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LODI Statement: Our name is our call

LODI Statement: Our name is our call

December 10, 2017 Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are among the most important basic rights enshrined in the Philippine Constitution. These civil liberties are also the best…

Smokescreen Justice for ‘Drug War’ Deaths in the Philippines

Smokescreen Justice for ‘Drug War’ Deaths in the Philippines

False Claims of Accountability and the International Criminal Court Param-Preet Singh Associate Director, International Justice Program Human Rights Watch @singhp_p The Philippine government of President Rodrigo Duterte today implied that…

Philippine Authorities Disclose Drug Suspect’s HIV Status

Philippine Authorities Disclose Drug Suspect’s HIV Status

Privacy Breach Highlights Discrimination Against People with HIV  By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW Following the arrest of 11 men in a Manila business district hotel room on Tuesday on suspicion…

A Call for Lawyers

A Call for Lawyers

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Being in prison enables one to witness the microcosm of Philippine society where “Lord of the Flies” culture is prevalent. But one thing is common among…

Peace Advocates Call for Return to the Negotiating Table

Peace Advocates Call for Return to the Negotiating Table

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kapayapaan, an alliance of advocates for a just peace, deplores President Rodrigo Duterte’s sudden and unjustified cancellation/termination of the peace talks with the National Democratic Front…

Philippines’ Duterte Signals Resumption of Murderous ‘Drug War’

Philippines’ Duterte Signals Resumption of Murderous ‘Drug War’

Return of Police Anti-Drug Operations Boosts Risk of Summary Killings Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @PhelimKine Brace for more bloodshed. That’s the key takeaway from a speech…

NUJP statement on the 8th year anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre

NUJP statement on the 8th year anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre

Nov. 23, 2017 On this day eight years ago, a crime that set new records in vileness was committed on a hilltop in Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao. There,…

PAHAYAG NG PAMILYA NG MGA BIKTIMA NG PAMAMASLANG SA PANAHON NG UNDAS

PAHAYAG NG PAMILYA NG MGA BIKTIMA NG PAMAMASLANG SA PANAHON NG UNDAS

Ika- 31 ng Oktubre, 2017 Batid namin na ang kamatayan ay darating sa bawat tao.  Mahirap mang tanggapin ito, ngunit ito ay itinatakda ng batas ng buhay.  Ngunit  ang pagdadalamhati…

Aging of Kasanggayahan Festival cash advance contrary to COA rules

Aging of Kasanggayahan Festival cash advance contrary to COA rules

Marginal Note By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr. This part of the year, Sorsogon Province will celebrate its foundation anniversary dubbed as Kasanggayahan 2017 were music, talents, shows, pageantry, celebrity hops,…

Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’

Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’

Police Operations Suspended Over Public Outcry, Trade Threat Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is finally feeling the heat. On Thursday, he buckled to growing…