[Press Release] Lawmakers Want Congress Declared as “Lead-Safe Zone” -EcoWaste Coalition

Lawmakers Want Congress Declared as “Lead-Safe Zone” 22 October 2013, Quezon City. Lawmakers have signified their desire to declare both chambers of the Congress as “lead-safe zone” in resolutions filed to mark the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action on October 20-26. In separate resolutions, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and Representative Anthony del Rosario…

[Statement] Aquino Must Intensify Truthful Information Drive on PhilHealth and Benefits -KAMP

Amended PhilHealth is Health Insurance Coverage, Not Universal Health Care Aquino Must Intensify Truthful Information Drive on PhilHealth and Benefits President Aquino’s administration piggy-backs its Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) drive on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). It even dubs the newly amended National Health Insurance Act (R.A. 10606), which revises policies governing programs and operations…

3rd Human Rights Pinduteros Choice Awards

3RD HR PINDUTEROS CHOICE AWARDS Theme: Internet Freedom… our rights, our choice, our freedom. For the third time, Human Rights Online Philippines or HRonlinePH.com will give recognition to human rights defenders’ efforts to promote, assert and defend human rights by maximizing online platforms. This year the event will celebrate the assertion for freedom of expression…

[Event] Red-Baiting Forum 2013 -IPON

Red-Baiting Forum 2013 As a follow-up to our 2012 Red-Baiting Conference we cordially invite you to our Red-Baiting Forum 2013 (on October 4th at UP Balay Kalinaw, Quezon City) Based on the talks and results of the two previous forums, objective of the Red-Baiting Forum 2013 is to bring together Philippine state actors, international actors…

[Press Release] Spate of Journalist Killings, Government Inaction Contributes to Erosion of Media Freedom -HRW

Philippines: Spate of Journalist Killings Government Inaction Contributes to Erosion of Media Freedom (Manila, August 9, 2013) – Philippines President Benigno Aquino III should speak out against the recent killings of three journalists and ensure that the authorities expedite their investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. While the killers and motives are unknown, these and…

[Event] Screening of two video documentaries “Alas-as: Sitting on a Volcano” and “Minera:Women-miners of Benguet” -UPTWSC

Screening of two video documentaries “Alas-as: Sitting on a Volcano” and “Minera:Women-miners of Benguet”    Dear colleagues, The UP Third World Studies Center cordially invites you to the screening of two video documentaries “Alas-as: Sitting on a Volcano” and “Minera:Women-miners of Benguet” on 15 August 2013 (Thursday) from 2:30 to 5:00 in the afternoon, at…

[Press Release] Letting passengers choose -Dakila

Letting passengers choose Last Sunday evening, as we landed in Manila looking for the exit doors at the departure area of NAIA terminal 3, we came across a group of disappointed, disgruntled, and angry passengers who were denied access to regular metered taxis and was being redirected by security to the arrival area to take…

[Urgent Appeal] Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 24, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III Issues: Violent Dispersal; Harassment and Intimidation; Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; Human Rights Defenders; Freedom of Expression and Right to Organize; Physical Injuries; Command Responsibility ________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Friends,…

[Statement] Deserve ng lahat ng guro ang makatarungang bonus -TDC

DESERVE NG LAHAT NG GURO ANG MAKATARUNGANG BONUS PUBLIC STATEMENT July 25, 2013 Below is the public statement of the TDC on the controversial performance-based bonus (PBB) of public school teachers and DepEd employees. PBB aims to reward the performers in the department with the monetary incentive ranging from P5,000 to P35,000 for their work…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Urgent Alert] Immediately relocate the victims of demolition drive in Quezon City -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Immediately relocate the victims of demolition drive in Quezon City ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; corruption; impunity; rule of law Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about allegedly illegal demolition of around 120 houses in Florentino St., Sto. Domingo, Quezon City on April 10-11, 2013. The…

[Press Release] Teachers, lawyers established command post to monitor poll events -TDC

Teachers, lawyers established command post to monitor poll events The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) headquarters in Quezon City will serve as the command post to monitor all election-related concerns of public school teachers, especially the report of harassment to teachers beginning Sunday morning until Tuesday night, May 14, 2013. Dubbed as “Proteksiyon sa mga Guro,…

[In the news] Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment -InterAksyon.com

Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment InterAksyon.com May 4, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The chairman of the activist youth group Anakbayan has raised the alarm over what he said were “several incidents of suspected military surveillance and harassment against me.” In a blog entry in the Philippine Online Chronicles, Vencer Crisostomo said he…

[Statement] Truth cannot be hidden forever… -AFAD

Truth cannot be hidden forever… AFAD Statement on the 6th Anniversary of Jonas Burgos’ Disappearance 28 April, 2013 Exactly six years ago, Jonas Burgos, peasant leader and son of the late press freedom icon, Joe Burgos, was allegedly seized and made to disappear by the military at the Ever Gotesco Mall in Quezon City. For…