[Statement] Human rights defenders push for the adoption of human rights framework in the Bangsamoro Basic Law -BAWGBUG

Human rights defenders push for the adoption of human rights framework in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (Cotabato City) In the observance of the International Human Rights Day, Bawgbug is spearheading a series of community based consultations in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi for the drafting of a Bangsamoro Basic Law with a strong and highly defined…

[In the news] ARMM’s Hataman vows to lower poverty incidence to “single-digit during our term” -Mindanews

ARMM’s Hataman vows to lower poverty incidence to “single-digit during our term” By Carolyn O. Arguillas May 20 2013 COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) – OIC Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), recently proclaimed winner in the ARMM gubernatorial race, has vowed to lower the double-digit poverty incidence in the country’s…

[Statement] Statement of Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie on the first anniversary of his arrest and incarceration as a human rights defender

STATEMENT OF TEMOGEN “COCOY” TULAWIE ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ARREST AND INCARCERATION AS A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER Dear Friends, Comrades, Supporters and Fellow Human Rights Defenders, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! Exactly one year ago, January 14, 2012 just at the stroke of midnight, I was with my two sons, Eeman, (17…

[Press Release] Philippine Human Rights Defender in Danger: Human Rights Group asks German Parliamentarians to speak up for the safety of Cocoy Tulawie -AMP

Philippine Human Rights Defender in Danger: Human Rights Group asks German Parliamentarians to speak up for the safety of Cocoy Tulawie Cologne, 10.01.2013 – The German-based Action Network Human Rights –Philippines (AMP) commemorates the first anniversary of the arrest of Human Rights Defender Cocoy Tulawie by asking President Aquino and German Parliamentarians to spare no…

[Urgent Appeal] A human rights defender was denied due process and charged in court, notwithstanding procedural and substantive lapses in the investigation -TFDP

THE CASE OF MR. TEMOGEN “COCOY” TULAWIE, A COURAGEOUS HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER FROM JOLO, SULU Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), writes to inform you about the updated information regarding the case of Mr. Temogen Sahipa Tulawie, a human rights defender belonging to a Tausug tribe from Jolo, Sulu. On September 19-21,2012 was the…

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[Press Release] The Tulawie case — activist’s wife talks about how his arrest changed her and her children-AHRC

PHILIPPINES: The Tulawie case — activist’s wife talks about how his arrest changed her and her children (Hong Kong, September 6, 2012) Mussah Sherian, the wife of the falsely accused human rights activist Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie, thought she would just be “behind the scenes taking care of (their) children,” but it all changed after his…

[Press Release] PHILIPPINES: “I stand trial to defend the ‘concept of human rights’,” Sulu activist writes from prison -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: “I stand trial to defend the ‘concept of human rights’,” Sulu activist writes from prison (Hong Kong, March 20, 2011) Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie, an activist from Sulu province who was falsely charged with attempted murders based on evidence taken by way of forced confession, writes from prison his reasons why he submits himself for…

MindaNews » Actor Robin Padilla visits detained Tulawie, his “best friend in peace advocacy”

MindaNews » Actor Robin Padilla visits detained Tulawie, his “best friend in peace advocacy”. By Carolyn O. Arguillas March 7, 2012 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) — Movie actor Robin Padilla visited Tuesday afternoon detained human rights defender Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie of Sulu to express his support for his “best friend sa advocacy ng kapayapaan” who,…

[Event] Robin Padilla to host “Salu-salo For Cocoy Tulawie” tomorrow

In search for justice and speedy trial, action star Robin Padilla has lent his voice to help human rights defender Cocoy Tulawie’s quest for justice by organizing a salu-salo (mid-lunch) tomorrow March 2, Friday, 2pm at Arya Persian Restaurant, Greenhills Shopping Complex in San Juan, Metro Manila. Robin, a balik-Islam and Cocoy, Chairperson of the…

[From the web] “My being incarcerated shall not become a reason for me to stop from speaking the truth.” -Cocoy Tulawie

Note: English version of Cocoy’s letter dated Feb.16,2012. Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi taala wa barakatuhu! Foremost, I bestow my thankfulness to Allah for not forsaking me, my wife and my children. Allah made a lot of means and instruments- such as help coming from various communities and diverse nations and/or faiths- so that my family and…