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  • Investigate the Killings, Stop the Impunity

    Friday, 23 September 2016 | Statement

    iDEFEND (In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement) condemns in the strongest terms the killing of former union president of R&E Taxi Edilberto Miralles , who was gunned down in front of the National Labor and Relations Commission (NLRC) office in Quezon City before noon on September 23.

    The group called for the Commission on Human Rights to step in and investigate the death…


  • End the Killings. Uphold Human Rright. Defend Democracy

    Tuesday, 20 September 2016 | Statement

    Today is the International Day of Peace.

    Development and peace go together, and this is why the United Nations sees as central to the achievement of sustainable development the drastic reduction of all forms of violence, the promotion of the rule of law, and equal access to justice for all.


  • iDEFEND urges all government agencies to identify and prosecute the DDS members

    Thursday, 15 September 2016 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement called for the immediate investigation and prosecution of the Davao Death Squad in the light of yesterday’s Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings.

    Ellecer Carlos, iDEFEND spokesperson, called the witness account of Edgar Matobato a horror story of unbridled criminality in Davao during President Duterte’s term as mayor of the city.…


  • iDEFEND Questions “State of Lawless Violence”

    Wednesday, 31 August 2016 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) strongly condemns the Davao City Night Market bombing which resulted in the deaths of 14 people and injuries to 67 others. This calculated, deliberate, and brutal assault on defenseless civilians is intolerable, and the perpetrators of this most atrocious act should be brought to justice through diligent, affirmative, yet lawful actions…


  • Statement Against Attacks on Women's Dignity

    Monday, 22 August 2016 | Statement

    In a low-handed attempt to derail investigations into the killing of suspected drug peddlers and dependents in the country, President Duterte has accused Senator Leila de Lima of being immoral, an adulterer, with links to the illegal drugs trade. The President is especially scathing in his attacks on women critics. Not only does he hurl accusations left and right as if there are no laws on…