Statements

Statements

​​NUJP condemns PSG harassment of Palace reporters

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns personnel of the Presidential Security Group who attempted to prevent media from covering a protest...

CBCP Pastoral Statement: “For I find no pleasure in the death of anyone who...

(Pastoral statement of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines dated 30 January 2017, at the end of their three-day 114th Plenary Assembly in...

PAHAYAG NG NUJP: “Di po laro ang pagbabalita, Mr. President”

PAHAYAG NG NUJP: “Di po laro ang pagbabalita, Mr. President!” December 30, 2016 Mawalang-galang po, mahal na Pangulo. Sinasadya ng National Union of Journalists of the...

NUJP Statement on the murder of Catanduanes publisher

National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Statement December 20, 2016 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the murder of Larry Que, publisher of...

STATEMENT: NUJP on Human Rights Day

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines joins the commemoration of International Human Rights Day as we remember not only our fallen colleagues...

BAYAN: “We say, enough!”

Press Statement December 10, 2016   On International Human Rights Day: “We say, enough!”   Human Rights have taken a serious beating the past few months.   The sneaky burial of...

STATEMENT of NDFP peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili

NDFP Media Office Statement from NDFP Peace Panel Chair Fidel Agcaoili December 9, 2016 President Rodrigo Duterte’s allusion to the peace negotiations as a high-stakes poker game...

STATEMENT: Human Rights violations in Mindanao continue to rise amidst peace talks

The worsening human rights violations in Mindanao have been disregarded by the Duterte government despite the unilateral ceasefire of the GRP and his declaration...

STATEMENT: Duterte wrong in defending Albuera mayor’s killers

BAYAN Press Statement December 8, 2016 President Duterte's recent statements on the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, that he will not allow the policemen involved to...

ADDRESS TO THE NATION: This is not the time for fear.  It is a...

(Address to the Nation by Leni Gerona-Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, on 5 December 2016) Ngayong umaga, sinumite namin sa Malacañang ang sulat ng...

STATEMENT: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on release of political prisoners

STATEMENT Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dueza Washington, DC, 4 December 2016 Earnest efforts have been ongoing on the releases of prisoners. But necessary...

NUJP STATEMENT: The truth can never be silenced, online and off

The truth can never be silenced, online and off   The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines deplores the blocking by Facebook of the account...

STATEMENT of NUJP: End Impunity. Justice Now!

NUJP Statement on the 7th Year of the Ampatuan Massacre November 23, 2016 November 23, 2009 is a day that will forever live in infamy, not...

STATEMENT of NAKP: Stop the killings! End impunity! Human rights for all!

There has been an epidemic of summary killings and extrajudicial executions across the Philippines for decades now. From 1998 to December 2015, a total...

STATEMENT: Why We Are Marching Again

As we have written  way  back in 2012,  we need to be reminded time and  again  “Lest we have, in the busyness of our work...

STATEMENT of APILA: Marcos Burial is Historical Injustice rewriteten

Marcos Burial is Historical Injustice Rewritten (APILA’S Public Statement on the Marcos Burial) The Ateneo Public Interest and Legal Advocacy (APILA) Center of the Ateneo de...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On Children’s month and children’s right to participation

Letter to the Editor On Children’s Month   November 21, 2016   On children’s month and children’s right to participation November 20 was the anniversary of the United Nations...

STATEMENT: To force our people to move on and to forget is inconsolable and...

STATEMENT Young Moro Professionals 18 November 2016  There is no darker period in our recent history than the Martial Law era. There is hardly any Bangsamoro family...

STATEMENT: Bad faith

STATEMENT Konsyensya Dabaw 18 November 2016 Konsyensya Dabaw condemns the burial of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) today for...

STATEMENT: Konsyensya Dabaw prays for a just SC decision

Konsyensya Dabaw joins other Filipinos in lighting candles and praying for a just decision of the Supreme Court (SC) concerning petitions on the burial...

STATEMENT: Bayan Muna to the youth: Resist the revision of history, learn the lessons...

September 21, 2016 On the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration in the country, Bayan Muna Partylist representative Carlos Isagani Zarate encouraged the youth...

STATEMENT: Open Letter of Lumad Mindanaw to Pres. Duterte on the Burial of Marcos...

21 August 2016 Open Letter On President Marcos Burial at Heros’ Cemetery. RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE President Republic of the Philippines Peoples’ Palace Malacañan, Manila Tinahud Nga Presidente Duterte, Mainitong pagtimbaya gikan sa...

STATEMENT: Pursue Lasting Peace Based On Justice: No To A Hero’s Burial For Marcos!...

21 September 2016 Konsyensya Dabaw joins the rest of the world in marking September 21 as the International Day of Peace. Indeed, there are reasons...

STATEMENT: Bayan Muna on immunity for witnesses from NBP

20 September Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate today raised serious concerns on the grant of immunity to alleged druglords operating inside the National Bilibid Prisons...

STATEMENT of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on the reorganization of the Committee on Justice...

20 September 2016 I am one with our people who want to see a Senate doing its job. We need impartial chairmen who conduct public...

STATEMENT: We oppose the burial of Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani

(Statement of the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society) Maybe unknown to many Filipinos, the Bangsamoro is the most hard hit and traumatized people by the...

STATEMENT: Ilibing na si Marcos…. sa Batac

(Statement of Konsyensya Dabaw) September 11, 2016 is the 99th birth anniversary of Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. On this occasion, we Konsyensya Dabaw make known...

Cagayan de Oro Press Club: Respect the local press community

Statement of Indignation Cagayan de Oro Press Club, Inc. 14 February 2016 Respect the local press community We, members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club Inc., express...

NUJP Statement: The State of Press Freedom 2015: More journalists killed and threatened,...

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has always said that we do not see any pattern that would lead us to conclude...

PEPP STATEMENT: Our Christmas Call: Resume GPH-NDFP Formal Peace Talks

Our Christmas Call: Resume GPH-NDFP Formal Peace Talks Statement of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform As Christendom celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of...

STATEMENT: Continuing Our Defense for Human Rights and Human Dignity and Affirming our Call...

STATEMENT Continuing Our Defense for Human Rights and Human Dignity and Affirming our Call to End Impunity  “When justice is done, good people are happy,...

STATEMENT: Be part of the movement for social change: Continue Bonifacio’s legacy!

November 30, 2015 PRESS STATEMENT Kabataan Partylist Northern Mindanao Region  BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE! CONTINUE BONIFACIO’S LEGACY! “Is there any love that is nobler, purer...

On the Legislation of the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (H.B. 5811...

Statement of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) on the Legislation of the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (H.B. 5811 and S.B....

SELDA to Aquino’s Claims Board: Expedite processing of human rights claims

Press Statement 24 September 2015 FORTY-THREE years since the imposition of the Marcos martial law in the Philippines, and two years after President Noynoy Aquino signed...

Human Rights Watch: Paramilitaries Attack Tribal Villages, Schools; Military Supporting Abusive Forces in Mindanao

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Watch (Manila, September 24, 2015) – The Philippine military has repeatedly stood aside while paramilitary forces have attacked indigenous villages and schools in the...

#StopLumadKillings! Stop the Attacks on the Lumad, Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao

STATEMENT We have long been alarmed at the situation of the Lumad – the indigenous peoples in Mindanao.  The past years have seen a rise...

STATEMENT: On the Lianga and Pangantucan Lumad Massacres in Mindanao

STATEMENT On the Lianga and Pangantucan Lumad Massacres in Mindanao by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the...

STATEMENT: Attacks on Mindanao Lumad schools and communities intensify as Aquino’s military goes berserk...

STATEMENT Attacks on Mindanao Lumad schools and communities intensify as Aquino’s military goes berserk for Oplan Bayanihan by Save Our Schools Network The last year of the Benigno...

Manifesto of Various Sultanates in the Bangsamoro on The Immediate Passage of...

STATEMENT We, the Traditional Leaders and Royal Ladies of the Bangsamoro, representing the various sultanates such as the Sultanate of Buayan, Sultanate of Kabuntalan, Sultanate...

Our Continuing Hope and Cry for Peace

“But those who hope for the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow...

The state is and should be held accountable for Magsino’s death – NUJP

  The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines mourns the death of former colleague Mei Magsino and joins demands for authorities to arrest and...

Panalipdan Southern Mindanao: US, China, stop making PH your playground!

Press Statement Panalipdan Southern Mindanao April 11, 2015 US, CHINA, STOP MAKING PH YOUR PLAYGROUND! Panalipdan-SMR condemns the reported incursion and reclamation activities of Chinese ships in Mischief...

NUJP statement on the murder of Tagbilaran broadcaster Maurito Lim

Statement on the Murder of Tagbilaran Broadcaster Maurito Lim 15 February 2015We have run out of words of condemnation in the face of the murder...

Statement of Ateneo de Manila University President Jose Ramon T. Villarin SJ

The Ateneo de Manila University joins the nation in mourning all those who perished in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Sunday, 25 January 2015. We grieve...

Statement of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno on the recent Maguindanao Encounter

In the wake of the recent deaths in Mamasapano, Maguindanao involving officers and members of the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force and...

A Test of Our Commitment to Peace

(Statement of the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. on the tragic death of over 40 members of the PNP-Special Action Force in Maguindanao Province...

Statement of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato

Grieving with the families of the fallen valiant SAF Praying Mercy And Compassion Bring Justice and Peace Statement of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato...

Put the peace process back on track the soonest possible

Statement of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) on the Mamasapano, Maguindanao Incident The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG)  shares the collective shock...

Staying the Course, Challenges to Peace

Statement of the Initiatives for International Dialogue It is with profound shock and sorrow that we view the events as yet unfolding in the...

Mincode statement on the Mamasapano Incident

27 January 2015 The Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE) strongly condemns the shooting incident in Mamapasano in Maguindanao Province in Mindanao that resulted...

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