“Today, we witnessed how even our local security forces are keen on employing violent tactics to quell the dissent of the marginalized and the oppressed.”
Category: Human Rights
This week, two Lumad from Compostela Valley have been gunned down.
Jimmy Saypan, 48, secretary-general of CFA, had been vocal against the operations of Agusan Petroleum and Minerals Corporation (Agpet).
“The struggle for meaningful and thoroughgoing change continues, as we continue to uphold and assert people’s rights.”
“We ask for the intervention of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on this matter as he has committed to work for the welfare of the lumads in their right to education and to just peace in their ancestral communities.” By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5, various groups called for…
“The amnesty and release of all political prisoners is an act of righting the violations of the CARHRIHL and the Hernandez political offense doctrine.” – NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison
Outright censorship was replaced by the dominant media’s standards of “newsworthiness.”
In a forum organized by Bulatlat, challenges to human rights reporting in the Philippines are presented by journalists Benjie Oliveros and Ilang-Ilang Quijano and Anne Ednalyn Dela Cruz, a faculty member of St. Scholastica’s College.
From July 2010 to June 30, 2016, Karapatan documented 94 individuals killed by government-backed paramilitary troops.
Small fishermen in Patungan, Maragondon, Cavite are being driven away by real estate developers to give way to a high-end resort and other commercial establishments.
“Until now, we have not attained justice. We will continue to fight for it.”