Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

The San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SFCHRPunveiled their shadow play, “Karapatang Pantao” (Human Rights), a shadow play dedicated to all victims of human rights abuses in the Philippines and inspired by the courageous story of Melissa Roxas who was illegally abducted and tortured by elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines before being released  after six days due to protests in the Philippines and pressure from the international community. 

Posted 1 year ago

Yesterday in Corazon de Jesus, San Juan, police arrested Maritess Bacolod, a PWD and a leader of Gabriela Corazon de Jesus and Sandigang Maralitang Nagkakaisa (SAMANA). Presiding Judge Marianito Santos of Branch 57, San Juan Metropolitan Trial Court also issued warrants of arrest for other leaders which was dated/issued May 24, 2012 for failure to appear in court the same day the arrest warrant wa
s issued. 

To serve the warrant, police patrolled the community and conspicuously asked around, name-baited and face-tagged people in the vicinity, creating an atmosphere of fear and terror. Why the police tried to serve the arrest warrant ONLY NOW but issued as early as May 24, 2012 for a crime of simple disobedience to an agent of person in authority (which event prompting the filing the case has yet to be made known) is a big question. 

Today, November 30, 2012, PNoy is expected at Pinaglabanan Shrine, beside Corazon de Jesus, to be the local government’s guest of honor in the celebration of Bonifacio Day.

Relevant events prior to this arrest are the January 25, 2011 and January 11, 2012 demolitions in Corazon de Jesus, San Juan which the residents resisted. The residents also launched ‘tumbalik’, re-construction of their homes, in the community in summer of 2012. Also on November 26, three days before the arrest, a film showing part of a human rights film festival was held in the community. Police in four patrol cars and several motorcycles arrived at the then-ending film program and intimidated the residents, verbally charging them with ‘illegal assembly.’ 

Photo is a scanned copy of the arrest warrant for Corazon Buban, one of the community leaders.

 

(Source: facebook.com)

Posted 1 year ago

JUSTICE FOR THE CAPION FAMILY, VICTIMS OF THE TAMPAKAN MASSACRE!

Sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-victims-of-the-tampakan-massacre-cut-u-s-military-aid-to-the-philippines

Join us for 10 days of action leading to December 10, International Human Rights Day:https://www.facebook.com/events/220651234734657

Read the full statement here:http://nychrp.info/2012/11/13/stop-the-mining-stop-the-killings-justice-for-the-capion-family-of-the-tampakan-massacre

Posted 1 year ago

Sharon Liguyon, courageous wife of slain village chieftain Jimmy Liguyon of San Fernando, Bukidnon, led the community’s life-and-death resistance against San Cristo Mining after the murder of her husband on 05 March 2012.

Meet Sharon @ LIBOLONG ALANG SA MINDANAO: Cultural Activity and Solidarity Night, 08 December 2012 (2:00 pm), Quezon Memorial Circle, as she details the heroic struggle of her community. (Look for the Northern Mindanao InfoDrive Booth)

Posted 2 years ago

Human Rights Your Signature is More Powerful than you Think

Posted 2 years ago

ADELISA

Another PSA for the human rights campaign of the Free Jonas Burgos Movement. Directed by Kiri Dalena

Posted 2 years ago

IKAW?

This another PSA by the Free Jonas Burgos Movement. Directed by VTagaro.

Posted 2 years ago

IGNORANTE by JON RED (FINAL)

(Apologies for the errors in the first video. The statistics there were taken from the 2005 HR report. Here’s the updated version.)

This is part of the human rights campaign initiated by the Free Jonas Burgos Movement. Produced by Pelipula and Filipino Pictures, directed by Jon Red. For more info, email freejonasburgos@yahoo.com or a_isabelle78@yahoo.com and see how you can help. Also, check out all the other PSA’s from other indie filmmakers. Just key in the tag - free jonas burgos movement.

Posted 2 years ago

(sorry for being oc-oc, may typo error dun sa first na inupload ko. hehe.)

This PSA is part of the human rights campaign initiated by the Free Jonas Burgos Movement. Jonas Burgos, son of the late press freedom icon, Joe Burgos, was abducted last April 28, 2007 by armed men in broad daylight. He has been missing since. The plate number of the vehicle used in the abduction was later traced to the 56th Infantry Battalion. For more info, email freejonasburgos@yahoo.com or a_isabelle78@yahoo.com and see how you can help.

Produced by DIGITAL CHEESE
Written, Directed, and Edited by Anna Isabelle Matutina
Cinematography by Jules Katanyag
Music by Pam Miras

The Disappeared (FINAL)

The concept was inspired by the OBB of 4400, a tv show where 4400 people were abducted by aliens. Let’s hope the enforced disappearances in the Philippines does not reach that number. There has been almost 200 enforced disappearances in our country since 2001.

Also, check out all the other PSA’s from other indie filmmakers. Just key in the tag - free jonas burgos movement.