April 20, 2014     Philippines
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Human Rights


Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Surface Tiamzon’s missing companion, rights group ask

Rex and Lorraine Villaflor, who were arrested along with the Tiamzon couple, “alerted Karapatan when there was no news of Santos’ whereabouts after the much-publicized raid by the Philippine National Police at the rented house of the Tiamzons on March 22.”

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Threatened rights lawyer seeks protection

Edre U. Olalia, NUPL secretary general, said they would hold the military and the police and Commander-in-Chief President Aquino himself accountable if any harm is inflicted on Salucon.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Mothers of missing UP students slam military’s delaying tactics

"The military cannot say that they do not have the money to transport their witnesses. It has all the resources—helicopters, tanks and all kinds of vehicles—and a huge budget. It is their duty to bring their witnesses...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

26-year-old charges filed vs Tiamzon couple

Lawyers of the Tiamzon couple asked the court, presided by Judge Madonna Echiverri, to give them five days to study the records and the evidence so they could appraise their clients about the charges being filed against...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

‘Hypocritical No Build Zone Policy evicts poor for the rich’

“The No Build Policy arbitrarily bans dwellings within prohibited zones without social acceptability, feasible relocation, and livelihood alternatives presented to the displaced families.” – Clemente Bautista, Kalikasan PNE

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Rights lawyer in Cordillera under surveillance, harassed by military

“If any harm is inflicted on Atty. Dannug-Salucon or to any of her staff or family members, we shall hold the military and the police and Commander-in-Chief President Aquino himself accountable given the documented harassment and surveillance...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Police faces blank wall on Ifugao activist slay

“Why should they put the burden of shedding light to the killing on the office mates and relatives of the victim? It is the police’s job to find evidence that would lead to the arrest and...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Groups slam arrest of Ka Roger’s pregnant daughter

“This is a clear violation of the rights of Rosal. Aside from the fabricated charges filed against her, she should have been released due to her condition.” – Karapatan

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Arrest of Tiamzon couple not good for peace talks – church peace advocates

"Principled negotiations, not the surrender of one party to the other, is what makes for genuine and enduring peace.” – Bp. Deogracias Iniguez, Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Activist killed in Cordillera, rights group demands justice

In 2012, William Bugatti was in the list of "target persons" of the 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army under the 5th Infantry Division where he was described as a human rights officer and "utak...

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Activist in Negros released

“I know that we are targets since this is a desperate act of the government to silence its critics and to paralyze the legal movement.” – Christian Tuayon

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