Statements

Statements

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...

PRESS STATEMENT of the Mindanao Business Council on the Mamasapano Incident

While we express serious concern on the possible consequences of the recent tragic incident in Mamasapano in Maguindanao, we maintain our support for the...

Break the chains of injustice! Free all political prisoners now!

The visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines shines a ray of light to the hope for freedom for political prisoners in the country. Now...

Uranda* of the Lumads for Pope Francis

We have come to you, we Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao. We have been thrown into these mountain places where we now dwell because of the cruel...

PCID Statement on Attack against French Cartoonists

Liberte, égalité, fraternité.   Liberty equality, brotherhood- these were the rallying cries of the French revolutionaries which have resounded beyond the streets of Paris and...

Al Qalam Institute statement on the killings at Charlie Hedbo

The Al Qalam Institute together with our partners, CONDEMN and DENOUNCE, in the strongest terms, the deadly shooting attack on the office of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo....

JOINT PROTEST LETTER on the COMELEC-SMARTMATIC DEAL

13 January 2015 Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes, Jr. Commissioner Lucenito N. Tagle Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph Commissioner Christian Robert S. Lim Commissioner Al A. Parreño Commissioner Luie Tito F. Guia Commissioner Arthur D. Lim COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS Intramuros, Manila Dear...

10th Infantry Division not welcome!

During the 7th day wake of my son, Rendell Ryan “Perper” Cagula, the military officials from the 10th Infantry Division along with media men...

NUJP Davao stands with RMN workers in their fight for job security, press freedom

NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES DAVAO CITY CHAPTER PRESS STATEMENT October 6, 2014 “There can never be real press freedom when media workers live in poverty...

Same old, same old

NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES Statement Sept. 12, 2014 SAME OLD, SAME OLD Sounding like an outdated tune stuck on a loop, or what an older...

PNP miserably fails to present any proof on significant headway in the investigation of...

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines welcomes the Philippine National Police's statement that it is "implementing more tangible actions to fulfill its...

President BS Aquino’s peace negotiations with the MILF conducted in bad faith

The BS Aquino government’s peace negotiation with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is ‘insincere, dishonest, and deceptive. Pres. BS Aquino cannot flaunt in...

“Medalla de Horror” for BS Aquino’s fourth SONA—Karapatan

Pres. BS Aquino faces the nation on Monday, July 28, with three impeachment cases slapped against him—two for his presidential pork called Disbursement Acceleration...

2014 State of The Indigenous Peoples Address

We, the bae, datu, fulong, baylan, timuay, mantikadong, the indigenous leaders of indigenous communities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, belonging to the different tribes...

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