April 23, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

11 years since Marcellana, Gumanoy killing, Palparan still scot-free

“This government has failed to punish Palparan ang Gloria (Macapagal-Arroyo) for their human rights violations. But when it comes to filing trumped up cases against activists and having them arrested, the government sure acts fast.” – Orly Marcellana, husband of victim Eden.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Women’s groups call for release of two women political prisoners

MANILA – Progressive women’s group Gabriela trooped to Camp Crame of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday, April 22 to demand for the immediate release of National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ consultant Wilma Austria-Tiamzon and Andrea...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Int’l group of lawyers call for release of Tiamzon couple, resumption of peace talks

“The international community finds the filing of dubious and legally untenable charges against the Tiamzon couple as violative of basic criminal law principles and is not only a threat to the peace process but also to due...

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Peasant family arrested for opposing ‘development’ projects

“The arrest is part of the intensifying political repression targeting groups and individuals who oppose development projects in the famous Hamilo Coast in Batangas by Henry Sy-owned Manila Southcoast Development Corporation (MSDC) and reclamation projects in Cavite...

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...

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...

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