Category: Human Rights

‘Justice for Kian’ | Groups rally for slain victims of War on Drugs

MANILA – Different groups today, Aug. 21, joined the “Walk for Justice” in Caloocan City to demand police accountability in the killing of a minor and for all victims of President Duterte’s War on Drugs. Groups led by the Stop the Killings Network and Rise Up for Life and Rights gathered in the village 160,…

Progressive doc gets threatening text messages

“Despite harassments and threats, we encourage everyone to be strong and steadfast in their commitment to serve the people.” By BULATLAT MANILA – Progressive health groups condemned the harassment of one of their leaders who received death threats via text message yesterday. In his Facebook post on Aug. 20, ophthalmologist Dr. Darby Santiago, who is…

Groups call for the release of detained Lumad educators

MANILA – Groups led by Save our Schools Network picketed at the Department of Justice in Manila to demand the dismissal of trumped-up charges and the release of the Lumad educators Amelia Pond and agriculturist Dominiciano Muya on Friday, Aug. 18. Pond, 64, is the regional coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao…