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  • Reject Charter Change, Uphold Democracy, Defend Human Rights!

    Saturday, 24 February 2018 | Statement

    Crafted by a Congress that propped up the failed war on drugs, extended martial law in Mindanao, legislated TRAIN, reintroduced death penalty, lowered the age of criminal responsibility of children, pushed for the term extension of President Duterte and applauded his misogynist jokes, the new draft Constitution spells further political and economic crises for the Philippines.

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  • IDEFEND welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs under the government’s war on illegal drugs

    Friday, 9 February 2018 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement welcomes the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into EJKs under the government’s war on illegal drugs. iDEFEND considers it as a critical opportunity for government to seriously re-asses its violent approach to the drugs issue in the country and to finally abandon the current war on drugs.

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  • As Duterte’s betrayal of the people is unmasked, so will political oppression increase.

    Saturday, 9 December 2017 | Statement

    On a platform of change Duterte won the Presidency. More than one year into his term, change only came in the form of deeper poverty and corruption, betrayed hopes and political suppression.

    From the promises of eliminating drug trafficking, crime, corruption, ending contractualization, demolitions, ending environmental destruction, oligarchy, and the decades old war with the CPP-NPA…

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  • Pahayag sa Isinagawang Pagsiwalat ng PDEA ng HIV Status ng Isa sa mga Naaresto sa isang BGC Hotel

    Saturday, 9 December 2017 | Statement

    Nobyembre 26, labing-isang kalalakihan ang inaresto sa isang hotel sa lunsod ng Taguig. Ayon sa PDEA, naaktuhan ang mga ito na kasalukuyang gumagamit ng droga. Di umano, dalawa sa kanila’y matagal nang target ng ahensya dahil sa pagbebenta at paggamit ng droga. Binuksan ng pangyayaring ito ang maraming usapin na malaon na nating pinaglalaban.

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  • Stop the Attack Against Human Rights Defenders

    Saturday, 9 December 2017 | Statement

    The In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) condemn in the strongest terms – the continuing attack against human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines which is now compounded by the Duterte administration’s anti-human rights policies and actions that are creating a more hostile environment for human rights…

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