August 28, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Aquino, De Lima urged to stop electioneering, address killings

“We call on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to extricate herself from these early election campaign activities of the Liberal Party and heed the cries for justice of the victims and their families.”

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Bicol human rights leader shot dead

Sorsogon human rights leader Teodoro "Tudoy" Escanilla was shot dead on Aug. 19 midnight, at his home.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Solon says military behind charges against him

"These trumped-up charges against us are acts of desperation.”

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Mothers of missing UP students decry ‘delaying tactics’ in Palparan trial

“Are they really trying to delay the case until ‘berdugong’ Palparan and his co-accused are free from accountability?”

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Police bars judge trying Tiamzon spouses from entering Crame

“It is ironic that our letter signed by the judge was honored. But the judge herself was not allowed to enter.”

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Women take lead in defending land, rights, home

“It is difficult enough to be a rights defender. But it is more difficult when one is a woman.”

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Dispatches: Whitewashing internal displacement in Ph

As of May, there were more than 260,000 IDPs in the Philippines, the result of conflict and natural disasters. Too often the government talks the talk while neglecting them – or worse.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Bulacan judge inhibits from Palparan case

“It is the accused who will benefit the most because they are shopping for a more favorable or sympathetic judge. The obvious game plan is to dribble and plod.”

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Groups hail UNSR report on internal refugees

“We are two different entities that looked into the same picture and drew the same conclusions.”

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Missing massacre survivor surfaces, recounts ordeal to Davao city councilors

"Do everything to get out, so that there will be someone who will tell what really happened here."

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Woman tribal chieftain praised at int’l confab

“Refusal and resistance is an indictment of the state that boasts of respecting the rights of the indigenous peoples.”

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