July 30, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Arrested SONA protesters are Cory land beneficiaries

Dr. Ma. Luisa Garcia, 46, and Rosita Labarez, 57, president and vice-president of the Controlled Economic Zone Federation, Inc. (Cezfed), were leading residents of Barangay Holy Spirit to protest the impending bidding of the 13-hectare residential area, in front of the Sandiganbayan, when they were arrested.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

‘Are they going to wipe out my family?’

Seven years after soldiers killed his daughter, peasant-turned-activist Gregorio Galacio was killed by suspected military men at dawn on July 19.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

‘Not just Gigi Reyes, give hospital care to ailing political detainees’

“If such ailments were the bases for Reyes’ hospitalization, then 50 ailing political prisoners should be accorded the same.- Selda

Friday, July 11th, 2014

HR claims board virtually ‘disenfranchises’ Martial Law victims

“Do the members of the claims board understand that it was martial law, when military power took over civilian institutions? How do you expect victims, many of whom are farmers and ordinary people, to acquire such documents?...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Activist gunned down in Bicol | ‘An Army soldier shot me’

Peasant leader Edgardo Lopez of the Bicol Coconut Planters Association is the 50th victim of extrajudicial killing in the region alone under President Aquino.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Court junks kidnapping, murder charges vs. Andrea Rosal

“How tragic to have Andrea arrested, detained, and have lost a baby daughter over false, trumped up, malicious charges, which the Pasig Court correctly struck down with prejudice.” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

‘Morong 43′ doc, son face raps from ex-military chaplain

"Military agents are working round the clock to discredit the Morong 43 and say we are members of the New People's Army to justify the torture we suffered in the hands of the military.” -- Justice for...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Detained scientist laments double standard in treatment of prisoners

“As one of the around 500 political prisoners under the Aquino government, I couldn’t help but sympathise with my fellow political prisoners who have to deal with poor prison conditions, some considered inhuman. In comparison, those...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Rights defenders question government’s commitment to implement Anti-Torture Law

Republic Act No. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009, signed into law under then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but the way the government has been handling cases filed under the said law lends truth to the...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Court orders hospital detention for arrested pregnant activist

“The BS Aquino government has shown its fangs once again with the arrest of another pregnant woman. Evil is an understatement to describe the treatment of the government to pregnant women like Maria Miradel Torres and Andrea...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Families of Olalia, Alay-ay shocked by grant of bail to principal suspect in murder case

On top of Kapunan being out on bail, and only two of the accused in custody, “some of the perpetrators of the beastly torture and cold-blooded murders are still at large, and some of the widely-perceived...

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