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New UNAIDS Philippines Chief Makes Condoms a Priority

New UNAIDS Philippines Chief Makes Condoms a Priority

Reversing Government Policy Failures on HIV/AIDS By Carlos H. Conde Philippines Researcher Human Rights Watch @condeHRW The new Philippines country director of the United Nations program on HIV/AIDS, known as UNAIDS, is advocating condom use and…

A Whisper of Accountability in Philippine ‘Drug War’

A Whisper of Accountability in Philippine ‘Drug War’

Rare Prosecution of Police Underscores Need for UN-Led Probe Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine A Philippine court today filed murder charges against three police officers for the alleged summary execution…

Kodao online site down, NUJP blames cyber press harassment 

Kodao online site down, NUJP blames cyber press harassment 

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the attack on alternative news outfit Kodao Productions’ website, www.kodao.org coming as it did when other media organizations are also under…

DU30 Federalism: Attack dogs to break Republican unity

DU30 Federalism: Attack dogs to break Republican unity

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Attack dogs to rip apart enemies of Federalism and their rabies infecting the Supreme Court, COA, CHR, and the institutions which are the vanguard of Republican representative democracy.…

Unafraid: Welcoming A New Generation of Women

Unafraid: Welcoming A New Generation of Women

By  Trisha Kaye Atutubo I’d like to think 2017 has been a definite milestone for women.  Earlier this year, the Senate Bill 1326 or the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act…

SM needs a heart

SM needs a heart

By Ellen Tordesillas This can yet be the best Christmas story. SM patriarch Henry Sy, the richest man in the country with a net worth of $20.3 billion can revise…

With Duterte’s TRAIN, poor pay higher taxes so rich can take home more

With Duterte’s TRAIN, poor pay higher taxes so rich can take home more

COMMENTARY By Sonny Africa The Duterte administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill reportedly due for ratification by Congress this week burdens the poor with higher consumption taxes…

A Statement of Concern on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation

A Statement of Concern on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation

As December 10, International Human Rights Day nears, we decry the continuing deterioration of human rights in our country. On top of the premeditated killings by police officers of defenseless…

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…