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STOP THE ATTACK AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

The In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) condemns in the strongest terms – the continuing attack against human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines which is now compounded by the Duterte administration’s anti-human rights policies and actions that are creating a more hostile environment for human rights work. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte… Read more »

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IDefend statement on anniversary of Marcos burial

One year after the treacherous burial of a former dictator and a plunderer at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), iDEFEND (In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement) continues to rage against the whitewash , if not, outright reversal of the bloody record of Marcos’ Martial Law. The burial marks ground zero of Duterte’s… Read more »

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We condemn the declaration of Martial Law ! -iDEFEND

On Tuesday night, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law on the entire Mindanao Island while on a state visit in Russia, following the fighting between the military and the Maute group. It has to be clarified that the clashes were triggered by law enforcement operation in Marawi. This is a situation started by the government… Read more »

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SENTRO calls on Working People to Sustain the Call to End Contractualization, Stop Authoritarian Policies

MANILA, Philippines (May 1, 2017) – The national labor center Sentro ng Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Center for United and Progressive Workers), or SENTRO, calls on the working people to continue the struggle against contractualization and the precariousness of living, “sustained by the Duterte’s regime biased for the elite.” In a rally this morning in… Read more »

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Defend the Right to Life, Resist Institutionalized Violence

Attempts of the Duterte administration to link the drug trade with a supposed rebellion in Mindanao to justify a nationwide terror alert level 3, the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, the railroading of the death penalty bill in Congress, lowering the age of criminal responsibility of children from 15 to nine (9) years… Read more »

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Painted Women Performed Warrior Dance against Violence

  To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, women with painted faces and bodies performed a warrior dance at noon today in Quezon City. Filling the streets around the World Scout Jamboree roundabout in Timog, the women denounced the violenceof the current administration, and the institutional violence that “kills” 14… Read more »