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  • AO 22: more of the same cheap stunts seeking international favor

    Monday, 13 May 2024 | Statement

    The recently announced Administrative Order 22 creating the Human Rights Coordinating Committee by President Marcos Jr. will replace the United Nations Joint Program on Human Rights (UNJP) which is ending its term in June this year. The Joint Program on Human Rights was a result of the UN Human Rights Council resolution towards capacity building for the Philippines, in light of the devastating…


  • “Red tagging threatens life, liberty and security of Filipinos”- Supreme Court

    Thursday, 9 May 2024 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND ) welcomes the Supreme Court ruling on red-tagging in the face of continuing threats to the life and safety of human rights and environmental defenders in the country. The Court affirmed the pernicious impact of such practice which was institutionalized by the previous Duterte government and allowed by the present Marcos Jr. government. The…


  • To Protect Filipino Seafarers, the Philippine Government must call for stronger measures towards a Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza Now!

    Saturday, 9 March 2024 | Statement

    To this day since November 19, 2023, when the cargo vessel Galaxy Leader was seized by the Houthis, 17 Filipino member of the ship's crew are still being held in Yemen.


  • Pahayag ng iDEFEND sa Pandaigdigang Buwan ng Kababaihan

    Thursday, 7 March 2024 | Statement

    Ginugunita ngayong taon ang Pandaigdigang Araw ng mga Kababaihan kasabay ng mas tumitinding mga usapin at atake sa mga kababaihan at kanilang mga kinabibilangang komunidad at sektor.


  • Working justice system? - iDEFEND

    Saturday, 2 March 2024 | Statement

    A Navotas Regional Trial Court found Police SSgt. Gerry Maliban and four other policemen guilty of homicide and illegal discharge of weapons, resulting in the death of 17-year old Jemboy Baltazar. Another cop was acquitted. Maliban is sentenced to jail for up to six years while four of the convicted have been released for “time served”.