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Groups want rights-based coronavirus measures for post-lockdown PH

May 11, 2020 - 5:44 PM

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement call on lawmakers to consider rights-based governance as they draw up what a post-lockdown Philippines will look like

Market goers at the Blumentritt Market in Manila on April 21, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Human Rights Day, fight vs abuses continues amid crackdown under Duterte

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay says human rights 'must continuously be asserted, defended and fought for’

Human rights advocates wearing masks bearing signs “Pinoy Resist” stage a creative action at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec, 10, 2019, urging the government to stop the killings related to the campaign against illegal drugs. The protesters urge the Duterte administration to veer away from killing suspects and innocent civilians as the “solution to the perceived drug problem” and also demand from the government to implement a rights-based approach against illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Policy reforms pushed to address 'teacher-shaming' after Tulfo episode

Nov 23, 2019 - 2:41 PM

One of the recommendations of Teachers' Dignity Coalition is to ensure that all schools have registered guidance counselors with higher salaries

TEACHERS WELFARE. The rights of teachers are raised as an episode of Raffy Tulfo in action forces a teacher to agree to have her license revoked on air. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] There is no human dignity in the Philippines

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:30 AM

To our government officials: focus on figuring out solutions now. The electorate chose you and put you where you are today because we held on to your promises of change, deliverance, and reprieve.

DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Groups hit PH govt's 'overreaction' to U.N. resolution vs drug war killings

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Human rights groups say the response of the Philippine government is a 'poor display of diplomacy'

Members of the Human rights defenders who lobbied states at the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council expressd dismay at the poor display of diplomacy by the Philippine government, as the UNHRC voted to adopt Iceland’s resolution to probe the war on drugs in the Philippines at a press conference in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Teachers to Briones: Salary hike not about money but our dignity

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:29 PM

'Our demand for salary increase is based not only on economics. Salaries manifest the value of a given profession and their role in society,' says Teachers' Dignity Coalition national chairperson Benjo Basas

Classrooms at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

India rape victims demand dignity at first public rally

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:08 PM

India's sexual assault survivors come together in public in New Delhi for the first time to demand justice

DIGNITY. An Indian participant of the 'Dignity March' shouts slogans as the culmination of the march at Ramleela Ground in New Delhi on February 22, 2019. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Teachers complain of ‘excessive’ workload; DepEd says these are ‘legal, necessary’

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The Teachers' Dignity Coalition camps outside the DepEd head office and calls for changes in the monitoring systems and paperwork

OVERWORKED. Teachers call on the DepEd to stop its review systems and paperwork that supposedly burden teachers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rights groups slam Cayetano's defense of drug war before UN

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to 'stop depicting itself as the victim'

Rights groups laud Int'l Criminal Court preliminary examination of PH drug war

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:27 PM

'The ICC’s action is a rebuke of the Philippine government’s campaign of denial and distraction seemingly designed to deflect growing evidence of extrajudicial executions,' says Human Rights Watch

Robredo slams EJKs, online trolls in Human Rights Day message

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'Dapat din nating bigyang-diin ang diwa ng pagdiriwang na ito, dahil sa mga nakababahalang balita tungkol sa malawakang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, lalo na sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan,' says the Vice President

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to stand up to human rights violations being done to them. File photo by OVP

IBP partners with CHR to provide free legal aid to victims of rights violations

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:47 PM

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) says the involvement of IBP with its current 60,000-membership now 'sends forth a ripple of hope in this troubling and violent crimes besetting our country'

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd assures teachers of P4,000 pay even with loan deductions

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are examining emergency measures 'to assuage the situation' of teachers affected by the recent loan deductions

INCOME WOES. A teacher holds a lesson in an elementary school in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teachers' group cries foul over loan deductions from take-home pay

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says public school teachers' loans are now at P300 billion: 'Are you going to suffer the pain now and look for solutions or continue the same practice until your loans will accumulate?'

INCOME ISSUES. A public school teacher conducts a lesson in Marikina City on September 27. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

On #WalangPasok days, teachers not required to report to schools – DepEd

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Teachers Dignity Coalition reminds public school administrators teachers are not waterproof that their safety amid storms and floods should be considered

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Even during normal times nursing mothers babies pregnant women must have the best of care Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says

Human rights in Duterte's 1st year: Where do we go from here?

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Organizations now plan to simplify and bring human rights closer to the ground and everyday life

'Demonizing' human rights in the first year of Duterte

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte paints human rights defenders as an obstacle to the change he promised according to iDEFEND s Ellecer Carlos

Filipino artists in unprecedented exhibit on human dignity

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:50 AM

BenCab Jose Tence Ruiz and Julie Lluch join other artists poets photographers and journalists in HUDYAT sa FEU – a show of solidarity for human dignity amid the spate of killings

Bencab's 'Remembering and Forgetting'

LOOK: What's inside DSWD's 'dignity kits' for flood victims?

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:43 AM

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13 000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

Coalition asks DepEd to create mutual aid for teachers

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Teacher s Dignity Coalition s call comes after a teacher in Malabon City died due to cardiac arrest on December 22 leaving a huge unsettled bill

Confronting demons: Tunisians abused during dictatorships to testify on live TV

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Victims of murder rape and torture under successive dictatorships will testify on live television as Tunisia tries to deal with decades of abuse

President of the Truth and Dignity Forum (IVD) Sihem Ben Sedrine gives a press conference in Tunis on November 14, 2016, to announce the start of the public hearing for the victims of Tunisia's 23-year long dictator Ben Ali. Fethi Belaid/AFP

Tunisian dictatorship victims to tell of abuse

Nov 15, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Victims of murder rape and torture under successive dictatorships before Tunisia s 2011 uprising will be heard this week as the country tries to come to terms with decades of abuse

In this file photo, Tunisians wave national flags and shout slogans on January 14, 2016, during a rally on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. Fethi Belaid/AFP

Women's 'dignity kits' now mandatory during disasters

Mar 06, 2016 - 2:49 PM

The dignity kit contains women s personal care items such as toiletries undergarments sanitary napkins and a malong

WOMEN DURING DISASTERS. Despite the roles women play in households, they are usually left out of disaster prevention programs. Photo by Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com

Gender-targeting and rethinking disaster response

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The United Nations Population Fund stresses the need for a more gender based approach to disaster response given that women and children are at the greatest risk during emergencies

PLDT's investment arm pours $10M into Phunware partnership

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:25 PM

US based mobile app developer Phunware s list of top tier customers includes CBS Interactive NBC Sports Dignity Health GameStop Mandarin Oriental and WWE

NEW PARTNERSHIP. The new joint venture "will enable PLDT’s subsidiary, ePLDT, to market and exclusively distribute Phunware’s targeted mobile and multiscreen solutions in Southeast Asia"

Anshu Gupta: Empowering poor communities through clothing

Sep 01, 2015 - 5:00 PM

2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta runs Goonj a non governmental organization that sees clothing not just as a basic need but as a sustainable development resource for the poor

CLOTH AS TOOL. 2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta believes cloth is a sustainable development resource that can be used as a tool to empower communities and preserve human dignity. Screenshot by Rappler

US right-to-die woman puts death on hold

Oct 31, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Brittany Maynard a 29 year old brain cancer sufferer reveals a video of her making a suicide threat Now viral that video is seen by millions of web users

RIGHT TO DIE. This 2013 photo obtained October 30, 2014, courtesy of Compassion & Choices and www.TheBrittanyFund.org shows Brittany Maynard and her Great Dane puppy Charlie. Compassion & Choices/AFP

10 questions, 10 minutes with Jason Godfrey

Sep 04, 2013 - 6:44 PM

Filipino Canadian model now hosts new travel show about the Philippines

MERMAN. Jason hams it up on the beach. Photos courtesy of AXN Asia

Oplan Dignity: 1,700 police stations to get facelift

Aug 02, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The aim is to bring dignity back among policemen and enhance public perception of the office and the police

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas defends Interior Undersecretary Rafael Antonio Santos in his bid to be Sandiganbayan presiding justice. Photo file by Rappler

Palace: Still no bonuses for teachers

Jun 23, 2013 - 7:24 PM

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abaigail Valte says some schools have yet to submit their performance reports to the Department of Education

In photos: A festival of learning

Apr 27, 2013 - 7:10 PM

All Together in Dignity ATD transforms a graveyard into a learning space for children