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Calida blocks Maria Ressa's travel for Nobel Prize: She's a 'flight risk'
Nov 25, 2021 Lian Buan
The Supreme Court had previously allowed travel for convicted persons but the Solicitor General argues that those people did not express 'a total lack of respect for the judicial system'
Calling the Rappler CEO a "flight risk," Solicitor General Jose Calida has filed an opposition with the Court of Appeals (CA) seeking to bar Maria Ressa from traveling to Oslo, Norway, in December to personally receive her Nobel Peace Prize. Look also the Video. LOOK MORE

US senators urge Biden gov't to condemn Duterte abuses
Aug 1, 2021 Rambo Talabong
'We urge the Biden administration to stand with the people of the Philippines as they continue to fight for their universal human rights,' say 11 senators, including Elizabeth Warren

Democratic senators from the United States urged the Biden government to condemn the human rights abuses committed by the Duterte government


A crossroads for Duterte and the ICC with Human Rights Watch's Param-Preet Singh
Jun 17, 2021

International law expert Param-Preet Singh about the repercussions of President Rodrigo Duterte's non-cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) while he's in power. Look ALL links in this article
Duterte’s crime against humanity: Rendering justice through the ICC
June 28, 2021
Exactly what does the communication against Duterte allege and why is an investigation by the ICC Prosecutor in order? What role do human rights advocates, social movements, and civil society organizations play in ensuring that Duterte is prosecuted and punished?
The recent move of International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to seek ICC authorization to conduct an investigation on President Rodrigo Duterte's crime against humanity of murder has raised hopes of making Duterte and his officials accountable for the drug war killings.
We try to answer these questions in this webinar on Monday, June 28, organized by Movement Against Tyranny, Rappler's MovePH, Rise Up for Life and Rights, Free Leila de Lima Movement, and Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights.
New report by Investigate PH shows human rights situation in the PH has continued to deteriorate
Jul 10, 2021 ABS-CBN News
A new damning report was released by an independent international commission about the alleged state-driven human rights violations in the Philippines.
But as Don Tagala tells us, Malacañang is unfazed by the group's findings.
Political scientist Mark Thompson on the Philippines under Duterte
Jun 29, 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte enters his final year in office still surrounded by high-profile controversies – from the high number of deaths under his war on drugs, to the problematic handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
#DefendDemocracy: Webinars on what communities can do to fight anti-terror law
Jul 16-17, 2021
The #DefendDemocracy webinars aim to answer questions about the health of Philippine democracy, and share possible actions that communities can do to help defend their rights, despite pandemic restrictions
Withdrawal from ICC no free pass for Duterte, says ex-judge
Marlon Ramos June 26, 2021
The Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute is not a free pass for President Duterte to escape the judicial mantle of the International Criminal Court (ICC) or evade accountability for the deaths of thousands of alleged victims of his brutal war on drugs, according to former ICC Judge Raul Pangalangan.

[Sui Generis] The ax hanging over Duterte, Dela Rosa, and Albayalde's heads
Jun 23, 2021 Marites Dañguilan Vitug
'It is not just today’s generation that will know of their link to mass murder. Future generations can always look back at the records of the ICC – and history will come alive.'
What stands out in the 57-page request of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor to open an investigation into the Philippines’ drug war is the fact that an official document bears the names of President Rodrigo Duterte and two former chiefs of the Philippine National Police (PNP) – Ronald Dela Rosa and Oscar Albayalde – as major state actors involved in the killings of thousands of Filipinos.

Duterte bad-mouths 'bullshit' ICC
Jun 22, 2021 Pia Ranada
'Sampalin ko yung mga judges diyan,' declares President Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called the International Criminal Court "bullshit" and declared he wanted to "slap" its judges a week after the body's chief prosecutor recommended opening a formal investigation into his drug war.

Duterte refuses to face 'white people' in ICC: 'How are you supposed to get justice there?'
June 22, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has ruled out any chance of facing trial abroad over the controversial war on illegal drugs.

Law of Duterte Land: Duterte's ICC prospects
Jun 18, 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte will never cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), says his spokesperson Harry Roque whom the government just nominated to the United Nation's International Law Commission.

What we should know about past International Criminal Court decisions
Jun 17, 2021 Mel Sta Maria
The report of international prosecutor Fatou Bensouda “that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the crime against humanity of murder was committed” in the conduct of President Duterte’s war on drugs, prompting her to finally ask the International Criminal Court to conduct a full investigation, is news in many parts of the world.

Human Rights Declaration

Here you will find a collection of translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948.

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Adopted by the General Assembly 13 September 2007

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Human Rights Situation Indigenous Peoples

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR

The OHCHR is the United Nations office with primary responsibility for promoting and protecting the enjoyment and full realization of human rights for all

Philippines wins seat at U.N. Human Rights Council
Paterno Esmaquel II October 13, 2018
'We won!' says the Department of Foreign Affairs, noting that its delegation to the United Nations is led by incoming foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) earlier campaigned for other countries to oppose the Philippines’ candidacy for the UNHRC. The group cited the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign.
“UN member countries should show their outrage at the Philippines and Eritrea by leaving two spots on the ballot sheet blank and keeping them off the council,” UN director at HRW Louis Charbonneau said.

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CHR to Duterte gov't: Fulfill duty as U.N. rights council member
by Jodesz Gavilan October 14, 2018
The Commission on Human Rights points out that the reelection of the Philippines was 'expected because the Asian group fielded as many candidates as there were seats in the Human Rights Council'

Oppose Philippine candidacy to Human Rights Council – HRW
by Alex Evangelista October 12, 2018
United Nations Director to Human Rights Watch Louis Charbonneau calls on other UN member countries to show outrage against drug war-related killings by keeping the Philippines 'off the council'

PH says seat at U.N. rights body validates drug war
Ralf Rivas October 13, 2018
'Getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council is a repudiation of the critics and detractors on President Duterte's unrelenting war against illegal drugs,' says Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

The United Nations, UN:
Gender equality targets
Fritzie Rodriguez September 16, 2015
By September 2015, the world would agree on a new set of universal targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG
The SDG includes areas previously untouched, such as protecting women and children from different forms of violence and discrimination. The new goal also emphasizes the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights, SRHR.

The targets of the gender equality SDG include the following:
•End all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls, including trafficking and exploitation
•Eliminate early or forced marriage and female genital mutilation
•Recognize women's unpaid care and domestic work by providing public services, infrastructure, and social protection policies. Promote “shared responsibilities” among families
•Ensure women’s full and fair participation and opportunities for leadership
•Ensure universal access to SRHR
•Give women equal rights to economic resources; access to ownership; and control over land, property, financial services, inheritance, and natural resources
•Use information and communications technology to promote women empowerment
•Adopt policies promoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Training Guide

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Disability Rights with a focus on education
Presentation by: Carolyn, Ryan, Holly, Chantel, & Erika

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Charter of Human Responsibilities

Philippino Principes - Mga Prinsipyong Gabay sa Pananagutan

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

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Philippines: Acts on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Traditional Medicine

Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Children’s Rights Children’s Rights Specifically on Legitimation and Acknowledgement

Presentation delivered by
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Rights of the Hospitalized Child The Rights of the Hospitalized Child

An Adaptation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

House panel approves bill banning corporal punishment vs kids
Mara Cepeda February 04, 2017

Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy says corporal punishment 'only teaches the child that violence is an acceptable behavior and something worthy of emulation

IMPORTANT House approves bill banning corporal punishment vs children
by Mara Cepeda November 12, 2018
The bill will now be tackled at the bicameral conference committee level, where lawmakers will reconcile conflicting provisions in the House and Senate versions.
Lawmakers voted 164-1-0 in favor of House Bill (HB) No. 8239 or the Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children Act on Monday, November 12

Bill seeks to create 'separate and specialized' subject on human rights
Jodesz Gavilan July 11, 2017

This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme.



House approves bill protecting women, children vs electronic violence
Mara Cepeda February 04, 2020

Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the passage of the measure will give women and children an 'increased chance' to combat all forms of abuse.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10368, Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013


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Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act

Lacson says texting not covered by Anti-Wiretapping Law
Camille Elemia October 02, 2017
Senator Panfilo Lacson said text messages and other forms of digital technology are not covered by the 52-year-old Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act.
Senate Bill 1210 seeks to expand the coverage of the law to include technology.


Philip A. Varilla

Commission on Information and Communications Technology




International Humanitarian Law, IHL

Customary international law is made up of rules that come from "a general practice accepted as law" and that exist independent of treaty law. Customary international humanitarian law is of crucial importance in today’s armed conflicts because it fills gaps left by treaty law in both international and non-international conflicts and so strengthens the protection offered to victims.

The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols

The Geneva Conventions
comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war.

The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 - ref. 0173-ebook

The Video: International humanitarian law: a universal code

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Why international humanitarian law compliance should be universal
Gwendolyn Pang August 12, 2016

We must be ever mindful of what those laws mean and why they matter in modern society.

Republic Act No. 10353, Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012


Salient Provisions of RA 10353 and its IRR, and Duties of PNP Personnel in Relation Thereto May 16, 2013

The Video AFAD Desaparecidos

Malu Maniquis wrote on Aug 27, 2014: In 2008, AFAD produced this MTV which I put together from available footage and photos. This was used to lobby for the passage of the law against enforced disappearance - RA 10353 (July 2012). The search for the missing continues.

Human Security Act of 2007

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RA 9372 Human Security Act of 2007
Mary Ann Wong Tugbang

ANALYSIS: Deep Dive] Finally, EJKs defined
Atty. Theodore Te February 21, 2019

A new law, RA 11188, now defines extrajudicial killings – a significant step forward in providing justice to many victims.
RA 11188 is called “An Act Providing for the Special Protection of Children in Situations of Armed Conflict and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof.”

What you need to know: Duterte admin's crackdown on ‘tambays’
Rambo Talabong June 18, 2018 - with Video

Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust - going after 'tambays' or people who stay idly or loiter in public places.

3 of 5 Filipinos say 'tambay' arrests violate human rights – SWS
by Camille Elemia September 23, 2018
The Social Weather Stations survey finds that 68% of adults are worried that they themselves or anyone they know would be arrested for loitering

QC police round up 2,200 jaywalkers, law violators in 24 hours
August 04, 2018
The Batasan Police Station registers the most number of violators apprehended from 5 am Friday, August 3, to 5 am Saturday, August 4.
Most of the apprehensions were for jaywalking (1,521 across Quezon City's 12 police stations), smoking in public places (496), and roaming the streets half-naked (92).

Tambay by the thousands: The war on loiterers in numbers
Rambo Talabong July 30, 2018
As of July 29, 2018, the Philippine National Police has apprehended in Metro Manila alone 78,359 'tambays' or loiterers violating city ordinances and laws.

The criminalization of tambays
Clarence M. Batan July 03, 2018
Which tambay crimes are we supposed to be worrying about, anyway? Who or what type of tambays is President Duterte referring to?

HOAX: ‘Anti-Tambay’ operations reduced crime incidence nationwide
June 29, 2018
The blog post did not present current statistic but rather an opinion video of a politics professor discussing the 'anti-tambay' police operations

HRW: Anti-tambay policy 'retraumatizes' communities affected by drug war
Jodesz Gavilan June 26, 2018
'The police are again demonstrating their preference for wielding fear, intimidation, and arbitrary arrest to target vulnerable communities rather than respect for the rule of law,' says Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch

Duterte says he only ordered 'frisking' of tambays
Pia Ranada June 26, 2018 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll rethink his order only if the Supreme Court rules it is illegal

Getting rid of the tambays
June 25, 2018
Leave this task to the mayors, Mr President. You have bigger problems on your big plate.

Robredo slams 'tambay' arrests as anti-poor
Aika Rey June 24, 2018
In a separate statement, the opposition Liberal Party condemns the death of alleged 'tambay' Genesis Argoncillo, and questions the arrests of loiterers

Duterte says as 'parent of nation,' he can order detention of tambays
Pia Ranada June 22, 2018
To defend his order against loiterers, the President cites parens patriae, the power of the state to act as parents of individuals needing protecting

No martial law? Police cars blast sirens in Laoag City late night patrol
Rambo Talabong June 20, 2018 - with Video
With lights flashing and sirens blaring, police cars patrol an empty residential street in Laoag City late at night, as part of the drive against tambays. Police have different views on the propriety of the move.
Police roam with sirens and patrol lights turned on as the government steps up its campaign against criminality, focusing on people standing idly by in the streets (tambays). The video was shot in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, at around 10:30pm. The source of the clip says it is the first time that a patrol like this happened.

Philippines' dark secret: Lengthy pretrial detention
Raymund Narag October 19, 2018

If the lengthy pretrial process in the Philippines cannot be addressed, rule of law cannot be established
The Philippines has the dubious recognition of having one the longest pretrial detentions in the whole world.
Inmates stay in jail for an average of 528 days before they are convicted or acquitted. In some cases, inmates had stayed in detention for 10 years only to be acquitted. In fact, it takes longer for an inmate to stay in "temporary" detention centers and jails than in prisons.

Muslim culture general & laws vs Human Rights

e.g.: Why Sharia Law MUST be Opposed

NO to Political Islam, YES to Human Rights

The problem for all of us is how to oppose the violations of human rights - One law for all – equality before the law – for Muslims and non-Muslims, for men and women alike, must be the answer.

Human Rights: Fear - Protests - Etc.

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It's final
Philippines leaves International Criminal Court

The Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court takes effect Sunday, March 17.

Duterte slammed after Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal
'You can withdraw but you cannot hide'


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During pandemic, Supreme Court favors Duterte twice and makes others wait
Lian Buan Aug 10 2020

Speed may not be the issue here, says former Court spokesperson Ted Te, but 'a question of trust'
Excluding petitions against the anti-terror law, there have been 6 major cases filed before the Supreme Court since the pandemic lockdown began mid-march, and the justices during this time, handed President Rodrigo Duterte two wins, while making others wait.

Duterte created 'dangerous fiction' vs rights defenders
Jodesz Gavilan July 10, 2020

The Commission on Human Rights says human rights defenders live a 'grim reality' in the Philippines as they face systematic and widespread attacks for their work

U.N. Human Rights report on killings, abuses in PH
the United Nations says the Duterte goverment's 'heavy-handed' focus on national security threats has led to serious human rights abuses

Killing as state policy: 10 things the ICC says about Duterte’s drug war
Sep 16, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
The International Criminal Court’s pre-trial chamber says killings of suspected drug personalities ‘has been frequently encouraged’ by President Rodrigo Duterte himself

To avoid ICC, Duterte admin forms panel to probe deaths in police operations
Lian Buan June 30, 2020
Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body


Human rights group officer served arrest warrant by cop disguised as delivery man
Jul 8, 2020 ANC 24/7
A leading officer of a Philippine human rights group cries foul after a policeman tried to serve her an arrest warrant while disguised as a delivery man.

Rights groups slam Duterte's 'shoot to kill' order: Prioritize lives, not violence
Jodesz Gavilan April 02, 2020
Human rights group says President Rodrigo Duterte's statement may lead to more abuses as Luzon remains in lockdown in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak

During coronavirus lockdown: Abused women, children more vulnerable
Pia Ranada May 09 2020

A drop in reported cases of abuse during the lockdown may not be good news as it could point to victims having a harder time reporting crimes to authorities

Warrantless arrests:

DOJ okays warrantless arrest of teacher who posted about 'killing Duterte'
Lian Buan May 15, 2020
Ronnel Mas will be charged with inciting to sedition next week. He has to spend more days detained as he waits for the chance to post bail.

Olongapo court clears teacher over post on reward to kill Duterte
Lian Buan June 25, 2020 - with Video
Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 72 Judge Richard Paradeza junks the Department of Justice case and says that an extrajudicial confession is inadmissible. He also rules that intelligence information is not sufficient to do a warrantless arrest.

The Video: Court junks sedition charge vs. teacher who made online threat to Duterte
Jun 25, 2020 ANC 24/7
A court in Olongapo has dismissed the sedition charge against a teacher who offered a P50 million reward online for the life of President Duterte

With indictment of teacher, media told be careful when interviewing suspects
Lian Buan May 16, 2020
Ex-SC Spokesperson Ted Te says the NBI agents are still liable for the arbitrary detention of teacher Ronnel Mas

NBI refuses to release teacher who posted about reward to 'kill Duterte'
Lian Buan May 15, 2020
NBI agents are waiting for a release order even though charges are not yet filed. Differing interpretations of the validity of a warrantless arrest compound the problem.

Salesman arrested, jailed for calling Duterte 'crazy'
Lian Buan May 14, 2020
'Hindi trabaho ng PNP protektahan ang Pangulo sa opinyon ng taumbayan. Ang trabaho 'nyo e protektahan ang taumbayan,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, following the latest arrest in Butuan City.
Police arrested on Wednesday, May 13, a 41-year-old salesman in Butuan City for a Facebook post.
Orcullo wrote on his Facebook account the following, translated from Bisaya: "The pattern is clear. Bong Go will make a show of it, as if he’s asking a favor from the crazy President, Digong is an asshole. Digong is crazy."

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Netizens call to free detained Pride protesters: ‘Pride is protest’
Francisco Mendoza June 26, 2020

Using the hashtag #FreePride20, netizens express disbelief over the arrest of 20 protesters on Friday, June 26

Cebu artist Bambi Beltran sues Mayor Edgar Labella, cops for rights violations
Ryan Macasero June 19, 2020
Bambi Beltran files complaints against the Cebu City mayor, the Central Visayas police chief, and several Cebu cops for arresting her without a warrant and violating her rights while in their custody

Taken after midnight, cuffed to a chair: The arrest of Cebuana artist Bambi Beltran
Ryan Macasero May 22, 2020
Cebu artist Bambi Beltran is detained for 60 hours and faces up to 18 years in prison for a sarcastic Facebook post Mayor Edgar Labella called 'fake news.' He says it's nothing personal.

The right to call the government crazy
Leonardo Camacho May 20, 2020

Voicing your exasperation over the government and its officials – even in impolite language – is constitutionally protected!
Frustrated over the current state of affairs in the country, a Butuan City salesman turned to Facebook to express his sentiments, calling the President “crazy” and an “assh*le” in Bisaya. Then came the arrest.

The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)
a nation-wide human rights lawyers organization committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and civil liberties. It was founded in 1974 by Jose W. Diokno, Lorenzo Tanada Sr. and Joker Arroyo.

Chel Diokno on the Rule of Law in a pandemic
April 04, 2020

Diokno shifts the focus on the rule of law a day after President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out at him in a national address. 'I consider it a waste of time,' says Diokno of the President's speech.
Diokno, a veteran human rights lawyer and the chairman of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), has been vocal in his challenges to the legal policies of the Duterte government as it tries to address the coronavirus pandemic. Look also this article

Does Duterte fulfill the dictator criteria? This book can help us find out
Pia Ranada July 20, 2019

'How Democracies Die' by Levitsky and Ziblatt identifies signs of a budding authoritarian and steps they take to subvert democracies. How does Rodrigo Duterte measure up to their criteria?

The new normal

PH rule of law ranking under Duterte continues to plummet
Lian Buan March 13, 2020

In the recently released WJP 2020 Rule of Law index, the Philippines ranked 91st out of 128 in the overall score for "rule of law," a steady decline in ranking since 2015, when it ranked No. 51.
At No. 91 in 2020, the Philippines' ranking in the Rule of Law index is on a steady decline since 2016, making its average annual percentage drop one of the 5 worst in the world.

Duterte is making a big mistake
Christian Gultia and Ernesto Neri November 24, 2019
The human rights community exists for a reason and it will not cease to exist – even if tyrants like President Rodrigo Duterte become powerless.
Political persecution and killings of activists and human rights defenders have been consistently at the top of the government's agenda since Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016.

U.N. experts remind Duterte gov't: Targeting activists makes them vulnerable to violence
Jodesz Gavilan March 09, 2020
The United Nations website indicates no reply from the Philippine government regarding the official communication sent in December 2019 by the special rapporteurs

HRW: De Lima's persecution shows Duterte's 'increasing authoritarianism'
Jodesz Gavilan November 20, 2019

Karapatan also likens the situation of Senator Leila De Lima with the experience of hundreds of political prisoners facing alleged trumped-up charges under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Aquino to Filipinos: Speak now before you're stifled like De Lima
Mara Cepeda November 20, 2019 - with Video

'Habang hindi pa tayo tinamaan, hindi kaya mas marapat dito na tayo manindigan? Kaysa naman maramdaman na natin ang nararamdaman ni Leila nang dire-diretso," says former president Noynoy Aquino

Republic Act 1700 - Anti-Subversion Act
Presidential Decree 885, which expanded RA 1700 to include other groups

The anti-subversion law was the dictator Ferdinand Marcos' tool of choice in strangling the opposition and crushing legitimate dissent. Groups fear its planned revival under President Rodrigo Duterte will lead to the same – or even worse.

UNHRC urged to create Commission of Inquiry for Philippines
Mavic Conde March 06, 2020

The group emphasizes the need for an investigation into the worsening human rights situation under the Duterte administration – including attacks on environmental defenders

Dishonesty, lack of transparency ‘glaring’ features of Duterte gov’t
Jodesz Gavilan February 05, 2020 - with Video

PhilRights executive director Nymia Simbulan says the lack of state accountability reflects 'how the government values and looks at human rights and human lives'

Habeas corpus filed at SC for release of youth activist held by army
Lian Buan September 23, 2019

The military wants Alexandrea Pacalda to register herself as a communist rebel returnee.
Alexandrea's arrest comes at the height of the Duterte administration's clampdown on the Left, with the interior department pushing for the restoration of the Anti-Subversive law, which makes criminal mere membership with the communist party

Altermidya correspondent, 4 human rights leaders arrested in Tacloban
February 08, 2020 - with Video

Various media and school organizations call for their immediate release, saying the arrests are meant to silence media and human rights defenders

The Video: Pahayag ng Altermdiya Network kay Frenchie Mae Cumpio
Feb 10, 2020 kodao phils
Nagbigay pahayag si Rhea Padilla, national coordinator ng Altermidya - People's Alternative Media Network kaugnay sa pag-aresto kay Frenchie Mae Cumpio, mamamahayag ng Eastern Vista at sa tinaguriang Tacloban 5 noong Pebrero 7 sa Tacloban City.

De Lima urges gov't to 'seriously consider' Iranian beauty queen's asylum application
Sofia Tomacruz November 03, 2019

'Let’s do the right thing in the name of human rights,' says Senator Leila de Lima.
Bahari, who arrived in the Philippines last October 16, earlier said she feared would be executed on politically motivated charges were she deported back to Iran.

CHR to start inquiry into threats, harassment vs rights defenders
Jodesz Gavilan September 05, 2019

CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz says they note the serious allegations of government attempts to silence and intimidate human rights defenders through various methods, including the use of judicial system

PH lawyers revive decade-old group to protest Duterte policies
Lian Buan September 23, 2019
'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties


Mary Joy Sta Rita, the widow of Jerson Sta Rita, on fighting back vs the PNP
September 09, 2019

Fighting the cops means sacrificing a lot and risking more, especially under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Commission on Human Rights counts more: as many as 27,000 dead, including killings inspired by the bloody campaign and the President's violent rhetoric. A number of the killings have been reported to be committed by cops themselves, going rogue.

Rights groups: Pass U.N. resolution vs PH drug war killings now
Micah Avry Guiao July 11, 2019

'There’s no other time,' say Philippine human rights groups attending the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Philippine rights groups on Wednesday, July 10, called for the urgent adoption of the Iceland resolution before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), seeking action against the high number of drug war killings in the Philippines

HRW: Blocking access won't stop U.N. report on PH drug war
Jodesz Gavilan July 30, 2019
Human Rights Watch Asia deputy director Phil Robertson says various governments from around the world concerned about the situation here would 'continue to make representations'

Lives in danger as red-tagging campaign intensifies
Jodesz Gavilan February 20, 2020

Ibon Foundation says the red-tagging by the Duterte government is the 'first step in a much larger and more sinister agenda'

UPLB alliance calls on school officials to protect students from red-tagging
Alvin James Magno May 25, 2020
A video of a student demonstration in the UPLB campus is included in a military propaganda about progressive organizations being 'recruiters' of communists

IMPORTANT: Read ALL links in the articles

Kin, friends form Kapatid to press for release of political prisoners
Ronalyn V. Olea June 15, 2019

Political prisoners are a symbol of unpeace and injustice. They must be freed.



Araw ng mga Desaparecido ginunita sa isang pagtitipon
kodao phils Sep 3, 2019

Muling inalala ng mga kaanak at grupong Desaparecidos ang International Day of the Disappeared sa isang pagtitipon sa Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church sa Baclaran, Parañaque City noong Agosto 30. Sigaw nila ang patuloy na katarungan sa mga biktima ng sapilitang pagkawala.

U.N. experts to PH gov't: Stop red-tagging Corpuz, human rights groups
Jodesz Gavilan May 01, 2019

United Nations special rapporteurs say the 'criminalizing discourse... undermines the value of the vital work of human rights defenders' and further exposes them to harassment and threats.
ENSURE SAFETY. United Nations experts expesses grave concern over continuing attacks against UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

Biographical information - Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Duterte slams women for 'depriving' him of freedom of expression
Pia Ranada March 11, 2019

In an event honoring women law enforcers, President Rodrigo Duterte says his crude remarks are meant to bring his female critics 'to the limits of despair'

In many recent speeches, Duterte has brought up sexual abuses by priests as a way to justify the threats and insults he has hurled against them.
Earlier on Monday, 3 priests held a press conference to inform the public of various death threats they have received under the Duterte administration.
In December 2018, Duterte openly called for the killing of "useless" priests. Even before then, his critics said his earlier tirades on the Catholic Church had emboldened killers, leading to the murders of 3 priests – Fathers Marcelito Paez, 72, and Richmond Nilo, 43, both from Nueva Ecija, and Father Mark Ventura, 37, from Cagayan.
Duterte's threats and rants against priests were prompted by the Catholic Church's fierce opposition to his anti-drug campaign.

AboutPhilippines says: IMPORTANT to read INCL. ALL the links in the article

U.N. rights chief: PH's 'drug war' not a model for any country
Jodesz Gavilan Updated March 07, 2019

'The drug policies in place in the Philippines, and its lack of respect for rule of law and international standards, should not be considered a model by any country,' says Michelle Bachelet in a speech before the UN Human Rights Council

Spying is back
Patricio N. Abinales October 07, 2018

The long and short of it is that military poking about in campus was always never efficacious


HRW on possible PH-wide Alsa Masa-like network: Another weapon vs rights
Jodesz Gavilan November 19, 2018

Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch says tapping groups like Alsa Masa for grassroots intelligence gathering 'will worsen the human rights calamity' in the Philippines

On Human Rights Day, groups call for accountability vs violations under Duterte

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity (iDEFEND) urges the public to remain steadfast in demanding the government to adhere to the rule of law and human rights

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos urged to resist dictatorship, tyranny on Human Rights Day
Human rights groups call for accountability and justice for the thousands of victims of human rights violations – particularly related to Duterte's bloody anti-illegal drugs campaign

All: Jodesz Gavilan December 10, 2018 and June 27, 2019

History will remember those who spoke up
Giselle Töngi-Walters December 11, 2018

As an artist and a human being, my resistance in this struggle is to share what I’ve witnessed and to demand accountability from the government

Lawmakers hit military 'takeover' of BOC: 'Martial law na ba?'
Mara Cepeda October 29, 2018

'It's an extreme response, putting a purely civilian bureaucracy under military control. It's as if President Duterte has imposed nationwide martial law,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

In 2018, Duterte turns to military for (almost) everything
Pia Ranada December 12, 2018
A third of the Cabinet are now ex-military or police men. The President relies on former generals to carry out radical policies, from Boracay closure to customs bureau overhaul.

Soldiers in Customs? But Constitution bars civilian assignments for military
Lian Buan October 29, 2018
Section 5(4), Article XVI specifically says no member of the armed forces shall, at any time, be appointed or designated in any capacity to a civilian position

In joint statement, ADMU, DLSU presidents say 'never again' to martial law
by Sofia Tomacruz  September 20, 2018

'To those who naively say it is time to move on, we say there can be no moving on without admittance, contrition, and reparation. Until then, the evil tentacles of Martial Law will continue to fester and wound our democracy.'

ADMU, DLSU presidents tell students: Fight attempts to forget Martial Law
Fr Jose Ramon Villarin SJ and Br Raymundo Suplido FSC say there can be no 'moving on' from Martial Law

Death penalty for retribution? 'Not all victims want revenge' – CHR
Mara Cepeda September 24, 2019

CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit says reviving the death penalty will not deter criminals, and revenge as motivation would only 'perpetuate a culture of violence'
Dumpit urged lawmakers to read about the ABS-CBN documentary "Radical Love," which narrates the journey to forgiveness of actress Cherry Pie Picache, whose mother Zenaida Sison was killed in September 2014. Look the documentary 'Radical Love' in the album Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law

In TV forum, Senate bets vs death penalty outnumber supporters
Lian Buan December 02, 2018
Three senatorial bets for 2019, all allies of President Rodrigo Duterte, said in a televised forum on Sunday, December 2, that they support death penalty for people convicted of drug offenses.

Pope Francis: ‘death penalty inadmissable’
After an audience with Pope Francis earlier this year, and following his approval, the Vatican’s CDF says it has made changes to the CCC on the
death penalty according to which capital punishment is inadmissible.
Look both The new text and The previous text

Letter to the Bishops regarding the new revision of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty

Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update
by Agence France-Presse August 02, 2018

The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide

Defending human rights under Duterte

The culture of impunity under the Duterte administration contributes to the real risk and danger human rights defenders face as they call for accountability for thousands killed in the war on drugs

Part 2:

Protecting human rights groups vs threats

Human rights groups call for the passage of a bill that will recognize the essential role of human rights defenders
in ensuring a peaceful and equal society

Both by JODESZ GAVILAN SEPTEMBER 21 - 22, 2018

Robredo hits Duterte for 'untruth' on human rights
Sofia Tomacruz July 29, 2018

Vice President Leni Robredo criticized President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, July 28, for pitting "human rights" against "human lives".
Vice President Leni Robredo challenges human rights advocates, 'Beyond speaking truth to power, we must speak truth to the heart of every Filipino'

Respect for human rights a reflection of our being Filipino
December 09, 2018
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Vice President Leni Robredo urges all Filipinos to value life and dignity


Full Speech: Maria Lourdes Sereno at #ForwardPilipinas
Sep 1, 2018

Former Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno talks about courage in the face of injustice

Sereno to Filipinos: Have courage to stop martial law
Mara Cepeda September 02, 2018
When people become afraid to speak, 'we would have helped the tyrant win'

Courage in the face of injustice
Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno September 02, 2018

What you and I can do is be brave. Stand. Have courage. Only then can we hope to prevent the destruction of your generation's future.


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Filipino tweens and teens talk human rights
December 10, 2018

Human rights is easy to understand. Let these kids explain it for you!

When the term 'human rights' is brought up, most assume that it's a heavy topic. It's seen as two words packed with meaning, touching on serious themes such as equality and social justice

Drop 'politically motivated' criminal charges vs Rappler, Maria Ressa
Alex Evangelista December 01, 2018

'This attempt to silence a highly regarded news website is just the latest example of the administration’s contempt for free and vibrant news media,'
says Human Rights Watch Asia Director Brad Adams.


Nagbabagang Lupa Tribute to Farmers
Malu Maniquis, Oct 24, 2018

This is my way of paying tribute to the now 172 farmers and farm workers killed from July 2016 to October 2018 for fighting for their right to land, right to food, and right to life. Let us support the cause of our agricultural sector. Stop the killings!

Lawyers of the Philippines, unite!
Tony La Viña August 17, 2018

Prof. Desierto is right about JV, Lenie, and RB: 'They could be you. They could be me. Today it's them. Just look in the mirror. Tomorrow it can be any of us.'

Lawmakers seek House probe into lawyers' arrest in Makati bar raid
by Mara Cepeda August 22, 2018
Two lawmakers say the 'irregular' arrest has 'serious implication on the observance of basic constitutional rights'

What did lawyers, police do wrong in Makati bar raid?
by Jodesz Gavilan and Rambo Talabong August 20, 2018
Lawyers present during police searches are guided by the following questions: Does the search team have a search warrant? If so, is it valid? If so, is the proper procedure being observed?

Robredo condemns arrest of lawyers: ‘Alarming erosion of rule of law’
by Mara Cepeda August 20, 2018
'If even lawyers... can be treated with such official disdain, then we can only imagine how much worse less informed, less empowered Filipinos will fare when subjected to abusive behavior,' says the Vice President

No 'special treatment' for lawyers who break the law
by Rambo Talabong August 20, 2018 - with Video
'Hindi tayo pwedeng magbigay ng special treatment kahit kanino,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

PNP awards medals to Makati police for Time in Manila bar raids
by Rambo Talabong August 20, 2018
The award is given to cops who accomplish 'a single act of heroism or series of heroic acts'

'Lawyers now targets of drug war'
by Rambo Talabong August 18, 2018
'Maybe it is only ironic that the mastermind of this breakdown in the rule of law, where even lawyers are no longer safe, is a lawyer himself,' says Senator Leila de Lima, referring to President Rodrigo Duterte.

Videos show arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid
By Rambo Talabong August 18, 2018 - with several Videos
Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested

CHR probes arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid
August 18, 2018
The commission says it is 'deeply alarmed' by the arrest of the 3 lawyers 'who were only fulfilling their obligation as counsels of their client'

Police release lawyers arrested in Makati bar raid
Rambo Talabong August 17, 2018 - with Video
They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office

Arrest of lawyers in Makati bar 'very grave cause for concern' by Rambo Talabong August 17, 2018
Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Fajardo reminds the police that lawyers too 'are officers of the court'

Makati police sue lawyers for ‘constructive possession’ of drugs
Lian Buan August 17, 2018
Constructive possession is defined as having dominion or control of a place where the drugs are found. The lawyers are newly hired by an owner of the bar.

Cops detain lawyers monitoring inventory of raided Makati bar
Lian Buan August 16, 2018
Policemen arrest the young lawyers as they were documenting what the cops were doing in the bar

AGAIN AboutPhilippines may ask: How can we trust PNP?

At least 33 killed daily in the Philippines since Duterte assumed office
Rambo Talabong June 15, 2018

The Philippine National Police records 23,518 homicide cases under investigation (HCUI) since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.
Ever since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office almost two years ago, 33 people have been killed daily nationwide.

The Philippines' scourge of killers on motorbikes
Carlos H. Conde June 17, 2018

The riding-in-tandem attacks underscore the extent to which rule of law has been diminished by President Rodrigo Duterte's incitement of killings of drug suspects.

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What you need to know about enforced disappearances in the Philippines
Jodesz Gavilan August 30, 2018

According to latest data, there are at least 1,996 documented cases of enforced disappearance in the Philippines – 1,165 are missing while 244 were found dead

Jose "Pepe" Wright Diokno
February 26, 1922 – February 27, 1987

was a Filipino nationalist. He served as:

Senator of the Philippines, Secretary of Justice

Founding chair of the Commission on Human Rights, and Founder of the Free Legal Assistance Group.



Human Rights: Everyone's Legacy

by Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Filipinos facing threat 'worse than Martial Law'
Paterno Esmaquel II February 25, 2018 with Video

'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

LIST: Who's been granted amnesty?
Alex Evangelista September 04, 2018

Take your pick: Administration allies Senator Gringo Honasan, MMDA boss Danilo Lim, and former customs chief Nicanor Faeldon were among those granted amnesty by previous presidents.
Previous Philippine presidents have used their power to grant amnesty to persons and groups “who may be guilty of political offenses,” often to facilitate peace processes or entice rebels to return to mainstream life.

FAST FACTS: What is amnesty?
Michael Bueza and Vernise L Tantuco September 04, 2018
Here's what you need to know about amnesty in the Philippines

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees
Camille Elemia September 12, 2018
AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

CHR: Makati cops in strip-search video violated Anti-Torture Act
Jodesz Gavilan July 05, 2018

The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine National Police 'to open a transparent investigation' to hold the perpetrators accountable

How can we trust PNP?

Con-Com votes to make CHR a constitutional commission in new charter
Pia Ranada April 16, 2018

This is meant to give the Commission on Human Rights more fiscal autonomy and strengthen its investigative powers in the constitution that will be proposed to President Rodrigo Duterte.


Karapatang Pantao
Jun 7, 2011 by Malu Maniquis

A docufilm discussing the basic principles of human rights.

With Ms. Angel Aquino as narrator.

Vigilantism: Crime or justice?
Carmel V. Abao June 16, 2018

I say we should be asking instead: how can we be autonomous, active citizens instead of vigilantes? How can we claim rights, equalize opportunities and achieve justice in the most non-violent way possible?

What you need to know about state surveillance
Sofia Tomacruz March 10, 2018

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state in monitoring?

State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of "national security." But who defines what "national security" is? To what extent is state surveillance lawful?

State surveillance as a tool to silence critics
Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen’s right to privacy. If left unchecked, it can lead to 'far worse attacks.'

Both by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz March 16 and 18, 2018

Bar Bulletin No. 26: Has the Supreme Court unintentionally restrained free speech?
Pelagio Palma Jr. June 01, 2018

Warning participants against 'undermin[ing] the safe and orderly conduct' of the oath-taking ceremonies for new lawyers intentionally or unintentionally limit public criticism of the court.

Duterte to UN special rapporteur Garcia-Sayan: 'Go to hell' Michael Bueza June 03, 2018
'He is not a special person, and I do not recognize his rapporteur title,' says President Rodrigo Duterte.

New lawyers risk contempt with purple ribbon at Supreme Court rites
Lian Buan June 02, 2018
'The Supreme Court is not infallible. Only the Constitution is supreme,' says young lawyer Audrey Ng

UN Rapporteur: Judicial independence in PH under attack
Lian Buan June 02, 2018 with Video
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers said on Friday, June 1, that the judicial independence of the Philippines is under attack.

SC warns lawyers: Disrupt oath-taking ceremony decorum, face contempt
Lian Buan May 30, 2018
The warning is interpreted as a cautious move against any possible show of opposition towards the Sereno ouster.

Human Rights Watch: Sereno ouster 'frontal assault' on democracy
May 12, 2018

'The Philippine Supreme Court’s unprecedented and nefarious removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno constitutes a frontal assault on human rights protections and democratic rule,' says Caloy Conde, HRW Researcher, Asia Division

A moral snowball
Vergel O. Santos May 19, 2018
At any rate, if Duterte and his gang think they're done with Sereno, they’re mistaken

Should we keep our mouths shut? Supreme Court should clarify sub judice
Pelagio Palma Jr. May 19, 2018
The Supreme Court issues a show cause order against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for discussing the merits of the case before the media.


Sereno rallies Filipinos to fight Duterte’s ‘dictatorial’ rule
May 18, 2018

'Kung ayaw niya ng dissent, bigyan siya ng dissent. Kung ayaw niya ng boses ng tao, bigyan siya ng boses ng tao. The only way to fight a bully is to resist,' says ousted chief justice Maria Loures Sereno in her strongest speech yet.
Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday, May 17, called for a movement to oppose what she called dictatorial policies of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The article by Lian Buan May 17, 2018

Duterte critics slam detention of 71-year-old Australian nun

Lawmaker Carlos Zarate refutes claims that Sister Patricia Fox is engaging in partisan activities, as upholding human rights is not a form of meddling

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CHR: Foreigners visiting PH shouldn't lose rights to free speech, assembly
Apr 25, 2018
Entry to the Philippines should not equate to the surrender of rights to free speech and assembly for foreign nationals, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Thursday, amid an alleged crackdown of visitors critical of the government

Linking rights groups to drugs 'dangerous, shameful’
Jodesz Gavilan March 26, 2018

Is the Duterte government ‘trying to have death squads target human rights activists?’ says Human Rights Watch.

Duterte signs law licensing PNP chief, CIDG execs to issue subpoenas
Rambo Talabong March 09, 2018

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and the top two officials of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group can now issue subpoenas in aid of investigations.

Why PNP's new subpoena powers threaten our rights
Lian Buan March 11, 2018
'It is so unfair and unjust. Marcosian ito, at bumabalik na tayo,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia

HRW: Barring access to Malacañang can lead to 'broader assault' on media
Jodesz Gavilan February 21, 2018

'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says


Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l
Jodesz Gavilan February 22, 2018

Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous

Bursting at the seams: Philippine detention centers
Rick Rocamora March 03, 2018

Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime.
They never expected that the jails would be so unsanitary, congested, and unfit for humans.

Defend press freedom

The SEC’s kill order revoking Rappler’s license to operate is the first of its kind in history – both for the Commission and for Philippine media.


The new normal
Jayeel Cornelio January 23, 2018

Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.

Filipinos remember Martial Law: 'Dictatorship is back'
Paterno Esmaquel II September 21, 2018 - with Videos
Thousands of protesters gather to denounce a 'creeping dictatorship' as the Philippines marks the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

Robredo: 'It’s time to take a stand because democracy is at risk again'
Mara Cepeda September 21, 2018
'Tinatawag tayo ng panahon upang umaksyon at ang pagkakataong ganito ay minsan lamang babalik sa atin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

How Duterte handles crisis, controversy during his presidency
PIA RANADA July 28, 2018
How does President Rodrigo Duterte define a crisis? How does he handle one?
Political science experts analyze how Duterte responds to major controversies.

Duterte admits being a dictator

Does Duterte fulfill the dictator criteria?

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The Video: Dictatorship vs democracy
October 01, 2018
Do you think the Philippines should be under a dictatorship? Do you believe that Martial Law was a golden age for our country?
In this video, Leloy Claudio discusses the 5 reasons why democracy is better than dictatorship.

LIST: No to corruption? Duterte's controversial reappointees
Pia Ranada June 11, 2018

Zero tolerance for corruption? Rappler finds that President Duterte has reappointed, promoted, or retained in a different capacity 16 government officials accused of corruption or misuse of public funds.

By 2022, Supreme Court filled with Duterte appointees
Lian Buan July 30, 2018
Here's how the composition of the Philippines' top court would look like by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends

Things to know: Human rights in the Philippines
Jodesz Gavilan December 10, 2015

Here's what you should know about human rights, a vital component of most modern democracies

Philippines worst in impunity in global index
September 21, 2017

The Philippines' high impunity index is indicative of the country 'going through one of its most critical moments, due to the increase of violence related with organized crime and increased terrorist activities from local gangs linked to the Islamic State (ISIS)'

LP House members, allies: Duterte admin 'employing fear to defeat facts'
Bea Cupin September 13, 2017

Several members of the Liberal Party in the House – alongside a long-time party ally and a PDP-Laban member – slam the administration for its attacks on checks and balances


The House of Representatives committee on human rights
August 15 2017

Up for scrutiny is Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate's House Bill 1617, which seeks to define certain constitutional rights of defenders, and providing penalties for violators in the implementation of the 1998 United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

Bills seeking to strengthen the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) also discussed in the hearing.

Is human rights relevant to Filipinos?
June 19, 2017 - with Video

Is the protection of human rights a foreign-imposed concept?

DILG official to push for human rights office
Rambo Talabong May 15, 2017

It is expected to remedy the fear of witnesses to testify against vigilante-style killers and accused cops.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III pledged to push for a Human Rights Project Management Office (PMO)


VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty
March 08, 2017
On March 8, International Women’s Month, Maria Ressa talks to Vice President Leni Robredo about what the government can do to invest in young girls today and end poverty by 2030
Disinformation gone macho

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

Part 2 - To be concluded:

Locker room talk and online harassment
Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Both by Paige Occeñola December 15, 2018

Hate human rights? They protect freedoms you enjoy!
Jodesz Gavilan December 10, 2016
The criticism of the Commission on Human Rights for being an alleged 'shield of criminals' mirrors failure to appreciate that it also protects a broad range of human rights, including the right to education, food, and life!

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY - December 10, 2016

Left's 1st effigy under Duterte depicts fascist monster
The effigy depicts the 'resurrection and rehabilitation of the Marcoses' and concerns over the rise in extrajudicial killings, Karapatan says.
For the first time since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power, militant groups will feature, and burn, a monstrous effigy said to embody the "authoritarian tendencies" of the new leader.

Senate to begin hearing bills on lowering age of criminal liability
Camille Elemia January 20, 2019
Senate bills are pushing for a slightly higher minimum age, 12 years old, than the House of Representatives' proposal of 9 years old

The Video: Senate hearing on proposal to lower minimum age of criminal liability
25 January 2019

The Video: Children and crime
Jan 24, 2019
We talk about the pros and cons of bringing down the minimum age of criminal liability.

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LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody
Katerina Francisco October 22, 2016

Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble, but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police.

Advocating human rights 'unpopular' if gov't is weak
Ryan Macasero October 01, 2016

'I'm not saying it's wrong, but you will be unpopular, why? Because your advocacy for human rights will always be perceived [as you being] on the side of the criminal,' Evasco says

Comparing extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and US
Vicente L. Rafael July 17, 2016

For the poor, there is no due process. Suspicion or accusation is warrant enough to kill them.
These are grim days for human rights around the world. In the United States and its former colony, the Philippines, extrajudicial killings – long practiced but often swept aside – have recently become the norm.

Social Media and their "dictatorship"

“Facebook gets it wrong when they censor special pictures. It limits the freedom of speech.”

Human Rights in the Philippines and for filipinos abroad

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Go to overview

The Commission on Human Rights, CHR

an independent office created by the Constitution of the Philippines, with the primary function of investigating all forms of human rights violations involving civil and political rights in the Philippines

IMPORTANT: Look above P1,000 budget for CHR

Give CHR zero budget if it cannot be abolished – Alvarez
by Jodesz Gavilan August 07, 2017
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon, however, is confident that Congress will augment their 2018 budget.

Accountability and human rights: The role of the CHR
by Joy Aceron August 06, 2017
Is it the CHR which enjoys enormous powers in the government? Who exactly have been enjoying monopoly of economic and political power in the country who could have done more?

On Cory's 8th death anniversary, Aquino urges Filipinos to protect democracy
by Camille Elemia August 01, 2017
'Maski anong bagay 'pag pinabayaan ay guguho eh... 'Pag 'di natin pinahalagahan itong mga karapatan na ito, baka gumising tayo isang araw wala na,' says former president Benigno Aquino III.

PH 'needs' CHR to protect human rights
Camille Elemia August 01, 2017
'Hangga't 'di natin naaabot ang perpektong lipunan, palagay ko may pangangailangan sa Commission on Human Rights,' says former president Benigno Aquino III amid President Rodrigo Duterte's call for the agency's abolition.

Robredo against CHR abolition
Patty Pasion July 28, 2017

'Kung i-a-abolish iyong CHR, parang lalo nating hindi binibigyan ng proteksyon iyong mga dati nang naghihirap sa ating lipunan,' says the Vice President
Vice President Leni Robredo countered President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat of abolishing the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), a threat he made during his recent state of the nation address (SONA).


PH Bar Association's Jose Agcaoili on seeking justice for slain lawyers
November 26, 2018

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks with Philippine Bar Association president Jose Agcaoili to discuss the killings of members of the legal profession in recent years

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids' day off
Lian Buan July 21, 2018

'By projecting herself as a slave-owner, Sondos exhibits intoxication in her overinflated ego and false sense of superiority,' says Migrante.
Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer celebirty Sondos Al Qattan who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days.

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Ban Kuwait celebrity from hiring Filipinos, says OFW group
by Sofia Tomacruz July 22, 2018
Kuwait social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan draws flak for slamming the Kuwaiti government's policy to give rest days to Filipino domestic workers

Netizens slam Kuwaiti influencer for saying Filipino domestic workers shouldn’t have days off
Coconuts Manila Jul. 20, 2018

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Sondos Al Qattan, a social media celebrity and make-up artist, posted a video on Twitter criticizing the new rules for hiring Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait, StepFeed reported. Al Qattan said domestic workers should not be allowed to keep their passports and should not be given one day off per week.

Human rights advocacy IS a biased endeavor
Teddy Casiño August 10, 2017

The State is the primary guardian of human rights, with the task of ensuring that ordinary citizens enjoy their constitutionally-guaranteed rights and freedoms.

The threat of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to give the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) a zero budget for next year due to its supposed bias against law enforcers shows how human rights advocacy has been misunderstood even by those who are expected to know better.

Human Rights
Things to know: Human rights
Jodesz Gavilan December 10, 2015

During National Human Rights Consciousness Week, here's what you should know about human rights in the country.

Indigenous Peoples, Ancestral Lands and Human Rights
Kodao is known for covering the peace process between the Philippine government and the NDFP, as well as issues about indigenous peoples, human rights, environmental issues
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS - AND - every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.


Break this tradition. Stop the cycle of violence.
Jan 31, 2017

If you believe that this is a tradition of corporal punishment should be broken, make a move.

Remark this is an album in the album "Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and STOP Violence & Crisis Centers for abused Women & Children"

The Ateneo Human Rights Center, AHRC

mandated to pursue the protection and promotion of human rights through varied programs and services. It is engaged in legal assistance, research and publication, law and policy reform advocacy, education and training, institution building, curriculum development and values formation.

The Video

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Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, CMFR

Human Rights: Everyone's Legacy

Look the full description of the video HERE

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The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines

formerly the International Coordinating Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines or ICCHRP, is a global network of organizations, concerned about the human rights situation in the Philippines and committed to campaign for just and lasting peace in the country.

Rise Up for Life and for Rights
US to provide $3.5 million to help PH combat child trafficking
Lian Buan April 11, 2017

Under the agreement signed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and US Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski, NGOs will have their share of the fund.


Children’s Rights

We Are Children

Song and video documentary on the rights of children, with actual film clips of marginalized children in the Metro Manila and statistics on the situation of children in the Philippines.

Advocates to Duterte: Don't imprison parents of street kids
Fritzie Rodriguez May 21, 2016
Do you agree that parents of unattended minors, mostly street children, loitering the streets from 10 pm to 5 am should be imprisoned?

Children's rights group condemns Duterte's nationwide curfew plan
'We believe that this plan makes 'protection' punitive, poses unacceptable dangers to children, and is reactive, short-sighted and superficial,' Bahay Tuluyan, a children's rights group, says.

Children's Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc.

Children's Rights are Human Rights

'Online sexual violence harming children' – Pope
Agence France-Presse October 06, 2017

In a speech about protecting the dignity of children in the internet era, Francis warns of the spread of extreme pornography, sexting, and online bullying as well as sexual exploitation, trafficking and the live-streaming of rape and violence against children.

‘Stealthing’ could be considered assault say experts about secret removal of condom during sex
Stealthing is the act of removing one’s condom in the middle of a sexual activity without the knowledge of his partner. The term actually came from the root word “stealth” which means being sneaky or doing something without making others aware of it.
IMPORTANT to read!

Violence and Discrimination Affecting Migrant Women and Girls

Violence against women is one of the most pervasive global and systemic forms of human rights violations that exist today.


in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

Girls Not Brides

a global partnership of organisations working to end child marriage all over the world. Together, we aim to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential.


PHILIPPINES: "THE NUMBER OF TEEN BRIDES IS ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN THE TEEN GROOMS," THE NSO SAID CITING 2009 DATA. Women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women face (particularly with regards to female sexuality). Reduce unwanted pregnancies.
Look the full description of the video
A mother’s wish to end child marriage
Mar 14, 2017
Save the Children visits Min, a 9-year-old indigenous girl. Her mother doesn’t want Min to experience forced early marriage like she did. Instead, she wants Min to finish school.

Look also HERE and

Child marriage a 'fundamental human rights violation'
Mara Cepeda November 18, 2019
'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence'
Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera said the practice of child marriage in the Philippines is a "fundamental human rights violation" that must be stopped.
"As attested by the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) and various other international human rights conventions, child marriage is a fundamental human rights violation which has negative impacts on health and development of children," Herrera said in a privilege speech on Monday, November 18.

Legal age of marriage
Legislation on sexual offences against children Etc.

Human Rights Defenders HRD
Human Rights Defenders–Pilipinas, HRDP

was born-out from the series of campaigns of civil society organizations against the rising phenomenon of extra-judicial killings of human rights workers and activists in Philippines in 2006.

Look also HERE

Human Rights Online Philippines

Promotion and Protection of Human Rights through Information Resources Online



an alliance of individuals, groups and organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights. Its founders and members have been at the forefront of the human rights struggle in the Philippines since the time of Marcos’ martial law regime.

Images of our struggle, and our work to maintain and protect human rights


Karapatan's tribute to human rights workers and martyrs

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and STOP Violence & Crisis Centers for abused Women & Children"

Campaign for Human Rights, CHRP

Promoting Peace and the Indigenous Peoples' Rights through Network Building

Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines

Plan Philippines

Plan has been working in the Philippines since 1961, helping poor children to realise their rights to health care, education, protection and a high quality of life.

Currently, we are promoting the Learn Without Fear campaign which is working towards making schools safe learning environments, free from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

The Video

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Monitoring the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers
Look as pdf HERE or as Video
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Children´s Rights

Stairway Foundation is collaborating with a number of both government and non-government institutions and organizations in the Philippines

The Philippine Human Rights Information Center, PhilRights

a non-stock, non-profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC since October 10, 1994

The PhilRights has been part of the human rights movement and has been doing advocacy work through its research and information activities since its formation.

Human Rights Watch - Philippines

Remark these are albums in the album Voices of Indigenous Peoples

Children’s Rights

Like You, We Have Rights, Too - Indigenous Children´s Voices

Video Introduction "Like You, We have Rights Too." -- Young Indigenous PeoplesVoices of the Young Indigenous Peoples Amnesty International Philippines, in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples on the International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples, launched its video on IP youth entitled "Like You, We Have Rights Too - Young Indigenous Peoples". IMPORTANT look the full description of the video HERE
Videos from the Voices of Indigenous Peoples.

A video project of AI Philippines for the Demand Dignity Campaign.

People’s Watch

A Guidebook for Human Rights Defenders


Peace Corps

The program in the Philippines is the second oldest in the Peace Corps.

Remark this is an album in the album Etc. Organizations working in the Philippines

Women's Education, Development, Productivity and Research Organization - WeDpro, Inc.

works for the promotion and protection of human rights of women, youth and communities in the Philippines


The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, AFAD

a federation of human rights organizations working directly on the issue of involuntary disappearances in Asia. Envisioning a world without desaparecidos, the Federation was founded on June 4, 1998 in Manila.

AFAD's Unsilenced.

Enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations have been unabated from the Marcos regime to the Arroyo administration, abetted by a pervasive culture of impunity. Uploaded on Aug 30, 2010.

Look the full description of the video HERE

Remark this is an album in the album Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and STOP Violence & Crisis Centers for abused Women & Children

PEACE for LIFE, A people's forum and movement for global justice and peace

2/f NCCP Building, 879 EDSA, West Triangle, Quezon City 1104

Youth and Students Advancing Gender Equality, YSAGE

Fighting for Equality.

Promoting Women's Human Rights, Fighting Sexual Exploitation!



Final Report of the International Fact-Finding Mission on Agrarian Reform Related Violations of Human Rights in the Philippines

Links, reports, organizations etc. about Human Rights in the Philippines

Human rights - Tribal rights in mining-areas

Human rights abuses at mining site


Mindanao Fights the Copper Miners

This is an album in the album Mining and Mining: Concerns & Conflicts - Etc.

about mining - general in the Philippines

The Philippine Migrants Rights Watch

is a registered civil society network to encourage the recognition, protection and fulfillment of Filipino migrants’ rights - both in the Philippines and abroad

International Criminal Court (ICC) - Etc.

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International Criminal Court (ICC)

Trying individuals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
The International Criminal Court aims to help end impunity by perpetrators of the most serious offenses such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression.

The Video: International Criminal Court: Prosecuting Modern Hitlers
Feb 20, 2018
The International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Office of the Prosecutor is starting a preliminary examination into the high number of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs. It is the first step in a process that could take many years.

Hague Tribunal is a popular name for any of the various international courts located in The Hague, Netherlands:
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration, a permanent arbitration court established in 1899

  • Permanent Court of International Justice (1922-44), superseded by:

  • International Court of Justice

  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, an ad hoc criminal tribunal created by the United Nations Security Council

  • International Criminal Court, a permanent criminal court created by the Rome Treaty

  • International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

Look e.g. also about the maritime dispute on the West Philippine Sea

Human Rights - Human Abuse - Trafficking

Informations about Abuse, Rape, Human trafficking, Child Prostitution and Pornography, Sexual harassment, Etc.

Protection against and STOP

e.g. Human Trafficking, Abuse, Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, Incest, Bullying, Cyber Sex, Child Labor, Etc.

Videos about Abuse, Human trafficking, Prostitution and Pornography in the Philippines

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IMPORTANT look MUCH more about the subjects here:

Philippine Children  and STOP child prostitution

IMPORTANT: Incest - Rape - Sexual abuse and minor girls

Sexuality in Philippines & Sexual harassment and the law e.g.:
Catcalling, Slut and Body shaming

President Duterte's sexual harassment & misogyny

Vatican's Commission for the Protection of Minors and Investigation of sexual abuse of minors to face Church judgement

REMARK: Many of the videos about Prostitution - child prostitution are albums in the album Prostitution & STOP child prostitution or one of the sub-albums!

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The military and social media
Oct 16, 2020
What goes into the military's strategy in the use of social media? Watch the interview on Rappler.
The Philippine military has been grilled repeatedly in the past few weeks for the use of social media by its units and leaders.
In September, Facebook removed a network of accounts linked to the military and the police for "inauthentic behavior" that magnified conversations supporting the Duterte administration.

On social media, PH military declares war vs rights defenders
Oct 16, 2020 Rambo Talabong, Jodesz Gavilan
Is it all fair game in the information war on social media?
The Philippine military has a social media problem.
In the past few weeks, its soldiers and units have been entangled in various controversies involving their use of the popular platform Facebook.
At least 3 Army servicemen were identified as being behind a suspended network of accounts and pages displaying “inauthentic behavior” that amplified political messages in support of the Duterte administration.

PH on track in terms of convictions of offenders in human trafficking cases
July 30, 2020 Jeffrey Damicog

Despite the disruption of trials because of the pandemic caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the country is set to maintain this year the number of convictions in human trafficking cases.

JJWC calls for lawful and humane treatment of minors
September 7, 2020 Charissa Luci-Atienza

“Violence against children is unacceptable.”

This was stressed by the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC), as it warned Monday the local officials and law enforcement authorities against imposing inhumane and harsh penalties against minors who are found violating quarantine protocols.

Online sexual abuse cases involving children could swell if left unaddressed – CRN
July 30, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

The Child Rights Network (CRN) is worried millions of Filipino children might give in to the trap that is the cybersex trade if the issue is left unaddressed by authorities

Senate hearing on sex trafficking in POGO industry
Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 20, 2020 - March 02, 2020 - with Videos

The Senate committee on women, children, family relations, and gender equality holds a hearing Tuesday, January 28, on Senate Resolution 131, seeking to investigate sex trafficking, prostitution rings, and work that exploit women in the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry


Alter Twitter’s awful side: Leaked private sex videos for sale
EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers

PART 2: Besides private sex videos, child porn now peddled for as low as P100 on Twitter
EXCLUSIVE: Child pornography has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms

Both: Jodesz Gavilan May 20-21, 2020

Are there safeguards vs online sexual exploitation as children shift to distance learning?
Oliver Haynes Aug 21 2020
Considering that the Philippines is regarded as a global hot spot for online sexual exploitation of children, DepEd and congressional intervention is needed, advocacy groups say

Reports of sexual abuse of children triple during lockdown
Lian Buan May 25, 2020
The justice department receives nearly 280,000 reports from March to May. It blames telecommunications companies for not proactively blocking access to forms of online sexual exploitation of children

Online sexual exploitation of children in PH tripled in 3 years – study
Michelle Abad May 21, 2020
Technology to detect livestreamed abuse has yet to be developed or utilized by internet service providers, according to the International Justice Mission.
A new study revealed that within 3 years, the estimated prevalence rate of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in the Philippines more than tripled – from 43 out of every 10,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses linked to child sexual exploitation in 2014, to 149 out of 10,000 in 2017.

Keyboard predators: Southeast Asia's kids targeted by online pedophiles
Agence France-Presse May 18, 2019

With widespread poverty, lax laws, and creaking judicial systems, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and the Philippines have long been seen as soft spots by foreign and local pedophiles seeking out underage sex in person.


#SafeCities: Roundtable discussion on reporting cases of sexual harassment
January 30, 2019

Sexual harassment in public spaces is a common occurrence for most women and girls, but cases still remain underreported.
Sexual harassment can happen anytime, anywhere. From acts of lasciviousness while riding public transportation, unwarranted sexual remarks from an officemate, to getting catcalled on the way to school, women are often put at a disadvantage, affecting their mental well-being and general safety.

Look also below and HERE

The scar of sexual harassment
Beatrice Go June 27, 2020

'A moment of pleasure for the harasser cannot make up for the lifetime of pain for the victim.'

To cross coronavirus border, prostituted women abused by cops first
Ralf Rivas May 21, 2020
Part 1: The coronavirus pandemic unmasks yet again the abusive relationship between the police and prostituted women. Local governments have not been of much help.

Nowhere to run: Why some abused sex workers don’t want cops’ help
Michelle Abad June 27, 2020
Part 2: Even as sex workers or prostituted women claim they experience systematic abuse from the police, they are blamed when they are raped and told ‘it’s part of the job anyway’

Women subjected to shaming, harassment the most under Duterte gov't
Macel Pagdanganan July 22, 2019

'At no other time have women been subjected to shaming, humiliation, harassment, with immunity [and] impunity by a sitting president than now," says regional gender and governance adviser Socorro Reyes

Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child porn
Rambo Talabong February 27, 2019

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.
With their leading law enforcement agencies, the Philippines, United Kingdom, and Australia launched the first international center to battle online exploitation of Filipino children.

Online sexual exploitation of children may rise during lockdown – NGOs
April 15, 2020
With children staying home, and families in an economic bind, child-focused NGOs want the public and the government to be on the lookout.
Child-focused NGOs are sounding the alarm on the potential rise of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) during the coronavirus lockdown.
Member organizations of the Child Rights Network (CRN) Philippines note having seen a “growing number of reports of OSEC cases during the quarantine.” The group mentions Twitter as one of the online avenues where the sharing and selling of child sex abuse materials are happening.

IMPORTANT: Look all the links in the article and HERE

Philippine Bishops warn against online child sexual predators
Robin Gomes 02 June 2020

As online child sexual exploitation in the Philippines has more than tripled during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church is calling on families to protect their children.

Preventing child sexploitation during lockdown and beyond
Ana P. Santos April 18, 2020

Last year, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children

Social media used to lure trafficked Filipinas
Boy Ryan B. Zabal January 21, 2017

One of the victims was befriended by recruiters using social media with false promises of legitimate and better work opportunities overseas.

Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling
Agence France-Presse June 07, 2017

Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1,150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services.

EU on DSWD exec's tirade: Tackle child porn seriously
Paterno Esmaquel II March 28, 2017

The EU delegation issues the statement after DSWD Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy posts on Facebook: 'Iyong mga taga-EU, mag-online child porn muna kayo. D'yan naman kayo magaling e.'



Agnes M. Brazal

Council for  the Welfare of Children, CWC

The Council for the Welfare of Children was created by virtue of Presidential Decree 603 or the Child and Youth Welfare Code. The Decree codifies laws on rights and responsibilities of children below twenty-one, now below 18 years with the enactment of RA 6809 which lowers the age of majority from 21 to 18 years.

The Videos:

Council for  the Welfare of Children, CWC one album with:


 Child Rights, A Gift from God

BCPC Gumagalaw
Barangay Council for the Protection of Children AVP
Advancing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Council for the Welfare of Children Sub-Committee on Children With Dissabilites shares this video produced by the Ateneo Human Rights Center in partnership with the Philippine Coalition on the UNCRPD and the American Bar Association-Rule of Law Initiative, with funding support from the Australian Government. Mar 24, 2015

Remark these are 2 albums in the album "Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and STOP Violence & Crisis Centers for abused Women & Children"

The Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography, IACACP

The Republic Act 9775 or Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 under Section 20 mandated the creation of the Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography. The IACACP is mandated as the body to coordinate, monitor and oversee the implementation of the law.

Some porn sites blocked in PH
January 14, 2017
A message saying that these sites have been blocked in accordance with the Anti-Child Pornography Law loads on screen instead.
For affected online users, a message saying, "This website has been ordered blocked under authority of the Philippine Government pursuant to Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Law" is displayed on screen.

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children Online in the Philippines
A review of online news and Articles
Roughly 46% of cybercrime cases handled by the authorities are related to online child abuse, while 25% are related to online extortion.

Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef
Patty Pasion December 13, 2017
8 out of 10 Filipino children at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying

Penalty awaits ISPs not blocking child porn sites – DOJ
Buena Bernal September 01, 2015
ISPs that fail to do this will be fined P500,000 to P1 million on first offense; P1 million to P2 million with revocation of license to operate for subsequent offenses.

Saving child sex workers
Text and photos Oliver Haynes December 29, 2019

An estimated 60,000 children are currently trapped in sexual exploitation in the Philippines. From Manila, a group of foreign and local operatives are working to save them.

Child Rights Information Network


Factsheet: Child Trafficking in the Philippines
Human Rights Watch, HRW Report

I Already Bought You

released Thursday, October 23 2014, urging the UAE government to enact reforms to put an end to it.

Protecting Women and Children Protecting Women and Children: A Handbook on Community Based Response to Violence
Maria Leny E. Felix; Regina Dela Paz-Ingente

Center for Reproductive Health, Leadership and Development, Inc.

The economic cost of violence against Filipino women By Gina Mission

Important to read:

NO to Trafficking

Prostitution, human trafficking main problems

Human trafficking and the prostitution of children

is a significant issue in the Philippines, often controlled by organized crime syndicates. Human Trafficking in the Philippines is a crime against humanity.

Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse

CPTCSA is a non-profit, non-government child focused institution working towards a safe world for children free from sexual abuse exploitation.


How PH Gov't deals with Human Trafficking

Understand how human trafficking works and how the Philippine government, through the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, IACAT and Task Force on Anti-Trafficking in Persons, deals with such exploitation.

Remark this video includes all 4 parts.

The Video about IACAT

Philippines warns of Japan human trafficking risk
August 03, 2016
The department records 6 human trafficking cases involving Filipinos seeking work in Japan last year
The Philippines warned its citizens on Wednesday, August 3, against illegally travelling to Japan in search of work, saying they risked being trafficked for sex or forced labor.

Coalition Against Trafficking In Women, Philippines CATW-AP

Human trafficking: A game of cat and mouse in a vast Celebes sea
Bobby Lagsa December 06, 2015

A United Nations agency says sexual exploitation and forced labor are the most common forms of human trafficking. The Philippines is a source country, while Tawi-Tawi serves as the transshipment point for most trafficking cases

What trafficking is all about
Paterno Esmaquel II and Ryan Edward Chua Updated December 12, 2015
Human trafficking is considered one of the most profitable organized crimes in the world as it generates almost $32 billion each year


Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates, MATA

Three youth participants of the National Youth Summit of the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates talk about their own fight against human trafficking.


How to avoid human trafficking syndicates

Muling pinaalalahanan ng OWWA ang mga OFW na mag-ingat at huwag agad magtiwala kahit kanino.

Apr 27, 2015


Anti Human Trafficking Infomercial

Don´t be a victim of human trafficking

Know the tell-tale signs and be vigilant. Call 1434 for Metro Manila, (02) 1434 for outside Metro Manila, (632) for outside Philippines.

Protecting OFWs from human traffickers

September 21, 2015 Department of Labor and Employment


Vulnerability of Human Trafficking Victims

Stand Up to End Human Trafficking

Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates - MATA

Three youth participants of the National Youth Summit of the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates talk about their own fight against human trafficking. Hidaya, Nohman, and Vicky participated in a week-long workshop at the Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City to become youth ambassadors in their own communities and help end exploitation and trafficking. The workshop is produced by the MTV Exit campaign with assistance from USAID, AusAID, and the Visayan Forum Foundation.



Combating Human Trafficking in the Philippines

Human trafficking is a major problem facing the Philippines... affecting as many as 100-thousand kids across the country. Well know rescued kids are taking their traffickers to court with the help of one advocacy foundation.

Look the full description of the video HERE


a non-profit, non-stock and tax-exempt non-government organization. VF works for the welfare of marginalized migrants, especially those working in the invisible and informal sectors, like domestic workers, and trafficked women and children.

Haven for victims of trafficking inaugurated

The Video

Remark this is an album in the album Etc. Organizations working in the Philippines

IMPORTANT: Look also HERE AND the below video


Visayan Forum's Center of Hope - Haven for victims of trafficking

The "Center of Hope" is a safe house for trafficking survivors constructed by the Visayan Forum and Angelo King Foundation in Antipolo City. The center , which accommodates about 50 trafficking survivors, provides a comprehensive package of services for trafficking survivors requiring long-term healing and intervention while they pursue legal cases against their traffickers. The Visayan Forum has ongoing projects funded by the U.S. Government.

2 videos in the sub-album in the main album below HERE

FCHC or Family and Community Healing Center

a pilot project of Bgy. UP Campus in Diliman, Quezon City. It is a healing center that serves the community by counseling individuals and families who have been victims of abuse. They especially cater to women who have been abused in any form and any aspect – physical, psychological, sexual, emotional and economic. FCHC also provides information and training on

•understanding VAW, VAW-related laws, and women’s rights.
•gender sensitivity, GST.
•women’s sexual and reproductive health.
•livelihood opportunities for women.
•creative activities for the youth.

The Videos

Malusog at panatag na tahanan tungo sa maunlad at mapayapang pamayanan

Remark this is an album in the album Etc. Organizations working in the Philippines

Stop Sex Trafficking of Filipino Women and Children!

Trafficking Of Women And Children

Judge Nimfa Cuesta Vilches

Sexual Trafficking and Forced Prostitution of Children

Penelope Saunders
Presentation at a Journalists' Seminar


A Comprehensive Programme on Child Protection

Building a Protective and Caring Environment for Filipino Children

The Commission on Human Rights


Special Report on Pornography
Diana Uichanco, investigative journalist for Family Today
Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery
Trafficking in Human Beings from the Philippines:
A Survey of Government Experts
and Law Enforcement Case Files
Human Rights Report on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
Trafficking Report 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report 2011
Lawyers in Philippines specializing in Child Abuse

Lawyers in Philippines specializing in Prostitution

Child Support Lawyers and Law Firms in Philippines

International Justice Mission – Cebu
P.O. Box 192
CPPO, Cebu City

Mission Statement
To reduce the number of sex trafficking victims in the Metro Cebu area by working with local government and NGO partners to enforce Philippine anti-trafficking law, care for victims, and build the capacity of local law enforcement and aftercare systems.

Filipino Parents Spanking a Child Will Soon Go to Jail
Verbal abuse
Sylvia Estrada Claudio April 10, 2017
I guess we will have to teach the Philippine Boy Scouts not to follow the example of the Chief Scout.

Duterte's talk to boy scouts

Child Abuse Child Abuse in the Philippines

An Integrated Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography

Elizabeth Protacio-Marcelino, Ph.D., Maria Teresa C. de la Cruz, Faye A. G. Balanon, Agnes Zenaida V. Camacho, Jay Yacat

IMPORTANT LOOK: The Video: Mga kaso ng domestic abuse at child exploitation tumataas
Aug 4, 2020 CNN Philippines

Improving the Referral System

for Child Abuse Cases

Improving the Referral System for Child Abuse Cases in the Philippines
Arlyn G. Verba and Faye A. G. Balanon

Program on Psychosocial Trauma and Human Rights, UP Center for Integrative &
Development Studies; Save the Children, UK Philippines
Child abuse - Legal age of marriage Child Abuse - prostitution - pornography - Etc.

Legislation on sexual offences against children Etc.

Ages for legal purposes
Other forms of child sex abuse
Child prostitution
Child pornography

Prostitution in Philippines and Southeast Asia
UNICEF Philippines

Sexual harassment on campus
October 25, 2018

In this video Leloy Claudio talks to University of the Philippines Center for Women's and Gender Studies director Natsy Verceles about sexual harassment on campus.

IMPORTANT How do we end sexual harassment?

Ateneo admin: No formal complaints vs faculty accused of sexual harassment
Janella Paris October 24, 2019 - with Video
This comes after an apology from Ateneo President Jett Villarin, who promised to make investigations into sexual harassment cases 'more responsive, more efficient, more sensitive'

FALSE: ‘Sex video of Ateneo priest and college student'
October 18, 2019
The priest and the college girl are not the subjects of the alleged sex video
The website posted a video titled, “College Student at Pari ng Ateneo De Manila Viral ang S3X Video.” (Video of college student and priest in Ateneo de Manila went viral.)

WATCH: Ateneo admin apologizes, vows action on sexual harassment
Janella Paris October 18, 2019 - with Video
'We’d like to look for ways to encourage those who’ve been hurt to come forward... so that we can really stamp out these people, sexual harassment and sexual predators," says Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin SJ

‘Our school is not safe’: Ateneo students demand punishment for sexual predators
Janella Paris October 15, 2019 - with Video
Over a hundred students call on the Ateneo de Manila University administration to reopen sexual harassment cases and be more transparent with the process


in the album Be Safe Online, Cyber SEX, Cyber child porn, Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!

Online harassment against women in the Philippines
Dec 13, 2018

The way women are vulnerable offline and in public spaces carries over to digital spaces as well.


How do we end sexual harassment?
November 24, 2017

Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 - RA 7877

House approves stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment
Mara Cepeda November 12, 2018 - with Video
From a fine between P10,000 and P20,000, sexual harassers would be ordered to pay P50,000 up to P200,000 if the House bill is passed into law

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Lewd gov't official verbally harasses reporter
May 20, 2018

The government official also has a habit of pausing in the middle of press briefings to 'compliment' female reporters.

The many faces of sexual harassment in PH
Gwen de la Cruz June 04, 2016

How do you know if you are being sexually harassed? Where do you draw the line?

Here's what you need to know.

Until when can victims file cases vs sex offenders?
Aika Rey February 18, 2018

The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime

LGUs hold key to ending sexual harassment in PH
Rambo Talabong June 15, 2017 - with video

Local governments should enforce ordinances penalizing sexual harassment in public spaces, says an expert on women empowerment

CHR to Duterte: Don't use humor to justify sexual harassment
Jodesz Gavilan December 07, 2016

The Commission on Human Rights also urges the public not to tolerate the 'growing culture of violence'

How to deal with office gossip
February 19, 2018

We often think a little gossip in the office is harmless. It’s just break time chatter after all, right?
There’s nothing wrong with chatting and telling stories, but when you start injecting a little malice and slander here and there will make it a totally different story.


#FightTrafficking: Protecting OFWs from modern-day slavery

Rappler speaks with migrant workers' right advocate Susan Ople and POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac on OFWs and human trafficking - Aug 12, 2015


Human Trafficking
Watch Failon Ngayon as we discuss the different forms of human trafficking. Labor, Sex Exploitation and Organ.
Sep 12, 2015

Drug syndicates use social media for recruitment
Chay F. Hofileña May 01, 2015

Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship.
No different from terrorists, drug syndicates targeting potential drug couriers in the Philippines have resorted to social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, to recruit new victims.
Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship.

Looking back: First anti-trafficking law in Southeast Asia
Janina Lim May 26, 2015

On May 26, 2003, the Philippines enacts the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, the first law of such kind in Southeast Asia. What has happened since then?

Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, IACAT

the body created by law, composed of the Secretaries and heads of government agencies and sectoral representatives to coordinate and monitor the implementation of Republic Act No. 9208, otherwise known as the "Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003".

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Sex trafficking in the digital age
October 19, 2017
A study by Plan International finds that 6 out of 10 sex traders use the internet to seek potential clients
As part of the global campaign #NotForSale, Plan International released a study exploring the forms and mechanisms of how sexual trade happens online.
They found that Facebook, mobile applications, and even e-commerce websites have been used to connect clients and sex traders easily.

Facebook groups open more channels for PH cybersex trade
Patty Pasion October 18, 2017
Easy access to social media also enables teenagers to be 'freelancers' in sex trafficking, according to the study

This is NOT an appeal to participate in Sex tourism - Child Prostitution

Special SBS report: Child sex tourism in the Philippines, March 2, 2012

IMPORTANT: The Video Special SBS report: Child sex tourism in the Philippines

Australians are prominent in the Philippine sex tourism industry, where 100,000 children are trafficked every year.

Prostitution & Human trafficking - Angeles City Human trafficking in Angeles City, Philippines is a significant problem, with several thousand young girls working as prostitutes, some as young as ONLY SIX years old


What is Human Trafficking?

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Defining Pornography
Prostitution in the Philippines

about Human trafficking and the prostitution of children

ECPAT Philippines

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

Human Trafficking Project, HTP

an online movement working to raise awareness about modern day slavery.

HTP is a non-profit organization that utilizes art and technology to raise awareness of modern day slavery, connect those working to combat the issue and support trafficking survivors.

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Child Pornography

Arnie C. Trinidad

Child pornography laws

Child pornography laws in the Philippines have recently begun to react to the growing commercial sexual exploitation of children

Stay out, DOT tells sex tourists

One priest's crusade against sex tourism in the Philippines

Turn a Child-Sex Tourist Into an Ex-Tourist

If you see anything that makes you uneasy or raises your suspicions you must call the authorities. They will carefully investigate the situation and act if a crime is being committed

CALL (+632) 911

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This is NOT an appeal to participate in

A life in the red-light district ANGELES CITY, Philippines, City of Fallen Angels

Prostitutes and Viagra vendors everywhere

Achtung baby - alone in Angeles City, Luzon
The Links between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: A Briefing Handbook


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Child Abuse in the Philippines
The effects of child abuse
Different cases of child abuse
'Very high' levels of violence against children in PH

Human Trafficking in the Philippines

Why are there so many Prostitutes in the Philippines?


aremhyrthecrooner wrote on Oct 4, 2010: Our midterm examination for one of our major subjects, Development Communication, a film that revolves around the world of prostitution.


Massage parlor na may ‘extra service’ sa Makati, ni-raid ng pulis!
GMA Public Affairs Feb. 25, 2020

Sinugod ng mga pulis ang massage parlor na ito sa Makati City dahil umano sa inaalok nitong “extra service” sa mga parokyano. Ang mga babaeng therapist ng parlor, mistulang nasa Japanese menu?! Ang buong kaganapan, panoorin sa video!


GMA Public Affairs February 26, 2020

Diskarte raw ni Francisco Zorilla na makipagkaibigan sa mga menor de edad sa social media saka makipagkita sa kanila nang sabay-sabay. Kalimitan ay tatlong menor ang kanyang isinasama at ang iba ginagawa niyang videographer habang ang iba ay hinahanalay niya. Paano nga ba makakaiwas sa ganitong modus operandi?


Prostitution in the Philippines - Finding a Way Out

Two former prostitutes find a way to empower themselves and others as they struggle to get out of the business. By Hera Sanchez.

Education - Prostituition

A short video documentary about a student who has resorted to prostitution in order to finance her studies. This video is in support of PLM President Adel Tamano's advocacy on education. A short documentaries by the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Mass Communication.


Prostitusyon + Tuition = Prosti-Tuition
by neilcutter Apr 25, 2017

Students by day, sex workers by night

 Hazing and Bullying in schools - Learn Without Fear

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10627, Anti-Bullying Act of 2013


Senate bill 2793 penalizing teachers who bully students filed. Teachers could be fined P50,000 to P1 million and face imprisonment depending on the gravity of the case. Jun 07, 2015

The Video: Anti Cyberbullying Act of 2015
Nov 12, 2016
Anti Cyberbullying Act of 2015 author, Rep. Rolando Andaya, identifies grounds and punishments for Cyberbullying.

Stricter enforcement of anti-cyber bullying measures sought
August 13, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday sought stricter enforcement of anti-cyber bullying measures to protect students from increased exposure to harassment and threats.


Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 - RA 10627

Anti Bullying Act is highly implemented. Teachers and School Officials monitor bullying incidents inside the school while Police officers monitor bullying incidents outside of the school. Jun 5, 2014

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REPUBLIC ACT 8049 Anti-Hazing Law



Duterte signs law on total hazing ban
Pia Ranada July 11, 2018
With the signing of the RA-11053 Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 , all forms of hazing are illegal. The law also imposes fines as additional penalties for those who plan and participate in hazing rituals.

House hearing on Anti-Hazing Law
September 26, 2017

The House committee on justice hold a hearing on the amendment of the 22-year-old Anti-Hazing Law of 1995. The subcommittee on Prosecutorial Reforms tackles the proposed House Bill 3467.

Bill on hazing ban approved by House sub-committee
Bea Cupin September 26, 2017

The bill authored by Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy covers not just fraternities and sororities but also 'community-based' organizations that do not have roots in schools or universities


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Ban hazing in and out of schools

Bill seeks to ban hazing in and out of schools
House Bill 4714 or the 'Servando Act' seeks to repeal the Anti-Hazing Law which only regulates hazing conducted by fraternities, sororities, and other organizations

Enough of words! Hazing needs no new solution
Dennis Acop October 05, 2019
Every solution to hazing at the Philippine Military Academy has been tried and found wanting. What should be done?

PMA’s record of hazing deaths
JC Gotinga October 04, 2019
On the flipside of the Philippine Military Academy’s proud history of churning out military and police generals is a list of cadets who died as a result of hazing

After signing anti-hazing law, Duterte now says hazing can't be eliminated
Pia Ranada October 01, 2019 - with Video
'Hindi ko talaga maalis 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte a year after he signed the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018

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Cardinal Tagle slams culture of bullying, 'paninindak'
Paterno Esmaquel II April 20, 2019 - with Video
'Mangako kayo ngayong Biyernes Santo, hindi kayo maninindak. Hindi kayo magiging marahas. Hindi kayo magiging bully,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Duterte signs law on total hazing ban
Pia Ranada July 11, 2018
With the signing of the RA-11053 Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 , all forms of hazing are illegal. The law also imposes fines as additional penalties for those who plan and participate in hazing rituals.

REPUBLIC ACT 8049 Anti-Hazing Law

What you need to know about the Anti-Hazing Law
Jodesz Gavilan September 25, 2017
The Anti-Hazing Law penalizes members of organizations only if an applicant suffers any physical injury or dies

Anti-hazing law toothless because of loopholes  about THE ANTI-HAZING LAW, RA 8049 PHILIP A. AGUINALDO

What's happening to hazing cases in the Philippines?
Lian Buan February 18, 2017
There are 14 reported hazing deaths in the last 22 years since the Anti-Hazing Law was passed, but only one conviction so far

and Cyberbullying


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Good Manners and Right Conduct
Mar 01, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Failon Ngayon takes a look into the rise of reported bullying and violent cases in schools, and the importance of teaching good manners and value to young children. It also taps on the Congress' plans to revive the teaching of good manners and right conduct (GMRC) in the primary and secondary levels, and dissects the qualifications to teach the subject.

Ateneo Junior High School probes bullying caught on video
December 20, 2018 - with Video
While investigating, the Ateneo de Manila Junior High School urges the public to 'help in putting a stop to the indiscriminate spreading of the video'

DepEd reminds schools of anti-bullying policies after Ateneo Junior HS incident
December 21, 2018
Public and private schools are reminded to implement 'comprehensive, multifaceted' bullying prevention programs


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LOSER a short film

An anti-bully campaign video shown last November 17, 2012 during the Anti-Bully forum in Siena College of Taytay. A film by RSVP Digital Production,  Film Editing: Aldrine Leonardo, Cinematography: Aldrine Leonardo - Script and Directing: Jovy Medina Leonardo

Penshoppe leads anti-bullying #IAmDifferent campaign
Precious Del Valle October 29, 2017 - with Video

Proceeds from Penshoppe's campaign will go in developing a module on anti-bullying, with the help of Teach For The Philippines. Look the Video in HD

Life without bullies? Why Senate must pass anti-discrimination bill
Sylvia Estrada Claudio August 06, 2018
I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being


LGBT Kids Need Protection from Bullying at School
Jun 21, 2017

Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. While Philippine law provides protections against discrimination and exclusion in schools, lawmakers and school administrators need to take steps to ensure they are fully implemented.

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How do I report bullying or harassment on Facebook if I don't have an account or can't see it (ex: someone blocked you)?
What I wish happened when I got bullied
Raisa Serafica December 22, 2018

'Whatever form it takes, bullying all boils down to a struggle for power, to the need to feel dominant'
I don’t look back at my high school experience with fond memories as most of my friends do.

St Scho alumnae eye legal action vs cyber bullies
November 23, 2016

'Those who have attacked these young Scholasticans by way of threats, harassment, hurtful comments and cyber bullying are the ones who are committing child abuse'


Bullying, a growing problem in PH schools

18-year-old Jamie Garcia was threatened by a gun-toting father of a bully at an upscale private school in Makati. Bullying cases are piling up and are becoming a serious problem in both private and public schools in the Philippines. Nov 5, 2012.

Inside the brotherhood: Thoughts on fraternity violence
Raymund Narag September 20, 2017

So many young promising men had been put to waste. So many dreams had been shattered. So many families had been broken.

5 reasons not to join fraternities
December 20, 2018 with Video
History teacher Leloy Claudio, who calls frats virtual gangs, enumerates 5 compelling reasons not to join the brotherhood.
Leloy Claudio argues that to join frats is a losing proposition, particularly if you think you'll be better connected and make lifelong friends through them.

Plan Philippines

Plan has been working in the Philippines since 1961, helping poor children to realise their rights to health care, education, protection and a high quality of life.
Currently, we are promoting the Learn Without Fear campaign which is working towards making schools safe learning environments, free from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

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Learn Without Fear campaign

Plan Philippines Country Director Carin Van Der Hor talks about the global "Learn Without Fear" campaign, which is working towards making schools safe learning environments, free from physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Featured are children from programme units as they express their views regarding bullying, corporal punishment, and sexual harassment.

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Crisis Centers helping Children and Women

who are the victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, sexual harassment, physical abuse - where to seek, where to get HELP - Look also HERE

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Philippine Commission on Women, PCW

Violence Against Women, VAW

Philippine initiatives to eliminate VAW

Significant progress has been made by both the government and non-government organizations in the Philippines in terms of addressing and eliminating VAW.

The PCW was formerly known as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, NCRFW

Violence against women an 'epidemic' in PH – expert
by Sofia Tomacruz March 08, 2019

Sylvia Claudio, dean of the University of the Philippines' College of Social Work and Community Development, says one way to address violence against women is to start tackling the issue at home


End VAW Now! It's Our Duty!

Gaya Gaya 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women 2013 - With the theme: End VAW Now! It's Our Duty!


18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW) Kick-Off Activity 11/25/2016
PICC Reception Hall, Pasay City - November 25, 2016

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Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

Combating Electronic Violence Against Women (eVAW) in the Philippines
Danièle Adler February 16, 2016

For the past two decades, the rise of ICTs has generated new forms of violence. Such violence happens online or via mobile phones, and women are the first victims.

The Philippines are no exception. Electronic violence against women or eVAW is on the rise, and more and more suffer from it. In Manila, 70% of the complaints about online or mobile abuse come from women.

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a legal resource non-governmental organization doing developmental legal work with women, farmers, workers, the urban poor, the indigenous peoples and local communities. SALIGAN seeks to effect societal change by working towards the empowerment of women, the basic sectors, and local communities through the creative use of the law and legal resources.

The video shows pictures of what we do and from the various activities of sentro ng alternatibong lingap panligal (saligan)

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Kababaihan Laban sa Karahasan Foundation

Working for the Safety and Dignity of Women and Girls
Are you being hurt by someone you love? Or do you know of anyone being abused?
Does your husband or partner ...slap you ...punch you ...pull your hair? ...shove you? ...hit you with objects? ....curse you in public? ...shame you in front of others? ...rape or force you to have sex? ...take advantage of your physical disability? ...say mean and degrading things to you? ...deprive you of basic needs such as food, shelter & clothing? ...limit or cut-off your financial freedom to do anything on your own?
You deserve respect. And you have human rights too.

(632) 735 5555 / 8303 KALAKASAN hotlines

Violence against women (VAW)
also known as gender-based violence and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are violent acts primarily or exclusively committed against women and girls


Women Crisis Center, WCC

7/F East Avenue Medical Center, East Avenue, Quezon City

The Women's Crisis Centre, established in 1989, pioneered crisis work with women in the Philippines. In addition to providing temporary shelter, medical assistance and advocacy, legal assistance and advocacy, and stress management, it has two particularly innovative components - Feminist Counselling, and a Survivors Support Group.

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a 24-hour Crisis Center that conducts advocacy programs to address abuse-related cases against women and children in Muntinlupa City.

Look the full description of SAGIP and the video HERE

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Children's Legal Bureau, Inc., CLB

a non-stock non-profit organization based in Cebu City that envisions "a just world for children".

The Filipino Deaf Women's Health and Crisis Center, FDWHCC

The FDWHCC is a Deaf people's organization comprised of women.

Our mission - vision: To uplift the welfare of Filipino Deaf women by upholding equality and social justice by improving self-esteem and standards of living. We help Deaf Women who are victim of domestic violence such as sexual abuse, rape, sexual harassment, physical abuse.

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Natasha Goulbourn Foundation - NGF - Hopeline

a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing depression to light and how one can prevent, recognize or treat this mental illness.
In our efforts to launch a nationwide campaign of mental fitness and health, we have partnered with the World Health Organization, Department of Health, Department of Education and Department of Social Welfare and Development along with top schools such as University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and Miriam College

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation has a depression and suicide prevention hotline to help those secretly suffering from depression. The numbers to call are 804-4673 and 0917-558-4673. Globe and TM subscribers may call the toll-free number 2919.

How to spot suicidal tendencies in your loved ones

 Katerina Francisco Sep 09 2014

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The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, with its president Margaret Jean Goulbourn, introduced to Cebu media the HOPELINE, a 24/7 confidential crisis support service that aims to help Cebuanos who are at risk of suicide and emotional crisis. Oct 17, 2015

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Gabriela Silang Shelter, a One-Stop Crisis Center

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Gabriela Silang Shelter, a One-Stop Crisis Center

at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. The project funded through the women’s partylist group’s priority development assistance fund and supported by the city government led by Mayor Sara Duterte will cater to women and children victims of violence

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