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.
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LIST: A look at Filipino women leaders who rose to the challenge of fighting for migrant rights
In this list, Bulatlat highlights women migrant rights activists who rose to the challenge of standing behind beleaguered Filipino migrant workers and the families they left behind.
PH-US Balikatan will intensify abuses, corruption, fisherfolk displacement – Groups
Progressive group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) denounced the upcoming Balikatan exercises called “Salaknib” between the Philippines and the United States as it can provoke regional geopolitical tension and violate the country’s sovereignty.
‘Release women political prisoners’ – groups
“These women and all who came before them have had to claw their way out of the quagmire of limitations imposed on women—especially poor women—in a feudal-patriarchal society, and asserted their rightful place in the struggle for rights and justice. Only for the state to shove them back into a box, literally and figuratively.”
PH media honors Luis V. Teodoro as a pillar of journalism
“Dean Luis was and is a pillar of Philippine journalism, credited with advancing the ideals of pro-people journalism both as a respected member of the academe and through the alternative media that he helped to organize in the Philippines.”
Rights group calls on CHR to probe rights violations in Rizal, Kalinga
“In the end, we call for the resumption of peace talks, an end to the militarization in the countryside, and hold the perpetrators accountable.”
Arrested Laguna activists, supporters urge DOJ to ‘take immediate action’ after delays in hearings
“It is unacceptable that Camoral has been waiting for more than two years for a fair trial. This situation mirrors the ‘working’ justice system in the Philippines, where delays, postponements, and excuses have become the norm.”
‘Stop indiscriminate bombings in Kalinga’- peace advocates
“We condemn the indiscriminate bombings and shellings and the atmosphere of terror brought about by the continuing military combat operations.”
For now, jeepneys have returned to the streets of the Philippine capital. But all eyes are still on how the Marcos Jr. administration will proceed from the dialogue held with transport leaders.
From being a victim to becoming a migrant women’s rights advocate
Erwiana’s story was among the many stories of domestic workers who, despite the impact of abuse on her – physically and emotionally, have risen up again and worked for the welfare of fellow migrant workers.
‘Together we are stronger’ – Indonesian women migrant workers
“We face the same problem. We don’t want women in this situation. We had to help each other because together we are stronger.”