Statement

Anti-Terrorism Bill Silences Dissent, Curtails Democratic Rights

June 12, 2020

Amid the current challenges facing Filipino educators nationwide, we cannot simply stay silent or neutral as increased ranks of Filipinos call for the junking of the Anti-Terrorism Bill. When it is not only us but our children’s and students’ rights and freedoms that are at stake, we stand in unison in opposing a more draconian version of the Human Security of Act of 2007 and in defending the values and principles that our ancestors have fought for.

Anti-terror law worsens economic policymaking for a few at the expense of the many

June 8, 2020

STATEMENT | The Duterte administration wants an anti-terrorism law giving it unchecked power to surveil, harass, arrest and detain government critics under the pretext of fighting terrorism. It has been on a trajectory of violating human rights, due process, rule of law, and accountability since the start of its term. With the new law, the government will achieve authoritarianism unmatched since Martial Law in the 1970s.

Statement on government’s COVID-19 stimulus measures

May 30, 2020

STATEMENT

Fiscal decisions are critical especially in times of crisis – when the need is greatest for the State to commit to its obligation to respect, protect and fulfill the social and economic rights of the people.

ABS-CBN shutdown a threat to press freedom, a bane to transformative education

May 8, 2020

NETWORKS | EDUCATORS’ FORUM FOR DEVELOPMENT

We are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to which our government can only muster a militaristic response instead of strengthening our health system and relay incoherent reports, and at times, disinformation.

IBON decries shutdown of ABS-CBN

May 6, 2020

STATEMENT | The pandemic is a real problem, but so is the Duterte administration’s using this for its own authoritarian ends.

Duterte govt can end lockdown sooner and help every Filipino in need

April 24, 2020

STATEMENT

The country must deal with the pandemic, and the Duterte administration has the responsibility and obligation to ensure that this is done humanely and compassionately.

Opening Statement for the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on the Proposed Amendments to the 1987 Constitution

February 13, 2020

The current global context of growing protectionism, a turnaround from investment liberalization, and eroding multilateralism make relaxing foreign equity restrictions even more inappropriate

IBON defies and will overcome red-tagging

February 10, 2020

IBON filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman to hold government officials accountable for their malicious and baseless red-tagging of so many activists, individuals and groups especially since the creation of the so-called National Task Force to End Local Communism and Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in 2018. We focused on red-tagging because this is […]

The PCOO’s disinformation must be stopped

January 30, 2020

The Duterte administration’s persistent red-baiting of IBON and other groups instead of addressing the issues raised is an affront to the public. The public deserves the truth and to be informed about the issues that matter to them the most. Instead, the government is red-baiting critical voices to silence opposition and to hide the real […]