Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bayan calls passage of “desap” bill a landmark victory but says assertion of rights remains key

Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) today welcomed the passage of the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 and asked President Aquino to sign the measure without delay. Bayan described the new legislation a landmark victory for the human rights movement and the result of decades of unwavering struggle by the families and supporters of enforced disappearances.

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Fight the Aquino regime’s Cybercrime Law! Defend our rights! Uphold free speech on the internet!

Today we join netizens and citizens in a Day of Action against the draconian Cybercrime Prevention Law. With its vague and overbreadth provisions that attack our constitutional rights and freedoms, it now becomes the duty of Filipinos to resolutely oppose this measure. While those who passed the law in Congress share responsibility for this repressive measure, the buck ultimately stops with President Aquino, who signed the law last September 12. Read More »

Migrante celebrates victories of OFWs in Hong Kong, Europe, Taiwan, US this September

Migrante International celebrated the recent series of milestone victories achieved by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in different parts of the world this month of September.

Migrante International Garry Martinez enumerated four (4) landmark cases filed and advocated by OFWs that have won in courts in Hong Kong, Europe, Taiwan and the United States. “All have been won as a result of the resounding support, unity and relentless struggle of our compatriots abroad. This is testament that OFWs united can and will triumph through untiring resolve and collective action.”

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