[From the web] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines -RAPPLER.com

The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes The denouement of the United Nations Human Rights Council vote instructing its High Commissioner to “prepare a comprehensive written report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines” was…

[From the web] A workers’ alternative for Hanjin -RAPPLER.com

The January 2019 collapse of the giant Hanjin shipbuilding facility in Subic, Zambales has precipitated a mad scramble for solutions to the crisis. The government frantically scours for new investors and 5 Philippine banks await to retrieve $412 million in unpaid loans. Meanwhile, the plight of the 30,000 displaced Hanjin workers has been all but…

[In the news] Allen Capuyan appointed indigenous peoples’ commission chairman -RAPPLER.com

Controversial retired colonel Allen Capuyan has a new role under the Duterte administration – chairperson of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). President Rodrigo Duterte signed his appointment on May 27. It was made public on Tuesday, June 4. This is Capuyan’s 4th post under Duterte’s presidency. First, he was Manila International Airport Authority…

[In the news] Rappler’s Ressa: ‘Oust-Duterte plot’ is admin’s way to manipulate public -INQUIRER.net

“It’s bad when the government lies through its paid PR to manipulate its people.” Rappler’s Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa said this after Malacañang affirmed the matrix that linked journalists and media organizations to a destabilization plot against Presidente Rodrigo Duterte and his administration. Earlier, Malacañang revealed that the “Oust-Duterte” matrix published in the Manila…

[From the web] Press Freedom Part 1 | Threats -RAPPLER.com

Press Freedom Part 1 | Threats   In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday Espina-Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting. #DefendPressFreedom Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact…

[In the news] 2019 polls choice between ‘better lives or doomed souls’ – rights group -RAPPLER.com

2019 polls choice between ‘better lives or doomed souls’ – rights group The upcoming elections would give Filipinos an “exceptional opportunity” to address the human rights crisis and culture of impunity under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, human rights advocates said on Thursday, March 7. “The 2019 elections is a defining moment for the…