Under President Benigno Aquino III’s watch, 31 journalists have been murdered, bringing the total since 1986 to 171.
Category: Human Rights
“It is a big insult and injustice for the starving farmers that Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza remains in power.”
“This is just farmers demanding rice. What would happen if they would assert emancipation from poverty that has long beset their lives?”
“He is from the 39th Infantry Battalion and a rebel returnee. He had received money from the government. That poses a question to his statement. It bears no weight to the case. It is a paid testimony.”
“It is clearly a handiwork of the military.”
All 76 detained Cotabato farmers have been released April 16.
Contrary to medico-legal reports, both farmers died from single, fatal gunshot wound, according to forensic expert Raquel Fortun.
“They do not deserve to be in jail just like other political prisoners, whose rights have been violated from the very beginning.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Recently-released political prisoner Voltaire Guray should be rejoicing as he left jail, but he instead found himself furious at the unjust detention of the latest…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A Kidapawan court granted the reduction of bail of arrested drought-hit farmers by at least half in a hearing today, April 13. Farmers were initially asked to post a P12,000 bail for the direct assault charges filed against them by the police. “The bail will be posted…
“We deplore the culture of impunity perpetuated by the Aquino administration where even the provision of health services is treated as a criminal act.”
“The impunity promoted by Aquino underscores his accountability on the Kidapawan carnage. The President is allowing farmers to starve and die of hunger. He is guilty of incompetence, criminal negligence and genocide.”