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AMNESTY SAYS MARCOS HIGH IN THE CLOUDS, “IS HE FIT FOR PURPOSE?”

Cebu City – Activists and human rights defenders in the Visayas are caught in a very dangerous situation between standing up for human rights and fighting for their lives amid attacks and red-tagging, said Amnesty International Philippines during the Cebu leg of its Amnesty International State of...

Amnesty says no progress in sight for Marcos Admin on human rights issues

Baguio City – Repression perpetrated by the state led to an escalation in human rights violations in Luzon, Amnesty International Philippines said during a press conference in Baguio City today for the first leg of its State of the World’s Human Rights 2023/24 Annual Report rolling launch....

Human Rights Defenders Protection (HRDP) Bill Salient Points

House Bill 77 or “An Act Defining the Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Human Rights Defenders,  Declaring State Responsibilities, and Instituting Effective Mechanisms for the Protection and Promotion of these Rights and Freedoms”  Authored by: Rep. Edcel C. Lagman  On 28 February 2023, House...

BILANG TIBAK

“Another word for activism is…imagination. Because it’s about this idea of being able to envision a world that doesn’t exist yet…that’s what the job of an activist is. It’s to be able to create, and create into being or into existence a new world order that is really equitable and fair and...

Last charge against Leila de Lima continues

Court proceedings on the third and final bogus charge against human rights defender and former Philippine senator Leila de Lima are resuming in March, or four months after she was allowed to post bail in November 2023 that resulted in her temporary freedom. In granting de Lima’s petition for bail,...