This week, the United States and the Philippine militaries – with enthusiastic support from Ferdinand Marcos Jr. – kick-started the implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), the 2014 bilateral executive accord which had been delayed for eight years.
Month: March 2023
US lawmaker reintroduces bill seeking to tie US gov’t aid to PH human rights reforms
“Tax dollars should not fund the Philippine military death squad. I urge you in Congress to pass the Philippine Human Rights Act.”
Press Release | NTC’s motion for inhibition of judge in website blocking case neither just nor valid
“It is an insult to the intelligence and independence of the presiding Judge, and the entire judicial system for that matter.”
Rights violations continue under Marcos Jr.
“Even though we have a new administration, it’s just superficial. The system and the domestic mechanisms remain the same – still detrimental to the rights of the unionists and union organizers.”
NTC wants judge handling website blocking case to inhibit
A few weeks before the start of the trial, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) asked the Quezon City trial judge handling the website blocking case to inhibit, saying that she has shown “bias and partiality” in favor of Bulatlat.
Remembering Jabidah Massacre and the Bangsamoro women’s role in the struggle for liberation
For the Moro people, the Jabidah Massacre was just one of the atrocities committed against them that remains unaccounted for.
Malaking sanhi ng pagkaburyong ay ang mabagal na takbo ng kaso sa bansa na may kinalaman sa bulok na hustisya. Kadalasan naghihintay ng anim na buwan para sa paglilitis at lagi itong hindi natutuloy. Marami sa mga nakakulong ay inosente at sinampahan ng gawa-gawang kaso subalit walang sapat na kakayanan para makakuha ng tulong ligal.
Why the peace talks ended
We need books like this that can temper our biases and allow us to better understand the process that started with “guarded optimism” but ended with the government resuming its scorched earth policy against the CPP and NDF.
Proponents of Charter Change
By MAX SANTIAGO
Indigenous peoples, dev’t workers urge CHR to probe bombings in North Luzon
Development workers, and indigenous peoples from the Cordillera region are calling for an investigation on the intensifying human rights violations in Northern Luzon that have resulted in the displacement of indigenous peoples communities.
Fisherfolk victimized by fake surrender scheme
“We denounce the PNP-La Union and the state institutions behind this sham surrender scheme for taking advantage of our distressed fisherfolk to carry out their worn-out tactics of coercion and deception for anti-insurgency drive.”