Philippines

25.08.2015

Philippines: guilty prosecutors run free but innocent victims are jailed

Philippines: guilty prosecutors run free but innocent victims are jailed

Guilty Prosecutors run free but innocent victims are jailed Danilo Reyes (Note: this article was first published in the August 16, 2015 issue of the Sunday Examiner) Temogen (Cocoy) Tulawie, a rights advocate from Sulu, walked out of prison on July 20 after a court in Manila… »

11.06.2015

Philippines: fishermen and farmer humanist groups thriving

Philippines: fishermen and farmer humanist groups thriving

In the aftermath of the supertyphoon Yolanda which hit Leyte, many relief and livelihood activities were launched by friends, families and members of Ang Komunidad together with other volunteer groups. Willa Tecson, Pasig, reporting Livelihood projects were started in Brgy. Bislig (fishing coastal community) and Brgy. Cacao (rice inland community). »

10.02.2015

Philippines: #StopTheDiscrimination!

Philippines: #StopTheDiscrimination!

Take Action: Urge Philippines Congress to #StopTheDiscrimination! 02/09/2015 The Issue For more than a decade, the Philippines Congress has delayed taking action on the enactment of a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill. Now, a broad coalition of Filipino activists is urging Congress to take action and Stop the Discrimination! Congress… »

29.01.2015

Philippines: Promoting a Life of Non-Violence

Philippines: Promoting a Life of Non-Violence

Press release: Komunidad Para Sa Tao the Community for Human Development Out of more than 500 organizations/individuals that submitted their proposals to the Psychological Association of the Philippines, Edmongino Camacho of the Medical City and The Community for Human Development, was among those chosen to present a paper… »

27.01.2015

Investigate and prevent killings-harassment of lawyers in Philippines

Investigate and prevent  killings-harassment of lawyers in Philippines

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following statement from the Signatory organizations call on the Aquino government to investigate and prevent the killings and harassment of lawyers in the Philippines. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-FST-008-2015 January 26, 2015 A… »

23.12.2014

Filipino farmers share ‘Seeds of Hope’

Filipino farmers share ‘Seeds of Hope’

Filipino Farmers Share ‘Seeds of Hope’ Human Wrongs Watch By Wilhelmina Pelegrina*, 19 December 2014 — Ecological farmers in the Philippines have pooled their expertise and resources and travelled close to 600 km (370 miles) to help farmers in Dolores, Eastern Samar, get back on their feet following Typhoon… »

20.10.2014

Philippines: poverty reflects failure of government not the person

Philippines: poverty reflects failure of government not the person

Seven years ago, my first cousin, 22-year –old Maricel Mahinay, died from an illness aggravated by severe malnutrition. She was three months pregnant. Her death came two years after her first child had also died from a malnutrition related illness. By Danilo Reyes – Asian Human Rights Commission  (Note:… »

30.07.2014

Seagrave’s “The Marcos Dynasty

Seagrave’s “The Marcos Dynasty

The Marcos Dynasty By Sterling Seagrave Harper & Row, 1988 What a revelation. Like many, I had heard some dubious things about The Marcos family but had not looked into their affairs or read about their times though I was in the Philippines just prior to their ousting-departure. »

24.07.2014

Open Letter to the President of the Philippines

Open Letter to the President of the Philippines

Mr. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Dear Mr. President, As the gentle breeze of the bamboo nose flute reaches you, we raise our plight to your attention as we anticipate your report during your 5th annual State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 28, 2014. We commend you for embarking… »

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