human rights violations

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.

Guns Against Needles: Escalating attacks on community health workers in the Philippines

January 24, 2018

This month, IBON Foundation launches thru a mini-forum the book “Guns Against Needles: Escalating attacks against community health workers in the Philippines”. The event will be on 26 January 2018, 2pm at the IBON Conference Hall, 4th Floor located at the IBON building, #114 Timog Ave. QC. The forum/ launch intends to bring together health […]

Lumad evacuees’ return home signals rebuilding of alternative schools

September 7, 2016

  The ​Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD), a network of 100 schools nationwide advocating transformative education, commended the more than 2,000 Lumad evacuees on the reclaiming of their homes and ancestral land in Bgy. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. The group said that this also signifies initial steps towards the rebuilding of Lumad alternative schools and […]

Neoliberal Policies Violate the People’s Rights

April 13, 2016

The IBON Bookshop reopens on April 14, 2016, 1pm with the theme #BeyondElections2016. IBON will feature its publications including its flagship Facts & Figures and complete sets, Birdtalk, Kontra Gahum, Stop the Killings, Permanent People’s Tribunal documents, Kabuhayan Karaptan Katarungan, Serve the People and other socio-econ and cultural rights materials, as well its textbook, teachers’ manuals […]