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  • 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…

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  • #Stand Up, Speak Out for Human Rights

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019 | Statement

    Statement on International Human Rights Day 2019

    December 10, 2019

    December 10th is the 71st commemoration of International Human Rights Day. This year focuses on young human rights defenders all over the world, and the challenge of shrinking civic spaces in the Philippines.

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  • MARCOS BURIAL A BETRAYAL OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE – iDEFEND

    Monday, 18 November 2019 | Statement

    Quezon City- Human Rights defenders, members and network of In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) held a “PROTESTART” this afternoon to condemn the burial of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) on this date three years ago.…

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  • ASSERT THE RIGHT TO DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS

    Saturday, 9 November 2019 | Statement

    The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) condemn the recent raids of people’s organizations in Negros and in Manila as well as arrests of activists, as preventive actions against people’s dissent, as government policies continue to result in economic crises, social unrest, unmitigated disasters and political…

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  • World Day Against Death Penalty

    Thursday, 10 October 2019 | Statement

    Immediately upon assuming office, neophyte Senators Bong Go and Ronald De La Rosa filed proposed legislation reinstating the death penalty, along with 19 others in both Houses of Congress. This is in keeping with the order of President Duterte during his 2019 state of the nation address. Senator Manny Pacquiao said this is in line with God’s will because Jesus Christ was crucified. Many…

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