The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Balay has entered into a partnership to promote human rights awareness and provide psychosocial support in poor urban neighbourhoods in Brgy. Bagong Silang and, eventually, in other barangays in Caloocan City – North where incidence of violence are perceived to be significant.
Balay has likened to an act of a “thief in the night” the secretive manner of the burial of the late deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LnmB-“Hero’s Cemetery”) on November 13.
The Balay Rehabilitation Center, convener of the United Against Torture Coalition in the Philippines (UATC) and civil society prime mover of the accession of the Philippines to the Optional Protocol To The Convention Against Torture (OPCAT), has organized a forum to mark the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the OPCAT in Hotel Rembrandt on November 11, 2016.
DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture expresses grave concern over the recent developments in the Philippines, and the reports of threats and intimidation aimed at the human rights defenders of the country.