October 22, 2014     Philippines
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Human Rights


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

‘Military arrested Lumad church-worker for P 4.8 M bounty’

After the military arrested agriculturist Dominiciano Muya of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, they presented him as a top-rank communist rebel with a P4.8 million reward for his head.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

‘Coddling the Butcher’ | Palparan petitions for bail as court denies plea for civilian jail transfer

“It is clear that this government is not a government of the people but of the corrupt and liars." -- Mrs. Erlinda Cadapan, mother of missing UP student Sherlyn

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

3 years after Fr. Pops’ murder, justice remains elusive

"Three years is too long for justice to be delayed. We will not accept this complacently; we fear that without public pressure, the case will remain unresolved, similar to the thousands of extra-judicial killings." – Marie Sol...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Justice department urged to conform with plea on Palparan’s transfer to civilian detention

"We will ensure that Palparan's conviction will not go down the drain, unlike other human rights cases that the department has handled." – Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Prosecute Army unit for ‘war crimes’ in Abra – fact-finding mission team

“The military positioned themselves among us civilians. We did not want them to join us, but they insisted. We did not want to go to with them back to the Poblacion but they forced us.” – A...

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

No justice, no peace | Church workers remember Bishop Alberto Ramento

"The Church once more expresses its deep disappointment towards the country's judicial system. We note that despite wide media attention, despite the publicly announced promises of national police officers to solve the crime, and despite the proximity...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

‘Military behind slay try on farmer activist’ – human rights group

I don’t have enemies nor have I hurt anybody. Who else would have the ulterior motive to kill activists? Isn’t it the military?”-- Dexter Ian Selebrado, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilpinas organizer

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

2 detained UP students tortured, says youth lawmaker

“Gerald was subjected to a 13-hour interrogation. His captors warned that they would harm his mother if he does not admit that he’s a member of the New People’s Army (NPA).”

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Ex-military chaplain a no show at hearing of case vs ‘Morong 43’ doc

“Colonel Reuben Espartinez is using the judicial process to pursue his caprices.” - Dr. Alex Montes

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Palparan files another petition to stop pre-trial hearing

"It has been four years and so far we have nothing but motions. Palparan may be long gone but this case would be far from over." – Concepcion Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Transfer Palparan to civilian jail, victims’ families urge court

“To support a choice of detention facility – as with any other decision in life – there must be validated, adequate, relevant, and objective data. To invoke demons and ghosts from the past, real or imaginary, to...

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