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87% of Pinoys want government to assert rights in WPS

A survey published yesterday by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that almost nine in 10 Filipinos think the Philippine government should “assert” its rights to the islands in the West Philippine Sea, as stipulated in the 2016 decision of a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

Tolentino wants Filipino songs broadcast to China-occupied features in West PH Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Tolentino floated an idea to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) about how it could help assert Philippine rights over parts of the West Philippine Sea already occupied by the Chinese. The government radio station in Palawan, he said, should broadcast Filipino songs as far ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Palace: President using ‘skillful diplomacy’ in territorial dispute

President Duterte is using “skillful diplomacy” to resolve the country’s territorial dispute with China without resorting to aggression or use of force, according to a Palace official. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo explained that the government continues to assert rights over the West Philippine Sea while keeping friendly ties with giant Asian neighbor. “President Duterte, as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

3 years later, 87% of Filipinos want gov t to assert Hague ruling

MANILA, Philippines – Three years since the Philippines' victory at the Hague , most Filipinos want the government to assert the country's rights to the islands in the West Philippine Sea, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday, July 12, showed. According to the SWS survey released at the ADR Stratbase ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Labor secretary to look into K to 12 effect on labor

This is an opportune time for government to assert more regulatory power over private schools while protecting the rights of teaching and non-teaching personnel and ensuring quality education at the same time......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 21st, 2016

Rights group say attacks meant to make people feel powerless

3 MIN READ In light of the abduction of a land rights advocate and the slew of red-tagging incidents, a Cagayan Valley human rights group say that the attacks on progressive organizations served to make people feel powerless against the government. The post Rights group say attacks meant to make people feel powerless appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Pinoys in nCoV-affected countries assured of repatriation

The government is ready to repatriate Filipino workers in countries affected by the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease if the public health emergency worsens, President Duterte said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Jennefer Aguhob, ‘tireless paralegal worker’

Her arrest “demonstrates the tendency of the Duterte government to weaponize the law in aid of its self-declared war waged against terrorism at the detriment of the lives and well-being of innocent people working in legal organizations in order to help the basic sectors of our society fight for and defend their basic, fundamental rights… The post Jennefer Aguhob, ‘tireless paralegal worker’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

CHR: Anti-insurgency drive being used to justify threats, attacks on activists

Just a little over a month into 2020, the Philippines is still experiencing attacks on human rights defenders that have been linked to the government, the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) said in a statement on Sunday morning. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

Capas rejects Pinoys from Wuhan, eyes TRO

The local government of Capas, Tarlac will file a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order tomorrow in a bid to stop the Department of Health from accepting more Filipino repatriates from novel coronavirus-hit Wuhan, China who will undergo a two-week quarantine at the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City in Capas. Capas Vice Mayor Roseller […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

How the Lumad learned to survive in Haran

Affected by the civil war between the government and Communist rebels and often becoming victims of various human rights violations, the Manobo indigenous people still decide to stay in the evacuation center at the heart of Davao for their safety and for accessing government services......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

Big problems in China response to virus – HRW

GENEVA, Switzerland – Human Rights Watch on Thursday, February 6, accused China of suppressing criticism of its response to the deadly novel coronavirus and said it had made the outbreak worse. HRW chief Kenneth Roth also criticized the Chinese government's lockdown on various cities in an attempt to contain the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

Go pushes for immediate repatriation of Pinoys from Hubei

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is coordinating with concerned government agencies to hasten the repatriation of Filipinos from Wuhan City and other parts of Hubei province in China. The Department of Health (DOH) said at least 45 expressed willingness to return home amid the ongoing 2019 Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019-nCoV ARD) outbreak in […] The post Go pushes for immediate repatriation of Pinoys from Hubei appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

Organizations submit human rights reports to United Nations

2 MIN READ Organizations under EcuVoice have announced their submission of a report on the Duterte government's human rights violations to the UNCHR, urging the world body to further investigations on killings and threats on advocate sectors. The post Organizations submit human rights reports to United Nations appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

Government revs up efforts to repress dissent

Two international bodies are all set this year to conduct parallel investigations into charges of human rights violations by the Duterte government, including the extrajudicial killings which have drawn worldwide attention......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

2 Chartered Flights on Standby to Evacuate Pinoys in Hubei

Some two chartered flights are on standby to evacuate Filipinos from Hubei province who wish to return home amid the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said the Philippine government is coordinating with Chinese authorities on the ground for clearance. “Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. directed our consulate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

'Epal pa more: Isko supalpal sa abogado: Dilaan mo kaya billboards mo?!

NAKULANGAN kami sa aria ni Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno sa akusasyon ni Atty. Fahima Tajar, a human rights lawyer, who lambasted him sa kanyang social media account. We were particularly hoping na sasagutin ni Mayor Isko ang post na ito ni Atty. Tajar: “For elective local government officials, Section 90 of RA 7160 (Local […] The post #Epal pa more: Isko supalpal sa abogado: Dilaan mo kaya billboards mo?! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

BARMM create task force vs human trafficking

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Jan. 23 (PIA) -- To strengthen the protection of the rights of Bangsamoro Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Bangsamoro Government signed a Memorandum of Agreement (M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

BARMM create task force vs human trafficking

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Jan. 23 (PIA) -- To strengthen the protection of the rights of Bangsamoro Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Bangsamoro Government signed a Memorandum of Agreement (M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

China and Myanmar stand together despite Rohingya backlash

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar – China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday, January 18, between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, as Beijing doubles down on its support for a government under fire for its treatment ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Florida Supreme Court says ex-cons must pay fines before voting

MIAMI, USA – The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday, January 16 that ex-felons must pay fines before registering to vote, a decision that affects 1.4 million people who were caught in a debate between state government and rights groups. Allowing ex-felons, a large portion of whom are black, Hispanic, or poor, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020