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    #DefendCordilleraPh: Release Igorot leader Beatrice Belen!

    Global organisations and rights advocates condemn the recent arrest of indigenous peoples leader Beatrice Belen of Innabuyog Kalinga, in the Northern Philippines....

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

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    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

    “Constitutional” online libel is a Damocles’ sword over freedom of speech and expression

    Rights lawyers re Supreme Court ruling declaring constitutional online libel provisions of RA 10175 or Anti-Cybercrime Law: 

    The chilling effect of a Damocles’ sword for those who are wired basically remains. Any blanket threat of criminal prosecution for online libel tilts the balance for untrammeled state intervention and will practically result in effective censorship, if not timidity or inordinate trepidation.

    Freedom of speech and expression is such a valuable democratic right to be curtailed and penalized. It is precisely this freedom that eventually screens, isolates, exposes, and debunks abuses of such freedom and protects or ensures other liberties.

    The valid exercise of a right should not be punished. It is far more lofty to be able to freely twit the excesses of Big Brother – that wants only the official government line or its version of “truth” to prevail or dominate such potent medium as cyberspace – than to be unthinking robots or docile androids.

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    NUPL Secretary General
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    #DefendCordilleraPh: Release Igorot leader Beatrice Belen!

    Global organisations and rights advocates condemn the recent arrest of indigenous peoples leader Beatrice Belen of Innabuyog Kalinga, in the Northern Philippines....

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

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