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Filipino rights defenders in UN to support calls for NTF-ELCAC abolition

March 7, 2024

Philippine UPR Watch said the rest of UN member states must be informed that both experts recommended the abolition of the NTF-ELCAC and called for the review of the anti-terror law that are being used against human rights defenders and other civilians.

Int’l and local groups urge Supreme Court: grant petition of abducted activists Jhed and Jonila

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | February 5, 2024

Environmental and human rights groups held a protest action at the Supreme Court and Department of Justice today in support of abducted anti-reclamation activists Jonila Castro and Jhed Tamano, decrying the “slow movement” of a petition filed by Castro and Tamano last year praying for the writs of amparo and habeas data.

Groups appeal to UN Special Rapporteur to investigate reclamation, Bulacan airport project

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | November 7, 2023

Environmental and human rights groups expressed their concern over the controversial New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project to United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Climate Change and Human Rights Ian Fry, in line with his official visit to the Philippines this week.

Justice for Juan Jumalon! End Impunity Now!

November 6, 2023

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines, together with its allied groups and fellow progressive media sector formations, condemn in the strongest terms the brutal killing of Juan “Johnny Walker” Jumalon this morning, November 5.

Jumalon, 57, was killed on air as he tended to his morning broadcast at the 94.7 Calamba Gold FM. His murder, done in broad daylight at his home station in Calamba town, was caught live on his station’s Facebook Page Livestream.

PPSE conclude Zero Waste Month, vows to intensify campaign against plastic pollution and false solutions in Pangasinan

Pangasinan People's Strike for the Environment | February 5, 2023

Pangasinan People’s Strike for the Environment ended the Zero Waste Month with a forum entitled “WALANG PLASTIKAN: a fotum on Plastic Pollution and Ecological Alternatives.Pangasinan People’s Strike for the Environment ended the Zero Waste Month with a forum entitled “WALANG PLASTIKAN: a fotum on Plastic Pollution and Ecological Alternatives”.

Statement on the Immediate Resurface of CERNET Staff April Dyan Gumanao and Labor Rights Advocate Armand Jake Dayoha

Community Empowerment Resource Network, Inc. | January 19, 2023

CERNET, Inc. finds this incident seriously alarming considering the existing trend of attacks on development workers in Central Visayas, starting with the abduction and death of Elena Tijamo of the Central Visayas Farmers Development Center.

Stop Harassing Development Workers

Citizens' Disaster Response Center | January 12, 2023

CDRC, being the pioneer in community-based disaster management (CBDM) stands by the legitimacy of its activities that relentlessly promote disaster preparedness for the past 38 years. Beyond giving emergency relief during disasters, CBDM includes addressing the root causes of peoples’ vulnerability to disasters and exhorting people from various sectors to organize and actively participate in building disaster-resilient communities. CDRC has actively collaborated with local government units in providing emergency reliefs to disaster-affected communities and with national disaster risk reduction (DRR) agencies like the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and National Anti-Poverty Commission-Victims of Disasters and Calamities (NAPC-VDC) Sector in implementing the national DRRM plans.

For Decision on 2005 South China Sea Joint Exploration Deal, Envi Group Hails SC

Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment | January 11, 2023

Today, after 14 years, the SC declared that the JSMU violated the Constitution for allowing wholly-owned foreign corporations to explore the country’s natural resources without observing the safeguards provided in Section 2, Article XII of the 1987 Constitution. It voted 12-2-1.

Group calls for suspension of SIM registration

Junk Sim Registration Network | January 11, 2023

Junk SIM Registration Network, an alliance of digital experts and consumers,
held a protest action today in front of the National Telecommunications Office
(NTC) to call for the suspension of the SIM Registration Law amidst glaring
violations to data privacy two weeks into its implementation.

New year open letter to Philippine leaders: Building of destructive megadams like Kaliwa not needed to ensure right to water

December 29, 2022

Before we enter the year 2023, we advocates of the right to water and other people’s and consumers’ rights urge the Philippine government, especially our infrastructure and development planners and agencies, to urgently address the lack of safe, accessible, and affordable potable and domestic use water without resorting to the destruction of homes, livelihoods and […]