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We Want To Go Home (Statement of Marawi Advocacy Accompaniment)

Public Statement 22 MAY 2021 WE WANT TO GO HOME! A call for the immediate, safe and dignified return of IDPs and just compensation for Marawi Siege...

PEPP Statement: Adverse Repercussions to Peace of Resolution Number 17 (2021) by the Anti-Terrorism...

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) sounds its alarm over the inclusion of peace consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)...

Philippine Media Statement on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020. We, editors and reporters of news organizations around...

State of Press Freedom in the Philippines: To Turn the Page or Stay with...

(Presented by Ms Melinda Quintos de Jesus, Executive Director of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, at the online forum on ‘The State...

One Voice denounces Tokhang-style killings of activists

They have healed the brokenness of my people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:14) We join in One Voice to...

  Will the ‘gods of Padre Faura’ junk or uphold the Anti-Terrorism Act?

By the Right to Know, Right Now Coalition The Big Picture EXACTLY 47 years ago on February 2, the 1987 Philippine Constitution was ratified at...

STATEMENT: Stop the killings, End Impunity, Now!

The Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) reiterates its strong condemnation of the continued killings with impunity, including casualties in the legal profession. The...

STATEMENT: Stop the verbal abuse and all forms of violence against women and girls!

STATEMENT of Konsyensa Dabaw and other Dabawenyas We, the women of Konsyensya Dabaw, together with other Dabawenyas, speak collectively...

UPLM Statement on Tagging Cong. Zarate as Communist by PRRD

The Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) is troubled of and outraged by the public statements of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, using the...

STATEMENT of Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman on the death of MNLF chair Yusoph Jikiri

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a great revolutionary and freedom fighter of our time. Our hearts mourn the death of...

STATEMENT of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on the passing of MNLF...

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him do we return. Just an hour before midnight yesterday, we...

STATEMENT: Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch on the 3rd commemoration of the Liberation on of...

We are the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch. We formed ourselves as an autonomous monitoring group three years ago to help our people ensure that...

Appeal to UNESCO on the classification of the Ampatuan Massacre case

Alarmed by the supposed UNESCO classification of the Ampatuan massacre case as "resolved" from news reports that were based on a press release of...

A Call for An Independent Probe Commission by concerned Tausug Civil Society Organizations

28 August  2020 GOVERNOR ABDUSAKUR M. TAN Sulu Provincial Government Capitol Site, Patikul, Sulu Dear Gov. Sakur: Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa baarakatuhu! We respectfully submit to your propitious...

ULAT AT MUNGKAHI Ukol sa Pambansang Ekonomiya at Mensahe Para Sa Pamumuno at Pagkakaisa

(Official transcript of Vice President Leni Robredo's Report and Suggestions 24 August 2020. Translation to English included here) Nitong mga nakaraang linggo, nakasama natin sa...

Sandugo: ‘Uphold our constitutional rights, defend national minorities! Junk the Anti-Terror Law!’

We, indigenous and Bangsamoro people of the Republic of the Philippines, stand before the Supreme Court today with a petition and a prayer. Through...

MENSAHE NG PAG-ASA: Kinaya na natin ang marami pang ibang hamon, at kakayanin...

(Pahayag ni VP Leni Robredo: Ulat, Mungkahi Ukol sa Pandemya, at Mensahe ng Pag-asa, ika-29 ng Hulyo 2020) Sa puntong ito, halos isang buwan na...

STATEMENT: State of Marawi Bakwit (Sombak) 2020

Noong  SONA 2019, BAGSAK ang grado namin kay Duterte. Ngayong SONA 2020, BOKYA. Sa ingles, ZERO. Walang nagawa, walang ginawa. Lahat ng pangako ng mga nakaraang...

STATEMENT of the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch: No mention of Marawi in 5th...

The President elucidated plans for national recovery and resilience that he wants to pursue for all Filipinos. But what about the Maranao who have...

NUJP STATEMENT: Let us not succumb to fear or surrender to lies

Today, as President Duterte delivers his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address to a nation in a state of disarray, we the...

STATEMENT: The Truth, No More, No Less

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), which controls the government's vast communications apparatus, owes the people an explanation for why President Rodrigo Duterte's July...

Statement of Journalists and Media Workers on the denial of the ABS-CBN Franchise

We, the undersigned journalists, editors and workers from different media organizations, express our solidarity with thousands of our colleagues in ABS-CBN who risk losing...

They Voted Yes To A Killing

STATEMENT ON THE DENIAL OF THE ABS-CBN FRANCHISE Concerned Artists of the Philippines July 10, 2020 KUNG WALA NANG KATOTOHANAN SA ATING BAYAN MAGHAHARI ANG MGA BERDUGO'T GAHAMAN. Today...

STATEMENT of National Security Adviser:  If enacted into law, this Anti-Terrorism Act will promote...

(National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon sent this piece to MindaNews via e-mail on 17 June 2020, referring to it as “Personal statement on the...

Probinsya ng Maguindanao suportado ang Anti-Terrorism Bill.

  Ang Probinsya ng Maguindanao bilang isang lalawigan na malubhang biktima ng terorismo ay marapat na sumang-ayon sa panukalang batas na ito upang matuldukan na...

SAMIN: “May mere earthly mortals strike terror no more” (Psalm 10:18)

June 16, 2020 We in the Sisters’ Association in Mindanao join the growing cry of the churches and the people to scrap the new Anti-Terror...

OPEN LETTER from Mindanawons to President Rodrigo Duterte  on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act

June 12, 2020 Dear President Duterte: Warm greetings from Mindanao! Please accept our hopes and prayers for your continued good health, especially at this time when you...

SULAT PAMAHAYAG: Gikan sa mga Mindanawon alang kang Presidente Rodrigo Duterte mahitungod sa sugyot...

(Kini nga sulat pamahayag gibasa sa ‘Barog: Kalinaw, Katungod, Kagawasan’ online forum ug ‘Tulay Kalinaw Mindanaw’ online forum niadtong 12 June 2020) Hunyo 12, 2020 Tinahod...

FOCAP on the Libel Conviction of Rappler CEOand Executive Editor Ressa, former reporter Santos

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines is extremely alarmed over the conviction of journalist Maria Ressa and former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. It’s...

NUJP on the Cyber Libel Verdict vs Rappler:  Freedom, justice and truth will prevail

June 15, 2020 will ever be remembered as a dark day, not only for independent Philippine media, but for all Filipinos. The conviction of Rappler...

Statement of Muslim Lawyers in ZamBaSulTa against the Anti-Terror Bill

We, the undersigned Muslim lawyers of Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (zambasulta), strongly condemn terrorist individuals, organizations and their acts of terror, and fully...

BARMM CHIEF MINISTER: Our journey towards a better Philippines and a better Bangsamoro continues

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Assalum Alaykum Wa Rahmahtullahi Taala Wa Barakatuh The Bangsamoro Government joins the entire country in celebrating this year’s 122nd Philippine Independence Day....

STATEMENT: Filipinos Need Real Solutions, Not Additional Sources Of Terror! Junk The Anti-Terror Bill!

Konsyensya Dabaw joins other civil society groups in strongly opposing the Anti-Terrorism Bill or ATB (House Bill 6875 and Senate Bill 1803), which infringes...

Message of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez, Jr. on the 122nd Philippine Independence Day

12 June 2020 On this day, a century, two decades and two years ago, the Philippine flag – in vibrant blue, red, yellow, and white...

STATEMENT: Davao City Civil Society Organizations on the Enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Bills in...

In the middle of a pandemic that the country is facing, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, certified the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill amending the...

STATEMENT of Concerned Moro Lawyers and Law Students Rejecting The Anti-Terror Bill

Assalamu alaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh.  We, concerned Moro lawyers and law students express our strongest dissent to the Anti-Terror Bill. Let it be said, we condemn terrorism....

STATEMENT: Anti-Terror Bill aims to normalize “state terrorism”

We, in the Sowing the Seeds of Peace, reject the almost-certain signing of the Revised Human Security Act. In the light of today’s commemoration...

STATEMENT: ‘We will not surrender our freedoms’

We are the community of independent Filipino journalists. We are the descendants of Lopez Jaena, of Del Pilar, of Rizal, of Leona Florentino, the sons...

STATEMENT: The Anti-Terror bill will not help build inclusive peace 

(Statement of Balay Mindanaw on House Bill 6875 or the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020) The Anti-Terror Bill, if it becomes a law, will...

IATF Resolution No. 36 on MECQ, deployment of OFWs, FCAs, opening of classes in...

SOURCE: IATF NOTE: As of 7 a.m. on May 15, there is no available copy yet of Resolution 35-A which Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced...

STATEMENT condemning NTF-ELCAC’S black propaganda against ABS-CBN and Maria Ressa

10 May 2020 We, media groups, news outfits, journalists, and academics, condemn the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for a...

STATEMENT: Freedom of the Press Belongs to the People: Statement of Unity on the...

As the country battles a pandemic, the government has found it more important to press on its assault on media freedom through the cease...

STATEMENT: NTC order shutting down ABS-CBN is “obscene, monstrous”

`The Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation and its partners strongly condemn the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission against ABS-CBN’s...

State of Media Freedom in PH (World Press Freedom Day Report, May 3, 2020)

A Joint Report by the Freedom for Media, Freedom for All (FMFA) Network, composed of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), National...

GREETINGS: Birthday gift to President Duterte: stay home

(Statement of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on the 75th birthday of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 28 March 2020, posted on his FB...

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