A government’s ability to respect, protect and fulfil human rights –
social, cultural, political, economic and civil -
will ultimately be defined
by the levels and systemic nature of corruption in those States.
-United Nations Convention Against Corruption
FOI / R2KRN Contingent
Assembly at Plaza Lawton/Liwasang Bonifacio at 9:00 am
March to Luneta by 10:30 am
PAHRA will join the R2KRN (Right to Know Right Now) contingent in the mobilization against massive government corruption and misuse of PDAF. This is one of the major issues of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill that we have been lobbying. PAHRA is a co-petitioner to the indirect initiative to enact a national legislation titled "An Act To Strengthen The People's Right To Information" filed in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.
We are encouraging all PAHRA members and HRDs to show our indignation to the PDAF scam and repugnant plunder of authorities violating the rights and dignity of the Filipino people.
On behalf of the bereaved families and victims of bombings and kidnappings in Mindanao and in the interest truth and justice, the undersigned civil society organizations, human rights defenders and peace advocates strongly call for an immediate and impartial investigation over the suspicious release from detention of high-valued Abu Sayyaf inmates from the Special Intensive Care Area (SICA) of Bicutan Jail sometime in February 2013 through the alleged ―facilitation‖ of a very powerful politician from Sulu.CSO statement on Anu Sayaf releases