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Police and military continue harassment of development workers in Cordillera

The Assert Socio Economic Initiatives Network of the Philippines (AscentPH) slams the harassment by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Ilocos Sur on October 28, 2017. They stopped the contingent of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) with their Chairperson, Windel Bolinget, and Vice-Chairperson, Xavier Akien, together with the staff of the Center for … Continue reading Police and military continue harassment of development workers in Cordillera

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URGENT ALERT from the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance: Stop the Attacks on Women Human Rights Defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

We urgently seek your support against the waves of attacks against women activists in the Cordillera by the 7th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command. In the past three months, political persecution endangered the lives and security of women human rights defenders Sarah Abellon-Alikes, Sherry Mae Soledad, Joanne … Continue reading URGENT ALERT from the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance: Stop the Attacks on Women Human Rights Defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

On World Food Day: access to land as solution to rural migration and hunger – AscentPH

This year’s World Food Day commemorated every October 16, highlights the growing trend of migration and how investments in food security and rural development can prevent its escalation. The Food and Agriculture Organization further cites increased conflict, political instability, hunger, poverty, and climate change as the main factors driving rural migration. In the Philippines, rural … Continue reading On World Food Day: access to land as solution to rural migration and hunger – AscentPH

Rights network condemns harassment of Lumad teachers anew

The Assert Socio Economic Initiatives Network of the Philippines (AscentPH) condemns in the strongest terms the harassment and red-tagging being perpetrated by elements of the 73rd and 27th Infantry Battalions against two teachers of its member organization, the Center for Lumad Advocacy, Networking, and Services (CLANS). The first incident occurred on September 29, when Teacher … Continue reading Rights network condemns harassment of Lumad teachers anew