“We are here today to stand with the DC4 in their courageous protest on May 2 and celebrate the victory and the justness of our cause. This form of protest against Marcos and his cronies was so righteous that the US state could not even justify moving forward with charges.”
Category: Human Rights
1 peasant leader arrested, 2 youth organizers disappeared
“We call on the Filipino people, be vigilant. Uphold basic human rights for all.”
Kin of political prisoners ask high court to ‘promulgate writ of kalayaan’
“It is a travesty of justice that pork barrel mastermind Janet Napoles has been acquitted along with her cohorts who are now sitting senators, but no political prisoner whose cases are made up has been included in any of the trumpeted mass releases of elderly PDLs since the start of the pandemic in 2020.”
Not-so-safe delivery: Riders’ trip to unsafe working conditions
“The nature of work of delivery riders is unquestionably necessary and desirable to the business and trade of the companies to whom they render their services. Without them, companies engaged in the delivery business have actually no business to speak of. Thus, delivery riders are deemed regular employees by operation of law, regardless of the existence of any work contracts they signed.”
Workers in Southern Tagalog push back for labor rights
Despite the setbacks, however, workers in the Southern Tagalog region have continued to assert their rights and fight back. For Mario Fernandez and his fellow unionists in TEPWU, it meant meeting state forces head on. This meant actively challenging attempts to tag them as “communist sympathizers.”
Abra court grants plea to junk rebellion raps vs 7 activists in Cordillera
“The decision of the trial court is but another knot in the long line of similar fabricated cases filed against activists and eventually dismissed because they are that – fabrications.”
Kin appeal to the public to help find 2 missing activists
Human rights group Karapatan said that Dex and Bazoo are the seventh and eighth persons involuntarily disappeared under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration.
CHR urged to probe killing of a farmer in Negros Occidental
“We are asking the CHR to extend help to the bereaved family of farmer Crispin Tingal and provide them with due assistance.”
Rights group, families urge gov’t to surface alleged NPA leader, IP rights advocate
“We believe that state security units have them in custody and fear for their safety and well-being. We urge whoever holds them to surface them immediately, respect their rights and treat them humanely.”
Rights groups call for probe on killing of peace consultant
Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said that the reported summary execution of Posadas is a brazen violation of human rights instruments and international humanitarian law.
How the Tiamzon spouses fought the Marcos Sr. dictatorship
In a 2014 interview with Bulatlat, the Tiamzon spouses detailed their political awakening as student activism flourished at the University of the Philippines at the time of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr.