More than a thousand families are once again displaced from their homes and villages as a result of the armed conflict between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Sharif Aguak, Talayan, Datu Saudi and Datu Unsay in the province of Maguindanao on August 5, 2012.
STATEMENT ON THE RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
AND POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT ACT BILL
05 August 2012
More than 40 years ago, during the International Year for Human Rights, the Philippines joined the global community in proclaiming that individuals have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.
FIDH member organizations from Asia, Africa and the Americas meeting in Lima between 9 and 11 July 2012 in an international seminar « Human Rights and Business at Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives » have adopted the following Declaration:
The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is appalled, with restrained rage for justice, at what a remote field for root crops in Sitio Irrigation, Brgy. Pinagsangahan, San Francisco, Quezon Province has yielded – skeletal remains of possible 30 or more persons.
09 July 2012
BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines
Thru: Hon. Manuel L. Quezon III
Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office
Subject: Passage of the Freedom of Information Act
Dear Mr. President:
We are members of the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition, a broad network of organizations and individuals from various social sectors and civil-society groups that have long been campaigning for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.