July 29, 2015     Philippines
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Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Rights group welcomes long-awaited Palparan indictment

“At long last, after eight years, the Manalo brothers will finally have an inch towards the path of justice.”

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘He’s scared witless’ — rights group

“The SONA overkill security preparations are indications of a regime that is scared witless of the people’s defiance and actions.”

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

PH indigenous peoples bring Aquino gov’t rights abuses to UN body

Katribu calls for the scrapping of Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan and the dismantling of a government commission before the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Portrayal | Exhibit gives faces to ‘the invisible’

The human rights group Karapatan currently holds an art exhibit to bolster its campaign to free political prisoners all over the country. “Portrayal” shows over 50 portraits of political prisoners — people whom the group said government...

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Makabayan solons denounce Davao police raid in Lumad church sanctuary

"The Lumads have sought refuge in UCCP after fleeing their villages that have been overrun by the military. Now the police are driving them away with brute force.”

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Sugar worker hurt in ambush in Negros

Tension rises as farmers assert their right to till in Salvador Benedicto town, Negros Occidental.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Political repression intensifies as Aquino gears for final SONA

“These organizations love this nation and the people. The police and the military should go instead after thieves and rights violators.”- ACT Teachers’ Rep. Antonio Tinio

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

IPT 2015 | US, PH gov’t ‘guilty of rights violations’ – tribunal

“..The defendants, in concert with each other, willfully and feloniously committed gross and systematic violations of the Filipino people’s basic human rights.”

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

IPT 2015 | ‘US gov’t violates Filipino people’s right to self-determination’

“When the US says jump, the Philippines would ask, to which floor, Your Honor?”

Friday, July 17th, 2015

‘Still no justice’ | Torture survivors under Arroyo govt testify before IPT

“I really believed, while I was in there, that they were really going to kill me.”

Friday, July 17th, 2015

IPT 2015 | Int’l court hears victims of rights abuses by Aquino, US govts

“This tribunal will contribute to this record and, hopefully, the people will use its results to end impunity.” Related story | ‘Still no justice’ | Torture survivors under Arroyo govt

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