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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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President Duterte and his administration vice versa the International Criminal Court
PH refuses to fully implement U.N. human rights recommendations
Pia Ranada June 06, 2020

The Duterte administration 'fully rejects' findings of the UN human rights office that government actions are shrinking civic space for legitimate dissent and leading to serious abuses

CHR: Duterte's strong-arm approach contributes to culture of impunity
Jodesz Gavilan June 30, 2020
CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit says the Philippines 'must change course guided by the human rights-based approach to democratic governance'

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. rights office presents PH situation report to Human Rights Council
June 30, 2020 - with Video
Watch Michelle Bachelet of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the comprehensive report.
The report, which was publicly released on June 4, detailed human rights violations in the Philippines that stemmed from President Rodrigo Duterte's overarching focus on countering real and inflated national security threats. IMPORTANT: Look MUCH MORE

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

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

CHR reminds gov't: Human Rights not suspended in fight vs coronavirus
Jodesz Gavilan March 23, 2020

Human rights should be 'at the center of government efforts' against the novel coronavirus outbreak

The Video: 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.

Keeping our eyes on the ball: Human rights in the time of coronavirus
Annie Game April 14, 2020
'Human rights work is never done in isolation. It is rooted in personal connections based on mutual understanding, respect, and trust. We will continue to find ways to nurture the connections and solidarity this work requires.'

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

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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.

CHR slams Gwen Garcia for publicly shaming netizen
Ryan Macasero May 22, 2020
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Friday, May 22, it was “alarmed” by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia's publicly shaming a netizen in retaliation for Facebook comments criticizing and insulting her and her provincial government.

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.
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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


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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.
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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

CREATING A MARCOS?
Reviving the anti-subversion law under Duterte
Rambo Talabong and Jodesz Gavilan August 21, 2019

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.

Republic Act 1700 - Anti-Subversion Act
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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

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9372
Human Security Act of 2007

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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

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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

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 Philippines threatens U.N. countries hitting drug war
Paterno Esmaquel II July 12, 2019 - with Video
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 18 countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom: 'There will be consequences, far-reaching ones'

Duterte slams Iceland anew: 'I hope you freeze in time'
Aika Rey August 27, 2019
'Walang hiya talaga ang mga puti tapos tinuturuan ako ng gagawin ko,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he blasts the Nordic country for allowing abortion

Beyond Duterte's jokes: What you need to know about Iceland
Sofia Tomacruz July 22, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte jokes Iceland has 'too much ice' but past its geology, here are 6 things to know about the tiny island nation

Why Iceland led UN resolution on PH drug war killings
Sofia Tomacruz July 19, 2019
'For a small and peaceful country like Iceland, international law and the multilateral system is our sword, shield and shelter,' says Iceland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Not yet final: Imee Marcos says UNHRC resolution can 'still be withdrawn'
Aika Rey July 18, 2019
Senator Imee Marcos says there is 'no UN rule' that stops UNHRC member-states from changing their original votes on the Iceland-backed resolution

On U.N. resolution vs drug war killings: What if Duterte blocks review?
Jodesz Gavilan July 17, 2019
Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde says the Duterte government risks turning the Philippines into an 'international pariah' if it refuses to cooperate with the UN office

Duterte mulls cutting Iceland ties over U.N. probe
Agence France-Presse July 16, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering" cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland after it spearheaded a UN resolution to probe his deadly drug war, his spokesman said.

Locsin contradicts Panelo on cutting ties with Iceland
Sofia Tomacruz July 16, 2019
'I never considered for a second cutting any ties over this small matter,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

PH won't provide drug war docs if UNHRC report 'just fishing expedition'
Pia Ranada July 15, 2019
The Philippine government will only respond to requests for documents if Malacañang 'feels that the question is legitimate'

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Philippines, not U.N., should probe drug war – Lacson
Sofia Tomacruz July 14, 2019
'Para payagan nating mag-imbestiga sila rito, parang sampal naman sa atin ito,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Imee Marcos: PH must cut diplomatic ties with Iceland 'ASAP'
Lian Buan July 13, 2019
Marcos, in turn, lashes out at developed countries where abortion is allowed
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Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines
Walden Bello July 13, 2019
The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes

Meet PH’s new friends: UN-member countries that voted vs human rights resolution
Mia Gonzalez July 12, 2019
These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Groups hit PH govt's 'overreaction' to U.N. resolution vs drug war killings
Micah Avry Guiao July 12, 2019
Human rights groups say the response of the Philippine government is a 'poor display of diplomacy'

Malacañang says UNHRC resolution an insult to Filipinos
Pia Ranada July 12, 2019
The Palace calls the resolution 'grotesquely one-sided' and says President Rodrigo Duterte will decide whether to 'permit' the United Nations to probe drug war killings

Duterte says drug war critic Iceland doesn't understand PH
Pia Ranada July 12, 2019
'Iceland, ano ang problema ng Iceland? Ice lang,' says the Philippine President, poking fun at the country that drafted a resolution urging UN action against drug-related killings

CHR says U.N. resolution vs drug war 'opportunity' to improve PH situation
Jodesz Gavilan July 12, 2019
The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine government to revisit its stand on independent probes into drug war killings

Iceland calls for U.N. action vs drug war killings in the Philippines
Jodesz Gavilan July 05, 2019 - with Video
If the draft resolution is approved, the United Nations Human Rights Council will request rights chief Michelle Bachelet to prepare a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in the Philippines

U.N. rights council adopts resolution vs PH drug war killings
Jodesz Gavilan July 11, 2019
The resolution asks the United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet to write a comprehensive report on the drug war killings and urges the Philippine gov't to coordinate and refrain from 'all acts of intimidation or retaliation'

Duterte's war on dissent
Lian Buan and Jodesz Gavilan June 29, 2019
The number of human rights defenders charged in the 3 years of the Duterte government is more than the number in the full terms of Aquino and Arroyo

Robredo: Why reject U.N. probe if Duterte gov't has nothing to hide?
June 09, 2019
'Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

Philippines rejects call for U.N. rights council probe
Agence France-Presse June 08, 2019
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses UN experts of 'peddling a biased and absolutely false recital of facts'

U.N. experts call for probe into human rights violations in the Philippines
June 07, 2019
Eleven independent experts say in a statement, 'The government has shown no indication that they will step up to fulfill their obligation to conduct prompt and full investigations into these cases, and to hold perpetrators accountable'

Things to know: the bill that seeks to protect human rights defenders
Jodesz Gavilan June 04, 2019
The creation of the proposed Human Rights Defenders Protection Act is in response to the worrisome situation of defenders in the Philippines
The House of Representatives on Monday, June 3, approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill 9199 or the Human Rights Defenders Protection Act after years of deliberations.

CHR: Killings prove that violent rhetoric, vilification of human rights 'deadly'
Jodesz Gavilan May 03, 2019
The public threats 'will weaken the works and influence of human rights defenders... who continue to challenge all forms of injustices and hold people in authority to account,' according to the Commission on Human Rights

Rights groups fail to get court protection from army harassment
Lian Buan June 29, 2019

'There is no evidence of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, malicious prosecutions, and defamations,' says the Court of Appeals

U.S. lawmakers 'deeply troubled' by human rights abuses in PH
Sofia Tomacruz July 31, 2019

Several members of the US House of Representatives call out the Duterte administration's drug war, crackdown on press freedom, and attacks on rights group

Maguindanao is a forgotten crisis
Rhoda Avila June 20, 2019

'Evacuation should not be a way of life. We need to put displaced people at the front and center of our legislative action'.
When a humanitarian emergency fades from the headlines there is a tendency to forget that many people displaced by armed conflict continue to face difficulties and uncertainties to survive.

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.

Martial Law-era group relaunched to call for release of political prisoners
Micah Avry Guiao June 16, 2019
Kapatid, originally established in 1978 under the Marcos dictatorship, seeks to have political prisoners freed and to promote basic rights - Read ALL links in the article!

LET THE BIRDS SING

Amnesty International Philippines calls 'to take action' after Maria Ressa's arrest
Jene-Anne Pangue March 29, 2019

The human rights group says if you 'think the trumped up charges against Maria Ressa is a form of harassment... Write to DOJ to express your concern'

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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.

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CHR warns red-tagging has 'serious implications' on security of groups
Jodesz Gavilan April 17, 2019

The Commission on Human Rights reminds the government that branding any group as a communist front without proper trial violates their constitutional guarantee of presumption of innocence

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

Maria Ressa, Bishop David receive Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Awards
Mara Cepeda February 26, 2019

Bishop Pablo David does not attend the awarding ceremony after receving a number of death threats in the past week

Robredo : Maria Ressa, Bishop David prove 'fight for human rights not a lost cause'
Mara Cepeda February 26, 2019
Vice President Leni Robredo praises Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for her 'revolutionary' resilience and Bishop Pablo David for his compassion

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Leni Robredo delivers keynote address at Diokno Awards
Maria Ressa, Bishop David receive Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Awards

Groups urge unity vs tyranny ahead of People Power anniversary
Lian Buan February 23, 2019

We cannot allow the next generation of Filipinos to live in fear and violence. We stand against the Duterte government

U.N. special rapporteur condemns detention of Maria Ressa
February 14, 2019

An official of the United Nations Human Rights Commission joined voices worldwide condemning the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa.
David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, says it is 'simply intolerable' that Ressa remains in NBI custody

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Maria Ressa case and the big chill
Atty. Theodore Te February 15, 2019
Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional

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The arrest is in connection with a 2012 story that she did not edit or write  published by Rappler in May 2012 – or 4 months before the law that Maria Ressa and researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr allegedly violated was enacted.

Rights group, journalists denounce recent red-tagging in Cagayan de Oro
Bobby Lagsa February 22, 2019

An unknown person distributed the list to journalists during a human rights forum in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, February 22

Human Rights Watch expresses 'deep concern' over red-tagging in Cagayan de Oro
February 23, 2019
'Dozens of individuals have been targeted for extrajudicial or summary killing in the Philippines after they were labeled as communist,' says Human Rights Watch

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

WATCH: What students, faculty, alumni think about AFP’s red-tagging of schools
Samantha Bagayas and Bonz Magsambol October 12, 2018 - with Video

Teachers and students air their views on the military's move to tag their schools as places of communist recruitment for an ouster plot against President Duterte.

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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

HUMAN RIGHTS
How to deal with Duterte, the biggest challenge?

Advocates are constantly challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte's 'intentional distortion' of human rights since 2016. What are lessons learned?

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

Profiles: Protest Music

UP students, staff may be excused for Sept 21 activities
September 21, 2018 - with Video
'I am encouraging all administrators, faculty, students, and staff throughout the system to participate in meaningful and peaceful activities,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion.
University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion announced that UP students and staff may be excused from classes and work on Friday, September 21, if they are joining activities related to the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of 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.

House OKs death penalty for drug possession at parties, meetings
Mara Cepeda February 06, 2019

Under House Bill 8909, any person found possessing illegal drugs during a social gathering may face the death penalty and a fine of up to P10 million

Death penalty removed from bill amending Dangerous Drugs Act
Mara Cepeda February 07, 2019
The previous version of House Bill 8909 sought to impose the capital punishment for drug possession at parties

House withdraws approval of death penalty for drug possession
Mara Cepeda February 06, 2019
House Bill 8909, which imposes the death penalty and a P10-million fine on those found with illegal drugs at social gatherings, has been recommitted to the committee on dangerous drugs

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

POWERING THROUGH A CRISIS
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:

CULTURE OF IMPUNITY
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
by 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

Video

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
by Mara Cepeda September 02, 2018
When people become afraid to speak, 'we would have helped the tyrant win'

Courage in the face of injustice
by 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.

Video

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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

The article HERE

Drop 'politically motivated' criminal charges vs Rappler, Maria Ressa
by 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.

Video

Nagbabagang Lupa Tribute to Farmers
by 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!

Look more HERE

Lawyers of the Philippines, unite!
by 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
by 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
by Lian Buan August 17, 2018
UPDATED 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
by 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
by 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
by 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.

AboutPhilippines recommend to read this article

What you need to know about enforced disappearances in the Philippines
by 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

Look MORE HERE

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.

Through 'Ka Pepe,' Sereno reflects on human rights in PH
by Bea Cupin September 21, 2017

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

and MORE HERE, HERE and HERE

Video

Human Rights: Everyone's Legacy

by Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Filipinos facing threat 'worse than Martial Law'
by 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?
by 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?
by 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
by 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
by Jodesz Gavilan July 05, 2018

UPDATED 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
by 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.

Video

Karapatang Pantao
Published on 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?
by 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
by 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?

PRONE TO ABUSE
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?
by 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'
by 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
by 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
by Lian Buan UPDATED 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
by 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
by 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
by 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.

Video

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

On World Press Freedom Day, rights groups urge public to support journalists
May 03, 2018
This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch
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

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Linking rights groups to drugs 'dangerous, shameful’
by 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
by 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
by 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
by 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

Look MUCH MORE HERE

Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l
by 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
by 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.

CHR: Address human rights violations under martial law in Mindanao
by Jodesz Gavilan December 15, 2017

The Commission on Human Rights still believes that there is no need for martial law to address threats of terrorism and lawless violence

The humanities vs Dutertismo
by Lisandro E. Claudio October 30, 2017

Our results-oriented education makes us forget that we go to school, especially college, not simply to learn how to do things, but to become better citizens and better people

CHR to Malacañang: Stop attacks on human rights defenders
by Jodesz Gavilan March 14, 2018
'Rather than attacking human rights bodies and human rights defenders, we urge the government to display sincere commitment to transparency and the rule of law by allowing unhampered investigations to take place,' the Commission on Human Rights says

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.

IMPORTANT: LOOK MUCH MORE HERE

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?

Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, "The NEW Hitler"?

"AboutPhilippines" recommend to read these above articles, because so it is in our beloved country now!

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
by 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
by 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
by Jodesz Gavilan December 10, 2015

UPDATED 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)'

A subhuman perspective on human rights
by Vergel O. Santos September 23, 2017
Marcoleta got the lead role in the emasculation of the Commission on Human Rights and performed it to such perfection he deserves an Espenido medal.
Closing Spaces – How do media and civil society fight back?
November 16, 2017 - with Videos

Watch the livestream of this debate seminar about:

journalism, democracy, and human rights

Important tips for newbies in rallies
by Danielle Nakpil September 19, 2017

Attending a rally for the first time? Here are some tips from human rights advocates.

Look also HERE

Human rights and the liberal agenda
by Sylvia Estrada Claudio September 11, 2017

There is no such thing as a democracy that applies the rule of law in some instances and not in others.

We must fight for human rights for everyone regardless, and in all instances, regardless.

A nation doomed
by Vergel Santos August 19, 2017

Duterte’s well-heeled backers are well hedged against whatever costs his bizarre brand of presidency might bring, unlike the poor, who in fact have borne these costs. His war against drugs says it all.

"AboutPhilippines" recommend to read this article!

LP House members, allies: Duterte admin 'employing fear to defeat facts'
by 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

Video

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
by 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)

Video

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

'Difficult time for women' under Duterte admin – Robredo
by Patty Pasion March 11, 2017
'It's as if we are transported back to the time where misogyny and bigotry is accepted,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

FAKE NEWS, REAL WOMEN:
Disinformation gone macho

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

Part 2 - To be concluded:

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

Both by Paige Occeñola December 15, 2018

How are women's rights measured online?
by Raisa Serafica April 10, 2017
Filipino women do not enjoy the same rights as men online, despite the high social media penetration in the country. But there are things the government and stakeholders can do to address this
Hate human rights? They protect freedoms you enjoy!
by 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!
Where human rights is a joke
December 12, 2016
If there's no national rage, so be it. Let's drop our lamentations and take concrete legal steps to hold the guilty to account.
We commemorated Human Rights Day last December 10 with nothing to show for it except shame.
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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY - December 10, 2016

Left's 1st effigy under Duterte depicts fascist monster
by Voltaire Tupaz December 10, 2016
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.

Thousands protest across PH vs Duterte's 'worsening human rights record'
by David Lozada December 11, 2016
'We call on the President to categorically order the military, police and para-military units to stop the killings,' human rights groups decry.

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
by 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
by 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
by 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 - Human Abuse - Trafficking

Protection against and STOP

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

Human Rights in the Philippines and for filipinos abroad

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

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

Human Rights, Privacy, Etc.

Crisis Centers - where to seek, where to get HELP

go to main-overview

Human Rights in the Philippines and for filipinos abroad

IMPORTANT: Look also Migrant domestic workers treated like 'animals' and Terrorism, Child-soldiers and Crimep> 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
by 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
by 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).

CHR to observe Duterte gov't report to UN Human Rights Council
by Jodesz Gavilan May 05, 2017 - with video
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the Universal Periodic Review is more of a 'constructive dialogue' on the human rights situation in the Philippines.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will send a team to observe the United Nations (UN) review on the human rights progress of the Philippines on Monday, May 8.

CHR chair says killings show 'failure' of gov’t to protect Filipinos
by Bea Cupin May 05, 2017
At least 1,847 homicides have been determined to be 'drug-related.' Another 9,000 more cases are still being investigated.

and the Video:
CHRP as OMBUDSMAN for CHILDREN

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.

IMPORTANT: The Videos:
KUWAITI SOCIAL MEDIA STAR COMPLAINED ABOUT FILIPINO WORKERS GETTING A DAY OFF! NETIZENS REACT!

Remark this is an album in the album "Being an Overseas Filipino Worker, OFW - Balikbayan - Balikbayan Box Tutorials"

and the articles:

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

Look too: The Video sparked outrage!
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.

Video

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

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

Video

Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, CMFR

Human Rights: Everyone's Legacy

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

Look more about CMFR

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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.

Video

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.

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. May 21, 2016

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 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.

Don't blame victims – Commission on Human Rights
Fritzie Rodriguez Jun 02, 2015

The CHR condemns sexual violence and victim-blaming, after a photo of a young abused woman made rounds online

‘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.

Videos

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.

LET GIRLS BE GIRLS AND NOT BRIDES!

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
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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

Videos

KARAPATAN

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

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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
Mangyans and kaingin
Fritzie Rodriguez November 10, 2015

How are indigenous people's rights, kaingin, and the environment linked?

Look the Kaingin Myths poster in full size HERE

Sulong CARHRIHL

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

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

Monitoring the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers
Civil Society - Trade Union Consultation Process Towards an ASEAN FRAMEWORK INSTRUMENT FOR THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE MIGRANT WORKERS
Look as pdf HERE or as Video
Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and STOP Violence & Crisis Centers for abused Women & Children"
Migrante International

an active defender of the rights and welfare of OFWs

by raising public awareness on their plight and providing a critical analysis of the Philippine government’s labor export policy program as the main factor responsible for the commodification of Filipino workers.

OFW crisis Hotline

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
Association for the Rights of the Child in South East Asia
Video

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
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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

Video

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

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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 sub-album "Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and STOP Violence & Crisis Centers for abused Women & Children"

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.

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!

LGBT rights
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, LGBT

LGBT rights

LGBT people in the Philippines have a distinctive culture but limited legal rights.

LANDLORD LAWLESSNESS

LANDLORD LAWLESSNESS and IMPUNITY

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
Videos

Human rights - Tribal rights in mining-areas

Human rights abuses at mining site

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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

Election-related human rights violations rampant online – CHR
Fritzie Rodriguez April 18, 2016

The Commission on Human Rights reminds Filipinos that making threats on social media is a form of human rights violation
The CHR, through its project "Bantay Karapatan sa Halalan", BKH, highlighted the need to "govern" online spaces as they are used by some Filipinos to spread election-related violence and threats.
The project is in partnership with poll watchdogs and human rights groups like Lente and Dakila.

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

Look also the above section Human Rights

IMPORTANT look MUCH more about the subjects here:

Philippine Children - 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

Children - Media e.g. the section: Child Cyberpornography

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

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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

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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

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.

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#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 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

Localizing response to prevent online sexual exploitation of children
Loreben Tuquero June 27, 2018

AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers.
Forms of OSEC that are prevlent in the country include live streaming videos of children performing sexual acts, coercion of pimps in internet cafes or parents at home, and trafficking and trapping children in ‘cyber dens.’

How to report cases of human trafficking
December 28, 2015

'The deception, illegal transfer, and abuse of Filipinos simply looking for better opportunities in the city and abroad are realities that we cannot ignore'
Human trafficking is a rampant problem in many towns, with complex roots in poverty and in human greed, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, DSWD.

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.'

DECRIMINALIZING PROSTITUTION DECRIMINALIZING PROSTITUTION IN THE PHILIPPINES:

A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE TRAGIC?

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:

CWC AVP

 Child Rights, A Gift from God

BCPC Gumagalaw
Barangay Council for the Protection of Children AVP
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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.
Philippines to block online porn on most devices
Roughly 46% of cybercrime cases handled by the authorities are related to online child abuse, while 25% are related to online extortion.

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children Online in the Philippines
A review of online news and Articles

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

Why block porn? 'We can't sell children like shoes'
The head of the justice department's cybercrime offices says if banning porn sites that incite violence or encourage terrorism is possible, then filtering those that sell sex photos and videos of children can be done. by/Buena Bernal Oct 31, 2014

#FightChildPorn! Netizens weigh in
What can you do to help end the selling of sex photos and videos involving Filipino children?
The online child porn industry needs to be stopped, and we need to work together to do that. Oct 31, 2014

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

Philippines

How disasters make women and children vulnerable to abuse
Sarah Jayne Olan

Dec 03, 2014

Factsheet: Child Trafficking in the Philippines
Violence against women: Sex, power, abuse
Fritzie Rodriguez Mar 05, 2015

How big of a problem is violence against women in the Philippines? Why should it concern you?
Violence against women. The Philippines is no stranger to these 3 words. It is real, it is happening, it is claiming lives.
VAW is linked with the unequal power relationship between women and men, resulting from society's misinformed views on gender and sexuality, according to the Philippine Commission on Women, PCW.

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.

THE TRUTH BEHIND TO MUCH LIBERALISM
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.

Video

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

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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.

Video

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

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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.

Videos

Vulnerability of Human Trafficking Victims

Stand Up to End Human Trafficking

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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

VISAYAN FORUM FOUNDATION, INC.

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

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

PROTECTING FILIPINO CHILDREN FROM ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND VIOLENCE

A Comprehensive Programme on Child Protection

Building a Protective and Caring Environment for Filipino Children

The Commission on Human Rights

CHR SUPPORTS THE PASSAGE OF THE ANTI-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY LAW

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

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
Rape
Other forms of child sex abuse
Child prostitution
Child pornography

Prostitution in Thailand, Philippines and Southeast Asia
UNICEF Philippines

look also HERE

Video

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'

‘Time’s up’: Ateneo community forms coalition vs sexual violence
October 22, 2019
The coalition dubbed 'Time’s Up Ateneo' is comprised of ADMU students, faculty, and alumni eager to consolidate efforts against sexual violence and impunity in the university.
Inspired by the protest that came in the wake of another case of sexual harassment surfacing online, various members of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) community formed a coalition advocating for an end to sexual violence on campus.

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 unlibuzzmaniac.com 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

Ateneo community calls on admin to act on sexual harassment on campus
Bianca Velasco October 17, 2019
Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association calls for an independent review on existing investigative processes after another allegation of sexual harassment involving faculty surfaces online

‘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

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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.

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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

Look also above

WATCH: Youth pushes PH anti-sexual harassment movement further
Sofia Tomacruz and Amanda Lago January 28, 2020 - with Video

Students and youth groups demand accountability in sexual harassment cases and send a clear message that abuse will not be tolerated

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

Curbing sexual harassment in public spaces 'goes beyond policy'
Samantha Bagayas February 03, 2019

Advocates urge everyone to create an environment that encourages women to report incidents of sexual harassment

The effects of sexual harassment on children
Aika Rey January 11, 2018

Clinical psychologist Karina Therese Fernandez, executive director of the Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychology Services, says the most common long-term effect of sexual abuse is depression

Everyone is talking about sexual harassment and this is why you should, too

Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta October 18, 2017
If it hasn't happened to you, it's happened to someone you know

Call her 'pokpok', hit her boobs: How they silence a woman
Renee Juliene Karunungan April 08, 2016

After actively campaigning against presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte, outspoken advocate, Renee Karunungan, reflects on the nature of online harassment aimed at silencing women

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.

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#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

Not all drug mules are OFWs
Ryan Macasero Aug 15, 2015

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

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".

The Video Look the full description of the video

Remark this is an album in the album Government Authorities - Etc.

Look also the above video How PH Gov't deals with Human Trafficking

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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

Prostitution

What is Human Trafficking?

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

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.

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE

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

Remark The 911 emergency number have replaced 117

Look Turn a Child-Sex Tourist Into an Ex-Tourist HERE

Look the advices HERE

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

MONICA O’CONNOR AND GRAINNE HEALY

DECRIMINALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION ON AT SENATE
More Videos about Abuse, Human trafficking, Prostitution and Pornography

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Child Abuse in the Philippines
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The effects of child abuse
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Different cases of child abuse
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'Very high' levels of violence against children in PH
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Human Trafficking in the Philippines
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Why are there so many Prostitutes in the Philippines?

GAMITAN - A film about PROSTITUTION

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.

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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!

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PEDOPHILE, DOSENG BATANG BABAE ANG HINALAY AT KINUNAN PA NG VIDEO SA KANYANG CELLPHONE!
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?

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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.
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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.

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

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Students by day, sex workers by night

Prosti-tuition
Ana P. Santos Updated February 28, 2014
MJ 'walks' to make ends meet and pay for her college tuition. It's a life less ordinary and fraught with risks

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