The following was delivered as a speech in People’s State of the Nation Address events in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal on the weekend of Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth SONA, July 2021. The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, Canada chapter, stands with the… Read More »SONA 2021 Statement: Investigate, Prosecute, and Make Change!
UPDATE: Sign onto the open letter to the Prime Minister’s office regarding Bloody Sunday. On Sunday March 7, 2021, acting on manufactured search warrants, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) conducted joint raids on the offices of activist and… Read More »Bloody Sunday in the Philippines
The Philippines is moving in a dangerous direction by placing human rights defenders, government critics, and all those working to improve the lives of ordinary Filipinos in grave danger. The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada), strongly condemns a state sanctioned resolution… Read More »“Tokhang”-Style Raids Against Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines
ICHRP-Canada condemns the arrest of Amanda Echanis, and demands the immediate release of Amanda and her child, Randall Emmanuel. Amanda, once the youngest political prisoner in the Philippines, is its most recent. Her parents, Linda and Randy Echanis, were political prisoners in the 1990s. At… Read More »Free Amanda Echanis! Free All Political Prisoners in the Philippines!
The following speech was delivered at SONA ng Bayan (People’s SONA) in Toronto on July 26th, 2020. The event was part of a series of coordinated actions around the world which drew attention to the worsening conditions in the Philippines, and the Duterte administration’s failure… Read More »ICHRP Canada speech for people’s state of the nation address 2020
Philippines pushes ahead with draconian Anti-Terror Law in the wake of damning UN human rights report
The first week of June saw two seismic events related to the human rights situation in the Philippines. On one hand, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights released a long-awaited and damning report on the state of human rights in the Philippines and the… Read More »Philippines pushes ahead with draconian Anti-Terror Law in the wake of damning UN human rights report
The Canadian chapter of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners and low-level offenders in the midst of the worsening crisis of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.