Category: Human Rights

Environmentalist arrested for rebellion case filed 3 years ago

By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat MANILA – An activist in Northern Luzon was arrested tonight, Dec. 12 in Ilocos Sur province. At around 7:30 p.m., Karapatan issued an urgent alert that Sherwin De Vera, regional coordinator of the environmental group Defend Ilocos, was illegally arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bulag, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.…

Youth’s message to Duterte: human rights abuses breed resistance

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA –Amid the worsening human rights situation under President Duterte, the youth also coe under attack, ranging from death threats against youth activists, to the food blockade of soldiers in Lumad communities. But today’s youth have not wavered as they continue on the path taken by the people their…

Activists tell Duterte: ‘Change lies in the youth’

By BULATLAT MANILA — “Our hope lies in the idealism and activism of the youth.” This is the response of progressive youth group Anakbayan in President Duterte’s statement that the Leftists youths are laying down their lives for “ideologies that don’t have anything to contribute.” Duterte made the statement during his speech in Pampanga this…