment over profit from mining

Green activists and rights groups launch campaign asking PNoy to prioritize peoples’ rights and environment over profit from mining A week before President Benigno Aquino’s 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28, rights groups, environmental activists and advocates intensified their call for PNoy to act decisively on what according to them is…

[Statement] Apathy and alibis -NUJP

Apathy and alibis It says much when the president of a country that time and again boasts of being a democracy insists that one of, if not the, worst wave of media murders does not constitute a national catastrophe. No, we don’t believe President Benigno Aquino III is in a state of denial about the…

[From the web] Philippines: divided leadership and lacklustre performance -PAHRA

Philippines: divided leadership and lacklustre performance By Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)[1] Source: http://renatomabunga.wordpress.com/ I. General Overview President Benigno Aquino III considered 2012 a year of continued resurgence of the economy bolstered with increased confidence in good governance. He took pride in the dramatic leaps the country has taken in the global competitive index…