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STATEMENT: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte: “no to peace talks”

(Statement of Mayor Sara Duterte on the resumption of peace talks with the National Democratic Front, released by the City Information Office on 13...

Marawi’s appeal to President Duterte: Stand with us, help us, please, be one of...

(Appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte issued 29 March 2018 by the Ranaw Multi Sectoral Movement in Marawi City)  Mr. President: We, the people of Marawi City...

STATEMENT of Support for Social Justice and for Marawi

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FOR MARAWI  (Drafted by Women Participants in the Conference on...

STATEMENT of Mayor Sara Duterte, Hugpong ng Pagbabago chair

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON I would like everyone to know, including the Speaker of the House, that the unity I forged with the four...

STATEMENT of Konsyensya Dabaw: Honoring Davao’s contributions to and continuing the struggle for rights...

On the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 Revolution that expelled the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Konsyensya Dabaw honors Davao’s contributions to the social upheaval that...

STATEMENT of Malacanang Press Corps on Rappler

Rappler will remain a member of the Malacanang Press Corps (MPC) unless the Court of Appeals upholds the decision of the Securities and Exchange...

STATEMENT: NUJP slams Duterte order to bar reporter from covering Malacanang

February 20, 2018 Shame on President Rodrigo Duterte for displaying extreme pettiness in ordering Rappler reporter Pia Ranada banned from entering Malacañang Palace a day...

STATEMENT OF SAP GO: “I am ready and willing to face all these accusations...

(Statement read by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go at the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security hearing on 19...

Balay Mindanaw Statement on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)

As peace advocates and Mindanawons, we, the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs, firmly support the call for the immediate passage of a Bangsamoro Basic...

NUJP STATEMENT: “Responsible exercise” of freedom of speech, expression and the press enshrines prior...

January 16, 2018 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines firmly opposes the proposal of the House Sub-Committee on Constitutional Amendments to change Article...

PCIJ STATEMENT: Stand by Rappler, stay tuned    

HARSH and with horrifying implications on the full and untrammeled exercise of press freedom. That is the least that could be said of the decision...

CENTERLAW STATEMENT on SEC’s move to shut down Rappler

The alleged failure of Rappler to comply with constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership of Philippine media entities aside, the SEC’s decision is tantamount to...

STATEMENT: Balay Mindanaw on the Shift to Federalism

Federalism has been one of the key advocacies of Balay Mindanaw since we began our journey in 1996. We were instrumental in the establishment...

ALERT: Davao City radio broadcaster gets death threats for sharp commentaries vs gov’t

December 18, 2017 A radio broadcaster in Davao City received a series of death threats on December 18, Monday, for her sharp commentaries against the...

STATEMENT: IBP Lanao del Sur on extending Martial Law

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful IBP-LANAO DEL SUR STATEMENT ON THE MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION ​We, the members of the IBP Lanao del...

STATEMENT: No to a Second Extension of Martial Law/Proclamation 216!

We are Mindanawons who are deeply troubled by the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to seek for a second extension of Martial Law and...

NUJP calls out Sasot for outrage on BBC reporter

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is appalled by the utterly uncalled for and, in the end, unjustified public confrontation pro-administration social...

STATEMENT: NUJP on Thinking Pinoy’s threat against female journalist

November 5, 2017 There is no other way to see it but this: RJ (Rey Joseph) Nieto encouraged a senior government official on air to...

SEC. LORENZANA: “We now announce the termination of all combat operations in Marawi”

(Statement read by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to announce the termination of the Operations in Marawi, 23 Ocotber 2017, 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting...

STATEMENT: Sa Panahon Sa Martial Law, Dapat Alisto!

Four months have passed since Proclamation 216 which put the entire Mindanao under Martial Law and suspended the privilege of the writ of habeas...

KONSYENSYA DABAW: Accountability, Not Smoke And Mirrors And Certainly Not Nationwide Martial Law ...

Konsyensya Dabaw stands with fellow Dabawenyos who believe that regardless of how we voted last May 2016, we should not shirk from exacting accountability...

KONSYENSYA DABAW: A fatal affinity with Marcos?

Come September 11, 2017, it will be a holiday in Ilocos Norte Province. This is not new in the sense that Ilocanos have been...

STATEMENT of the Redemptorists: Stop Killing the Poor!

Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us; look, and see our disgrace! (Lamentations, 5: 1) (Statement of the Redemptorists of the Philippines, composed of the Vice Province, Manila...

Duterte is waging war against his own people

Families of drug-related killings know all-to-well the terror of Duterte’s drug war. Having lost loved ones to Operation Double Barrel/Tokhang, their feelings are still...

NUJP condemns killing of two journalists in Mindanao

  The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemns the murder of two journalists in as many days in Zamboanga del Sur and...

Pamahayag sa CBCP Bahin sa Marawi, Terorismo, ug Diyalogo  

    “Biyai ang daotan ug buhata ang maayo; paninguhaa ang kalinaw  sa tibuok mong kasingkasing."  (Ps. 34:14) NGADTO SA TANANG MGA TAWO NGA MAAYO'G KABUBUT-ON: Mga pagtimbaya...

REBUILDING MARAWI: A microcosm of our desired transformation of the country ...

Al-Qur’an 4:58: “Surely Allah commands you to make over your trusts to whom they are due and when you judge (or govern) between people,...

CBCP STATEMENT on Marawi, Terrorism and Dialogue

“Turn from Evil and Do Good, Seek Peace and Pursue It” (Ps. 34:14) TO ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL: Greetings of peace in the Almighty and Most...

KONSYENSYA DABAW: Whose interest is served when Constitutional check and balance is ignored and...

Konsyensa Dabaw July 3, 2017 On the 40th day of Martial Law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte said, “it’s not dependent on the whim of the...

[STATEMENT] NUJP on Lingao-Tulfo feud

June 24, 2017 At a time when Philippine journalism is being challenged by many Filipinos to be true to its vow of being truthful, balanced...

NUJP on threats vs photojournalist Jes Aznar

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines expresses deep concern at the threats continuously being received by photojournalist Jes Aznar, whose work appears,...

MINDANAO BISHOPS on Marawi and Martial Law

Pursue What Leads To Peace (Statement of the Mindanao Bishops on Marawi and Martial Law) To All People of Good Will: We, Catholic Bishops of Mindanao,  address...

Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society on Martial Law, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

  25 May 2017 It is unfortunate  that we  are caught again in a situation where people have to live in high level  of fears and...

Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy on the Marawi Crisis

May 25, 2017 The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy strongly condemns the violent attacks perpetrated by lawless elements in the Islamic city of Marawi...

Moro Islamic Liberation Front on declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

24 May 2017 After the disturbing events that have unfolded in Marawi City, Malacanang has announced that the President has declared Martial Law in the...

Bangsamoro Transition Commission on the clashes in Marawi City

May 24, 2017 The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), an independent body mandated by Executive Order 08 to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, expresses its collective...

KONSYENSYA DABAW: Not Too  Late To Back Down On Martial Law In Mindanao

Martial Law is upon Mindanao and Mindanawons once again. We in Konsyensya Dabaw are alarmed that 31 years after the ouster of the Marcos...

INSTITUTE FOR AUTONOMY AND GOVERNANCE: On the Marawi City Crisis and the Declaration of...

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance condemns the reign of terror in Marawi City that destroys the shared values of all men and women...

INTERNATIONAL ALERT: Protect Marawi

We denounce the terror that has blanketed Marawi City, especially as its citizens prepare to enter the holy month of Ramadan. The lockdown imposed...

DND statement on the situation in Marawi City

24 May 2017 In light of what is happening in Marawi City, we call on our fellow Filipinos in Mindanao to be security conscious at...

BAYAN on Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

Press Statement May 24, 2017 Renato M. Reyes, Jr. BAYAN secretary general On Duterte's declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao Let us be clear, the Maute Group-Abu Sayyaf...

NUJP STATEMENT on use of state-run PNA “to legitimize fake news”

May 20, 2017 PHILIPPINE NEWS AGENCY c/o Secretary Martin M. Andanar Presidential Communications Operations Office Dir. Virginia ArcillaAgtay News and Information Bureau Luis A. Morente Acting Executive Editor Lilybeth G. Ison Acting Managing...

STATEMENT: President, keep the flames of hope burning in the search for peace

In a speech on Friday, May 5, before police officers in Parang, Maguindanao, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was “at a loss” and...

STATEMENT: NUJP on Duterte siblings’ threats against local broadcaster

May 5, 2017 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines views with concern the statements of Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte against broadcaster Dodong...

STATEMENT: Stop Exploiting the Environment! Stop exploiting mine workers!

Earth Day 2017 (Statement of Caraga Watch on Earth Day, 22 April 2017) It cannot be denied that the greed of large scale mines operating in...

STATEMENT: On Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte coming home with OFWs

PRESS STATEMENT Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Inc. (MMCEAI) President Rodrigo R. Duterte came home with at least 138 stranded Overseas Filipino Workers in the...

Statement of the Secretary of National Defense on the NPA’s recent actions against the...

Fellow Filipinos, in the past weeks, the Communist Terrorists who call themselves the New People's Army went on a rampage, burning equipment and properties...

STATEMENT: Martial Law: Not in the name of Mindanao and Mindanawons

Mindanao was used by the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos as part of the justifications for declaring Martial Law. Mindanao figured prominently in Proclamation 1081,...

STATEMENT: PCIJ comment on Tiglao’s column

PCIJ comment on Tiglao’s column PCIJ stands by its story, “Lascañas pens tell-all journal: Duterte rule ‘a Divine Trap’,” which ran on Feb. 28, 2017. We...

Statement of Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza re Sulu Beheading

We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim, German Juergen Gustav Kantner in Sulu. Up to the last moment,...

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