[Statement] Legal recognition and protection of human rights defenders in the Philippines -TFDP

Legal recognition and protection of human rights defenders in the Philippines The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a mission partner of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP), respectfully submit this position paper to the House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights to support the enactment of a comprehensive and…

[Right-up] When “Demons” Meet at Lent -by Norman Novio

When “Demons” Meet at Lent When the president joked (?), “shot her in the vagina,” did you know that the genitals of women victims of Maguindanao Massacre were shot and slashed? This is what I’ve learned from Commissioner Karen Dumpit of Commission of Human Rights (CHR) speaking before the delegates of the 18th National Convention…

[Video] #AyawNaminSaKarahasan #KarapatanHindiKahirapan -TFDP

Hindi lahat ng paglabag sa karapatang pantao ay palaging madugo… Ang kahirapan ay karahasan din ng pamahalaang dapat nag-lilingkod sa mamamayan. #AyawNaminSaKarahasan #KarapatanHindiKahirapan http://bit.ly/2o5AJau Website: tfdp.net Facebook: @TaskForceDetainees Twitter: @TFDPupdates 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…

[Statement] SEC’s revocation of Rappler’s license to operate, a move to silence critical voices, reminiscent of Martial Law -TFDP

SEC’s revocation of Rappler’s license to operate, a move to silence critical voices, reminiscent of Martial Law Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) condemns the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to revoke Rappler’s license to operate. It is an obvious and blatant move to silence those perceived to be critical of the government.…

[Urgent Appeal] Enforced Disappearance of Phillip Bacudo, 19 years old in General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines. -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL December 11, 2017 (PHILIPPINES) Enforced Disappearance of Phillip Bacudo, 19 years old in General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines. __________ Dear friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the enforced disappearance of Phillip Espiritu Bacudo, 19 years old, in General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines. If you wish to…

[From the web] Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence

Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence -www.tfdp.net On November 2, 2017, All Souls’ Day, about 50 families of victims of involuntary disappearance and extrajudicial killings lead a gathering of more than a hundred religious, human rights advocates, and activists in lighting…

[Campaign] Mamamayan Ayaw sa Karahasan (MASK Campaign) -TFDP

MAMAMAYAN AYAW SA KARAHASAN (MASK CAMPAIGN) Lumalaganap ang KULTURA NG KARAHASAN pinangungunahan ng pamahalaan pa mismo sa bansa. Sumasalanta ito sa marami sa kasalukuyan at mamanahin ng mga susunod na henerasyon ang malalim na epekto nito sa mamamayan. Bukod sa ito ay tahasang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, nag-iiwan ito ng malalim na takot sa mamamayang…

[Press Release] TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law

TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law   One of the thousand reasons why Ferdinand Marcos should not be given a hero’s burial is the disappearance of Fr. Rudy Romano thirty-one years ago, according to the human rights group Task Force Detainees of…