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  • Extrajudicial killings and human insecurity in Duterte’s first year as president.

    Friday, 30 June 2017 | Statement

    In Rodrigo Duterte’s first year as president he has managed to destabilize not only his own country but the entire Asian region, first by entrenching impunity for the extermination of more than 12,000 Filipino citizens in his war on drugs; secondly, by demonizing human rights, trashing the rule of law, attacking foreign governments concerned with extrajudicial killings; thirdly by declaring a…

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  • We Condemn the Declaration of Martial Law!

    Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Statement

    On Tuesday night, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law on the entire Mindanao Island while on a state visit in Russia, following the fighting between the military and the Maute group.  

    It has to be clarified that the clashes were triggered by law enforcement operation in Marawi. This is a situation started by the government itself. Similarly, the Maute group is a local…

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  • Statement on Labor Day 2017

    Sunday, 30 April 2017 | Statement

    There are 40 million workers in the Philippines. That is 41% of the country’s population. If 41% have gainful and regular employment, earn fair and equal wages, access full social protection, they can increase their purchasing power and participate in the national economic activity: they can insure their health, their children can finish their education, they can buy homes, they can make…

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  • Itatag ang gobyernong makatao: Leksyon ng EDSA-People Power

    Friday, 24 February 2017 | Statement

    Ang leksyon ng kauna-unahang People Power sa EDSA ay ang katotohanang may kapangyarihan ang mamamayan na direktang iwaksi at patalsikin ang naghaharing pamahalaan kapag ito’y hindi na kumakalinga sa kagalingan ng bansa.

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  • Reject the Reimposition of the Death Penalty; end the culture of violence and impunity

    Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Statement

    Congress’ priority legislation is reinstating Capital Punishment in the country. The bill was railroaded through the House Committee on Justice last December and will be debated at the plenary sessions this week. International legal experts, human rights advocates and church leaders vowed to oppose the bill, saying it was abandoned in 1987 and 2006 for a reason: death penalty never solved the…

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