Civil societies sound alarm over gov’t use of terror financing charges to paralyze their services

Being falsely accused of terrorism financing, the operations of the civil societies are being paralyzed by the government, denying poor communities of much needed assistance and bringing them farther from the grasp of genuine development.

‘Marcos Jr’s human rights committee will not address rights abuses’ – rights groups

The composition is the most fundamental defect of the Special Committee, agencies, which civil society organizations said, “not only failed to address the many human rights issues relating to the brutal ‘war on drugs’ and suppression of freedoms and dissent but are, in fact, part of the problem.”

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said last week that he does not see any need to abolish the National Task Force to End the Local Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). He claimed that red-tagging does not come from the government but from “kung sino-sino” (other people). There is irony in Marcos’s statement. NTF-ELCAC, a task force created by virtue…

‘With guilty verdict of the International Peoples’ Tribunal, Marcos Jr. cannot deny rights violations in PH’

“The IPT belie Marcos Jr.’s posturing that his administration is different, that it has new ways to address the issues facing the country. But until the government changes its programs, rights violations will continue no matter how many foreign trips Marcos Jr. will do.”