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  • JUSTICE CANNOT WAIT

    Tuesday, 18 July 2023 | Statement

    The ICC decision rejecting the Philippine government’s appeal to discontinue its investigation into the possible crimes against humanity of the Duterte drug war exemplifies the principle that justice cannot wait. The Court has clearly considered the lack of domestic recourse for the victims and the suffering of their grieving families, who are still denied recognition and reparation in their own…

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  • One year of PBBM – “more of Dutertismo, but without the vulgarity”- iDefend

    Friday, 30 June 2023 | Statement

    President Marcos Jr. reached his one year mark in office without substantially addressing the human rights crises he inherited from the Duterte government, nor has he taken meaningful steps to exact accountability for continuing human rights violations and corporate led human rights abuses against the Filipino people.

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  • Sa Araw ng Kalayaan, gunitain ang laban ng sambayanan para sa karapatan

    Monday, 12 June 2023 | Statement

    Sa ika-125 taong anibersaryo ng tagumpay ng rebolusyong Pilipino ipinagdiriwang natin ang Araw ng Kalayaan. Mahalagang alalahanin ang diwa ng kalayaang ito na nag ugat sa pangarap ng buong sambayanang lumaya sa pagka alipin at kolonyalismo. Bunsod ng hangaring mabuhay bilang nagsasariling bansa, inilunsad ang himagsikang bayan at ipinanalo ang kalayaan mula sa dayuhang mananakop, upang pamunuan…

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  • FREE LEILA DE LIMA NOW! JUSTICE FOR ALL THE VICTIMS OF DUTERTE-MARCOS’ WAR ON DRUGS!

    Friday, 12 May 2023 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) is elated, and congratulates former Senator Leila de Lima on beating the second case filed against her by the former Duterte administration. This is a vindication of her innocence of which she has never wavered in asserting throughout the past six years. De Lima, one of the country’s most prominent human rights defenders, is a staunch…

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  • Sigaw ng kababaihan: LUPA, KALIKASAN, KABUHAYAN!

    Wednesday, 8 March 2023 | Statement

    Sa pandaigdigang araw ng kababaihan ginugunita at binibigyang pugay ng iDEFEND ang makasaysayang pakikibaka ng kababaihan tungo sa kalayaan, kapayapaan at pagkakapantay-pantay. Nasaksihan natin kung paano ang bawat tagumpay sa laban ng kababaihan ay nag aangat sa lipunan sa mas mataas na antas ng kaunlaran at kagalingan, kung kaya’t ano mang pagbabagong ating hinahangad ay magiging makahulugan…

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