March 31, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Indigenous leaders harassed

"We are disgusted at the lengths that the military would go to impede us from seeking and asserting our rights."

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Lumad shot dead in Bukidnon ‘bungkalan’

Security guards in a disputed land in Bukidnon fired at Lumads, killing one and wounding two others.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Agusan Sur evacuees | A thousand go home, a hundred remain

Even as 969 evacuees return to their villages in San Luis town, more than a hundred others remain in Bunawan town.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Aparición | Abner Hizarsa

Today, March 22, is the eighth year of disappearance of Abner Hizarsa, a four-time political detainee and former spokesperson of NDF-Bataan.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Attacks on lawyers: A threat to democracy

There have been 36 law practitioners killed in less than five years under President Aquino.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

CA issues writs of protection to Cordillera human rights lawyer

Human rights lawyer Maria Catherine Salucon says the granting of the writs of Amparo and Habeas data may be a “landmark decision” but it does not mean that she would let her guard down.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Soldiers forcing Lumad chieftains to join paramilitary group

“We denounce the arming of the Lumad people against their own kin, making them pawns against the government's fight against insurgency.”

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Urban poor leader hopes int’l tribunal could serve justice

The demolition of homes in North Triangle is among the cases that would be filed against President Aquino in the coming International People’s Tribunal in Washington DC in July.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Human rights groups to UN: Arroyo repackaging herself as ‘pitiful victim’

“It is the height of irony that Ms. Arroyo is now complaining over 'violations' of her civil and political rights, when she enjoys the most special treatment of detained persons under the Aquino administration.”

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Southern Tagalog labor leader found dead

Florencio “Bong” Romano, long-time labor leader and organizer was found dead on March 8, International Women’s Day.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Mexican gov’t urged to act on brutal slay of activist

Throughout a major part of his life, Gustavo Salgado Delgado was involved in organizing vulnerable groups.

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