[Press Release] BMP demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’

Workers group demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’ THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Laude, and joins the Filipino people in demanding justice for her murder. The brutal killing of Ms Laude, a 26-year old…

[Press Release] Workers in Region 8 demand employment, people’s participation in Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction plan -PM

Workers in Region 8 demand employment, people’s participation in Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction plan Declaring they won’t beg and live on relief and aid forever, several associations of workers in the informal sector in Region 8 today launched a campaign demanding employment, social protection and people’s participation as bedrocks of Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction plan…

[Statement] Human Rights Watch on the $40 million military aid

“The $40 million military aid that US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged to the Philippines is restricted to maritime security assistance and counter-terrorism training for the police in Mindanao. We note that none of it will go to the Philippine Army, a traditional recipient of US foreign military financing – and there’s a reason…

[Event] launching of the Philippine Parallel Report for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

To our esteemed colleagues, supporters and co-advocates ~ We are pleased to invite you to the launching of the Philippine Parallel Report for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. *December 3, 2013* *9am -12 noon* *Association of Generals and Flag Officers (AGFO) Club, Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.* Pls confirm attendance by Friday,…

[Petition] The Medical City: Please give back by setting up one mobile hospital in any of the provinces hit by super Typhoon Yolanda -change.org

Pinepetisyon si Administrator The Medical City: Please give back by setting up one mobile hospital in any of the provinces hit by super Typhoon Yolanda Petisyon ni Pia Maria Magalona Antipolo City, Philippines Many survivors of super typhoon Yolanda are in need of immediate medical care but they have nowhere to go. Almost all hospitals and…

[Statement] Save Lives, Redistribute Food, Stop the Economic and Environment Plunder! Climate Justice Now! -PLM

PLM Statement on the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Crisis Let Our People Live! Save Lives, Redistribute Food, Stop the Economic and Environment Plunder! Climate Justice Now! The people are still reeling from the impact of possibly the biggest typhoon to strike the country. Death toll numbers are rising rapidly. There is massive devastation. Many are still trying…

[Blog] In Defense of Dissent By Jose Mario De Vega

In Defense of Dissent By Jose Mario De Vega I refer to the news report, “Palace to hackers: No illegal acts needed to show discontent”, Sun Star, November 4th. According to the so-called Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. “there is no need to resort to illegal acts to express discontent in the…

[Resources] UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez’s report focusing on the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMRs)

UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez’s report focusing on the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMRs)  [Source: Notes were extracted from the information communicated by the American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law’s Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI) to its networks.] The publication of the…

[Press Release] Thirteen Principles Against Unchecked Surveillance Launched at United Nations -EFF

Thirteen Principles Against Unchecked Surveillance Launched at United Nations Privacy Advocates Call Upon UN Member States to End Mass Internet Spying Worldwide Geneva – At the 24th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, six major privacy NGOs, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), warned nations of the urgent need comply with…

[Press Release] Asian Development Bank: Reconsider Uzbekistan Project-Proposed Project Fails to Address Forced, Child Labor- HRW

Asian Development Bank: Reconsider Uzbekistan Project Proposed Project Fails to Address Forced, Child Labor (Manila, September 11, 2013) – The Asian Development Bank should not proceed with its Uzbekistan irrigation project until grave human rights concerns including forced labor are adequately addressed, Human Rights Watch and the Cotton Campaign said in a letter to the…

[From the web] The Broken “New Normal” and the G20 Mirage by Dorothy-Grace Guerrero

The Broken “New Normal” and the G20 Mirage by Dorothy-Grace Guerrero That is a mirage, cheap mirage, revolting, romantic and fantastical — that’s another ball on Lake Como. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from the Underground The Group of Twenty (G20), informally recognized as “the other UN”, is an unofficial, unaccountable, yet very powerful platform for international…