September 01, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Southern Tagalog groups demand justice for missing, slain colleagues

Women, labor and human rights groups gathered in Santa Rosa City to commemorate the enforced disappearance of Ben and the brutal assassination of Tita Mely.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Rights lawyers mourn killing of colleague

“As we remember those who have died in the line of fire, we must protect those who are left standing, especially those who are one with the people in their causes, principled, weather-beaten and under attack. We...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Lumad groups cry: ‘Disband all paramilitary units’

“This is a clear indication of Oplan Bayanihan’s dirty tactics in using Lumads as baits and pawns in military operation.” – Bai Norma Capuyan, vice chair of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao (Kalumaran)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bicol labor leader freed on bail

“The arrest and detention of Hernan Certeza is a clear manifestation that there is no genuine freedom in the country and, heroes who fight for it are silenced and detained.” -- Vince Casilihan of Karapatan - Bicol

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Arrested IP leader says he is ‘not in hiding, not guilty’

“I even attended this press conference and I am active most recently in relief missions for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),” said Genasque Enriquez.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

3 indigenous peoples killed in a week

“Even with the capture of notorious Gen. Jovito Palparan recently, his butcher mentality and his bloody human rights record have been well-entrenched in the AFP’s bureaucracy and is carried on by no less than his protégé, Gen....

Monday, August 18th, 2014

‘Dead scared’ Palparan finally arraigned, brought to Bulacan jail

“While his transfer to a regular detention cell today is some kind of soothing balm to a lot of pain and suffering for his many victims, the fight for justice is far from over. His unscrupulous...

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Political prisoners slam ‘special treatment’ of Palparan

“Palparan’s practices are part of the military’s official policy. Palparan is only the most known but the implementation of the counterinsurgency program is systematic.” – Benito Tiamzon

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Who are Palparan’s enemies? Poor Filipinos, says rights group

“Palparan sees enemies everywhere. A person wearing red shirt is his enemy. A person who carries a banner is his enemy. People who demand jobs, decent wages, land to till, shelter -- they are all Palparan’s enemies....

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Groups demand: Free Gerard and Guiller

Students and members of progressive groups held a protest action in Angeles City, Pampanga calling for the release of two students of the University of the Philippines – Pampanga recently abducted and later surfaced under police custody....

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