[In the news] ‘DND misused relief fund’ -INQUIRER.net

‘DND misused relief fund’. COA: Huge part spent for AFP oil, repairs, etc. Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 3, 2015 MANILA, Philippines–A “huge portion” of the P352.5 million in emergency funding of the Department of National Defense in 2013 had been misused by the military, which spent money meant to help victims of natural…

[Press Release] Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law -AI

Philippines: Five years later, no convictions under landmark anti-torture law Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago today, despite evidence that the practice is prevalent, Amnesty International said. The Anti-Torture Act, passed on 10 November…

[Press Release] Workers in Leyte, still far from recovery a year after Haiyan -CTUHR

Workers in Leyte, still far from recovery a year after Haiyan Leyte–A year after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Central Visayas, the working people of Leyte are still struggling to recover as poverty worsened with continued loss of jobs, lack of livelihood, inadequate government support and turtle-pace rehabilitation programs of the Aquino administration. Even those previously…

[Announcement] Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) Closes Acceptance of Applications on November 10, 2014 at 12:00 midnight, Will Open Again Once Extension Is Granted By Law

Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) Closes Acceptance of Applications on November 10, 2014 at 12:00 midnight, Will Open Again Once Extension Is Granted By Law The Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) wishes to advise all possible claimants that in view of the legally-set deadline of applications for reparation and recognition under RA 10368,…

[Press Release] Akbayan Rep. Gutierrez assures passage of 6-month extension of filing of claims for ML victims

Akbayan Rep. Gutierrez assures passage of 6-month extension of filing of claims for ML victims With the November 10 deadline fast approaching, Akbayan Rep. Barry Gutierrez on Thursday assured the passage of the six-month extension for the filing of claims by victims of human rights violations during Martial Law. Gutierrez made the statement amid fears…

[Event] NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW: PAGKILALA AT PASASALAMAT Sa mga bayani at martir ng Batas Militar -TFDP

Malugod namin kayong inaanyayahan sa isang hapon ng Pagbalik tanaw sa panunupil, pagkilala sa kadakilaan at paggunita sa paglaban ng mga bayani at martir sa Batas Militar NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW Remember repression, remember courage, remember resistance PAGKILALA AT PASASALAMAT Sa mga bayani at martir ng Batas Militar Ika-19 ng Setyembre, 2014 4:00 ng…

[Event] Human Rights Advocates Say “Never Again to Martial Law!Never Again to the Marcoses!” -TFDP

Human Rights Advocates Say “Never Again to Martial Law!Never Again to the Marcoses!” Human rights advocates led by the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) vow to never let martial law happen in the country again. In “Remember Repression…Remember Courage…Remember Resistance – A Gathering of Human Rights Defenders”, victims of human rights violations during…

[Announcement] Active Search and Assistance for ML HR Violation Victims/Claimants -PAHRA

Active Search and Assistance for ML HR Violation Victims/Claimants Dear Friends, Greetings from the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) . PAHRA members together with networks and individual volunteers who were in the forefront of the struggle against Martial Law initiated a loose consortium to conduct an active search of undocumented human rights violations…

[Statement] Rectify HRV Claims Board: All should qualify -PAHRA

Rectify HRV Claims Board: All should qualify EX-PNP PCSUPT. LINA SARMIENTO: GOOD PERSON, WRONG APPOINTMENT Each of the members of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board… shall possess, among others, the following qualification: “(b) Must have a deep and thorough understanding and knowledge of human rights and involvement in efforts against human rights violations committed…