Pagkain, tulong, proteksyon, hindi banta ng pandarahas
Thursday, 2 April 2020 | Statement
Tuwiran nang nilantad ni Pangulong Duterte ang kawalang kakayahan ng gobyernong tugunan ang pinakamahahalagang usapin sa panahon ng pandemyang COVID19.
Sa gitna ng kagutuman at kahirapang dulot ng Luzon lockdown ang tanging sagot ni Duterte sa mamamayang kumakalam ang sikmura ay pananakot at pandarahas. Subalit higit na pinsala ang inutil at militaristang tugon ni Duterte sa hinaing…
Competent and compassionate leadership to address COVID19 crisis, not emergency powers -iDEFEND
Monday, 23 March 2020 | Statement
Long queues at ATMs and groceries, panic-buying and empty shelves, three-hour daily market schedules, food shortages, heated arguments at barangay checkpoints- these are now the usual scenes in every community since the government imposed the Luzon lockdown and the enhanced community quarantine, supposedly meant to address the rapid spread of COVID19.
Kababaihan: Pangunahan ang isang siglo ng laban tungo sa ganap na paglaya at pagkakapantay pantay
Saturday, 7 March 2020 | Statement
Dalawampu’t limang taon mula nang ipagtibay ng buong mundo sa pamamagitan ng Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, ang kahalagahan ng pagkakapantay-pantay ng mga kasarian (gender equality) sa pangkalahatang kaunlarang panlipunan, pagkakapantay-pantay pa rin ang ating panawagan.
Power to the people’s collective struggle against autocratic rule
Thursday, 27 February 2020 | Statement
President Duterte steadily marches towards authoritarian rule, with the Courts, the Executive branch and the Philippine Congress delivering one after the other, legislative, judicial and executive measures versus popular dissent and criticism. On February 10th Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a Quo Warranto petition before the Supreme Court seeking to forfeit the franchise of…
JIPCO for wholesale labor rights violation, not industrial peace-iDEFEND
Thursday, 30 January 2020 | Statement
On January 22, 2020, the PNP Regional Office in Region III together with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) deployed police inside Special Economic and Freeport Zones specifically to prevent militant labor groups from organizing workers’ unions. Disguised as Joint Industrial Peace and Concern Offices (JIPCO) the…