Reference persons:Patricia Lisson, Chair, ICHRP-CanadaDoug Booker, Secretary-General, ICHRP-Canada December 15, 2020 ICHRP-Canada strongly deplores the mass arrest of trade union organizers, Dennise Velasco of Defend Jobs Philippines, Romina Astudillo, Deputy Secretary-General of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Metro Manila, Mark Ryan Cruz, Regional Executive Committee of KMU-Metro Manila,… Read More »ICHRP-Canada Statement on the Human Rights Day Mass Arrest of Union Organizers
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!
From December 1st to 10th, ICHRP-Canada will be holding 10 Days of Solidarity for the Philippines! We’ll be highlighting our campaigns, sharing information about the human rights situation in the Philippines, and hosting three online events. We’ll also be holding a country-wide day of action… Read More »Announcing ICHRP-Canada’s 10 days of solidarity with the Philippines!
This November 22, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – Canada calls for the junking of Memorandum Order No. 32 (MO 32) and the end to lawless state violence on Negros Island, Philippines. On November 22, 2018, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte declared… Read More »Junk MO 32, End Lawless State Violence on Negros Island, Philippines!
TOPIC: Launch of ICHRP-Canada’s Defend Negros Island campaignDATE: Friday, November 6th, 2020TIME: 6pm PST / 9pm EST / 10am PHT (Nov 7)LENGTH: 1.5 hours REGISTRATION LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-quqTgvH9S-L5XtuFxzSciGoHP-LvAaFACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2701605186721028/ SPEAKERS: – Clarizza Singson, Secretary General of Karapatan Negros Island – Julie Ann Balora, Spokesperson of… Read More »Campaign launch: Defend Negros Island
There are over 600 political prisoners in the Philippines. Despite dangerous overcrowding, terrible conditions, and the looming pandemic which has already killed several prisoners, the Philippine state refuses to grant release. In light of this, the Canada section of the International Coalition for Human Rights… Read More »ICHRP Canada launches Campaign for political prisoners in the Philippines
By Ken C Agula • Article reposted from Davao Today DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A United Nations rights body urged the Philippine government to conduct an independent probe on the killings of activists Randall Echanis and Zara Alvarez, who were murdered over the past two… Read More »UN body seeks Independent probe on Echanis, Alvarez’ murders
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
On July 16, 2020, we sent the following letter to François-Philippe Champagne, who is Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. 28 organizations signed on, including grassroots organizations, Church, and labour groups. We will continue to update this post with more correspondences. Headings have been added for… Read More »Open Letter to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
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