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ASCENT laments end of peace talks; means no socio-economic development for Filipinos

The Assert Socio Economic Initiatives Network (ASCENT) is saddened with the signing of Proclamation No. 360 by President Duterte ending the peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the government. Days before the official announcement, both panels were able to draft documents on social and economic reforms that would have … Continue reading ASCENT laments end of peace talks; means no socio-economic development for Filipinos

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RMP-NMR: We are and will continue to be with the people the state is killing

It has come to our knowledge that one of our staff was being harassed by someone who only introduced her himself as an intelligence asset of the 4th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The supposed intelligence asset maligned the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR), alleging that … Continue reading RMP-NMR: We are and will continue to be with the people the state is killing

Karapatan hits Duterte’s looming crackdown of progressive groups, trumped up charges vs activists

“In the mind of fascists like Duterte, any and all forms of just and legitimate opposition to his anti-people policies are all spun like the wildest conspiracy theories. His threat to crack down on Bayan and other progressive groups, with the twisted logic that they are an anathema to development and are conspiring with the … Continue reading Karapatan hits Duterte’s looming crackdown of progressive groups, trumped up charges vs activists

Rights network condemns illegal arrest of its Consultant, Staff on trumped-up charges by police, military

The Assert Socio Economic Initiatives Network of the Philippines (ASCENT) vehemently condemns the illegal arrest and detention of its Convenor and Senior Consultant Jeremy G. Ang and his staff Rita C. Espinoza by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces … Continue reading Rights network condemns illegal arrest of its Consultant, Staff on trumped-up charges by police, military

Socio-economic development for Hacienda Luisita

It has been 13 years since the Hacienda Luisita massacre happened on November 16, 2004. It was indeed a historic occasion when the protesting agricultural workers were forcibly dispersed through gunshots fired by the military and police, resulting to 7 persons dead and hundreds injured. The Massacre was the culmination of more than a year … Continue reading Socio-economic development for Hacienda Luisita