May 06, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, May 1st, 2015

Ombudsman dismisses QC prosecutor from service

“Raul Desembrana failed to exercise such prudence, caution and attention when he blindly followed his personal caprice and pursued his fancy of having the P80,000 SOP.”

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Govt union leaders receive threats via mail

Suspected military agents send snail mail threatening leaders of a government workers’ union to “change your ways.”

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Peasant leader killed in Compostela Valley

Luis Carbajosa, 44, peasant leader of Mabini was in the Order of Battle of the military.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Burgos family to Aquino: ‘Return Jonas to us’

“He promised us, that he would have this case resolved before his administration ends. But where is Jonas now?”

Monday, April 27th, 2015

‘Lolo’ is Palparan – witness

Soldiers turned off the light and then kicked him, causing his blindfold to be removed. When the light was turned on again, he finally saw “Lolo,” whom he later identified as Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Relatives, colleagues of victims killed 12 years ago cry for justice

“It is difficult to accept that they are gone. But we are not the only ones hurting. They were both a loss to the thousands of Filipinos suffering.”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Green groups to bring cases of slain environmentalists to intl tribunal

“If our justice system will continue to serve as a tool of repression that has made environmentalists into an ‘endangered species,’ then it leaves us no other recourse but to seek justice in higher venues of struggle.”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Lumad leader slapped with ‘fabricated’ charges

"It’s clear the military is determined to imprison me.”

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Palparan’s co-accused files another motion to junk charges

Staff Sergeant Edgardo Osorio, accused in the disappearance of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, argues that the kidnapping and detention charges against him cannot stick because the victims are missing.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

QC court junks one of 2 charges in Tiamzons’ pre-trial

The dismissal was due to the failure of the prosecution to bring before the court the complainants of the nearly 30-year-old case.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Palparan lawyer asks witness for photo as ‘proof’ of detention

For the the mothers of the disappeared, the silliest question was when the defense lawyer asked if Raymond Manalo has photos or videos of himself, along with the two UP students, to prove his statements.

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