July 20, 2023
The Marcoses personify the worst aspects of Philippine politics. And Marcos Jr is levelling up these anti-democratic features in the 21st century.
Rights defenders urge the United Nations (UN) anew to investigate human rights violations amid worsening economic crisis
July 1, 2023
Delegation members of the Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Watch network are in Geneva to report continuing rights abuses and lack of accountability amid a worsening economic crisis under the first year of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s presidency.
November 15, 2022
At the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, many countries expressed concerns about ongoing human rights violations in the country and the Philippine government’s inadequate responses to recommendations made in the last cycle in 2017.
November 12, 2022
The Philippine government grossly misleads the United Nations Human Rights Council about the state of social and economic rights in the country in the report it belatedly submitted for the 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, according to the Philippine UPR Watch network.
September 13, 2022
Political detention today is indeed very much a continuation and symptom of social and economic deterioration accelerated by Marcos’ elitist neoliberal governance in the ’70s and ’80s. The struggle of various people’s organizations and advocates then continues today in battles on the streets and legislative halls and in the cities and the countryside.
May 24, 2022
Before Rodrigo Duterte concludes his presidency and paints a rosy legacy, let us not forget his bloody record as a relentless attacker of people’s rights to land, food security and social justice even amid a pandemic and crisis exacerbated by worship of neoliberal policies.
October 1, 2021
The House of Representatives (HOR) railroaded approval of the 2022 national budget, including bloated funds for the defense department which has been more visible in violating human rights than defending Philippine sovereignty.
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.