End human rights violations! Release Datu Jomorito Guaynon and Ireneo Udarbe! Justice for Randy Malayao!


The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network (ASCENT) slams the continuous human rights violations committed by the Duterte regime. ASCENT, together with its members, calls for justice for the unjust arrest of Datu Jomorito Guaynon and Ireneo Udarbe, and the brutal killing of Randy Felix Malayao. Goaynon and Udarbe were recently arrested based on trumped-up charges and … Continue reading End human rights violations! Release Datu Jomorito Guaynon and Ireneo Udarbe! Justice for Randy Malayao!

Rights network condemns SEC memorandum on NPOs/NGOs


The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network (ASCENT) condemns the memorandum circular issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), saying that it greatly impedes the operations of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) working to serve the poor and marginalized sectors. The SEC Memorandum Circular No. 15 supposedly serves as a guideline for the protection of SEC registered non-profit … Continue reading Rights network condemns SEC memorandum on NPOs/NGOs

MISFI: Providing Free Education to Lumad Children Despite Attacks


On October 23, 2015, the Fr. Fausto Tentorio Memorial School located in Kitaotao, Bukidnon managed by the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. (MISFI) was suddenly under attack by more than 100 people, led by the Barangay Captain of White Culaman, Felipe Cabugnason. They destroyed the fence of the school and forcibly entered the premises without … Continue reading MISFI: Providing Free Education to Lumad Children Despite Attacks

For every grain: FARDEC and HUMABOL’s struggle for food security


On July 14, 2014, at around 7 o’clock in the morning, almost 50 elements of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion of the Philippine Army together with the Countrywide Development Program-Purok Power Movement (CDP-PPM) Project Coordinator and Provincial Agriculturist Liza Quirog barged into the rice mill warehouse owned by FARDEC (Central Visayas Farmers Development Center). The … Continue reading For every grain: FARDEC and HUMABOL’s struggle for food security

Sr. Patricia Fox: Personifying Genuine Development Work in the Church


For more than 6 months this year, Sister Patricia Anne Fox has hogged the headlines in the country starting on April 16 when 6 officials of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested her in Quezon City  and culminating in her  dramatic departure for Australia on November 3.  Sr. Pat first arrived in the Philippines in … Continue reading Sr. Patricia Fox: Personifying Genuine Development Work in the Church