ASCENT Condemns Continuing Military Harassment of Humanitarian Aid Workers


The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network in the Philippines (ASCENT) vehemently condemns the continued harassment of humanitarian aid workers by the Philippine Army. It has been consistent in its attacks on the Alay Bayan-Luson, Inc. (ABI), a disaster response organization based in Central Luzon in the Philippines. In 2012 suspected military personnel allegedly shot to death … Continue reading ASCENT Condemns Continuing Military Harassment of Humanitarian Aid Workers

Philippine socio-economic rights network condemns violent dispersal of national minorities


The Assert Socio-Economic Initiative Network in the Philippines (ASCENT) condemns the violent dispersal of national minorities committed in the Philippines by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the morning of October 19, 2016. The right to self determination is guaranteed under International Covenant for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and, as such, should be … Continue reading Philippine socio-economic rights network condemns violent dispersal of national minorities