Stand Point

On Marawi and Martial Law

On Marawi and Martial Law

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May 28, 2017

A Martial Law limited in scope, enforced with discipline and restraint, with respect for the Constitution and the inviolability of human rights, can solve specific problems. An unrestrained Martial Law, one that keeps its decisions and movements quiet and secret from its citizens, unconcerned with human dignity, will only compound the problem it seeks to solve.

PURSUE WHAT LEADS TO PEACE

PURSUE WHAT LEADS TO PEACE

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May 27, 2017

In the strongest terms we condemn terrorism in its various forms. It is an ideology that is totally against the tenets of any religion of peace. Especially so when terrorism is perpetrated while our Muslim brothers and sisters are preparing for the holy month of Ramadhan. Terrorism distorts and falsifies the true meaning of any religion. It destroys harmonious relationships among peoples of different faiths. It creates a world of suspicion and prejudice, of hatred and hostility.

Lift martial law declaration now! – Karapatan

Lift martial law declaration now! – Karapatan

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May 26, 2017

Karapatan strongly urge Duterte to immediately lift martial law in Mindanao, and to stop loaded caveats regarding putting the entire country under martial law. There are inviolable rights that cannot be foregone, regardless of place, time or context.

STANDPOINT| Flickers of hope amidst gloom

STANDPOINT| Flickers of hope amidst gloom

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May 21, 2017

GRP president Duterte can greatly help in moving the peace process forward by taking bold initiatives in the peace negotiations, just as he has been showing positive efforts at pursuing an independent foreign policy.

STATEMENT I The passion of Gina Lopez

STATEMENT I The passion of Gina Lopez

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May 05, 2017

The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) extends its highest commendation to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez for her past 10 months of pursuing fearless and progressive environmental reforms under the rallying cry of social justice.

STATEMENT:  In defense of the poor

STATEMENT: In defense of the poor

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Apr 20, 2017

We cannot effectively fight poverty if we see the poor as lazy, uneducated, non-tax payers and thus, undeserving of public support. Often associated with criminal activities, they are shunned, unwanted.