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  • “COMELEC must address rights violations and investigate allegations of irregularities” - iDEFEND

    Monday, 16 May 2022 | Statement

    One of the most divisive electoral exercises in the country has been concluded with a potential landslide win handed to the late dictator’s son and his running mate, the outgoing President’s daughter.


  • Stop the intimidation, threats vs. human rights defenders during election campaign period – iDEFEND

    Thursday, 28 April 2022 | Statement

    iDefend deplores the increased intimidation, harassment and threats of violence in the days leading up to the May 9 polls. Incidents of shooting, profiling and serious intimidation particularly against human rights defenders in the course of their work to promote voters’ rights and advocacy have been reported.


  • Raise the Human Rights Electoral Agenda for 2022

    Friday, 10 December 2021 | Statement

    Today we commemorate 73 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by the international community. It is the world’s second major post-war document after the United Nations Charter. Its principles and standards have since been applied to thousands of global, regional and national policy instruments, with the goal of realizing all human rights for all, and achieving…


  • SC ruling has deadly consequences- iDefend

    Thursday, 9 December 2021 | Statement

    The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Anti-Terrorism Law, albeit nullifying certain provisions, has deadly consequences especially on legitimate activists exercising their right to defend human rights. As part of President Duterte’s authoritarian apparatus the law serves as the grim reaper of the freedom of expression and association in the country.


  • Paggunita sa ika-73 taon ng pandaigdigang araw ng karapatang pantao sisimulan na

    Wednesday, 1 December 2021 | Statement

    Sa tuwing ika-10 ng Disyembre ay ginugunita natin ang pandaigdigang araw ng karapatang pantao. Ito rin ang pang huling taon ng paggunita sa ilalim ng awtokratikong pamumuno ni Pangulong Duterte. Simula umpisa ng termino ni Duterte, hanggang sa yugtong ito, ay hindi tayo bumitaw sa pagtindig at paglaban para sa dignidad at karapatan. Ating tinuligsa ang lahat ng polisya at gawain ng gobyerno laban…