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New York-based Human Rights Watch, 300-NGO consortium blow whistle before UN on Manila drug killing surge

New York-based Human Rights Watch, 300-NGO consortium blow whistle before UN on Manila drug killing surge

NEW YORK (August 2, 2016) – The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) should urgently condemn the alarming surge in killings of…

Human Rights Watch eyes closely Philippine Senate, HR body to probe drug-related killings surge

Human Rights Watch eyes closely Philippine Senate, HR body to probe drug-related killings surge

By Phelim Kine Deputy Director Human Rights Watch NEW YORK, USA – The Philippine Senate and the official Commission on Human Rights (CHR) are undertaking what the new administration and…

NDFP, Duterte peace teams begin “informal” talks in Oslo, Norway

NDFP, Duterte peace teams begin “informal” talks in Oslo, Norway

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, Philippines, 15June2016 – The much-anticipated preliminary talks between representatives of the incoming Duterte government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines…

Filipino youth party offers sympathy to victims of Florida bloodbath; blames ‘culture of hate’

Filipino youth party offers sympathy to victims of Florida bloodbath; blames ‘culture of hate’

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, Philippines  – Kabataan Party-list (Youth party) on Tuesday expressed solidarity to the people of the United States over the mass shooting inside a gay…

Nigerian blog reports corned beef of human meat from China sent to Africa

Nigerian blog reports corned beef of human meat from China sent to Africa

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, Philippines –   A blog, possibly of Nigeria in origin, conveys anti-Chinese sentiment by posting that “corned beef from China made from processed…

Bicolana journalist Macel Ingles banned from covering voting in Norway

Bicolana journalist Macel Ingles banned from covering voting in Norway

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) denounces the Philippine embassy in Oslo, Norway for preventing the chair of…

International group condemns terrorist attacks in Brussels, previous incidents

International group condemns terrorist attacks in Brussels, previous incidents

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, Philippines –  Jose Maria Sison, chair of the International League of  Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemned the terrorist bombings in Brussels Tuesday (European…

5 Philippine candidates asked to reflect on Human Rights; questionnaires sent

5 Philippine candidates asked to reflect on Human Rights; questionnaires sent

NEW YORK, USA, (March 23, 2016) – Candidates in the May 2016 Philippine presidential election will have an opportunity to explain to voters their positions on major human rights issues,…

Germany-based NGO, Bread for the World, sees worsening human rights situation in PH

Germany-based NGO, Bread for the World, sees worsening human rights situation in PH

Geneva, Switzerland – Bread for the World, the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany, through its Human Rights Adviser Sieglinde Weinbrenner, delivered an oral intervention on the continuing killings…

U.S. to return Bell of Bauang, La Union; displayed as ‘Philippine-American war booty’ at West Point

U.S. to return Bell of Bauang, La Union; displayed as ‘Philippine-American war booty’ at West Point

By Rodel J. Ramos WEST POINT, NEW YORK, USA (BicolToday.com) – The Bell of the Church of St. Peter and Paul of the town of Bauang, La Union, Philippines which…