Nasino’s counsel, Katherine Panguban of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers said that baby River Emmanuelle did not simply die of pneumonia but of the prevailing injustice in the country.
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“The strict lockdown crippled us. On top of the ongoing militarization in our community, it is difficult to survive. Many of us only have a handful of our produce.”
“Another victory for the youth — a clear manifestation of fighting for rights and injustices of the Filipino people is not unlawful.”
“The arrest of Belen is a very clear example of the dangers of red-tagging, resulting in violations to the right to life, liberty and security of human rights defenders, including indigenous women human rights defenders who are fighting for their communities’ land, resources and rights.”
Providing workers with their “bare minimum government mandated benefits” is not enough to solve the crisis workers are facing.
“The issuance of the IRR has set the stage for the unimpeded implementation of the assailed law; the targeting of activists and critics of the government; the suppression of dissent; and the curtailment of civil and political rights, all in the altar of national security,” the motion read.
“This is divisive and deceptive among our ranks because all health workers whether temporary or regular are all prone to the deadly virus in hospital and health facilities.”
With the release of implementing rules and regulations, experts and concerned citizens see the potential of the law of being abused and used against those who simply want to express their opinion on issues affecting the country.
Ang mga kaso ng pandarambong ni Imelda Marcos at paghahanap ng hustisya.
The Anti-Terrorism Act violates international standards on human rights and countering-terrorism with its vague and overboard definitions of “terrorism” as well as the excessive powers it grants to the Executive branch of the government.
Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of the Diocese San Carlos and co-chairperson of the Church People – Workers Solidarity said that the proposed 2021 national budget “does not guarantee adequate health care especially to the poorest of the poor and those severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”