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Incoming House Speaker supports resumption of peace talks, release of political prisoners * Latest Posts Breaking News Politics & Governance 

Incoming House Speaker supports resumption of peace talks, release of political prisoners

“…[t]his is definitely a boost in fast tracking the release of all political prisoners and augurs well for the scheduled resumption of the formal peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).”

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Special Coverage: No good governance without human rights * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Top Stories 

Special Coverage: No good governance without human rights

Human rights is nowhere to be found from among the Aquino administration’s priorities. And this has perpetuated, nay worsened, impunity as the Aquino administration has itself committed human rights violations in the course of its own counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan and in pushing the neoliberal agenda in the service of corporate interests.

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Under Aquino, political dissent is a crime * Latest Posts Human Rights Special Reports Top Stories 

Under Aquino, political dissent is a crime

According to human rights group Karapatan, 85 percent of political prisoners were slapped with criminal charges, a clear violation of the Hernandez political doctrine, a Supreme Court jurisprudence that prohibits the criminalization of political dissent.

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