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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…

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…