September 15, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Paramilitary group displaces Manobo tribe

“It is evident that government forces had put civilians’ lives at risk and have also hampered the children’s right to education. Therefore, it is just to call for the military to immediately stop their operations in the said communities, and to call for the government to disband the paramilitary groups in the area, particularly the Bagani Forces.”...

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

‘Ruthless legacy’ | 7 activists killed in August

“There is no let-up in extrajudicial killings with BS Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan.” – Karapatan

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Mothers of missing UP students assail Palparan’s ‘delaying tactics’

“This is just one of his delaying tactics. He does not want to be convicted. He wants to be spared from the conditions of a regular jail.”-- Mrs. Concepcion Empeño, on Jovito Palparan Jr’s motion for reconsideration...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

On the International Day of the Disappeared | ‘Convict Palparan,’ say kin of desaparecidos

“We have done everything we could. But we are faithful to what we started and we will pursue it until the end.” – Edita Burgos

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Southern Tagalog groups demand justice for missing, slain colleagues

Women, labor and human rights groups gathered in Santa Rosa City to commemorate the enforced disappearance of Ben and the brutal assassination of Tita Mely.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Rights lawyers mourn killing of colleague

“As we remember those who have died in the line of fire, we must protect those who are left standing, especially those who are one with the people in their causes, principled, weather-beaten and under attack. We...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Lumad groups cry: ‘Disband all paramilitary units’

“This is a clear indication of Oplan Bayanihan’s dirty tactics in using Lumads as baits and pawns in military operation.” – Bai Norma Capuyan, vice chair of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao (Kalumaran)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bicol labor leader freed on bail

“The arrest and detention of Hernan Certeza is a clear manifestation that there is no genuine freedom in the country and, heroes who fight for it are silenced and detained.” -- Vince Casilihan of Karapatan - Bicol

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Arrested IP leader says he is ‘not in hiding, not guilty’

“I even attended this press conference and I am active most recently in relief missions for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),” said Genasque Enriquez.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

3 indigenous peoples killed in a week

“Even with the capture of notorious Gen. Jovito Palparan recently, his butcher mentality and his bloody human rights record have been well-entrenched in the AFP’s bureaucracy and is carried on by no less than his protégé, Gen....

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