[From the web] Pagbabago ni Duterte: Karahasan, kahirapan, katraydoran sa bayan, panagutin! -PAHRA

Tatlong taong nagdaan, sanlaksang kasalanan ng gobyernong Duterte sa taumbayan. Inilunsad ang giyera kontra droga noong Hulyo 2016 bilang pangunahing programa ng gobyernong Duterte, alinsunod sa pangako niyang sugpuin ang illegal na kalakalan sa droga. Ang madugong kampanya ang pumaslang sa higit 27,000 Pilipino kabilang na ang higit 100 kabataan at mga sanggol, na tinagurian…

[Statement] ATM Statement on the SONA of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte

ATM Statement on the SONA of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte July 26, 2016 Quezon City – ATM welcomes the clear pronouncements of Pres. Duterte related to environment concerns.  Specifically, Pres. Duterte gave instructions that permits and contracts of mining, logging and other environment-sensitive projects will be reviewed.  He further stated that should it be needed,…

[Press Release] Aquino Should Deliver on Rights Promises Final State of Nation Address Should Emphasize Reform -HRW

Philippines: Aquino Should Deliver on Rights Promises Final State of Nation Address Should Emphasize Reform (Manila, July 22, 2015) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III should commit his administration to meaningful human rights reforms in his final State of the Nation Address on July 27, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Aquino’s address may be…

[Event/Campaign] Sa SONA: #DapatTaoMunaHindiMina! #DapatAMMBisabatasNA!

Sa SONA: #DapatTaoMunaHindiMina! #DapatAMMBisabatasNA! Dear friends, We are launching a nationwide letter barrage campaign for  the 10 point Human Rights Agenda on Mining, endorsed by different human rights, environmental, indigenous peoples and women’s’ groups and which we aim to reach President Benigno Aquino III, the two Houses of Congress and leaders of LGUs. We would…

[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,…

[Press Release] Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB

Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB Days before President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), at least five hundred advocates and activists marched to the House of Representatives in Batasan to call on the President and Congress to defend the Philippine’s natural…

[In the news] IPs and the Sona: Benign neglect -INQUIRER.net

IPs and the Sona: Benign neglect By: Rina Jimenez-David, Philippine Daily Inquirer July 26, 2012 The President’s State of the Nation Address could have been three hours long (it lasted an hour-and-a-half, his longest Sona so far) and still there would have been disgruntled groups unhappy at their exclusion from this speech. This is because the…

[From the web] A feminist reading of 2012 Sona -RAPPLER.com

A feminist reading of 2012 Sona by Josephine Acosta-Pasricha, RAPPLER.com July 28, 2012 I may be wrong or I am incredulously right. Of President Benigno Aquino‘s State of the Nation Addresses, the third is both pro-woman and anti-woman. Sona III may have high marks of achievement on three areas. First, transparency, accountability and good governance;…

[People] Indigenous Women on SONA 2012 by Judy A. Pasimio

Indigenous Women on SONA 2012 NOTE from Judy A. Pasimio, LILAK (Purple Action for IP Women’s Rights) These are words and reactions from the indigenous women who listened and watched Pnoy deliver his SONA. For one and half hours, they waited for Pnoy to say something about his program for the indigenous people, or something…

[In the news] Bukidnon Lumad leaders on SONA: Silent again on indigenous peoples -Mindanews.com

Bukidnon Lumad leaders on SONA: Silent again on indigenous peoples By Walter I. Balane July 24, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNew/23 July) — “Silent again on indigenous peoples.” This was the reaction of Lumad (indigenous peoples) leaders here to President Aquino’s nearly 90-minute State of the Nation Address Monday afternoon. Datu Mayda Pandian, a provincial board…

[Press Release] SANLAKAS condemns PNP’S violence against peaceful SONA 2012 marchers and to file charges against NCRPO AND QCPD officials

SANLAKAS condemns PNP’S violence against peaceful SONA 2012 marchers and to file charges against NCRPO AND QCPD officials SANLAKAS totally condemns yesterday’s multiple violent attacks by the PNP (Philippine National Police) against peaceful SONA (State of the Nation Address) activists who marched towards the House of Representatives in Quezon City yesterday afternoon. The PNP’s NCRPO…

[From the web] Karapatan, SELDA calls on flash mob dancers for political prisoners’ freedom

Karapatan, SELDA calls on flash mob dancers for political prisoners’ freedom July 22, 2012 A day before Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA), Karapatan and SELDA today launched via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnCjfcdJ-vY&feature=youtu.be a call out video for flash mob as part of the campaign to release all political prisoners. Following yesterday’s launch of…