[From the web] Philippines: Crackdown Against Critics Intensifies -HRW

Philippines: Crackdown Against Critics Intensifies ‘Drug War’ Killings Continue; Attacks on Activists, Journalists Rise (New York, January 17, 2019) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration heightened its repression in 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. The government’s murderous “war on drugs” expanded to cities outside Manila. Attacks escalated against activists,…

[In the news] Rights advocates continue to do mandate despite threats, group tells Duterte -PhilStar.com

Rights advocates continue to do mandate despite threats, group tells Duterte Human rights groups continue to defend the rights of individuals and communities despite the threats hurled by those in power, Amnesty International Philippines stressed Wednesday. The rights watchdog made the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte accused human rights groups of seeking to undermine the…

[Statement] President of the Philippines should be held accountable for attacks against human rights defenders

Joint Statement: President of the Philippines should be held accountable for attacks against human rights defenders (11 January 2019, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member organisations in the Philippines strongly condemn Philippine President Duterte’s recent tirades against human rights groups. In a speech delivered on 9 January…

[In the news] Duterte’s sexist tirades -PHILSTAR.com

Duterte’s sexist tirades Vice President Leni Robredo says “jokes” about molesting sleeping househelp “normalize” sexual abuse. On her weekly radio show, Robredo says that telling jokes is not wrong but says in Filipino that “there are some jokes that really shouldn’t be told.” President Rodrigo Duterte reaped criticism last week for saying he had touched…

[In the news] Police intel on hunt for members of Alliance of Concerned Teachers -ABS-CBN news

Police intel on hunt for members of Alliance of Concerned Teachers Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence operatives have been visiting schools nationwide, asking for “an inventory” of members or allies of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT),” officials of the 180,000-member association told ABS-CBN News. In an interview, ACT secretary-general Raymond Basilio said reports have…

[Statement] Matindi ang pinsala ng kabastusang ito (ni Duterte) sa mga kababaihan, lalo na sa mga kasambahay -PKKK

Matindi ang pinsala ng kabastusang ito (ni Duterte) sa mga kababaihan, lalo na sa mga kasambahay PAHAYAG NG PAMBANSANG KOALISYON NG KABABAIHAN SA KANAYUNAN (PKKK) SA KABASTUSAN NI DUTERTE Kami sa PKKK ay nagpapahayag ng galit sa pagmamalaki ni Duterte sa kanyang ginawang molestasyon ng kanilang kasambahay. Naniniwala kami na ikinuwento niya ito hindi sa…

[In the news] Women’s group: With sexual assault story, Duterte says men can brutalize, rape women -GMAnews

Women’s group: With sexual assault story, Duterte says men can brutalize, rape women Women’s rights group EveryWoman on Tuesday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for his anecdote involving the sexual abuse of a maid, saying that it defeats the purpose of celebrating Christmas. In a statement, EveryWoman lambasted Duterte’s story, which he told during a speech…

[In the news] Women’s rights advocates slam Duterte ‘bragging’ about touching maid in his teens -ABS-CBN.com

Women’s rights advocates slam Duterte ‘bragging’ about touching maid in his teens MANILA – It is disturbing and infuriating to hear President Rodrigo Duterte “brag” about attempting in his teen years to rape a housekeeper, women’s rights advocates said Sunday. Duterte recounted in a speech how he confessed to a priest of the Catholic school…

[Statement] Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Memorandum Order 32 na nagpapatibay ng panuntunan sa mga militar sa ilalim ng State of National Emergency to suppress lawless violence

Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Memorandum Order 32 na nagpapatibay ng panuntunan sa mga militar sa ilalim ng State of National Emergency to suppress lawless violence Source: iDEFEND.ph Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was…

[From the web] Artist group organizing film screenings in schools slams ‘red-tagging’ -DAKILA

Artist group organizing film screenings in schools slams ‘red-tagging’ DAKILA, the artist-activist group behind the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival, condemns the ‘red-tagging’ of the Duterte administration of schools, youth, artists and groups organizing Martial Law-themed film screenings. DAKILA, a group known to organize film screenings complemented with discussions on social messages of the…

[Statement] Red October is Duterte-AFP plot to intensify crackdown on schools, impose dictatorship -NUSP

Red October is Duterte-AFP plot to intensify crackdown on schools, impose dictatorship October 3, 2018 NUSP condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for tagging 18 Metro Manila school campuses as communist recruitment grounds for the “Red October” ouster plot against President Duterte. The state uses the old and ineffective “red scare” tactics to…

[Statement] On AFP & Malacanang’s Statement Implicating Trade Unions in “Red October”: Ridiculous, Irresponsible and Sinister -CTUHR

On AFP & Malacanang’s Statement Implicating Trade Unions in “Red October”: Ridiculous, Irresponsible and Sinister The Center for Trade Union and Human Right (CTUHR) slammed the statements made by AFP Chief Galvez and AFP Chief of Staff for Operations Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade with Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma on September 21,2018, alleging that the issue of…