'Worse than Martial Law'
SALIGAN’s Marlon Manuel slams the Human Security Act with 17 other ALG member-organizations
On August 11, 2007, Jaime “Jimmy” Rosios did not come home to his family. Armed men abducted the Yellow Bus Lines Employees’ Uni...
UNVEILING THE LAW
By Loren Hallilah I. Lao Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: January 18, 2009
MARAWI CITY, Philippines—Without a tirung (head scarf) and in T-shirt, jea...
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: Special Economic Zones in inappropriate places
Manila Times Sunday, March 15, 2009
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: Special Economic Zones in inappropriate places Aison Garcia, Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN)
I never thou...
Sumilao farmers march on
Lawyers file motion for reconsideration in Malacañang
On Day 5 of the Sumilao farmers’ ‘March for Land’ through the municipalities of Kinoguitan, Balingwan, Talisayan, and Medina in Misamis Oriental, one of them, known as...
SALIGAN supports the farmers of Calatagan, Batangas! Just like in the recent case of the Sumilao farmers, the case of the Calatagan farmers involves a situation where farmers whose right over land awarded to them under the government’s Agrarian Reform ...
SALIGAN seeks the passage of Women Laws
SALIGAN, in its mission towards the empowerment of women throughout the country, joins various women’s groups in their clamor for national legislations that will fully recognize women’s rights and gender eq...
SALIGAN denounces House Bills 1696 & 1087
There is no doubt that traditional property laws give landowners the right to protect and preserve their property. This right given to them however is not absolute. Like all rights and privileges, it too has ...
Run 4 Ur Life: A Runaway Success! The campaign for a picture based health warning in tobacco products through the fun run last August 17, 2008 at the UP Diliman Campus was one big step in advancing the cause. With more than 500 participants, the Run 4 ...
QC Passes Landmark Ordinance on Reproductive Health and Population Management
Quezon City Passes Landmark Ordinance on Reproductive Health and Population Management
In time for the women’s month of March, the “Quezon City Population and Reproduc...
POSITION PAPER ON THE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILLS On Senate Bills 2001 and 2888: An Act Prohibiting Discrimination Against Persons on Account of Ethnic Origin and/or Religious Belief
Sentro ng Altenatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN) POSITION PAPER On Senate...
Message from the Executive Director Atty. Arnold F. De Vera
SALIGAN’s first 20 years, which we celebrate today, is a tapestry continuously woven from diverse narratives. It is at once a story of triumphs and challenges, beginning in 1986, when a group ...
JUSTICE FOR KA RENE
Kay Ka Rene SALIGAN condemns the murder of Ka Rene Peñas, father, farmer and champion of agrarian reform. In life, we joined his work of empowerment and peace and his unceasing fight for justice. Now, we continue to be inspired b...
Farmers to 'march for land'
Party-list solons, NGO leaders show support
‘Land for the Sumilao farmers.’ Ten years ago in October, Linda (in photo) held up this sign with her four children on the steps of the Supreme Court building. She and 14 other ...
Church stands by the Sumilao farmers
Archbishop Rosales to say mass for 55 ‘marchers’
Hundreds gathered for the Sumilao farmers’ arrival in Manila since December 3, including Catholic church officials and representatives. In a statement by the Sim...
CEDAW and Lived Realities of Moro Women
(Feature Story of CEDAW-Southeast Asia)
An empowered woman, a Muslim, a lawyer best describe Raissa Jajurie, the Coordinator of the Mindanao branch of theSentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN) or Center...
CARP Extension with Reforms Gaining Ground
On February 13, 2008, more than 200 people gathered at the Philippine Senate to show their support of the bills extending and reforming the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARPER – CARP with Extensio...
Camarines farmers march to Malacañang
By Juan Escandor Jr. Philippine Daily Inquirer Southern Luzon Bureau First Posted 03:48:00 11/20/2008
MANILA, Philippines – At 4 a.m. Tuesday, the second day of their 21-day or 444-kilometer walk to Malacañang ...
BAN AERIAL SPRAYING OF PESTICIDES OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO:
We unite with the rural poor communities in Mindanao and the Mamamayan Ayaw sa Aerial Spraying (MAAS) from Davao City, Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, and Compostela ...
Alternative Law Rocks
Members of SALIGAN (Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal) are not your standard-issue lawyers. Doing developmental legal work for women, workers, farmers and fishers, and the urban poor, each one is an ‘atypical attorney’—a...
ALG 20/20: Moving On With A Clear Vision
(Keynote Speech of Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Leila de Lima)
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
On the Occasion of the Alternative Law Groups’ 20th Anniversary Forum
Plaza Ibarra, Quezon City 10 Dec...