Defend the Right to Life, Resist the Return of Authoritarian Rule
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | Statement
On Monday this week President Duterte threatened to kill human rights defenders criticizing his war on drugs. And so it is revealed. The main program of the President for this country is to kill. Kill suspected drug peddlers yesterday, human rights activists today, kill all opposition voices tomorrow.
Pahayag sa kabayanihan ni Andres Bonifacio
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 | Statement
Sa araw na ito ay ginugunita ng iDEFEND ang kabayanihan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio, rebolusyonaryo, ama ng himagsikang Pilipino. Higit na mahalaga at napapanahon ang pagpapatingkad ng ating paggunita sa harap ng pagtangka ng Pangulong Duterte at ng pamilyang Marcos na baguhin ang kasaysayan ng Martial Law.
iDEFEND Statement: Like a thief in the night, the dictator’s corpse is snuck into the LNB in lightning fashion
Thursday, 17 November 2016 | Statement
Like a thief in the night, the dictator’s corpse is snuck into the Libingan ng mga Bayani in lightning fashion, to avoid the protests that would surely accompany it to the grave. Until the end the Marcos family displays their characteristic treachery on the Filipino people with no regard for the victims of Martial Law.
iDEFEND condemns Police Brutality on Successive Dispersals of SANDUGO rallies
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 | Statement
iDEFEND strongly condemns the mowing down of protesters near the US embassy yesterday, and the firing of water cannons at them in front of Camp Aguinaldo last Tuesday.
The rallies called for a stop to militarization and intrusion of foreign corporations in ancestral territories and the end of EDCA. The groups further demanded an end to the presence of U.S. troops in the country,…
iDEFEND warns against institutionalised violence in the proposed reintroduction of capital punishment
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 | Statement
President Rodrigo Duterte has pushed for the re-imposition of capital punishment soon after assuming the presidency, asking his allies in Congress to pass an urgent bill on the matter for retribution against crime and as part of the war on drug abuse.
Now, there are thirteen (13) bills filed in both houses of Congress. More notable are additional three bills seeking to lower the age of…