[Announcement] The Mindanao Human Rights Action Center Job Opening

The Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC) seeks candidates to the following positions under its Protection Monitoring and Legal Assistance Project funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 1. PROJECT ASSISTANT – The Project Assistant will provide administrative and project support to the Legal Aid Officer and the Protection Monitoring team based…

[In the news] Green Caravan set in Mindanao, Philippines | Sun.Star

Green Caravan set in Mindanao, Philippines | Sun.Star. Friday, April 13, 2012 A MINDANAO-BASED environmental advocacy group will spearhead a “Green Caravan” on April 17 to 19. EarthSoul Solutions Inc. is organizing the event in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in support…

[From the web] Human rights center opens in Zambo City -Zamboanga Today

Human rights center opens in Zambo City http://www.zamboangatoday.ph Lawyers, advocates and community volunteers from non-governmental organizations who have helped to protect and promote the human rights of all conflict-affected people of Mindanao inaugurated yesterday the Zamboanga City-based satellite office of the Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC). The inauguration ceremony held at Saavedra Street in…

[Press Release] 284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees -PMPI

284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees Baguio City – 284 members of the Philippine-Misereor Partnership, Inc (PMPI) will gather in Baguio city to meet for its 4th General Assembly on February 27 to March 1, 2012 with the theme “Harnessing Faith, Culture and Integrity of Creation towards…

[In the news] 15 human trafficking victims rescued – SunStar.com.ph

15 human trafficking victims rescued By Bong Garcia, SunStar.com.ph January 11, 2012  THE multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) has intercepted and rescued 15 victims of human trafficking in Zamboanga City, a top police official announced Wednesday. Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo said the victims were rescued around…

[In the news] CHR report: Torture and disappearances attributed to security forces continue in Mindanao

CHR report: Torture and disappearances attributed to security forces continue in Mindanao. By Julie S. Alipala Inquirer Mindanao ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Torture and forced disappearances involving soldiers and policemen continue to be recorded in many areas in Mindanao under the Aquino administration, and Western Mindanao, where the government’s anti-terror campaign is centered, accounts for the most…

[Press Release] War Spills Into the Internet, Blogger and Peace Advocate Calls for Ceasefire – www.krislibrary.com

War has appeared to have spilled into the social networking sites in the Internet and a journalist-turned-peace advocate and blogger has called on Filipino Netizens to keep their emotions in check as real people are dying, wounding and evacuating from conflict areas in Mindanao. “Real people are dying from real bullets in Mindanao. The killings…