Stand Point

STATEMENT| Attaining peace through active pursuit of justice and meaningful change

STATEMENT| Attaining peace through active pursuit of justice and meaningful change

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Aug 12, 2017

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC-USA), bound by our faith in Jesus Christ and our common witness for the fullness of life, reaffirm a shared commitment to support the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL’s indigenous people

STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL’s indigenous people

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Aug 10, 2017

The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples Rights and its partner indigenous communities commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this occasion, we offer our observations on how the government has addressed the rights of indigenous peoples. Despite the enactment and implementation of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) 20 years ago and the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) 10 years ago, we find no significant changes to the situation and enjoyment of rights of indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

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Aug 04, 2017

We look for the president’s promise of change: the socio-economic reforms and political reforms that require the president’s political will to control the resistance of the oligarch and political dynasties to fundamental change. However, the president has out of control on his cabinet, they control him and his peace policies and effort. These are the Christian challenges – a peacemakers challenge, my challenge, our challenge. A challenge that requires faithfulness and perseverance whatever it costs- comfort or even life.

FULL TEXT | State of the Bakwit Address

FULL TEXT | State of the Bakwit Address

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Jul 24, 2017

Habang patuloy ang gyera sa Marawi, patuloy rin ang kahirapan ng libo-libong pamilya, lalo na ang mga nag desisyong makitira sa bahay ng mga kamag-anak. Sa harap ng pinagsasabi ng mga ahensya, marami pa rin sa mga home-based evacuees ang walang sapat na suplay ng pagkain, kaya, marami sa kanilang mga bata ay nagkakasakit.

STATEMENT| The danger of deranged solutions

STATEMENT| The danger of deranged solutions

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Jul 24, 2017

It is thus with profound discontent and indignation that we, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, join the Filipino people in denouncing the Duterte regime for its failed promises, bourgeoning tyranny, and oppressive disdain for the people’s lives and human rights.

FULL TEXT | ACT Teachers Representative Antonio L. Tinio’s explanation of vote against Martial Law extension

FULL TEXT | ACT Teachers Representative Antonio L. Tinio’s explanation of vote against Martial Law extension

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Jul 23, 2017

Wala pong batayan na ipinaliwanag ang mga resource persons ng Malacañan para sa extension ng martial law. Binanggit po kanina ng sponsor at ng kagalang-galang na Majority Leader na may Supreme Court decision na nag-uphold sa pagdedeklara ng martial law. Pero nais ko lamang po ilinaw na ang desisyon na iyon ay nag-aapply sa orihinal na deklarasyon ng martial law at iba na po ang sitwasyon ngayong pinag-uusapan na natin ang extension.