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Why former President Arroyo should be granted bail

This is a press release. The word “plunder” has an ominous ring to it. To be charged with plunder is so serious that one can be denied bail. To be found guilty of plunder carries a minimum penalty of life imprisonment, a maximum penalty of no less than death. This is why the law takes […]

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3 years of Aquino only entrenched elite governance #SONA2013


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This is a press statement from Center for People Empowerment in Governance Not the change that he promised but the entrenchment of elite governance. This in a nutshell is what the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG), a think tank based in the University of the Philippines, today said in its assessment of the […]

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Advocacy groups call for justice for Filipino families #upholdRHLaw


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In the Philippines, were more than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic; Religion and Politics are intertwined especially when the Catholics for Bishop of the Conference (CBCP) joins and tries to block the implementation of the RH law. The Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare Inc. (PNGOC) headed by its Executive […]

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Women and their Families Deserve Justice . #UpholdRHLaw


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This is a press release from Likhaan. Fourteen to fifteen Filipino women die every day from pregnancy and childbirth. Sixty three percent of all married women don’t want to get pregnant anymore; of those with three children, the rate goes way up to eighty one percent. We have the highest teen birth rate among ten […]

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Indonesia: Children Seeking Refuge Find Abuse, Neglect


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Detained, Beaten in Squalid Facilities, or Left to Fend for Themselves   “I don’t have any money so I don’t have any way to help [my mother in Somalia]. This month I asked UNHCR to send me back to Somalia because I’d rather die with my mother. I told them, ‘If you won’t send me […]

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Our dream, our right: Pass the People’s FOI Act Now !


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We have a dream. We dream of a Philippines where citizens are educated and healthy; where they have adequate opportunities for decent and secure jobs, livelihood and business; and where their human rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution are respected. We dream of a government that will take good care of our hard-earned tax […]

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