Kabataan Partylist condemns the recent statement of the Philippine National Police (PNP) which accuses students from the University of the Philippines (UP) and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) of immersing and joining the armed group New Peoples’ Army (NPA).
Alyansa ng Novo Vizcayano para sa Kalikasan express concern over the tagging of its leaders, members and allies of being they supporters, recruiters and contacts of the New People’s Army, making them targets of attacks from state security forces under the administration’s all-out war.
The Ifugao Peasant Movement said the human rights situation in Ifugao continues to worsen and the climate of fear and impunity is creeping throughout the province causing a chilling effect to a democratic and free society.
TFIP decried the blatant disregard of the human rights of indigenous peoples by the Duterte administration and noted that 2018 will be remembered as the year the government openly declared that human rights defenders from legitimate and registered organizations are considered as “terrorists”.
On the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, NUJP calls on all independent Filipino journalists to strengthen their bonds and solidify our ranks, and resist all efforts to silence or otherwise prevent them from fulfilling their task of serving the people’s sacred right to know.
Kinondenar ti TUMAKDER ti nabuntog ken agkurkurang a panagresponde ti gobierno ti Pronbinsia ti Abra para iti panangalayay ti kasasaad dagiti nadidigra ti Bagyo Ompong ken ti nasaknap a militarisasion a mangparparkaro ti rigat a sagsagrapen dagitoy.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines warns government against pursuing plans to arrest Rappler CEO Maria Ressa saying the action will send a clear signal that the country’s democracy is fast receding under a reckless administration that cannot abide criticism and free expression and will go to ridiculous lengths to muzzle all those it does not agree with.
The Public Interest Law Center said that charges against former Bayan Muna Partylist representative Satur Ocampo and company are so ludicrous, there is no way the case can survive reasonable judicial or public scrutiny.
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples claimed 2018 “a year of terror” against indigenous communities with indigenous women targeted by state security forces for their strong political convictions to defend their homeland against corporate greed.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance condemned the harassment, detention and imminent filing of trumped-up cases against human rights defenders attending the National Solidarity Mission (NSM) to Talaingod, Davao del Norte, including former Bayan Muna partylist representative Satur Ocampo and ACT Teachers partylist France Castro by the Talaingod PNP and 56th IBPA of the AFP.
CARMMA said Sandiganbayan’s decision to allow former first lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos to post bail is “a blow to martial law victims and the Filipino people who have continued fighting for justice and accountability.”
The experience of Itogon, which is no different from that of the communities affected by Lepanto mining and Philex mining operations, must not happen in any other areas in the region.