July 07, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, July 6th, 2015

Indigenous peoples slam Aquino’s ‘5 years of fascism’

In the past five years, operations of military and paramilitary groups have killed, threatened, displaced indigenous communities and close down their schools.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

News in pictures | State workers protest harassment

Their dialogue and complaint-filing at the Department of Justice may hang in the air for the moment, but the voices of the members of Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) were not silenced...

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Intl rights groups ask US Senate to cut military aid to Ph

Amid increased political killings in the Philippines, US-based civil society and advocacy organizations want the US Senate to put back restrictions on military aid to the country.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Groups seek CHR intervention for detained activist-writer et al

“If they cannot be released, then we appeal that they would be transferred to an accessible facility.”

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

‘Ph has most land activists killed in Asia, LatAm’ – study

Two indigenous peoples and peasants struggling for land are killed in the country every month.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

‘Free Adel Silva’

A campaign committee calls for the release of peace consultant Adelberto Silva, Sharon Cabusao and Isidro de Lima, and for the resumption of talks between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the...

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Lumad climate change activist shot dead

Ricky Basig, a leader of the Mandaya tribe in a climate-change affected community in Davao Oriental was gunned down June 25.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

LGBT groups unite ‘to fight for love,’ human rights

“Are these electoral candidates part of the rainbow? Are they going to stand up for LGBT rights as human rights and not as special rights?”

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Remembering a fellow ‘iska’

“We are here today to show that after nine years, the calls of UP students and other sectors to surface Karen, Sherlyn and all the other victims of human rights violations, are not stopping.”

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Torture continues – rights groups

“He was shaking. He kept crying. It was clear to me that they underwent a sort of mental torture.”

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

‘They would still be activists’

Erlinda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeño, mothers of missing UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, looked at the crowd of students and activists listening intently at the program and said, “They would have been among them today,...

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