Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

JOURNALISTS fleeing from stories and conflict? It seems almost unthinkable. The common view is, where the action is, the journalists would, or should, be there. But as the world marked World Refugee Day last week, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)...

By Cong B. Corrales REMEMBER thy father's mistakes, do right by the Moro people. This, according to supporters of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), are lessons that Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. might do well to remember before thrashing the...

A FILIPINO with long and solid background on media freedom, human rights, and the political economy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the new executive director of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). The Board of Trustees...

TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS after the Philippine government launched agrarian reform in 1988 as its paramount social justice program, a significant majority of Filipino farmers have yet to own the land that they have been tilling for ages. Innumerable problems,...

MAKE WASTE, mind your waste. This is in gist is the concept behind the “Expanded Producer Responsibility” clause that forms part of the draft guielines on the management of electric and elctronic equipment waste that Philippine officials and...

By Cong B. Corrales NOW that the House Committee of Public Information has filed its report on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill to the Office of the Secretary General, the bill's authors are urging the House leadership for "extraordinary will" to...

THE House of Representatives should not waste a day longer and act with dispatch on the Freedom of Information bill. In fact, what the House needs to do at this time, with Congress set to go on recess on June 12, is to put the FOI bill on top priority,...